Monday, September 12, 2005

18 Days Until the Fair!

Items to note:

The birds of the world exhibits starts daily at 1pm, 2:30, 4:30, and 6pm.

The corndog eating contest is on October 9.

The Dallas Historical Society is hosting an exhibit in the Hall of State. The exhibit is about Elvis. I don't think I need to say anything more to inspire you to go to the fair.

But in case that's not enough for you, the butter sculpture this year is Elvis.

Also in the Hall of State, there will be live performances of the music if legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson.


Amstaff Mom said...

Do you have any idea how excited I am about this??? OK, maybe you do, but I will tell you anyways. I.AM.EXCITED!!! I hate that I missed last year. I will have to eat two corny dogs this year now.

Hubby is equally excited that he doesn't have to go.

JLR said...

I think you should amend that to AT LEAST two corn dogs.

Amstaff Mom said...

True. I was also allowing for room for my Haas Texas Nachos as well. But I'm sure I can manage three anyways as long as I pace myself.

RR said...

AM: What is wrong with Amstaff Dad? The fair is wonderful fun. Corny dogs! Corny dogs! Rah rah rah!

Amstaff Mom said...

AD never went as a child. That's the only excuse I can come up with.

I, for one, went with family, as well as private school day, and any other excuse I could think of.

jes said...

Hmmm. Elvis? Can't wait. Bursting with enthusiasm. Must pry fingers off of State Fair gates. Shall picket for early opening. Will wear tight clothes and sideburns, and shall move my hips in popping, bony, gyrating ways to make all the fans adore me.

And then I shall lick the butter sculpture, the sculpture of The Elvis, my whole motivation for attending this year's state fair. Yes, that's it.


Katie said...

Jessica - You are the most random person I know, and i LOVE you for it.

steve said...

i am seriously trying to make it for the corndog comp

RR said...

Seriously? Do you want to see it or do you want to participate? That would be amusing.

Amstaff Mom said...


You aren't kidding, right? Because that wouldn't be nice.


steve said...




Amstaff Mom said...

I'm ecstatic, really. But that's how you roll.

God is Good.


JLR said...



Amstaff Mom said...

jlr - checking email today? :)

RR said...

Steve, will you actually participate in the corny dog eating contest, or will you be a spectator?


Chad said...

I have mixed feelings about the Fair. I was there everyday of the Fair last year (for work.) I managed to make it through the entire Fair with only two corndogs making it past my lips. Granted, I consumed them in a hasty, two-fisted style.

I managed to find the one location in the entire Fair that sold a grilled chicken sandwhich.

While those around me ballooned up to bulbous sizes, I slimed down. I actually lost weight durig the Fair. Weird.

RR said...

Chad: Last year at the fair, I was walking past one of the elevated police stands near the Hall of State and the Centennial Building when I dripped ice cream all down the front of my shirt. The policeman on duty laughed at me. That wasn't you, was it? :)

Amstaff Mom said...

HA HA HA!!! Poor Bee. That must have been hilarious. The cop laughing at your misfortune.

I might just have to weigh myself that morning and then that afternoon. I guess all the walking doesn't count for anything if you're mainly walking to the Fletcher's stand.