Sunday, September 19, 2010
a little (fried) slice of heaven
Some questions the fair presents:
1. Where do these people come from?
Jorts, jerseys, face covered in grease, and some camo article of clothing. Yeah I know it sounds like the typical Stillwater resident, but it bothers me to think of this scenario. What if some European person had ONE day to see Oklahoma, and they went to the fair. What would they think? I won't explain everything else..just know that this explains our reputation as rednecks.
2. Is there one single type of food at the fair that is healthy?
Think of all the food you have ever eaten at the state fair. If you can honestly say that you have eaten something healthy there, please comment below. I just know I haven't, and I know my family hasn't either. Yes, that includes Emily.
Top ten things at the fair (with no explanation, in no particular order):
1. The food (specifically corn, tater twirls, and fried cheese)
2. The lesser-seen Oklahomans
3. The pressing need for seating around the food areas that will never be satisfied
4. Christian music on the Native American pan flute
5. Fair celebrities (Tiny Tina, Bozo the clown, the one hit wonder band they always bring in, etc.)
6. Deep fried soda. I saw it this year. Amazed me so much, I'm giving it recognition.
7. Seeing the not sold in stores! things from television
8. Dippin dots. They're not the Ice Cream of the Future as promoted, but it's the one time of year I eat it.
9. Telling yourself, "this will give me a reason to go to the gym" but instead, you go back to the fair one more time before it closes for the year.
10. The feeling you get amongst the people wearing jorts and wife beaters, that "wow, I feel so out of place" sort of feeling.