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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2 thoughts on “Random Thoughts From The 2017 Iowa State Fair”

  1. Several years ago, my coworkers from Melbourne Australia came to the fair with us!! Best experience of the lives, we still talk about how much fun we all had!! One asked me last week to make sure I sent him pictures from this years fair!! And… they LOVE the Iowa Craft Beer tent!! Don’t ever try to drink more beer than an Aussie!!

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