Monday, July 21, 2008

Just When You Think You've Seen Everything

The fair has been in town this week. We watched the opening parade on Wednesday morning, and the midway has been up and running since.

I love the fair! I like the excited buzz all around, the smells of popcorn and cotton candy, candy apples and onion rings, cheeseburgers and elephant ears, mini doughnuts and fresh-baked fudge. Mmmmmmmm! It's like a little piece of heaven. Hopefully the picture links will help you imagine the smells (and cause you to foil your weight loss plans just like me, mwahahahaahaa).

My favourite thing to do at the fair (when I go kids free) is to just wander. Admire the handmade jewelry, watch the performers, tour through the trade show, watch the people. Nothing is more interesting than watching the people at the fair - especially the teenagers (interesting and a wee bit disturbing).

But it is not possible to wander around empty-handed. Oh no! That's just not right. It is vital to be carrying more items than you can possibly manage! The fair would be incomplete without the strollers laden with carnival toys (you know, the cheesy ones you win at the games), or the people leaving the trade fair with arms full of Sham-Wows. But the most important item of all, that should be in every fair goer's hands - food!

I will openly confess that yesterday was a 'no points' day for me. I put aside the Weight Watchers book and enjoyed. I have an affinity for deep fried treats, such as the aforementioned mini doughnuts and elephant ears. But I made a new and surprising discovery yesterday. Seriously, you CANNOT imagine. Deep fried...OREOS! I am not kidding. They also served deep-fried Twinkies, Snickers, and pineapple (for the health-conscious patrons). I was pondering how they could achieve deep-fried goodness without melting those sugary treats, but they solved that problem by first rolling them in batter. Ah-hah!

I stared at the sign bragging on their delectable treats for about five minutes, pondering the concept. And I couldn't resist. I had to try one. It was...interesting. Apparently, you can make them in the comfort of your home as well. What will they come up with next?!


  1. I am not sure I could handle a deep fried oreo or twinkie or snickers. Eww....

    I have emailed you several times about your design, have you received them?


  3. Hey Judi - I have replied to your emails, and sent you another email just now... Maybe I'm getting sent to your spam folder???


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