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Happy Birthday to me / First Day of the State Fair!

Posted by Karen in Holidays/Birthdays/Etc, State Fair.
Thursday, August 24th, 2006 at 8:28 am


In case you somehow missed my standard month-long countdown because I’ve been off galavanting around America’s heartland, today is in fact my favorite day of the year, my birthday. And the day is off to a pretty good start. Nator the Great served me up some raspberries and fresh whipped cream, along with caramel toffee scones for breakfast! Ohh, that boy knows the way to my heart. Though I can’t recall a birthday in the past where I’ve prayed for rain, this year rain means getting off work, so I’ve been hoping, and wishing… And it looks like the gods are smiling upon me because the radar is showing thunderstorms all across the metro! What’s more, it’s the first day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together! It’s almost as if the whole state of Minnesota is celebrating my birthday…

In honor of the greatest event of all time, here is some suggested reading: http://www.myprontopup.com/weblog2.html. Yesterday’s "Love Tilt-a-whirl" posting has a link to a seriously awesome music video: "State Fair Lady". Though it can’t steal the place in my heart for Scotty’s "I Wanna Go to the MN State Fair".

And to help prepare for MN State Fair ‘06, I think it appropriate to reminisce about MN State Fair ‘05, with the following photos. Enjoy.

New State Fair food

Posted by Nate in State Fair.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2006 at 10:12 am


http://gopher.mnstatefair.org/foodfinder/ Launch the food finder, pick "new" and start dreaming of wild rice pronto pups, deep-fried beer-battered bratwurst, and more. Damn the meat-eating splendor of it all. Guess Karen and I will just be stuck eating batter-dipped, deep-fried chocolate chip cookies served on-a-stick. Ah, crap, I just got drool all over my keyboard. Again.

MN State Fair

Posted by Nate in State Fair.
Monday, August 29th, 2005 at 12:34 pm


Mmm… Pickle on a stick…