Being lost amidst a hoard of people can be a scary thing. That shouldn't stop you from having a good time.
By Douglas Byrne (Occasional Fair-Goer)
One of the really great things about going to the a Great Minnesota Eat Together (known by many as the Minnesota State Fair) is the opportunity to watch people.
It's not that people are so damn fascinating. It's that you can look at somebody else and be thankful that you are not him. So many people covet what others have; they are envious of a person's house or the neighborhood where somebody else lives, they wish they had that woman's hair or that man's car or that guy's complexion.
Go to the State Fair, however, and you'll feel inherently much better about yourself by comparison.
And now there's a fun little game one can play while having his self-esteem super-charged! A friend of mine recently forwarded me State Fair Bingo Cards. This isn't your normal church basement bingo or even online bingo.
It's so much better than that.
I'll admit that I've never seen a sheep in spandex. But I have seen the rest of them. I love that there are several cards you can download and print off so that you're able to play with a group. This year, I went with some friends and we raced to see who could get Bingo first.
The camel-toe was the worst. Some things just don't need to be seen. And can't be unseen.
Much like this:
(Michele Bachmann, enjoying a corn dog... perhaps a little too much.)