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The State Fair and Me

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The fair has been in town this week, and you know what that means…

RIDES AND GAMES AND FRIED THINGS, OH MY!!!

The last time I went to the fair was when I was maybe… nine? Then, everything looked so “huge and amazing and cool and awesome andWhyWouldAKidEverLeaveTheFairItsSOOOOOOMuchFun!!!!!!!”

Yeah…I think I must’ve had a bit too much cotton candy that day years ago, because my memories of the fair are nothing like what I saw today.

When I was nine, the rides at the fair were these amazing huge-sized adventures that I just couldn’t wait to get onto, so I rode pretty much every ride that I could. But when I went to the fair today… I rode ONE ride, and that was mostly for the sake of nostalgia, because that was my and my sister’s favorite ride as kids. Most of them just looked dirty and shaky and pretty unreliable. But, just between you and me, I’m going back tomorrow morning- when less people will be there to see me- so I can ride more of them. (Hey! I got a free unlimited ride pass! It’d be a shame to waste it!) Assuming I don’t die, I’ll probably talk more about the fair (and the rides specifically)next week.

Oh, and the games. You “win” every time! Yeah, pay five bucks to shoot a dart at a balloon and you can win a stuffed animal that you wouldn’t pay a dollar for at walmart!

But I absolutely CANNOT bash the fried “on-a-stick” things. Yes, there ARE ridiculous things that are fried or on a stick. (One year, they actually had FRIED BUTTER on a stick at the fair.) And most of them I wouldn’t eat if my life depended on it. (Because I’d probably die either way) But I have to say, and laugh if you will, but I’m dead serious…I’d eat this; Fried, chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick.

I’d like to end this post on a wonderful, delicious note so I’ll say one last thing about the fair, one thing that you cannot deny is amazing, and is probably the main reason I go to the fair:

Funnel cake.

Just…funnel cake.

That is all.

-Faith