Last year, I did a Friday Confessions devoted to the Shawville Fair, so I think I’ll continue that tradition…
Linking up with Mamarazzi!
I confess…that last night, I experienced the fair as an “old lady”. OK, my mom will kick my ass for saying that, but I took her to the fair last night, and quickly discovered that it’s not all about the beer tent for the older ladies. It’s more about touring the exhibits and having verrrrrry lengthy chats with long-lost friends and family. (Honestly…it wasn’t so bad.)
I confess…that I went for a long walk before going to the fair, and then because I was crunched for time, I didn’t eat supper. The common sensical thing to do would be grab a bite to eat at the fair, but I’ve sworn off fair food again. (I know. There’s something wrong with me.) Hence, I did not eat anything last night. At all. And I woke up this morning feeling like my stomach was eating itself.
I confess…that sitting in the beer tent, where we went with my aunt & uncle “just to chat”, and listening to a well-know local wheelchair-bound character singing at the top of his drunken lungs…was pretty priceless. I’m not sure if Mom, Aunt Marion, and Uncle Eric were entertained or horrified. I was thoroughly entertained by it!
I confess…that I did not have one beer last night – NOT ONE – yet I woke up hurtin’ anyways. For some reason, I have a very sore lower back and a very sore hip, to go along with my very sore heel. Awesome.
I confess…that I’m currently making plans to get drunk at the fair for the first time in, like, five or six years. It’s going to be a good ol’ “Jillian Show”, as my pal Robbie likes to call it. Hopefully Linds and I can get Ryan to co-operate and play his role in this plan. (That’s right. He gets to play the part of DD. Lucky him!!)
I confess…that even though I have professed to dislike Kim Mitchell for years now, I’m kind of excited to hear him play “Patio Lanterns” and “Go for a Soda” live tonight. I really hope it doesn’t rain.
I confess…that beyond it being fair weekend, I’m so very glad it’s the Labour Day long weekend. One extra day to sleep in. Love it.
That’s it for today! For the locals…hope to see you at the fair!
Everyone else – have a great long weekend :)