March 19, 2006

No Elephant Ears

Sometimes the smallest things can make or break your day...

Writing the earth shattering post about yoga the other day put me in the circus and carnival mood. I've been craving elephant ears, funnel cakes, footlong corndogs... you get the idea. "Health food." Heheheh... I just drooled thinking about it.

Well, I was notified of an event that was to be held locally, this weekend, so I made plans to attend. Hell, you don't have to twist my arm when it comes to possibly chowing down. I didn't get this size by pushing away from the dinner table. Anyway, I left here with thoughts of all those low calorie delights dancing in my head.

Now, our area has been known to be quite lacking at times, when it's come to hyping events. I remember going to a concert, that should have been huge, but hardly any were there... local advertising was nearly non-existent. A major flop, it was.

However, they are equally known for overhyping events, as Contagion can attest to... a huge BBQ event, with live music, custom bikes, and assorted vendors proved to be three trailers of award winning BBQ'ers, one tent of custom bikes (two whole bikes), and some pretty crappy music (well, at least while I was there for the short time.) You payed a pretty big cover to get in, thinking that it was going to be a huge competition, payed hefty prices for pretty decent BBQ (at least the brisket was good) and $3.00 ears of corn, and walked away pissed off at yourself for being such a sucker.

Today, well, technically yesterday, proved to be one of those times. Not one food stand, no animals, and no circus freaks. Well, aside from a couple of bearded ladies, and a few folks who smelled like they could be circus geeks, there were no actual freaks. Not even Sabu the elephant boy, on his Midwestern tour. About the only thing that let you know it was a fair was the line of folks dancing their "gotta go right now" dance in front of the portable outhouses.

Let me suggest right now, that if you hear about a fair in Northern Illinois, especially during the winter, don't go. Specifically, JOB FAIRS... jerks.

I'm still craving elephant ears...

Posted by That 1 Guy at March 19, 2006 03:36 AM

Ok, I have to ask. What are elephant ears?

Posted by: Moogie at March 19, 2006 07:41 AM

Any giant turkey legs there?

Posted by: Jerry at March 19, 2006 08:30 AM

Well, if it's any help I've got a recipe for funnel cakes... :) Nothing like deep fried goodness for breakfast.

Posted by: Richmond at March 19, 2006 10:04 AM

Job crack me up!

Posted by: Rave at March 19, 2006 10:57 AM

The stuff they should promote, they don't. The stuff they don't promote, they should. It's enough to really piss a person off. That's why we drove 4 hours to go to a trade fair in Michigan this weekend.

Posted by: Contagion at March 19, 2006 04:19 PM

... you know, I still don't think anyone believes us about the Yoga thing...

Posted by: Eric at March 19, 2006 06:35 PM

Yeah... I'm getting the same thing. Our brilliance is lost.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at March 19, 2006 07:52 PM

Ummm, were you talking about 'Rockin Ribfest'?? Lol There was not a lot of bikes at that one- but they did have HUGE corndogs and funnel cakes. You've got a long wait for fair season and Fall Fest!

Posted by: azindiandoll at March 20, 2006 06:39 AM

mmmMMMM....Elephant ears... gaghhghhg

Posted by: Ogre at March 20, 2006 08:57 AM

In Wisconsin, all job fairs feature free beer :-)

Posted by: Harvey at March 20, 2006 09:18 AM