Aug 5, 2009
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.