Wednesday, August 17, 2005

11 going on 12

Taylor turned 11 yesterday. We celebrated all day by going to the Indiana State Fair with some friends. The kids rode rides all day and left with distended bellies full of elephant ears, funnel cakes, sno cones and cotton candy. I think this picture is particularly funny. In a brilliant display of imagination bankruptcy, this vendor tells it like it is. Come one, come all for "Fried Dough." We had a birthday party for Taylor last night, and she got a lot of gifts for decorating her new room in DC.

OK. Something disturbing has happened since the last time I was at the State Fair. My whole life I remember going to the fair to get an elephant ear or funnel cake. It was pretty much the only time of year that you could get a piece of deep fried dough dipped in sugar. But apparently the evil overlords of Fairgrounds decided to up the ante. Somewhere someone created a laboratory to research exactly what could be dipped in batter and deep fried. Judging from what I saw yesterday, they discovered that the answer is EVERYTHING. Here's a short list of some of the items I saw yesterday.
• Deep Fried Moon Pies
• Deep Fried Snikers
• Deep Fried Twinkies
• Deep Fried Reeces Cups
• Deep Fried Oreos
We also saw Deep Fried Footlong Corndogs. Now we all know that corndogs are always deep fried, but I love it that the average Hoosier cannot be pacified by just any run-of-the-mill corndog. It takes a full 12 inches of batter-dipped lovin' to satisfy.


Aimee said...

Hey Locketts, I miss you guys like crazy. Happy birthday Taylor!! Did you try a deep fried twinkie? I've heard about those, they're supposed to be good, guarenteed clotted arteries, but good. Love you guys.

Orange said...

yeah, Aimee said that she "heard" that they were good--you know she goes into her room and eats them when no one is looking!! That's just what Matt said!!

Dave & Carolyn said...

Matt & Kim,

We are so excited for you guys. God has big things for you guys in the DC... BIG THINGS! Carolyn and I are praying for you in this new and exciting endeavor, and we look forward to hearing all that He is doing in your lives.

God bless ya's !


- "who's the only one here who knows illegal ninja moves from the government"

Rhonda said...

Hey Matt--what are deep fried SNIKERS? Do you mean SNICKERS? I'm just saying.