Thursday, August 30, 2007

Theme Thursday - Minnesota

"Our State Fair is a great State Fair. Don't miss it! Don't even be late..." Just got back from the Minnesota State Fair. I know you NYC people are probably thinking "state fair? how quaint." But it's the 2nd biggest state fair in the country, which is pretty impressive considering we're definitely not anywhere near the 2nd biggest state. And it's definitely not a small town kind of thing. It takes place in St. Paul and seriously like everyone goes. You can get tons of different fried foods on a stick, lots of free junk, art and music, local radio/tv/politics, etc. But the main reason to go is the food. All the greasy goodness. mmmmmm...

So this is what I ate: french fries, a sno cone, mini-donuts, Dippin' Dots, ice cream, waffle fries, a hot dog, corn on the cob (so good!), lefsa (I realize most of you non-Minnesotans probably don't know what that is) with brown sugar, a milkshake, and a literal bucket-full of Sweet Martha's cookies (I didn't eat the whole bucket. I brought most of it home). Yikes. That's kind of gross. But it was so good. And keep in mind, these things were shared amongst 4-5 people usually.

Anyway, I wanted to still do Theme Thursday, so in the spirit of the Minnesota State Fair, our theme for the day is, well, Minnesota:

Minnesoter [mp3] - The Dandy Warhols - "The Dandy Warhols Come Down" (iTunes)

Secretly Minnesotan [mp3] - Tullycraft - "Disenchanted Hearts Unite" (iTunes)

Minneapolis [mp3] - That Dog (iTunes unavailable)

And we'll end the day with some pictures:

A classic Scandinavian desert. I have had this at many a family holiday.

Not that crowded since it was a Wednesday, but still look at all the people!

Biggest pig in MN. Gross.

Baby pigs! aaaawwww...

The Mounties. I like the lighting in this picture.

The midway at night

The view from the Ferris Wheel

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