Get real, it has been forever since you were here last.
Since then I have:
Opened another show- it was somewhat rough going and I’m glad to be moving on to the next one.
I confess I have a little bit of Schadenfreude about the show up next- that team is where I was last week while I get to take a breather.
The week before the madness started I went to the state fair. The last time I went to the California State Fair would have been sometime around 1968. I didn’t take my camera so, alas, there are no pictures. I meant to take it, I did, but when I started thinking about having to hang on to it while I did stuff… well, this is why you go to the fair with Mom. So she can hold things for you.
I didn’t go on any rides or win any stuffed animals. I listed to some great local blues groups, had some yummy but really bad for you food, and checked out the animals. The sheep were soooo clean looking. No mats, no tangles, newly sheered, and the color of a brand new flotaki rug. They could have been in a commercial for laundry detergent. I wanted to lie down on one and take a nap. I also saw a kind I had heard of but never seen: Jacob’s- they have 4 horns, 2 that grow out to the side like water buffalo and 2 that grow up and back. They were all brown and wooly with hay in their fleece like sheep are supposed to be. Not quite so clean and sparkly. I guess the judges don’t rate that kind on grooming.
This fair has a farm animal nursery with newborn calves, piglets, kids, and lambs. I have some mixed feeling about this. I would not have wanted to be on display with my newborn minutes after delivery. I watched a kid climb all over it’s mother’s tummy- she was lying on her side having what I’m sure was a much needed nap- and I thought: at least mine didn’t have those sharp little hooves.
Even though there are no pictures from the fair, Sacramento has lots of other amusing and unique sights: