Somehow I got lassoed into working a booth at the State Fair this weekend. It was actually a really fun idea. The local paper made a little photo-op for people. It was a giant newspaper with the headline "2004 Fairgoers the most attractive ever". People could get behind it to get their picture taken, and later download off a website. It was fun to watch people walking around, spot it, smile and drag their friends into it for a picture. People are goofy, man. Some people were acting out scenes in it, pointing and looking amazed. Others looked like this was the last photo of their life and had little plastic smiles and glazed eyes. It was fun to watch and talk to all the people.
People watching at the fair is the best. I love getting a buttery ear of corn and a lemon shake up and sitting in the shade to look at them all.
I saw teenage couples who couldn't take their hands off each other, little kids squealing as the rickety rollercoaster rumbled around in circle. There were uppity old people who kept wiping their hands with sanitary wipes. Lots of girls wearing navel bearing shirts (who really shouldn't have been). And don't forget the carnies with their toothless grins soliciting you to play a $5 game to win a $1 toy.
Ah, the fair. I love it.
*** One last thing: Thank you to everyone for all your suggestions for Inexpensive Adventures! I could have never thought of all those on my own. If you think of anymore, just email me and I'll add it to the list for the new site.