Sunday, July 02, 2006

Cotton Candy + Carnies + Airplane bottle size booze = Canada Day 2006

I call up LD around 12:30, and ask her if she wants to take her nephews to the carnival thats going on not too far from my place for the afternoon. I can hear the noise all the way across the pond, and we agree....we love carnival food, so we're set to go.

We head down there, against Brither in laws severe warnings, and get ourselves settled into some serious carnival fun. I have not been to a carnival myself, in years, but the lure of blue cotton candy is too strong for me to resist. Im cramming bites of it into my mouth as I type this...and I assure you. Its GOOD.

We get down there, and the boys want to play all these games, and as we're walking through, almost every game at this carnival was beer bottle themed. No joke. Almost every game, had something to do with beer bottles. Breaking them, or getting rings around them...whatever, they were there. And we laughed. Out loud.

The surplus of mullets and men without teeth was overwhelming, infact, I believe that I saw the worst mullet I have ever seen in my entire life today. It was an afro on top, and frizzy fanned out mullet on the bottom. Nauseating. But my cotton candy kicks ass.

LD was taking her nephews on the ferris wheel, and as we're waiting in line for them to go, the carnie in charge looks at us, leans back on his chair, and makes some comments in our general direction about how his chair is the most confortable one there blah blah blah.....while eyeballing us, and doing this really creepy thing with his lips. I turn my back to him, and LD makes some comment about how his chair is about to fall apart, as the bolts were coming out of the bottom...and he continues to ogle, and do that creepy thing with his lips....we make some other random comments about the general venue, and I tell her that the carnie is creeping me out, at which point he leans over and says "I can hear everything you know". I shrug it off, and LD says "what did he say???" I say "he can hear what we're saying"....she gives me the "so what" shrug, and we laugh it off....We're bitches...get over it. But it gave us a good story for the rest of the night, and LD's reenactment of her reaction, is priceless.

We leave a couple of hours later, and head off to her brothers house, and since the Liquor store is closed today, the only thing I have readily available booze wise, is airplane size bottles of rye, and rum....Hung out there for a while, and then we went to the Flying Saucer for a bit to eat....mmmm...i missed that place.

while we were eating, I wondered, out loud, how one becomes a carnie.....Any ideas??? And is mullets and no teeth a job requirement?

But my cotton candy was totally worth it.

18 comments:

yrautca said...

Sounds like fun times. We are gonna have a blast on July 4th here. Dragon boating, eating, drinking and then fireworks.

Miss Ash said...

Ohhhh the flying saucer, i haven't been there in ages.

As for how one becomes a carnie i have no idea, but one youth where i volunteer became one. I haven't seen him since.

The last time i went to that carnival, the carnie kept us on the gravitron for about 10 mins while he stared at us...creepy.

Princess Pessimism said...

Yrautca - It was a good time. Happy 4th of july.

Ash - My nachos were so yum. Jen and Mike were here and they were making jokes about carnies...Saying that since they run the carnival 30 weeks a year, that it's 30 weeks carnie, 22 weeks prison. LOL!!! And that carnies are really on work release programs. Which is actually a good idea for conditional release.

Lindsey said...

I'm glad you had fun...I can't wait for Tuesday here. Beer and fireworks galore!!

Princess Pessimism said...

Linny - HAHA...why wait until tuesday?

Sexy Suburbanite said...

You seem to go to that flying saucer place a lot...

berly02 said...

Blue cotton candy sounds to die for!
And yes, you must have a mullet or be missing at least three teeth. It is in their handbook. ;)

Princess Pessimism said...

Sexy - I havent been in about 2 years to the flying saucer, so its been a long time, but yes, when I live here, its a great after bar place to go.

Berly - OHHH....it was to die for. Have you had any cravings yet???

Trib said...

Awesomeness. I used to love fairs, but I've since lost my taste for them. Maybe all I need is a taste of cotton candy.

Trib said...

And to get completely pissed.

Marcus said...

you should read Funland by Richard Laymon..... >:)

Princess Pessimism said...

Trib - Getting pissed helps deal with the mullets so much more.

Marcus - Whats that about?

rawbean said...

Mmmm cotton candy, I totally want some now and it's 9:00 on a Monday morning.

As for how someone becomes a carnie, my uncle was one. He dropped out of highschool when he was 16 and basically left town. He wasn't exactly a law-abiding citizen. I think it was a good place for nomadic people like him to hide.

rawbean said...

make that tuesday morning

Scott said...

Carnies... yikes. You should have asked him simple math questions just for fun.

Scott

Princess Pessimism said...

Rawbean - Your uncle was a carnie?? Ive never known one myself. And yes, its tuesday...I appreciate that one of the first things you do in the morning, is read my blog...LOL!!!

Scott - I was going to, but I was sorta creeped out by the no teeth. I figured engaging them in polite conversation would be a place I didnt want to go.

angel, jr. said...

Mullets? I really wonder who came up with that haircut and why people think it's considered good "grooming".
I think every runaway is a carnie. They run to a place where no one notices them or a place that is the modern day gypsy commune.

rawbean said...

Yes my uncle was a carnie in the states when he was younger. He lived quite a sketchy life...sort of the black sheep in the family if you will...he just passed away a few weeks ago actually and I heard people telling stories about his life, that's why I know he worked the carnivals.

I read your blog anytime of the day!