September 25, 2003

Come and get a big HOWDY!

Yes, for those of you who have a big appetite, it is time to head for Dallas. Yes, you guessed it, it is time again for the State Fair for the Great State of Texas.*

Of course, I do not get all that excited about it as I did when I was a small fry, but still I do like to go see who won the Blue Ribbon for pickles, chow chow, and quilting as well as checking out who has the fattest pig or narliest looking llama. I don't remember them having llamas at the State Fair when I was a small fry, but then again, I didn't pay half as much attention to the livestock in those days, as I was always eager to go spend my quarters on the Midway. You can't use money on the Midway anymore for the rides, but they will still let you throw dimes at plates. Most everything else requires you to go to a booth and buy tickets. I think I still have some tickets from last year, but what do you wanna bet they will not be worth anything at this year's Fair. I was never a big enough chump to toss dimes at plates, though. Of course, I guess the guy who comes around and picks up all the dimes that land on the floor is probably a bigger chump. I promise you there would never be enough dimes on the floor to take to the bankfor me expend all the energy necessary to be bending over picking them up and then putting in those stupid rollers. Now, quarters ... that is an entirely different story.

It seems that Lisa Marie Presley is gonna be singing, or somethin', at the Fair this year: Fri. Oct. 3 - Lisa Marie Presley 8:30 p.m. - Chevrolet Main Stage. Wow, she got the big stage and got her picture on the index page of the State Fair site, so I guess she is this year's headliner. I don't think I ever heard her sing, so not sure what to expect and don't want to be disappointed. I think I would rather catch: Sun. Oct. 12 - Creedence Clearwater Revisted 3:30 p.m.

Of course, if I do go, and I may or may not, as I have already said I am not quite as excited about the event as I once was, I will likely go see all the new car models. The Fair opens tomorrow and goes through October 19th. Of course, let me give you one piece of advice, don't go on the 19th. Seriously, going to the Fair on the last day is like the pits, 'cause most of the stuff has been packed up and carted off. Oh, and lastly, all ya'll Yankees are invited to come sample the tastes of our State Fair!

*Hey, if'n ya ain't gonna be visitin' my blog all that much, ya might as well find somethin' worthwhile to do with your time, huh?

Posted by notGeorge at September 25, 2003 09:01 PM

I still have a ticket stub from the one and only time I was privileged enough to go to the Texas State Fair, back in '87. We had a fantastic time. You're making me want to go again...but I'm stuck out here in Cali. Sigh.

Posted by: Deb at September 25, 2003 10:45 PM

Guess what's worth more: a pound of dimes, or a pound of quarters?

You think those carnies are dumb?

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at September 27, 2003 11:20 PM