TAKE MEEEE TO THE FAIR
Popped over to the Coconino County Fair today. Ready to take my fill of Fairy Floss, Fried Bread and Pig judging.
here must be a reason to cut the ears off goats, maybe they get flyblown), border collies herding geese, small children dressed as Aztecs, and other typical county fair fare.
While wandering through the cut flower entrants, admiring the pretties. We noticed of the 60 or so displays, 55 of them had award ribbons of various sorts. The lonely 5 had terse penciled notes on their cards. "Wrong Species", "Too many Stalks", "Not Enough Stalks". Heh.
I then had to have a ad lib chat with a lady about Lambs Tongues to cover my gentle mocking.
I think it worked.
On a totally different note. A couple of months ago I entered a online puzzle put on by Court TV. Over the course of a week we had to watch videos, do puzzles to work out who, why and how a scientist was kidnapped (it was his boss, of course because he threatened to expose shoddy research). The prize was $25 000. Well me and 6000 other people solved it and yesterday my check arrived. Woot! $ 4.16 is my share, though I promised to share with Rob because he helped a lot.