Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Fair Confessions

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.)

Fair image

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 :)


VandyJ said...

Yeah, I'm looking forward to sleeping in that extra day this weekend too.

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

Haha... Kim Mitchell is the WORST... but I kinda wanna hear those songs too! ;) I'll probably be there with the kids and will listen from afar! ;)

Lindsay said...

Can't wait! We must proceed with plan "get Ryan to be DD by bribing with Mcdonald's", ASAP! Either that or we walk home! Yikes! ha ha :-)

Caroline said...

I work in a nursing home, and just reading your account had me briefly thinking about taking a group to our upcoming fair. Then, reason stepped in. It would be torturous just trying to get them to the bathroom, which they would of course have to do, as soon as we got there. So, pass on that! Hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Sarah said...

Oh I wish I could be strong and not eat fair food - my goal this year is to limit the deep fried foods - eat stuff that is not deep fried like hamburgers, ribs/pulled pork sandwiches,and limit the desserts - one sweet thing for the whole weekend and I think I already decided its going to be cheesecake, one poutine and one order of deep fried pickles

THEN FAT FLUSH SOUP for a month after my holidays problem is im going to want to eat everything on the first night. lol

Steph said...

When I get that hungry, I always say that my stomach is trying to digest my backbone.

There is no booze at our fair. I bet getting drunk and people-watcing at the fair would be a pretty awesome time.

Mrs. Match said...

we didn't make it to the fair this year. Our county fair is too big for me. I prefer my hometown Oregon fair, with lots of country fried hicks to people watch.

Wow, no food at all? I would have passed out. Poor thing! But good for you for resisting fair food. It's deliciously evil.

Ducky said...

I haven't been to a county fair in such a long time! We have a huge Irish Festival this weekend but naturally its pouring rain right now. :(

Nicole said...

You're going to let Sadie come out and play? That's the right name, right?

Jolene said...

We missed our state fair this year because we were canning. LOL

Enjoy your time tonight...not like an old lady. :)

Anonymous said...

I wanna' know how you bypassed the pretzels, elephant ears and cotton candy??? :D - Have an awesome weekend!

Nancy said...

What are elephant ears, are they like our beaver tails? I miss going to the fair. Maybe next year I can make it to the Perth Fair, my hometown. Hope Sadie and Lindsay find a ride home. Have fun!

Jen said...

Pretty sure I know the local wheelchair-bound character you're referring to...and I've witnessed him singing at the top of his drunken lungs...bahahahaha!!! Wow, no fair are GOOD! That's all we ate for the last 5 days...lunch and supper....(so not good...)