alachua county fair.

when i was really little, every october meant three things: 1) my birthday. 2) sesame street live at the o’connell center. 3) the alachua county fair.

yep, i thought i was the luckiest ever that i got to see sesame street live AND go to the fair in my birthday month every year…i think i may have actually thought that was why they came in october–you know, FOR my birthday. but i also thought “winnie the pooh” was actually called “wendy the pooh,” AND i told my friends in kindergarten that i worked at the local wendy’s restaurant after school, because i was THE wendy.

nah…bloggers aren’t narcissistic in the slightest, and it’s definitely NOT evident from a young age. ;)

anyways, obviously sesame street live doesn’t hold quite the appeal for me these days, but i sure as heck haven’t outgrown the fair! ok, well maybe i have a little, considering most of what me, jimena, and lisa talked about as we walked around was how that ride would make us motion sick, or that one would give us a headache, or we would definitely throw up if we rode that one.

ha. old fogies much??

really all we wanted was the fatty food and the people watching, and we got plenty of each. and of course, i wanted to take pictures of all the spectacular color, like the manic little photo-blogger i am. so we wandered. we ate. i shot. we ate some more. and we didn’t ride one.single.ride.

still, it was so much fun! made me feel like a kid again. and brought back memories of the time when a drunk carnie took a liking to my little 5 year old self and gave me a free teddy bear. or that time when i won three goldfish in the ping pong ball game and they proceeded to live for THREE WHOLE YEARS. hardy little fellas, those fair fish.

this post was a bit rambly, but really, did you except anything else from me? didn’t think so. :)

jimena had NEVER had a corndog before. so obviously, we had to get one.

and no fair experience is complete without cotton candy, which i brought home with me because i was too stuffed after the corndog/curly fries/lemonade combo. i may or may not have eaten all the cotton candy by the next day. oh, and recognize that outfit? :)

i didn’t know you could fry half the things they were frying there…like oreos…

…and straight up BUTTER. not evening kidding. they take half a stick of butter, put some brown sugar on it, and then DEEP FRY IT. good lord. part of me wanted to try it, but more of me wanted to live to see 27.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted October 27, 2011 at 9:54 am by Mom | Permalink

    Hey, Wendy. That drunk carnie woman also took us around and got you on every ride you wanted to go on for free. Some of her carnie friends running the rides didn’t seem very happy about letting you ride for free, but she convinced them to do it. It was a fun night.

  2. Posted October 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm by Jimena | Permalink

    LOVE THIS POSTING!!! You made me laugh with your stories… Wendy the Pooh : )

  3. Posted October 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm by Once_a_King | Permalink

    What fun!

    Do you remember that I used to point to a ride and say, “If terrorists ever caught me and wanted to make me talk they’d threaten to put me on that ride — AND I’D TALK!”

    Almost every year you Galan got the “all you wanted to ride” wrist band.

    So the same fair will be here in about a week. Come on up, and, as they say in “Uptown Girls” — we’ll ride the teacups till we puke.

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