The top nine food prevalent at the Utah State Fair (not necessarily in order and you'll also notice that corn dogs made it in more than once...)
Well, I finally broke down and went up to the Utah State Fair last night and all I have to say is that it was quite the experience. It has been several years since I had been up to a fair and I had forgotten the “trailer trash” feeling I always get while I am there. Also, there always comes that undeniable urge to go home and take a shower after touching anything. I think what made it so memorable were all of the bad haircuts on kids (probably done by parents or when the kid was playing with the weed eater), people who thought that $6 for a corndog and $10 for a beer was a total deal, and a sculpture of a cowboy on a bucking bronco formed completely out of butter...ah, the thrills of a state fair!
I do have to admit that there was at least one redeeming portion of the fair that made it sort of worth going and that was the night’s show of Terry Fator, a ventriloquist who had recently won “
’s Got Talent.” I was really impressed with his ability to control his voice and bring characters into life. America
While I was at the fair I also met David Farland, an author of more than 50 books! It amazed me that there are these individuals who worked really hard at something, and then were able to do it for a living. While I walked around the displays and tried really hard not to touch anything, I thought of my own life and all of the “little” things that I can do but feel that I am more of a “jack of all trades and master of none.”
I think that we all have dreams…we all have things which we want to accomplish, yet we let fear of failure or laziness hold us back from accomplishing it. However, seldom is anything worthwhile accomplished without work.
It was this sudden realization that came to me while I was up at the
Fair…that I have let too many things hold me back in the past. So, what now? Well, it seems that I need to make a choice to either put in the work and go for it or give up and fall to the fear of failure… Utah State