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Happiness is...

     Celebrating the completion of my Poser Star figure by engaging in gratuitous Geren and Star mushiness.

     Happiness is also a wonderful day at the Minnesota State Fair! Caught the 8:00 bus and was there from 8:30 to 4:30 today. This was my first time going alone without my mom. The weather was, well, warm for me, but as perfect a summer day for this time of year as could be hoped.

     Some highlights:
-The 'Last Chance Forever' Raptor center show is always fabulous; this year aside from the usual 'regulars,' I got to see a black vulture (Eee!) and a screech owl. That screech owl looked so tiny and cute out there next to the barred owl and great horned owl!

-Didn't want to pay for the horse show this year, so I went to the free judging for the miniature horses halter classes. What fun! Especially the spunky little colt (appropriately named Rebel) that kept bucking and acting up and letting out these darling treble whinnys!

-Monster pumpkins up to 900 pounds/408 Kg in the Agriculture/Horticulture building, as well as a cup of honey lemonade for only $1 (most drinks out there cost a fair bit more). What an interesting pairing of flavors!

-The highlight for me was my time in the Poultry Barn. First I ogled the rabbits (only my second time getting to see those) and then I checked out the pigeons. Some of the things they breed those poor birds' bodies to do just sicken me--but it was perfect for taking loads of photos for avii plumage references. Got a few of some of the chickens, too. Now I can remake my avatar for my Triune page...

     All in all, a great day.
Emotional Status:
drained pleasantly weary
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On August 27th, 2007 08:51 am (UTC), shanra commented:
Remake? Didn't you just finish it, me dear? That's dedication for you. ^-^ Or am I thinking of an entirely different image now? Still dedication, though.

*smiles* Glad to hear you managed to have a good time!

And a poser image! Yay! It's so cute. I keep expecting Star to lit his paw up and put it on Geren's knee. It looks gorgeous, me dear. ^-^ You're having a lot of fun with your Geren figure, aren't you? ^-^

Merry Monday!
On August 27th, 2007 11:32 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
You probably are. I had a bad headache last night, so I wasn't fit for much, and went ahead and did it already. Nice to have an animation there now.

I certainly did! Though the good weather meant it was insanely crowded from about 1 pm onward.

Glad you like it! For me it's high time, after a year of thwarted frustration. At last! =D

And the same to you!
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On August 27th, 2007 10:09 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Your new picture really made me smile.

I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful time. I hope the absence of your Mum didn't dampen it for you in any way.
On August 27th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Glad to hear it. It was fun to do something quick and lighthearted.

Aside from wishing I could show her some things, it was actually nice to dawdle in some of the buildings (crafts exhibition and agriculture/horticulture) that she'd usually wind up dragging me out of. ;)
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On August 28th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I really like Geren and Star. Star looks so adorable. Nice job.

Glad you had fun at the fair. I missed going with you. You did not mention any food
you ate. Did you try anything new? SD
On August 28th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:

I made a list of food stuff to get, to try to get the most out of my small stomach.
At 9 I had one of the jumbo corndogs from 'Dawn's stand' by the Pet Center for my breakfast.
At 12 I had a basket of onion rings, then the honey lemonade (I brought a flavored water with me too)
At 3:30 I had corn on the cob, then at 4 I had mozzerella sticks (I though I'd handle those better than cheese curds. Next year I want to try cheese-on-a-stick since Kyle described it to me)
Then before 4:30 I got the cookies for me and the coworkers. So the only 'new' thing was the mozzerella sticks.

I also got myself a green skirt and top at the same place in the International Bazaar where I got the teal skirt two years ago. I took a picture with them on that evening after I got home--do you want me to e-mail it to you?