Monday, September 26, 2011

wow--it's been two months!

I can't believe it's been a whole two months since I last posted, but it's really a testament to how crazy my life has been lately. It's now starting to calm down somewhat, though, so here I am!

In the last couple months, I flew to Chicago for a bridal shower and my ten-year high school reunion, Vegas for a bachelorette, Dallas for a wedding, and Chicago again for another wedding. And after interviewing for several positions over the last few months, I also started a new job. This is the first time I've interviewed for a job while still working one, and I can easily say that it's one of the most stressful things I've ever done...probably about as stressful as moving into a place. Oh, how I despise moving (which is actually next up on my list of things to get done).

So between doing those things and also viewing tons of apartments (without finding a suitable one yet), N and I managed to go to the LA County Fair. Last year did a lot of summer-y activities but this year we didn't have much time, so I'm glad we got at least one fair in.

Yes, that is me eating a disgustingly large corn dog. It was as gross as it looks. I regret both buying and eating it.

Like at any respectable fair, you could find fried EVERYTHING!

There were two reasons I wanted to go to this fair: 1) the food and 2) the pig racing. I had no idea what the pig racing would be like, and it ended up being pretty cute:

That was a mom pig racing against a few of her piglets. They also raced goats, sheep, and puppies!
And here's the final list of what went into our stomachs that day:
  • that grossly humongous corn dog
  • fried veggies
  • pork chop on a stick (surprisingly tasty)
  • roasted corn
  • funnel cake (Interesting fact--no one at the fair had ever heard of "elephant ears," "fried dough," or "fritters"...we asked around for it and no one knew what we were talking about. Maybe they're an east cost/midwest thing?) 
  • Dippin' Dots
  • ...and I brought home cotton candy and kettle corn
All in all, a pretty good haul!