Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kansas State Fair: Part One

Let's do something different for a while. How about we just get away from politics all together. Well, with 9-11 and the Tea Parties all over the country, that might be hard to commit to.

I've just spent the evening packing for a three week road trip to Hutchinson, Ks. to work the State Fair. This is the second time I've worked it. It's a hell of a lot of work but there's always a little free time to check out the sights too. Especially this year, the boss had this brain fart a while back and mentioned it might be cool to have a travel trailer for us to hang in whenever we had a little down-time. I told him, oh yeah, that'd be a hell of an idea.

Anyway, one thing led to another and now they've decided since they went to all the expense and trouble of getting that trailer I should just sleep there too.

So her we are. I'll be heading out by 6:00 in the morning. And you're more than welcome to come along...

4 comments:

  1. There are times would love to live in a very small trailer...something about 15 feet long, totally self-contained, and rigged so it could park and connect to sewer and electrical for long periods of time...like in a trailer park.

    I find that the older I get, the fewer household objects I need: one plate, one bowl, 4 teaspoons, 2 coffee mugs, etc; two changes of clothes, 8 changes of underthings...(in case I can't get to the laundry but once a week); one laptop with wifi (don't need a TV with internet episodes of my favorite crime dramas), and that plays DVDs...

    A place to sleep where I can lock the door...that has paper and ink and a laptop. Yep. I'd be good with that.

    I see below where some moron is calling you names again. Tomorrow when I log back one, I'm gonna screw up some energy and jump in with a snotty comment to him.

    Last week they shot me full of morphine and compazine and I think I slept for 24 hours straight. I hadn't slept for 2 days cuz of hurting...I guess I needed the sleep.

    I've seen more TV in the last week than I saw in the whole of last year. NCIS, Bones; Law and Order (SVU, mostly); Monk; House; Devine Design; Designed to Sell; Frasier; Will and Grace. Geez.

    Please don't join the circus, Kevin. We'd miss you.

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  2. Great to see you here, Cat!

    Wow, this brings back memories. After my first divorce, my dad gave me his 22-foot trailer to live in. Stayed there six months. Loved it! Even in January. 'Course, life was a lot less complicated back then. Had kind of a Thoreau thing going there for a while. Simplicity has plenty to teach.

    But, maybe not at a State Fair! Have fun, Buddy!

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  3. You know, the camper was the thing I was the most worried about. It's the whole not knowing what you're getting into thing.

    It turned out that my worries were all unfounded. It's a really nice 5th wheel and so far, everything works fine.

    Oh yeah, we agree on the TV thing too. I rarely watch it anyway. I tried telling that to guy I'm working the fair with. Still, he went to great lenghts yesterday to make sure I had one. He even went to three different places before he found the right converter box, you know, the thing that replaced the old rabbit ears.

    So have I watched it? No.

    And we also agree with the need for less stuff. I have a hell of a time trying to convince my kids not to but me anything for birthdays and Christmas. I try like hell to make them understand, "I DON'T WANT OR NEED ANYMORE STUFF!" They don't listen to me either.

    And, Fred, I'm having a ball and I'll try to keep you guys updated as time goes on. Today was pretty easy. Tomorrow once the gates open, everything changes...

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  4. Hey Kevin ... Myron here

    sorry to have missed you at the fair. I volunteered on 912 w/ the www.afpks.org booth in the meadowlark bldg.

    the libs are really getting on me too in cjonline...

    myron

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