Monday, September 22, 2008
This is the story about how to pacify a hungry wolfman with Dutch apple pie so that he will let you cut his hair and sing you love songs on the guitar.
The Wolfman appeared calm at first, then he began to get ravenously hungry. Thinking fast, Lisa presented him with her newest creation, a traditional Dutch apple pie (thanks Morwenna). The Wolfman was so ecstatic when he saw the pie, he ate it with a voracious appetite and a smile. Then, to her utter amazement, he let Lisa cut his hair - what trust. Then, the Wolfman got a great idea. He played the guitar and sang Lisa love songs. What a happy ending all because of apple pie.
(okay, so that wasn't exactly a completely true story, but I did make apple pie which Pedro enjoyed and he did let me cut his hair, which he didn't enjoy quite as much, but tolerated, and he did play the guitar and sing me love songs)
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The Minnesota State Fair is a BIG deal.
The fairgrounds are enormous. We went for less than three hours on the last night; now we know to go with enough time to see it all. The animals left the day before we went, but we saw lots of food - from cheese to bacon - on a stick, some of it chocolate-covered. We saw some of the neat displays from a walk-through butterfly house to the dairy building with real butter sculptures of the county princesses. The state brings in lots of big-name musicians, too. Though we didn't have tickets, Toby Keith was playing in the grandstand for all to hear, if not see. You should come visit us around the end of August next year. Who knows what you'll see.