Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Happy Saturday

Yesterday, Curt and I made our annual trip to the Minnesota State Fair. Why? The food, of course, with a few animals and shopping thrown in. Here is a brief visual chronicle of the day.
We always start with a tower of hot cinni-minis with cream cheese frosting on the side. My they're tasty.

Hello, lover! This was 1/3 lb of bacon on a stick, deep fried then coated with a maple glaze. I have two core beliefs- the first is that everything is better with bacon; the second that everything is better with glitter. I think we can all at least agree on the first. I still have some proving to do on the second.

Here we see the U.S. team in the blue waiting to take on the Chinese team in the red.

We stumbled upon a sheep klan rally in one corner of the barn. Clearly, this black sheep is an infiltrator. Who let's the klan in to the state fair anyway? What a shame.

Here is Curt with what we felt was the loveliest cow in the barn. Notice she is not me.

Mmmmmm. Butter heads. For the uninitiated, the fair royalty, Princess Kay of the Milky Way and her court, all get their likenesses carved from a 90 lb block of butter that is on display in the dairy building for the whole fair. They are a little better than creepy to me. Each court member gets to take their butter head home at the end of the fair and use it as they wish. Rumor has it that many of the families have a feed of their remaining sweet corn and roll the hot ears around on the head. Others, I guess, keep it for high school graduation when it emerges from the freezer for guests to stick their knives in as they butter sandwiches. In any case, creepy.

Goats are just cute. I love goats.

Clearly someone else got the memo about gay day at the fair. This is Curt and our friend Michael. Michael and his partner were out with partner's 90 year old mother, who looks A LOT like Angela Lansbury, who I believe is about the same age by now.

This is a gratuitous yarn shot for Madame Leiderhosen from the Alpaca booth. Alpacas, like goats, are exceptionally cute.


Madame Leiderhosen said...

oooohmanohmanohman. Bacon and Sheep and Cows and then Curt and then yarn?! What in gods names are you trying to do to me?! fan-flipping-tastic.

I'll be in my bunk. Rustle me up if the mojito truck drives by.

Mnmom said...

I will miss THE FAIR this year - ((((sigh)))))). Maple glaze on bacon is kind of like glitter, no? I want to go right now!!!! Think the kids would miss me?