By Emerald63 on Sep 13, 2014 at 4:12 PM
Hi Alisa. I just faved about 20 of my old LOLs. I'll leave in my faves for a couple days if you're interested. The set starts with the Nipohaulics 'Nonamaus LOL. ++ I don't think we're going back to the fair after all. I saw everything I wanted to see and the yummy foods I mentioned would all make me sick. If I didn't have appts this coming week it would be different, but I do. ++ What are you doing this weekend?
By violetD on Sep 12, 2014 at 9:20 AM
Hee hee hee! I saw that!! I wish it wasn't called the spinning kitty of death though...gruesome! Yes our Bailey is lighting up our lives all over the place! He's a comedic genius!! He waits til you're going past his cat tree, dives through the tunnel in the middle and tags you as you go by! That's all...no claws...just tag. How are you and all your'n? Is everyone staying out of the hospital? ...she asked hopefully. :D Huggles right backatcha woman!!
By Emerald63 on Sep 11, 2014 at 9:56 PM
Mmm-hmmm. I skipped almost all of it today, though, so I won't feel crappy from allergies if we go again this weekend. *That's* when I'll go for it. There's a new "cowboy fries" booth this year which is huge, with almost as huge servings of fries with lots of toppings to choose from. A new dessert item - deep fried cheesecake on a stick. 'Cause if it ain't deep fried and it ain't on a stick, it ain't fair food!! In fact, this year's fair theme is "Get On A Stick." Another new item which I won't be trying is deep fried Nutella. I asked, "How do you deep fry something so soft?" Well, they make a Nutella sandwich with white bread, then dip it in batter and fry it. For me, Nutella just doesn't go with bread. I was thinking crushing up vanilla wafers or graham crackers and rolling balls of those with Nutella would be good. Does your fair have fresh made lemonade and cherry limeade? How about fresh made root beer? I don't care for root beer at all, but it's one of Mark's favorites. Then there are funnel cakes, fudge, fresh cut onion rings, the Krehbiel family's handmade sausages, and a different booth's foot long Italian sausage with sauteed peppers and onions. And I may just have to try the deep fried jalepenos, too. Or there's BBQ or pizza or jaffles (like a bierock stuffed with a jaw-full of yummy meats, veggies, and cheese) or fried gator tale or gyros or hot wings or corn dogs or burgers or......... So, yeah. Mmmm!! :D
By Emerald63 on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:19 PM
I've opted to go to the fair tomorrow, even though it's 9/11 and I usually stay home on that date, just in case. I woke up feeling really sore already, without even pounding the pavement for hours, so I figured I'd better have a few rounds of ibuprofen and go tomorrow instead. We've had a huge weather change, so I'm thinking that's at least part of feeling so sore. It's 30' cooler here today than it was yesterday! Supposed to be the same tomorrow (around 70' or a bit lower), but it's also supposed to be sunny, not gloomy like it is today. ++ The "eye glazing stuff" is stuff just to look at, not to buy. There used to be a lot of counted cross stitch entries (including my own) but the fad for that craft has waned until there's only a small contingent, maybe 15-20 instead twice that many. The big craft for years now has been quilting. I just don't get why. Yes, they're really pretty, but they're big, too, so they take a lot time and space to complete. And then what? Most folks would never need more than 2-3. Cross stitch is portable while in progress and small enough to display multiple projects, as well as give them as gifts without people feeling obligated to dedicate an entire room's decor to displaying them. Anyway, there are also displays of sewing, crochet, tatting, decorated cakes, and even duct tape arts. And that's just in the Domestic Arts building! My other faves are the pro, amateur, and school art displays (including the photos), wheat weaving (wall art and teeny tiny jewelry), miniature rooms under glass, woodworking and chainsaw sculptures. *Then* there's shopping stuff to look at, lol. And all the animals! Before I moved here and started going to the fair, I never knew there were so many varieties of chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Siamese rabbits, calico rabbits, dalmation rabbits... and from just palm sized to almost cocker spaniel sized!! Plus the petting zoo animals and the birthing barn. Over the years we've also seen a lot of grand stand acts, including The Doobie Brothers, Styx, Boston, Huey Lewis, and Lynard Skynard. No one this year we were interested in, though. Back to shopping, we always go to see "sign guy" who sells a gazillion metal signs, as well as nicer plaques; "pin guy" who sells enamaled pins in 1000s of designs; the "Ertle guy" who sells scale model toys of farm machinery, trains, a few cars, etc; and an outpost of a "cool stuff" boutique from a neighboring town. But... don't even get me started on all the food... LOL!!!
By furrgetmenot on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:15 AM
I won't hear lab results until I get sutures removed in two weeks. Yes, three holes dug out of me still hurts, as expected. I'm glad those moles are out, though! I will just have to bear a few weeks of suffering these effects of pain and itching for awhile. Thx for asking. I need something to help those dogs get a home.. can you get me a way for people to contact you if interested? Like an email address, phone, or whatever you have in place that I could add to listings that I share? I want to help!
By Emerald63 on Sep 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Hey stranger! Thanks for the faves. Had I told you that Catnip Cabana was a serious hoot-n-a-half? Just awesome! :D ++ What's been going on with you of late? Did summer ever slow down once all the guests were gone? Are you guys still stewing in the heat and humidity? It's still 96' here, at almost 7PM. But it'll be in the low 70s tomorrow and Thursday, then only in the mid-50s Friday! (O_o) It's been a pretty slow summer for us which didn't really have anything out of the ordinary... until the last Friday in August, when a young cat kept wandering into Mark's work place. They tried to put him back out, but, as the song says, "the cat came back" multiple times. He hung around Mark a lot and when Mark saw him trying to take a drink out of his coolant tank, he finally had to do something. Got him as much water as he wanted, found a box and put air holes in it, then taped him up inside it so he could bring him home. Surprise! We have another cat. I'm OK with it, except the other cats Are.Not.Happy. *hiss* He's also really active, especially liking to knock *everything* off shelves, the desk, the kitchen counter, etc. Mark named him Lucky, though we're rethinking that as it's hard to keep saying it when I see how unlucky the others feel. I'm thinking maybe Joonyer, as in Sean Connery's pronunciation of it as Indiana Jones' dad. At least when he sleeps, he sleeps hard. I can even nudge his paws aside from the keyboard without waking him up - Yea! (They're hanging off the main desktop, above the lower keyboard shelf.) ++ In other minimal news of interest, the state fair is in town this week. Mark and I went last Saturday (1st time in years he hasn't had to work that particular Saturday) and I'm gonna go again by myself tomorrow afternoon, try and get some early holiday shopping in as well as look at the quilts and amateur photography, the stuff that tends to make Mark's eyes glaze over. ++ Let me know how you're doing, 'kay? It's been waaay too long since we corresponded regularly. :)
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