If the Minnesota State fair is a fair assessment of this fair state and nation, we're screwed! On the other hand, if the fair is an accurate sampling of the population at large, I am a much better looking individual, compared to the observed average, than my poor self-esteem allows me to believe. That same boost of confidence via the observed average fair-goer ends up being a bit of a trap for me. "I can totally have another deep fried candy bar. I have a long way to go before I look that bad."
Some other highlights of the fair:
Scoring an awesome Current t-shirt.
The best weather for the State Fair ever.
Giant hunk of bacon on a stick. (to the right of the corndog)
The fine arts building. Awesome as always.
Our internet friend PumpkinGirl winning a crafty ribbon.
Watching Q go ape-shit watching the BMX and skateboard show. (ape-shitting not shown)
Some low points:
The couple that, at 9am, I could smell the booze on from 5 feet away in the livestock birthing building.
The 4H building slowly turning into the Nintendo Wii building. What the hell. 4H being dominated by video games is like the boy scouts being run by people that know nothing about outdoor survival.... oh wait.