Friday, February 5, 2010

heart attack guaranteed

now i've seen, smelled and heard it all! remember when you were a kid and you used to go to the fair and eat cotton candy, candied apples, elephant ears, hotdogs and hamburgers? well times have changed my friends. what we ate back then at the fair is tame compared to the offerings they have now.  my drive home from work takes me by the florida state fair grounds and guess what?  it was opening day yesterday. i had my sunroof open (big mistake) and the smell of grease hit me like a ton of bricks. i'm not just saying that because i'm saint kristie in the eating department. i didn't eat that nastiness even when i wasn't "into" health and fitness.

here are some of the fine offerings you can eat at the fair this year:
~over the top Krispy Kreme doughnut burger-a burger served with doughnuts as the bun...WTF?
~any candy bar or twinkie deep friend (aren't they bad enough without being fried?)
~chocolate dipped bacon
~deep fried butter-pats or balls of butter, your choice (gag reflex kicking in now)

have i been so sheltered from what america really likes to eat? seriously, people really want to eat deep fried pats of butter? for the next 2 weeks, i will not be driving down I-4 with my sunroof open! my next post later today will be much more triathlon appropriate, i promise. i'm going to blog about my favorite gear, like running shoes, bikes, my favorite running/cycling socks, goggles, sunglasses, nutrition, etc...until then TGIF!


  1. Luther Burger -

    It is like people want to go over the top in how bad they can be - like there are no repercussions.

  2. thanks james! who knew that burger actually has a name! i've never been able to appreciate fair food. not even when i ate like crap when i was a teenager!the smell alone of all that icky meat and grease makes me want to hurl.

  3. The Houston rodeo is coming up at the end of the month and the fried food there is unbelievable. They deep fry anything you can think of and it is disgusting.

  4. every once in a while i think about the stuff i ate as a child, sugar gum by the pound, baseball size jawbreakers, etc. and man, i think about eating that stuff now and my stomach just turns!!