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Hello! I'm Tony. I'm a Husband, Father, Friend, Blogger, Country Radio DJ, and proud Dance Dad. Faith, Family, and Technology...this is what matters to me and it's what I write about here.

Random Thoughts From The 2017 Iowa State Fair

Today my daughters and I spent 8 hours at the 2017 Iowa State Fair. They got to dance in the morning and then I had to work for a few hours at my radio station’s booth.  It was a prime spot for people watching.

Throughout the day I had many thoughts.  Here are a few of them.

Random Thoughts From The 2017 Iowa State Fair

  • No one looks cool eating a turkey leg.
  • I’m glad I don’t have to lug a life-size stuffed animal around the fair.  Good luck with that, buddy.
  • It takes a brave person to wear white shorts to the fair.
  • Interesting group. One girl is wearing an offensive t-shirt (in my opinion). Her friend is wearing a shirt displaying a Bible verse. Do they cancel each other out?
  • I don’t miss the days of wearing a baby carrier or pushing a stroller.
  • It’s easy to tell the difference between the farm kids and the city kids.
  • I wouldn’t look good with purple hair but you’re rocking it, grandma.
  • Not everyone can get away with wearing yoga pants. I know I couldn’t.
  • What some people think are funny t-shirts and appropriate to wear in public differs greatly from my opinion.
  • I thought smoking was against fairgrounds rules. If it’s not, it should be.
  • If you’re over the age of 18 temporary tattoos don’t look cute on you. Especially if they’re on your cheek.
  • I think I’ve seen more wagons and motorized scooters than strollers today.
  • What happened to the root beer stands?  There used to be several of them.
  • I wish our booth was 20 yards to the North. Then I’d be sitting right on top of a PokeStop and could collect items every 5 minutes.
  • When I retire I want to volunteer at the fair.
  • I’d love to take someone from another country on a tour of the fair and then interview them afterward.
  • Everyone should experience the Iowa State Fair at least once in their life.
  • I hope the sun stays under the clouds all day. It’s nice and cool today. I’m not used to this.  Normally I’d be wearing a shirt soaked in sweat.
  • Good thing I’m coming back again later this week because there is plenty I still need to see (and eat).
  • Next year I’m going to enter one of the food competitions. I not sure which one but I will enter.
  • I wonder what the most calories consumed by a single fairgoer in one day is.
  • I bet I didn’t look cool eating this Iowa’s Big Pork Leg… but dang it was good!

What thoughts have you had at the Iowa State Fair?

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Weekly Verse – Seek The Lord

I had several different ways I thought about going with this week’s Bible verse but I either couldn’t get my thoughts quite right… or I couldn’t find the right verse.

While searching for the perfect verse to share I did come across one that jumped out at me.  It doesn’t fit with any theme and I don’t have a particular story to go with it… but that’s OK.

I just really like Psalm 105:4 (ESV).

Seek the Lord and his strength;
    seek his presence continually!

 

I thought about why I like this verse.  On one level it speaks to the power of the Lord.  It’s good to remember that when I’m feeling weak or troubled there is a place I can turn for comfort and strength.

The other thing I like about this verse is that it is a reminder that a relationship with the Lord is a journey and not a simple destination. It says we should seek him continually.   It’s not just a “one and done” thing.

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