I went to the animal fair,
The birds and the beasts were there . . .
The big baboon by the light of the moon, was combing his auburn hair.
At least, I’m sure that’s what my mom was humming when she found out she got a blue ribbon for her cross stitch entry. :-) (Yay Mom!) My daisies got a second place in crochet/other, and I’m already planning out what I want to enter next year. -laugh-
We ate fair foot, looked at the poultry entries, and saw some junior horsemanship, but the highlight for me was the demolition derby. My cousin had a car in it, and this year, he asked if he could put a burning bunny on it. Of course! Yes!
I was so jazzed. Guy, Thing Two, and myself were allowed back in the pits for a meet and greet with some of the crew, and I got to sign it. I’m trying to see if I can auction the beat-up remain to help with the purchase of next year’s car, but we’ll see. :-) Here I am with my cousin and the driver, CJ.
I also took some YouTubes of the actual event. If you’ve never seen a small town crash-em-up, it’s a lot of fun.
The guys and gals in orange–the crew of car 31!
Car 31’s entry into the arena. I tried to get a closeup of the burning bunny on the door, but was a tad too far back. :-)
And . . . we’re stuck. -grin- Everyone gets stuck. It takes a great driver like CJ to get unstuck. That, and a bit of luck.
Burning bunnies do tend to, well . . . burn.
The fair had a lot of cars to go through, so this is one of many elimination heats. The last two cars running move on, and car 31 is still going with three cars on the field. Yay!
But alas, if you can’t keep your car going, or fail to hit someone in a specified time period, you are eliminated. There’s always tomorrow night, right?
And yep, I’m still managing to get some work done. I finished the Grace short and worked through my first revision to clean it up. I like it, but I’m going to have Guy read it. I think the ending is too up and down, and I’m too close to see right now. Today I’m going to jump back over to the Trent/Jenks novella and finish my second revision of that. I have until the end of August to get my stories together for next year’s anthology, and it looks like I’m going to make it!