10/24/2009

SC State Fair: Part 2...

I made it back out to the fair on Friday. On weekdays they have a special deal where, for lunch (from 12-2), you can enter for free. Well, you give them five dollars in exchange for a token. When you leave you return the token and get your five dollars back. This deal, of course, seems awesome. But it has its dark side. Mainly that I'm five bucks lighter than if they just let me in for free (for real). I mean, that could've bought me 7 more ounces of fried deliciousness!

Anyway, here's the run down of what I ate in the second round...

I'm pretty sure that eating a corn dog at a fair is a requirement of every American. Far be it for me to go against hundreds of years of tradition...

Of course I had to have more Fiske Fries. Seriously. Best freedom fries on the planet...

This is an elephant ear. It's kind of like a funnel cake, but instead of dripping the dough into the oil to fry it, the keep it all in one piece. Add in some butter, cinnamon and sugar, and you've got magic. I would punch a grown man for this...

Finally, Tommy bought some deep fried cookie dough and, through a show of force (really it was just him asking if I wanted some), made me try it. Gooey, hot, melted cookie dough wrapped in dough? Yes please. Super rich though. I was glad I only ate one.

After eating all of this food, I'm going to need to walk 500 miles just to jump start my heart again.


Here's some other highlights...

Micah brought his wife and daughters with us. Here he is with his oldest, Kylee. You probably noticed a few things that stand out in this picture. One, Kylee might be the cutest kid alive. Two, that food stand behind her serves mini-cheeseburgers! But bad news, they were three dollars each and fourteen for five. Boo food carnies. Boo...

Here's an update to the sandcastle they were working on. This is what it looked like last Sunday. How is it Jackson Pollack could fling paint at a canvas with a toothbrush (Note: he didn't actually use a toothbrush) and make gobs of money and the people that make this are toiling away in anonymity? Way to go Obama-nomics...

Finally, here's a picture of the Starship 4000. It was my favorite ride when i was a kid (back then, it was called the Gravitron). You go inside and lean against a wall while it spins around super fast. Thanks to centrifugal force, you stick to the wall. We used to try to turn upside down or sit up horizontally. I never puked on it, but I saw about a thousand other people do it...

I can't wait until next year. Maybe by then, my arteries will be clear...

2 comments:

mindi said...

1. I really think deep-fried cookie dough needs a chocolate dipping sauce & maybe a dusting of powdered sugar.

2. I loved the gravitron! Only after my knee surgery, I haven't been able to ride anything that goes in circles--I even have to be careful on a carousel now! Ride it once for me :)

By the way, even tho I don't comment often, I enjoy reading your blog--especially the food-related posts.

Luke St.Hilaire said...

sand sculpting your views towards deforestation is dumb. especially at a fair. way to misjudge your audience