Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Junk Food Junkie

Mike at the Solano County Fair on Saturday, July 12, 2008.

So, since I've been "bragging" about excercising every day, I feel I have to make a confession. I have had a lot of junk food lately! Mainly at the Fair last Saturday. This is just something I do; whenever we go to a fair or carnival I eat junk food. Mike knows he will have to buy me corn dogs, ice cream, popcorn, caramel apples, cotton candy, whatever I get a hankering for. And I always get a hankering for pretty much everything! Chocolate-dipped, half vanilla and half chocolate soft-serve ice cream. Melty but luscious.
Seasoned curly fries. With lots of catsup and, yep, a little pickle relish just for the fun of it.
A caramel apple sprinkled with chopped peanuts. I actually took that home with me to eat later (after a relatively healthy dinner). I like to cut them up and eat it in slices. Scout was happy about that, too, because she likes peanuts so she had a little treat as well.

There's no photo of my corn dog and I decided against cotton candy because all we could find was the balls of colored stuff already bagged up. I don't want it unless I can watch it being made. I love to see the workers swirl that paper cone around the huge circular vat, turning it constantly to sweep up the spun sugar. And it smells so good, too. I felt a little kinship with these piglets that we saw in the livestock barn, heh heh. There were nine piglets total, the other four are underneath these five! Boy, were they pushing and shoving. Mama Pig seemed to hardly notice; she was snoozing. The piglets were sure cute.

There's always a cool reptile exhibit at our county fair. This year they had a female albino Burmese boa constrictor that was friendly enough to pose for a photo with us! I was surprised how warm the snake was, and how heavy! Her handler said she probably weighed around 30 to 40 lbs.

I'm glad she didn't have a hankering for "junk food!"


Anonymous said...

I can't believe you had a SNAKE around your neck. I would not have been anywhere near it, or even looking at it. The picture makes me nervous! Don't do that again. Love, Mom

Deborah W said...

Oops, sorry, Mom! If it had been a spider I'd have been clear on the other side of the fairgrounds! (Right, Dad??)

Heather and Spencer said...

Caramel apples are relatively healthy, especially the one you got. Peanuts are good for you, aren't they??? The best caramel apples don't come from the fair though...they come from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. You know they have a frequent apple buyer card...maybe this is my problem?!?

Judy said...

Fun times at the fair! All that lovely junk food. Your Jazzercise is paying off, girlfriend -- what good is it if you can't use it to compensate elsewhere? :-) It looks like the snake was having fun too. I wonder if it ever got the urge to squeeze hard, just to see what the humans would do, but restrained itself for the sake of good behavior?