Monday, September 17, 2012

A Day at the Big E

Saturday, I went to the Big E or the Eastern States Exposition, a big state fair type fair in West Springfield, MA. Until a few years ago, I had never heard of the Big E. I was really excited to be going. I love going to fairs.


The Big E has pavilions for each of the New England States. Being from Massachusetts, I was a little partial the Massachusetts pavilion.  Each pavilion highlights things from each state. At the Maine pavilion, I got a delicious baked potato.


My eating goal of the day would be to eat what I wanted and not eat something that I didn’t really like. My friends got some pizza but I wasn’t really into pizza so I skipped the pizza place in the Vermont pavilion.

In Maine, I found this poster from Alan Claude:


This was in his Young Adult collection but really, I think it is totally relevant to me situation, don’t you? He even signed it for me.

There were animals!



This fellow was calling to us to let him go. He did not want to be shaved.


We saw a dressage show. It was really cool to watch. The horses were gorgeous.



For some reason I really loved this kid’s t-shirt!


I had a great time and by the end of the day, I was so tuckered out and slept like a babe. It was overshadowed a bit by the death of Boots but I did have a good time. I was really happy to spend time with my friends.

I am doing ok. I stayed home from work today. I had a hard time getting out of bed and I had a bad migraine so I thought it would be better if I took a mental health day. I was supposed to meet someone from OkCupid but even cancelled that because I wasn’t feeling up to it.

It is amazing how empty my apartment seems with out him. He was a little 11 pound cat but he brought life to me apartment. I will miss him a lot.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry about Boots..somehow I missed your last post. We lost our Zoe about a year ago and you know every once in awhile I will still come in the door and have it hit me that she is not going to be there. My heart goes out to you.
    Your fair looks to be incredible, boy, do I wish ours was that nice. I should go to the Iowa State Fair sometime, heard that is pretty amazing. I love the poster Jen!


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