If we were having coffee, we would be sitting on a patch of flattened grass munching on deep fried cheese curds watching hoards of people pass by. That’s right, I spent my day at the Minnesota State Fair. It’s been four years since I last attended what we affectionately call the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Nothing has changed much. The cow barns still smell. The DNR still has the fish pond. My dad still spends way too much time ogling antique tractors. And, despite the fact that you spend the entire day in crowds of thousands of people, you still manage to run into at least five people you know! It’s still a delight, though. There’s so much to look at and take in!
One of the biggest draws of the fair is the food. These days, everything is deep fried and/or on a stick. Throughout the day, I had a raspberry wine smoothie, an ice cream cone from the Dairy Barn, french fries, and deep fried cheese curds. I’ve been home for several hours and the thought of eating anything makes me feel sick. It’s a good thing the State Fair only happens once a year, ’cause I don’t think my stomach would be able to keep up.
Great Minnesota Get Together. August 2015
Flight of craft beer and deep fried cheese curds
Tea Time. August 2015
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am absolutely exhausted. I can’t remember the last time I was this tired. I’ve made the hour long trek to the cities and back three days in a row. On Friday, I had a bachelorette party from 9-11 and didn’t get to bed till 1 AM. On Saturday, I had a wedding to attend. Today, as you already know, I went to the fair. Overall, I had to pass through stop-and-go traffic and massive road construction on the interstate SIX TIMES. UGH. Excuse me while I lock myself in my room and don’t emerge for days.
If we were having coffee, I’d show off the fall outfit I spent WAY too much money on yesterday. I’m kind of obsessed with it. (See photo on left.)
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that one of my dear friends got married! Katie and I have been friends for years–starting in early high school. We’ve had a running joke for years in which we share a brain. You see, I didn’t have a brain back then, so she split hers in half and gave a portion to me. When I got the call announcing her engagement several months ago, one of my first questions was, “Katie, what will happen to our brain now?” That aside, it was a beautiful wedding. The thing about Katie is that she is extremely quirky, goofy, touchy, and jumpy in the most adorable way. As she stood at the altar, I couldn’t help but smile at her subtle excited twitching. During the dance after the reception, I caught her out of the corner of my eye standing alone spinning in circles just to make her dress swish around her. She’s a beautiful soul and it was so much fun to be there for her special day.
Enough about me. What would you share if we were having coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster