a guy’s fairy tale

Someone sent me an e-mail telling a story of what a guy’s fairy tale might be like.  (I don’t know who originally wrote it or I’d give them credit.)

Once upon a time, a Prince asked a beautiful Princess… “Will you marry me?”

The Princess said “NO!”

And the Prince lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles
and went fishing and hunting and played golf and
played video games and dated women half his age and
had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up
and farted whenever he wanted.

The End

Todays ‘Bonus Post’ – A Fairy Tale

While tirelessly perusing the ‘interweb’ as I oft do, I stumbled upon ‘A Fairy Tale’ truly worthy of sharing…  so without further ado, I give you today’s ‘bonus’ post.

A Fairy Tale

One day, long long ago……

there lived a woman who did not whine, nag or complain.

But this was a long time ago……

and it was just that one day.

The End.

caption contest, unfair sumo wrestling match

It’s time for another caption contest!  Since the Olympics are going on now, I’m going to feature a sports photo.  I don’t think sumo wrestling is actually in the Olympics, but perhaps it should be.  (Let your imagination run with that for a minute.)  Now, on to the picture and your captions!

here, size does matter

The rules are simple : write a caption for the photo, whatever you want (within the site’s language rules).

(To see the other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

my trip to the 2007 Faulkner County Fair

I went to the Faulkner County Fair the other night, to see what-all was going on.  I’ve been to numerous small-town fairs and carnivals, so I expected this one to be bigger and better since it’s in a city of over 50,000 people.  But I was disappointed.  It wasn’t that much different, and everything has become so expensive.  I knew the food would be high, but the rides were even higher!  My wife and I were going to ride the Ferris Wheel, but then we discovered it costs $8 for the two of us, and it’s not that exciting.  Is that the typical going fare for carnival rides now?  It would get expensive real quick to participate in even a quarter of the rides and games there.

Now on to a few less-serious observations.  Seeing the kiddie rides brought back memories of years past.  There was a carousel horse ride, and I remembered riding on it as a kid.  Of course I don’t care about riding it now, but I imagined how it might struggle under my current weight.  Picture it going slow, the music dragging, smoke coming out from underneath…  🙂

There was a rock climbing / wall scaling attraction, and it was kinda funny to see some people try the expert side but then not even get off the first set of handles.  I knew better than to even try that…

We got a candy apple (covered in caramel) there, and it was really good.  Also saw where a concession stand was selling nachos, and I remembered seeing in Walmart a product that advertised itself as the nacho cheese featured in concession stands.  I’m not sure that’s a good way to market your product.  Although when I was a kid, I thought it was good.  But now that I’ve had much better nachos and cheese dip, that “fake” cheese just doesn’t seem so good anymore.  But to each their own…

We did get to see a lot of farm animals, like cows, goats, pigs, and chickens.  There’s nothing like that fresh, natural, barnyard scent, featuring lots of methane and manure.  I guess you get used to it if you work with them.

I was thinking the carnival could’ve been so much more.  I’m sure kids would enjoy it, but there wasn’t a lot of grown-ups.  I would’ve rode the bumper cars, but my long legs don’t fit in there too well anymore.  (I still remember the first time I realized I had become too tall to ride them.  It was a sad day, indeed.)

They should include some virtual reality rides there.  They could be built into a trailer that unpacks, so transport would be easier than the other stuff they had.  And I think a lot of people would be interested in it.  They could also have some state-of-the-art video games.  Maybe next year…


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