Saturday, September 12, 2009
Hay! Yes pun intended! I'm at the fair! What'll ya'll expect? havin fun the name of the fair game. Kay! Anyhoooooo......Might I direct your attention to the back of the room where there are rather large quanities of Tobacco! Prise winnin Tobacco! Did anyone bring rollin papers? I think I need ta check out this tobacco just hangin around. I promise I'll leave the ribbons behind! LOL! We'll have to step outside,but I don't think that presents a problem. Now....If ya'll can get past the guard at the door with it,is the real challenge. If ya time it just right,and someone opens the door to come inside,ya make a run for it! I'm only 22 inches high. Maybe no one will see me. They'll think I'm part of the exibit bein a Sock Monkey and all. The first question that'll pop into their heads is how did the Sock Monkey get out of the art exibit buildin? All I have ta do is lay down on the floor and they'll think I'm a first place,not to mention best in show. Ya know I have a couple of those ribbons stashed away for just such a cover up.
Ya'll know I'm just kiddin right? I have it on good authority That Sock Monkeys can bring a smile to folks. I may be a tired old Sock Monkey from way back in the 60's,but I still got game left in me.
So now I have all these fair pictures ta show ya'll and still Photo bucket has not corrected the problem of me being able to get more than one photo into a blog at a time. I've tried every thing they have put on photo bucket and still nothing works. I have contacted them on several occasions. No help from them. They have answered some jibberish that didn't work either. I'll have a different fair photo on each and every blog until I'm satisfied ya'll have seen my experience at the Tennessee State Fair. Hey! Pun intended once again...Don't-cha walk out and get bored!
Well......Possum's.......I ah......Went back to the fair today. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't a Sock Monkey entered somewhere I missed it! Yeah,thats it! And yes this is a real scene from the fair! Not one of Mike's crazy art projects. I arrived there bout 10:30 A.M. this mornin. The real reason was to use the ticket I had bought at Kroger. Last might as ya'll well know,they let us all in for free. I didn't want to waste the ticket I bought. Can't get a refund on it. No one wanted it. I couldn't give it away. So Why not spend my Saturday at the fair. Didn't want to sit around and stare at the four walls.
Mike and I may be grown ups ,but we still think the fair is a fun way to walk around and get exercise. We don't ride anything,just walk. It's so colorful! Got to see some shows. Trained dog acts,clog dancers,livestock judgin etc. etc.!
I was bad on my diet! Had a burger and fries for lunch! I did try and make myself feel better bout it by havin a diet coke with it. Out on the midway....I ah....had a......Funnel cake! OUCH! There went 700 calories! I guess I'll spend my week doin Richard Simons!
Ya gotta have fair food when ya go. There's nothin like it! You have everything ya need if ya just believe. That and a pocketbook full of money! Very expensive! But it is what it is.
Thats my fair story and I'm stickin to it! This is Bubba S. Monkey reportin at fair sidelines. Bubba
Good Mornin Possum's and fair goers! Last night was awesome! Ole Mike and I saddled up and went down to the Tennessee State Fair last night. Bein 9/11 they let us all in for free! How awesome is that? Had a big fanfare for the openin! The armed forces color Guard came a marchin in with their flags and all uniformed up! They presented Nes Electric with a huge check to pay for the electric they would be usin this year. The first four days of the fair will be powered the green way whatever that means. The Mayor turned out and made a speech of course. One police woman sang A Hero lies in you. The Police men and women sittin high a top their horses lookin all spiffy. Bout 20 of 'em in a row all lined up. Out came this big ole light switch! The Mayor came up and turned on all the lights to the rides to open the fair up. Twas really touchin! Excitin ta say the least!
This year they went all out and all the rides were new this year! They really had the fair grounds suited up for us city folks! I only noticed two freak shows this year. One was a human headed snake woman and the other was the tinyest woman in the world.
Mike and I hit up the arts exibit buildin. All the home made quilts were so colorful and pretty. Lots of photography shots entered and paintins. They had folks enter their canned goods they canned themselves. Veggies of all sorts and sizes entered. Baked goods,decorated cakes,gingerbread houses with blue ribbons flyin in the wind! The largest Pumpkin and watermelons so big I could carve myself out a house and live in it till it rotted. Watermelons so big,that if they sliced it up,there would have been enough to serve everyone that attended the fair last night! Now thats mighty big!
While we were inside lookin at all the exibits,outside there came up a rain like nobodies business! It rained for the rest of the night! They had to shut down all the rides for safety purposes. Meanwhile,back inside, Mike and I headed over to watch the livestock bein entered in the fair happenins. Cows and goats mainly. Farmers from all over bringin out their best animals ta show! I saw steak! Get me the steak sauce out!! Grade A prime rib! I'm just kiddin.
A good evenin was had by all! The rain did not even spoil a single thang! Have a great fair! Bubba