Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Rain, Fairs & Cherry Cobbler

Forget Rainy Days and Mondays, it has definitely been Rain, Rain, Go Away Tuesday. As I watched the steady downpour of precipitation throughout the day, accompanied by the damp students parade through the library, I began to have doubts concerning my scheduled evening entertainment. Close to 5:00 pm, the rain stoppped. And while the skies did not clear, there was no rumbling of thunder in the distance. I had time to get home, find a pair of shoes that would survive a tromp through the mud, and head out to the fair.

One of the nice things about living in Ohio is the veritable plethora of county fairs during the summer months that take place within an hours driving distance. Most of these fairs not only have the requisite fair food (re: anything and everything you could want deep fried on a stick and apple dumplings), but also affordable country music entertainmant. Tonight it was Blake Shelton. I'd seen Blake before when he toured with Toby Keith a few years ago and was looking forward to the show. What a bargain, for under ten dollars we had a rollicking hour of Blake's hits including my favorite Playboys of the Southwestern World ("after all, it was your idea genius") and Some Beach.

To round out the evening ... warm cherry cobbler with two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Very tasty indeed.

Back tomorrow with regular posts of library stuff.

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