Lines, Haggispops , llama's and County Fair Food

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Postby Gamgee Wench » Fri Jul 19, 2002 4:49 am

OK, before I start my day....I need to know where the lines are. <BR><BR>When the lines are clear....I can follow them, really. But they are so fuzzy in many area's of life...that I don't see them, and often cross them. And crossing them usually ends up in something painful or more often than not..confusing. Make the lines clear!<BR><BR>I recently did something that was requested of me, I even asked if it was ok with all persons concerned. That person said yes, absolutely.....but because of what I did, the relationship may have changed. After discussing this with another...it was pointed out that I had crossed a line....possibly. I DIDN'T SEE the LINE! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> <BR>Because of this...I'm thinking I'm on shaky ground in some other areas, wondering if I've crossed other lines...reevaluating so to speak.<BR><BR>So, as you go off into life today....make the lines clear for the people around you. Don't say something you don't mean...even if it is to be nice, beyond the obvious pleasantries. I think most people think like me...if you say it, then you mean it. I'm learning that this is not true much of the time.....and don't even get me on internet stuff...I can't even see a line on the internet...very confusing place.<BR><BR>And now I will prepare to go to the County Fair....where I know where the lines are...in front of the rides <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> , and I will see chickens and goats, and all will be well with the world.<BR><BR>My next rant will be about Carnies.....trying to extract money from my pocket.<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Have a great day...and keep the lines clear!
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Postby Tookish_Traveler » Fri Jul 19, 2002 5:54 am

Don't forget to get in line for the food too!!!!!<BR>These are the most important lines!<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Durin VIII » Fri Jul 19, 2002 7:49 am

Don’t feel bad GW! If the line was not clear then you should not feel bad if you crossed it. Never gets easy does it, but it is better back in the pre-marriage days when you were dating people (note to all readers GW and I never dated but I wish I had the chance), and trying to figure out if the other person was interested in you or not. Granted I am still trying to figure out my wife 50% of the time, but it is a little easier.<BR><BR>Hope you had fun at the fair and got to see lots of chickens. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Did you remember to wash your hands after touching any of the carnie people?!? Not worried about the animals, but some of those folks that work fairs and carnivals always make me happy about my choice of career.<BR><BR>
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Postby Witchwench » Fri Jul 19, 2002 1:13 pm

LOL Durin!! I'm sure your wife has lines, she just moves them occasionally to see if your paying attention.<BR><BR>Ahhh GW, life just keeps bringing on one twist after another doesnt it...at some point you'd think; Okay, I've done this and that and that HAS to count for something! Sheesh, we could be writing like this when we're 80 <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0>. Well, the only thing I can say is hang in there and make them spell it out! Have fun at the fair and like Durin said, wash your hands after touching any Carnies....well, really, you should'nt be touching them anyway dear <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Waxwing » Fri Jul 19, 2002 1:30 pm

In the context of your vague description... it sounds to me like you did the best you could with the information you had. Don't feel too bad. Hopefully next time they'll be able to clarify better, and you'll stay within the lines. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Fri Jul 19, 2002 7:14 pm

<BR>Sorry to be so vague but its not worth explaining....but I think being a mind reader would be mighty handy at times. I used to be really good at reading people...really...not sure what has happened. And like I said before...I can't even begin to figure out the internet...I've made so many cyber ediquette mistakes its not even funny. Ahh well, live and learn. The older i get, the less I seem to know. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I made it through the fair!!! I was so glad to walk out of that gate at the end of the day!! The carnies did not disappoint me at all...but I finally stopped avoiding their calls and just started to yack with them, after clarifying they weren't getting a red cent out of this Wench. <BR><BR>Turns out that Jim, a fine older carnie type, has been with this amusement/ride group for 43 years (the second longest employee), and is retiring in October, just told his boss this last week. He's gonna go live in Florida...the home base of this company, and start a business of his own...but he isn't sure what yet...possibly fishing tours. I told him that I was sick of people not making the lines clear....he just stared at me...so we talked some more about him. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> (That was a clear line!)<BR><BR>My feet hurt alot but the chickens were wonderful...as were the bunnies, and horses, and guinea pigs, and llamas. The Rooster who won best of show was a spectacular bird....and I told him so.<BR><BR>And I spent alot of time in the food lines....TT!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Durin VIII » Fri Jul 19, 2002 8:40 pm

GW I am starting to wonder about you. Either you are the friendliest person in the world or maybe need to work on that lines thing a little more. First talking with clowns and now carnie folk. Where will it end?!
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Postby Drogo Baggins » Fri Jul 19, 2002 10:13 pm

As to the original question the lines show up when you cross them...then you can back up, take your lumps and see them more clearly. It's that crappy learn by our mistakes stuff.....hopefully as we get older we don't blast past the lines quite as fast and as far as when we were young. Hang in there darlin.<BR><BR>As to the County Fair<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Only talk to carnies if they have all their teeth....<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> Did you have an elephant ear???? Hmmmmm, fried dough...... Our Fair (the largest county fair in the state of Indiana) started today and I saw on the news tonite that they are serving "deep fried CANDY BARS"!!!! They dip a Snickers in batter and fry it<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> Oh the pain, Oh the humanity, Oh am I sure going to get one<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby niniel* » Fri Jul 19, 2002 10:34 pm

Gamgee Wench, I also have started to think that the older I get, the less I know. 'Lines' should be thick and black, but they are not!<BR>As for the internet, I had no idea there were lines, until last night when I think I may have crossed one. I am hoping I will be forgiven <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Drogo Baggins, don't do it!!! We have had fried Snickers in this country for a while now, they fry them in chip shops along with the fries. They are the most digusting things <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> Oops, sorry, maybe I was crossing the line a little in giving you that advise <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Sat Jul 20, 2002 6:51 pm

<BR><BR>Niniel <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Good to see you...and you said it very well...make those lines very large and dark...so I can see them. I would also like people to tell me if I've crossed them...don't make me guess! I'm a forthright kinda gal...just tell me if I've messed up....well, there, I feel better. Though I still don't know if I crossed the original line that started this thread...but I will next week, dangnabit (I'm going to just ask...a new concept)!!<BR><BR>Durin...I've always been this way with people. Some would call it friendly, some nosey. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I love humans...love to know what makes them tick. But in my defense, I didn't have a choice with the clown...he was invading my dinner. The Carnie was just sitting there and I had to wait for the kidlets to get off the ride so why not yack it up.<BR><BR>Drogo!!!! Don't do it!!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> Deep fried Snickers...Oh, GACK! I've heard of these things being in England...but they've come here too? Listen to Niniel...snickers really aren't that good anyway...but to batter them and deep fry them? Now the person who thought that up is a human I would love to talk to...after I smacked them upside the head. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Lady_of_Rohan » Sat Jul 20, 2002 8:34 pm

GW: Where are you, if you saw llamas?????? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Not a lot of county fairs have them, I know from experience. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> (But amazingly, our state fair is packed out with them. Odd...)
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Postby Witchwench » Sat Jul 20, 2002 9:28 pm

Deep Fried Snickers are in my neck of the wood too, its an invasion!!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> I'm a chocolate person by nature but I wont touch those things, just sounds nasty <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>GW, I went to one of our local fairs today...thought of you when I looked at the Carnies. There wasnt one cute enough to tempt me to reach out and touch him though <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Kids enjoyed the petting zoo, which was pretty exotic for how small this fair is, had a Tapir, Gazelle (liked to have its ears scratched), a Wallaby and a few other assorted animals, that seemed to take it all in stride despite the fact it was so hot you could fry and egg on your car! ugh!
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Postby GoodSam » Sat Jul 20, 2002 10:33 pm

The problem with lines is that they are a very personal thing. Everyone has lines, but they are drawn in much different places. You can drive yourself crazy trying not to cross someone's lines and find that in the process of avoiding his lines, you've crossed his neighbor's lines.<BR><BR>Some people don't even worry about the lines, and others live in fear of crossing the lines. My family and my wife's family would be good examples of the two extremes. My family is basically Irish, conservative and from the Western U.S. This leads to extreme uprightness -- often to the point of downright rudeness. My mother on meeting the girl that eventually became my wife, told her a very off-color joke right off. My GF at the time just looked at her in disbelief as her jaw bounced off the floor. You see her mother grew up in Texas where ettiquet reigns supreme. Off-color jokes were simply not told. One did not discuss a matter that dealt with sex, religion or politics in polite company, even if it was a very vital concern. Her mother has loosened up somewhat, but I still get frustrated when whe goesback into that mode. At times she will start hinting at an important issue that she feels might offend me. I want to yell, "JUST SPIT IT OUT WOMAN!! I CAN TAKE IT!"<BR><BR>On the other hand, my mother's family has been known to wake the entire neighborhood very late at night with THEIR very open and frank "conversations."<BR><BR>I fear I tend more towards my mother's side. I can be terribly blunt without even realizing it. In fact, sometimes I don't even realize I've crossed a line until I notice so and so hasn't been around for a while. "I think he was offended by that time ..." Well, you get the picture.<BR><BR>I find that I don't have to worry about other people's lines much if I observe God's line's which are much plainer. I don't have to worry about it, not because I don't cross lines any more, but because I can have a clear conscience. That's the ideal. Occasionally I can pull it off.<BR><BR>One line I will cross is the one to sell fried Snickers, meaning I won't be stopping to stand in it. This is the first I've heard of them. Next thing you know, they'll just find a way to fry up pure lard without melting it. Just think of it. FRIED LARD! The clapping sound is your coronary arteries slamming shut.
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Postby come_athelas! » Sat Jul 20, 2002 10:46 pm

You have not lived until you have been to the Ohio State Fair and seen the Butter Cow.<BR><BR>... unless perhaps they figure out how to fry it.
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Postby Tookish_Traveler » Mon Jul 22, 2002 6:43 am

Deep fried snickers? I wouldn't stand in line for them...yuck! Why take something healthy like a snickers bar and fry it? It's just not right, I say! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>If you want to eat plain unadulterated fat and sugar, come to my neck of the woods and stand in line for some funnel cakes!<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alys » Mon Jul 22, 2002 8:13 am

Maybe it's my Scottish blood, but I like such things - I believe that, along with so many other things, it was us who invented deep fried chocolate bars <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>The original and the best, although I've only tried it once, is deep fried Mars Bars - they really are very yummy - they go all gooey and soft in the middle. <BR><BR>Nigella Lawson actually deep fries bounty's and cream eggs and she's a real foody so they can't be all that bad eh? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Talking of which has anyone else tried the MacDonalds cream egg macflurries that they had out a while ago? - yum <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Minardil » Mon Jul 22, 2002 8:40 am

Traveller,<BR><BR>I'll take my funnel cakes with extra sugar please, and how 'bout a side of puddin' and scrapple to go with that?<BR><BR>Alys,<BR><BR>I watched Nigella's show where she did the deep fried candy bars a couple of weeks ago. My mouth is still watering. . .
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Postby Drogo Baggins » Mon Jul 22, 2002 10:23 am

Oh I was so tempted...they offered Snickers, Milky Way and 3 Musketeers....but I couldn't do it<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> Maybe it was the pressure from Mrs. Baggins, or the fact that the price wasn't posted (I'd hate to pay $4 for a candy bar), so I went for a big cup of ice cream instead<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0>. <BR><BR>I usually get a BunnyBurger (BBQ rabbit from the 4-H Rabbit Club...quite tasty) but we went for pork this year. If I make it back Thumper will be mine<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>....and there is a bag of cotton candy (pure unadulterated sugar) with our family name on it<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby Tookish_Traveler » Mon Jul 22, 2002 10:52 am

<BR><BR>Minardil, <BR><BR><i>I'll take my funnel cakes with extra sugar please, and how 'bout a side of puddin' and scrapple to go with that?</i><BR><BR>Scrapple? Ahhh, yes. The ultimate in mystery meat. Glad you like it Minardil, cause I won't go near the stuff. Do you want gravy or maple syrup on that? I suggest a lot of syrup, it'll drown the taste more!<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0><BR> Took <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Minardil » Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:28 am

Traveller,<BR><BR>I must have accidentally de-activated the "sarcasm" function on my keyboard prior to my last post.<BR><BR>Let's see, Control*alt*F1*S enter. That ought to do it. <BR><BR>Actually, I've never eaten the Scrapple. Nor have I tried the Puddin', which looks ten times worse. If you squint your eyes, you can always fool yourself into thinking the Scrapple is some sort of pate, but Puddin'! Those hunks of flesh suspended in that gelatinous mass of goo! Like fruit jello made with slaughter house scraps. I'm gettin' woozy just thinking about it. <BR><BR>The funnel cakes look pretty good, but I must say, I've been going to fairs here in Central PA for goin' on twenty five years now, but I have never once tried Funnel Cake.<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Tookish_Traveler » Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:41 am

Funnel cakes: think fried sugar coated donut only with more grease. I have eaten them in years past, but I don't remember much what happened afterwards because of the hypoglycemic rebound!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I don't blame you for never eating scrapple or puddin'. You can always tell us 'non-natives' in the area....we don't eat the stuff!!<BR><BR>And I don't think I'll eat fried snickers either...doesn't the chocolate melt?? Or am I missing something?<BR><BR>Took
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Postby Alys » Mon Jul 22, 2002 12:24 pm

At the risk of producing further horror.... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>The chocolate bar of your choice is dipped in batter before it is deep fried - so yes the chocolate does melt but it is held snugly in place by the crispy coating <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Yummy <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Minardil » Mon Jul 22, 2002 12:30 pm

OOOOHHHHYEAHHHH!!!!<BR><BR>Nigella was doing Almond Joy's (though she called them by their British name, which I forget. Basically coconut and almond wrapped in chocolate).<BR><BR>Warm gooey chocolate, sweet coconut, crunchy almond. . .mercy.<BR><BR>So how many extra miles a night would I have to ride to work that off I wonder?
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Postby Tookish_Traveler » Mon Jul 22, 2002 12:51 pm

<BR><i>So how many extra miles a night would I have to ride to work that off I wonder? </i><BR><BR> About 300 miles. <BR><BR> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><BR> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Mon Jul 22, 2002 6:16 pm

<BR><BR>Well, to step briefly back to the original subject....I have found out if I crossed the line...and I didn’t, at all. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Don’t think a line was there at all.....I am truly a paranoid idiot at times...with mild delusions of granduer. I don’t even want to tell you where my mind went with this and I feel rather foolish.....but I have to admit that Mr. Bumpy was fueling my strange thoughts a bit too, so I’ll blame him <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> . Oh well...things are back to normal. <BR><BR>Goodsam....as always, you made a point that hit the mark, closer to the mark than I’d like to admit...you have no idea how much your words have meant to me in the past. Your ideal is the right one, and one that has helped me a lot in the past.<BR><BR>OK....back to fairs and deep fried things.....<BR><BR>Ahhh Come_Athelas....the butter cow...do they have butter chickens?<BR><BR>Tookishness....funnel cakes are yummy....heart attack on a paper plate! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>WW.....I never touched the carnies....really! Wasn’t even tempted. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>OK...Alys....I have to admit I’m a bit tempted by a deep fried Almond Joy....just a bit.<BR><BR>Minardil.....eat the Funnel Cakes!!....very yummy....and now they have all kinds of crap to put on them. If your in central PA....you have funnel cakes out the cazooo out there. I lived in PA for years....ate many a funnel cake...and shoo-fly pie of course. Those Amish ladies sure can cook!<BR><BR>Lady of Rohan...there are tons of Llamas in my area, which is Upstate NY, north of Albany....not sure why but we have a bunch of them. There are several farms that have nothing but them.....and “Dakota the Kissing Llama” lives one street over....a big hit at birthday parties I’m told. Now if I remember correctly....I saw a picture of you somewhere washing your llama...I think, Yes? We had a bad llama experience at a few years ago...my son was in the petting zoo at a fair in New Jersey....with a llama....and it spit at him and hit him square in the center of his face....I was about 30 feet away and I just started laughing, then I realized he was screaming, not laughing, because it was stinging his eyes.....that stuff was the nastiest smelling stuff I’ve ever smelt. Gack........poor kid. He is none to fond of llamas at this point.<BR><BR>Drogo....don't eat the bunnies.... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> But cotton candy is good, isn't it!<BR><BR>
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Postby Tookish_Traveler » Tue Jul 23, 2002 3:50 am

GW, <BR>Sorry we derailed your 'crossing the line' thread a bit, with all this talk of deep fried food and livestock. I'm glad to hear that you HAVE found the line, and apparently you didn't cross it! Who needs any more stress in life? And I'm glad you had fun at the carnival ....that's what they're there for!<BR><BR>I have no good llama stories to tell, but there was that chicken story I told in that other thread...... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Tooks <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>PS: And maybe some day I will try a deep fried snickers!
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Postby Minardil » Tue Jul 23, 2002 5:53 am

Okay, GW, I'll try the funnel cakes.<BR><BR>Of course, since these are only available at carnivals and festivals (unless you make them at home) I'll have to wait for the next street fair, which would be OctTuba Fest. That's right, my town's annual celebration of that backbone of the Oompah band, second only to the accordian: the Tuba. <BR><BR>Don't believe me? Come to Carlisle for the second weekend of October. In a move that has drastically increased the popularity of the event over the last few years, the organizers have confined the actual TUBA PLAYING to one or two indoor venues, so you can leave your earplugs at home. <BR><BR>In addition to the Tuba Bands (tucked away in their sound-proofed buildings like contestants on some quiz show), the streets around the Square are converted into a pedestrian mall with artists and craftsmen and food stalls, while Revolutionary War Reenactors set up an encampment (well, two encampents: one Continental Army and one Red Coat) on the campus of Dickinson College. Don't ask me what any of this has to do with Tubas. <BR><BR>If I can't wait until October, maybe I could go to the Plainfield Volunteer Fireman's Chicken Corn Soup Festival on Labor Day. Sure to be funnel cakes there. . .<BR><BR>
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Postby Tookish_Traveler » Tue Jul 23, 2002 6:48 am

Or, just go to the next car show in Carlisle, Minardel. There are sure to be funnel cakes. Of course, you'll have to pay $6-7 just to get in the gate. If you're not interested in the cars that makes the funnel cakes a bit expensive! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Tuba fest, huh? Sounds like something they'd do around here.
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Postby Minardil » Tue Jul 23, 2002 7:14 am

Hey, I bought a car at the Car Show, about fifteen years ago. An MG Midget. I loved that thing, but it was terribly un-practical. Great for picking up girls. Not so good for actually taking them anywhere. . .<BR><BR>Did not try the funnel cakes.<BR><BR>Have not been to a car show since.
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Tue Jul 23, 2002 8:46 am

<BR><BR>A Tuba Fest? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Interesting....<BR><BR>But, since you live in that area...have you ever floated your fanny down the Susquehanny? Isn't that a festival or something...maybe up river. I had a big project at a facility in Williamsport Pa....and that was all the talk at the plant...that the big "Float your fanny down the Susquehanny" day was coming. <BR>I made the huge mistake once of scheduling a large drilling project at the site during the same time period as the Little League World Series...my crew and I had to go about 30 miles away to find motel rooms for the week...(my crew was none to happy with me, I might add <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> ). <BR><BR>
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