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I love county fairs. They seem so quintessentially Midwestern and are great places to people watch. Besides, I can get my fill of chickens and goats…wheee!

And my fill of fair food…let’s see we ate sugar waffles, elephant ears, kettle corn, corn dogs, and sweet tea. (Yes, that sound you heard was our respective digestive systems crying out for mercy).

This year we went to the Fulton County Fair, which was much bigger and better than I expected. We had a great time but were a bit wilted by the 90 degree heat. Here are some pics from that day:

Not too happy to be at the fair

Not too happy to be at the fair

a very large rabbitt

a very large rabbitt

with fins!

with fins!

1967 tractor grill front

1957 tractor grill front

Goose!

Goose!

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Couldn’t Resist Creating One…

Strewth! I just got slapped with a wet salmon – really – I have not updated this since Hammertime was in the charts… You would not believe how much more of a drama I could make that. Apologies to my regular readers! Even the little blue ones!.I am hopped up on caffeine with only your readership as life preserver, being distracted by the shiny, just generally being a nuisance to society in general, my day is filled with fluorescent light from the first cockadoodledoo from the rooster to 11pm at which point I fall asleep on the couch. I am wearing my budgie smugglers. as well you should know.

I will try to remember I promised you I will make more of an effort to blog more often until the nice men in the white coats come back. No, really! Unless of course the pool with the cocktail bar is heated!.

 

       The above was created with The Lazy Bloggers Post Generator (and a tip ‘o’ the cap to The Vampire Librarian for finding this little gem!)

Oh, and I picked “budgie smugglers” without knowing what it meant because it sounded funny. Here is what it refers to, however…oops!

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No, I haven’t seen the new Batman movie…but I did find something very cool I want to build:

The Book Cave  :  Read about it in the New York Times here. I wonder if I can convince our library to put one in the children’s room?

Although I imagine it would need to be up a bit higher, as I can’t seem to get down and up as well as I used to when I was younger. Still, this reminds me of the cool bunk bed house my Dad made for me when I was in the first grade. He took a big piece of plywood and bolted it onto a standard bunk bed frame. It had a big circle cutout to provide access into the lower bunk bed and steps cut into one side so you could climb onto the top bunk. I loved that thing!

Here’s a way to combine the two:

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  Click on the photos above and there’s a link to more pictures of the step-by-step building process. It has a bed inside and a little closet, too. Wheeee!

And, for everything bookshelf related…and I do mean everything…check out this blog. I like the twisted grandfather clock bookcase here and the oddly compelling yet insane idea of creating a bookstore shelved just by color here.

Finally, I think we can all see the irony here. The crafter turns books into shelves into art. Very nice! (oh, and another here, too).

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