Tuesday, September 04, 2012

My Weekend In the Beer Tent (also known as the breeding grounds for germs, apparently)

I feel like cruuuuuuuuuuud this morning.

Shawville Fair totally kicked my ass.

I didn’t even go as hard-core as most of ‘em, because I’m not legendary enough to go four or five rounds on the Big White Ride.  But I hit it up on Friday and Saturday night, and I can honestly say I had more fun in the beer tent this year at the fair than I’ve had in a really really long time.

beer tent

We danced.  We drank beer like it was goin’ outta style.  I chased around boys who probably hope they never have a chance encounter with “Sadie” ever again.  We sang at the top of our lungs.   We lost our voices.

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I think I even told a security guard I loved him

OH!  And I got I got ID’d and had to wear a lovely “Age of Majority” bracelet all weekend, too.  Awesome.  Especially when you’re 29 years old.

Kim Mitchell set the tone Friday night with hundreds of people showing up “for a soda”, and then on Saturday night I literally fell.in.love with Chad Brownlee.

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chad-brownlee 

By the time it was Terri Clarke’s turn on Sunday night, I was done in.  I didn’t even venture into the tent that night.  My feet ached.  I was beat.

Oh, and don’t be too quick to congratulate me on not eating fair food, either.  I failed in that department.  I had Billy T’s pizza – TWICE – a few bites of Cowan’s 4H burger, two of Amanda’s massive onion rings, and four or five of Brenda’s mini donuts.

Not to mention the styrofoam container filled with grease from Mae’s that I ordered up on Sunday whilst feeling like death.  (Sunday was rough.)

Yesterday was the only day that I actually stayed away from the fair, instead choosing to sit outside with the fam jam, drinking Palm Bays and having a BBQ.

This morning, I woke up with a nasty sore throat and just generally feeling like a bag of crap.  After a quick survey of my Facebook newsfeed, I can tell I’m not alone.  I can’t believe the number of peeps complaining of sore throats and colds.

So apparently the “Big White Ride” is actually just a big breeding ground for germs.  Excellent.

Meh.  I still think it was worth it.

Good times.  Good friends.  Great memories.

Hard to believe it’s all over again for another year.

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10 comments:

Beth Wade said...

That sounds like SUCH a fun time! I miss going to county faires....
And maybe detoxing today will help? Lots of water, simple foods like rice and black beans and greens, milk thistle tea if you have any, and sleep. Your system is probably just wiped out and overloaded, dealing with the grease and booze. :)

I'm glad you had a great time!

Miss Angie said...

Awesome that you had fun though! That sounds like a blast-hope you feel better soon!

HickChickBritt said...

Haha I knew you were going to love Chad Brownlee! He came on the radio this morning on my way to work, and I thought about you and wondered, how his concert was.

Stacie said...

Sounds like you managed to really pack the fun in!

VandyJ said...

There has to be some sort of pay off for the fun. Sadly it comes from getting (older). Hope you feel better soon.

Nicole said...

The Big White Ride... that's an interesting way to refer to it! :)

Sarah said...

The beer tent was fun this year BUT I aslo have had a sore throat since Sunday..ugh it won't go away I just hope it doesn get worse!

And I ate 1 dilly willy, a steak sandwich, some poutine, beavertail, a piece of fudge and billy ts too...not too bad.

Sarah said...

The beer tent was fun this year BUT I aslo have had a sore throat since Sunday..ugh it won't go away I just hope it doesn get worse!

And I ate 1 dilly willy, a steak sandwich, some poutine, beavertail, a piece of fudge and billy ts too...not too bad.

Sarah said...

The beer tent was fun this year BUT I aslo have had a sore throat since Sunday..ugh it won't go away I just hope it doesn get worse!

And I ate 1 dilly willy, a steak sandwich, some poutine, beavertail, a piece of fudge and billy ts too...not too bad.

Sarah said...

The beer tent was fun this year BUT I aslo have had a sore throat since Sunday..ugh it won't go away I just hope it doesn get worse!

And I ate 1 dilly willy, a steak sandwich, some poutine, beavertail, a piece of fudge and billy ts too...not too bad.