Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at:

Monday, August 06, 2007

A Night at the Fair

Howdy partners....please excuse my bubs, I took about 216547132657 pictures of us, and he made a silly face (in protest) every time, I chose this one because I looked the best in it, wven though I am wearing no please forgive me.

The fair and concert were wonderful, Merle Haggard was amazing, it actually brought a tear to my eye when he got on stage, George Jones, though still legendary was a little (a lot) less amazing. In truth he sort of flailed around and mumbled a lot of the songs and pimped the new sausage he sells on his website.

Overall he was a sad former version of himself...but then I remember that hell, the old chestnut is 75, and has spent the majority of his life drunk, and then franly I am thankful he is standing upright.

He did play a ton of good songs accompanied by a power point picture show of him and all the old time country stars...I will admit to you that I was audibly sobbing when he had pictures of Johnny Cash and June...

It was a very odd experience to say the least...I have not been around that many crazy country folks in all my life...seriously a lot of these people actually looked like the Cletus charcater on the Simpsons!!

They sang a song about Jesus and the crowd went crazy...he had this sort of slutty looking 700 Club diva on stage with him, wearing a bad lace top and some tight black "mom pants", you know the ones, pulled up way high over her hips and had a 13 inch zipper...they just made her butt look huge!!!

So there was a Jesus song and a song about "the troops"...(this is all from George, as Merle just sang songs about being poor and drinking whiskey).

It was a great and hilarious time, and the best part was seeing all the old, old people there on dates, all dressed proper....oh and GOLD JEWELRY!!! I have not seen so much gold jewelry in all my life these ladies and there men were all decked out.

then any trip to the fair would not have been complete without a visit to the petting zoo....the animals may seem fat and lifeless but please remember they are not only fat Ohio fair animals but it was also 10:45 at night, and these poor beasts have been poked, patted and fed all day.

My favorite were the Alpacas (above) as I love, love, love their little white puffy leg warmers, and wrist warmers it looks like they're wearing.

I did pat a lot of the beasts but since I had no money to get them food I just sort of waved my hands and was screaming "Hey Alpacas...I have crackers for you...crackers!!!

they did not care.
My bubs favorite...the goats, he loves these dirty little beasts...though he hates sheep...he made that very clear.
This water buffalo let me lift up his head and stare right at him, but by the time I got the camera focused he had already moved his lazy head down again

OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH...the ferris is my favorite, so we splurged and spent $4 to ride the thing, but I had to, I love it that much.

More ferris wheel pictures...
this is the view from the ferris it me or does it seem to be going awfully fast??? My bubs and I were hoping to be able to "make out" on the ride, but the morons put a dad and little boy in the same buggy as us, so we had no kissing.

yeah....the ferris wheel was going too fast....just like the rest of the weekend....we barely got to explore the fair at's that huge!!!

(for all you NH natives, the Ohio State Fair is bigger than Benson's Animal Park was, and a little smaller than Canobie Lake Park)

that's all for today loves....I have lots more to report as we are slowly moving into the house, we got the key yesterday and spent the rest of the day buying blinds as the house has a ton of windows...we went to 3 stores and bought all the 27 inch blinds in all of them, and we still don;t have enough for all the windows...

le sigh....this will be a long moving process.

oh....did you all read "Petite Heights" yesterday????


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Blogger Aaron said...

Three random thoughts:

1. I am soooo excited for the fall and fair season. I am going to eat my weight in fried dough.

2. Ferris wheels scare me. Not so much riding them, but the thought of it stopping right when my cart is at the top. And then getting stuck there. And consequently having to climb down, or have some dude in a lift rescue me.

3. That said, best Ferris wheel scene ever: Before Sunrise.

Tres amusing post, JftB. Have fun moving this week!

8:47 AM  
Anonymous nancypearlwannabe said...

BENSON'S ANIMAL FARM! I used to love that place!

Glad you had fun at the fair- I cannot wait until Deerfield, and Topsfield, and King Richard's... man, I love the fall. But until then? Canobie!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

1. Less than two months to the deerfield fair!

2. I still miss Benson's. My brother was bit by an Ostrich there.

3. You should have made out anyway. Kid's got to learn sometime. Also, you were in Ohio.

9:35 AM  
Blogger m.Lee said...

You know, I lived in Columbus for five years and I never made it to the Ohio State Fair. That ferris wheel looks fun.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the concert sounds like fun, I hope you smuggled in some JD in a flask to commiserate with.

Yay! move in day is almost here, I am so excited.

Sorry you didn't get to make out while overlooking all of the big OH

9:57 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

I'm actually a little jealous of you and the concert and the fair.

Love the pics from the ferris wheel. It's definitely going faster than the ones around here.

Did you know that back in the day George Jones actually had a double in case he was too drunk to go on stage?

10:40 AM  
Blogger fernfiddlehead said...

I love the New York State Fair. It was fun looking at your pictures. I haven't been in a while but you're inspiring me. It's Labor Day weekend. I just might have to make the trip to the cow barn. Actually the bunnies are my favorites.

11:17 AM  
Blogger LadyK said...

What I love about the fair here is the food and walking thru all of the exhibits and barns. :)

Our county fair isn't until Sept..

11:57 AM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

Oooh, so exciting. I totally love this post. Summer excursions are the best. The whole thing sounds like a blast, and I too love the ferris wheel. You and your bubs look so adorable! And I love the description of the Cletus guy from Simpsons.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Columbus Fashion Week said...

yeah no lipstick in public, thats a crime, where was the fashion police to cite you and give a fine of buying 10 lipsticks from chanel

12:53 PM  
Blogger Krazy Kate Designs said...

Delightful blog, very amusing.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Noelle said...

I want to ride the ferris wheel right now, but I have to wait two stupid weeks for the Dutchess County Fair. Hopefully, I will not have to encounter any Christian music.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Nora said...

Oh your report makes me want to hit the California State Fair. Now I hear they are deep frying Twinkies!

2:14 PM  
Anonymous A Fanciful Twist said...

Ummm, I can't even tell you are not wearing lipstick.... You crazy girl!! Oh, a tear to your eye! I would have felt the same... No wheely things for me, Vertigo always looms. Yuck. I know. I used to be the first in line... Until a horse through me, I hit my head, God knows what happened inside of it, and now I am all screwed up.. so there you have it!! xoxoxoxoxo So glad you rode it though!!!

5:19 PM  
Anonymous tricia mckellar said...

Jennifer-- I'm really glad to find your blog-- I've seen your art on etsy-- it's tres cool! Too hot to speak French? That's hilarious! I'm in Raleigh, NC-- yesterday afternoon, driving home from the grocery store, my car said it was 101! Ugh! I am so sorry your studio doesn't have ac.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

I love me a cowboy hat please!!

I would probably look like one of those weird looking Japanese tourists in cowboy getups in the movies.

I'm carryin' your love with meeee
West Virginia down to Tennesseeeee
I'm going where the good Lord speeds
Carryin' your love with meeeeeeeee

10:57 AM  
Blogger catbishop said...

you two are an adorable couple..

forgive me for never ever wearing lipstick.

11:51 AM  

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