Aug 5, 2009

Show and Tell: My First Rodeo

Musings of A Beautiful Mess



Guess what happens when you take a city girl (ME) to the rodeo? She embarrasses herself AND her friend. Good times had by all!

Roomie was getting into her car when I jumped in front of her asking where she was going, all the while jumping around like an idiot. She gently put her hands on my shoulders and informed me she was going to the rodeo/county fair. "Can I go? Can I? Can I? Can I?" *jumping up and down* "I've never been to a rodeo before! Will I get to see the bulls?!" She thinks about her options. She can either let me go with her or she can say no and listen to me pout for days. The smart woman that she is, let me tag along. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

We jump in her car and drive to the OTHER end of town. That's how small and country this town is, we have a freaking rodeo/county fair here! We walk in and apparently there's some big and fancy country music singer there. Since I don't listen to country music, I have no idea who Jake Owen is. What I will say about him is that he has an AMAZING voice. He also sang an Alabama song I knew, How I knew that song, I have NO idea. Country was NOT allowed in our house growing up. From his picture on the poster, he isn't bad looking, either.

We get there and we walk around and I start smelling cows, pigs and such. Then we came up to a HOG AUCTION! A hog auction! How crazy is THAT?! I was so excited because I wanted to see these hogs and watch the whole thing. Roomie tells me "This is a SILENT auction, you keep your mouth shut and your hands DOWN!" Dammit, she knows me too well! So I said "yes ma'am and kept my hands behind my back. Until....I HAD to take a picture of the hogs. How could I NOT take a picture of the hogs?! And while I was taking a picture of the hogs, I had to get a picture of one of the farmers that were biding. How often am I going to see some guy in a BRIGHT orange shirt AND overalls?! Uhhhh NEVER!

The auctioneer was doing his thing. Which was really cool! And he said "sold for $3.00" I look at Roomie and we both say "a hog for $3.00?! No way!" We were wrong, it was $3.00 a pound. Which is STILL a good deal, but I wasn't about to pay a bunch of money to kill my own pork. That's what the grocery store is for! Plus...GROSS!

The auction ended and we kept on walking. I saw TRACTORS!!! Of course, I had to sit on one and have Roomie take a picture for me. I posted it on Twitter for Kim and I'm posting it here for Eden. Kim has a John Deere of her VERY own (SUPER COOL) and I knew she would be proud of me for sitting on one. Eden has a secret love affair with my pictures of tractors rollin down the street.

And that's what I did on my summer vacation ;o)
Head on over to Mel's and see what everyone else is up too.

19 friends have commented:

'Murgdan' on August 6, 2009 at 2:34 AM said...

YeeeHaw! Rock on! Good times. :-)

areyoukiddingme on August 6, 2009 at 5:48 AM said...

That does look like fun!

WiseGuy on August 6, 2009 at 5:57 AM said...

Awesome indeed!!! Good fun, girls!!!

Kristin on August 6, 2009 at 6:09 AM said...

Sounds like fun!

Kim on August 6, 2009 at 6:40 AM said...

I can NOT believe you have never been to a rodeo! I have been to so many I can't even count! I guess that's because I'm a Texas girl though.... It's more than an annual event and there are more than just 1! glad you had so much fun. Yee-friggin-haw!!!!!

Sunny on August 6, 2009 at 7:30 AM said...

I've never been to a rodeo either... I would have had the same reaction that you did! Kill my own pig -- not on your life. LOL

Billy on August 6, 2009 at 7:46 AM said...

Sounds like you had a great time :-).

Deb on August 6, 2009 at 10:04 AM said...

I'm a southern gal and have never been either. Sounds like fun though.

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Celia on August 6, 2009 at 10:06 AM said...

It sounds like yu had a great time!

Sheliza on August 6, 2009 at 10:09 AM said...

oh wow how fun!!

Lavender Luz on August 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM said...

Porkalicious!

Chayce's Momma on August 6, 2009 at 12:50 PM said...

I've never been to a rodeo either!!! I have always wanted to go. Someday I'll get there. Nothing more entertaining than putting a city girl in a country environment!;-)

Morgan on August 6, 2009 at 1:16 PM said...

I am BY FAR a country girl, although I'm from Texas and we have lots of rodeos here. I wouldn't say I'm a city girl either, but definitely not a cowgirl. But, I happen to ~LOVE~ rodeos. My Aunt's husband ropes for a living and they live in a really really small town. Literally, horses out-number the people. We go to their fair every year and I just love it! Ok maybe not the smell...but in general it's awesome! :)

Wishing 4 One on August 6, 2009 at 3:16 PM said...

Um that would so be me. I have never been to rodeo, i am a city girl and I think i would have taken a pic of the guy in the orange short and overalls too. Glad you had a blast! Country music is the only music X'ed for me.

The Unproductive One on August 6, 2009 at 5:15 PM said...

Ride em cowgirl!!

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Mrs. Gamgee on August 6, 2009 at 7:07 PM said...

It looks like you had a great time! Fairs are always a hoot.

Tiffany on August 6, 2009 at 11:08 PM said...

Heh, we have a rodeo going on in our small podunk town too. Thanks for visiting my blog! Rufus is doing great! He is starting to fatten up!

densfordfamily on August 7, 2009 at 1:45 AM said...

another texas girl here, so i've been to my share of rodeos!

now i live in california and they say it funny here. roDAYo. wtf?

glad you had fun!!

cysteract on August 8, 2009 at 5:26 PM said...

Wow thats soo cool ! glad you had an awsome time ..I just gotta put "go to a rodeo " on my USA wish list it sounds so fun.

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