Monday, September 7, 2009

State Fair Blog: The last day. :(

5:00-We are now leaving. We said our goodbyes for now. Hopefully Team Legendary can return next year.

2:00-Closing time. Second shift is here. We are going into the fair before we adjourn permantly.

10:15-Monica came back from the biff cleaning her phone and we found out she dropped it in the biff. Lucky for her it had just been cleaned. But still that's gross. Our gate is broken so hopefully the carpenters can fix it.

9:00-Heading over to the barricade for the last time. We filled out our time cards earlier. Just finished playing a little 500 with the football. It ended with Alyson getting her ring finger jammed. We have now gone to the crossword puzzle for the day.

6:30-Today is the last day for team legendary and the 2009 Minnesota State Fair. As usual we are just sitting outside the shack behind the swine barn reading the morning newspaper.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

State Fair Blog: Day 13, Fair Day 11

2:05-Second shift is here. Tomorrow is the last day for Team Legendary and the 2009 Minnesota State Fair. :(

12:50-So dominos pizza has been coming through our gate cause they are giving free samples in the fair. So each time they go by they wave, but this time the guy gave us a pizza. And we couldn't believe it cause one of them saw us eating the other pizza. What a good day.

12:40-Yesterdays attendance was 207,075. The total attendance for the fair is 1,477,249. The fair needs 285,727 people in the last two days to break the single fair record for all 12 days combined. We had pizza from checkerboard pizza for lunch. It was very good. We had pepperoni and green peppers. Gene just brought us some pickle flavored sunflower seeds to try. They were good as well. My battery is kinda low thanks to Monica so I might not get another post in.

8:50-Got to ride with Gene on his golf cart for a bit. It got interesting when he was trying to read a daily schedule while drive through traffic. When sitting gown here by the swine barn you hear alot of people talking. And most of them make a joke when looking at the swine barn. It usually goes along the lines of," Should rename it H1N1 barn." That joke is older than Larry King. I'm about to yell at the next person that I hear say it.

8:00-Sorry for being late today. Had to read my Sunday sports page. Heard yesterday was really packed. I'll post when I get the numbers from the Coliseum office.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

State Fair Blog: Day 12, Fair Day 10

11:00-I went up to Axel's and had a nachomamadog. It was very tasty. And it was a reasonable 4 dollars. It was quite crowded up in the fair so I expect another attendance hike today.

9:50-Theres been alot of pedestrian traffic down here at the Canfield gate. Anytime there is thar usually means the fair will be packed. I hate the double strollers that come through here. They take up the whole sidewalk. I'm deciding what fair food I'm gonna eat today. I'll probably go in soon so I can listen to the Gopher football season opener vs Syracuse.

6:40-Today is retro day so everyone on team legendary is wearing throwback shirts. Alyson is wearing the lime green one from 2004, Monica is wearing the light blue one from 2006, and I am wearing the tan one from 2007. It's a bit chilly out this morning but once the sun gets over the barn it should be a nice day.

Friday, September 4, 2009

State Fair Blog: Day 11, Fair Day 9

12:55-So we were a little bored so we had a can of 7up that a bee went into so we put some milk in there to drown it then we put the plastic cup over the pop can and smashed it with my foot. The milk went flying out and hit Alyson on the leg. Monica got it on video so I'll have it on facebook eventually.

10:30-So my lanyard that I switched with Nancy on Tuesday broke today when the connecting pieces broke off so I am now using my lanyard and badge from last year. The cookies are still there. We have eaten enough to close the bucket. I'm getting sick of them already.

9:15-Monica has returned with cookies and we have commenced with the eating them.

6:40-The lots are even fuller today with the new animals coming in last night. Could barely find a place to park. Today is sweets day so that means we are getting a bucket of Sweet Martha's cookies. Tomorrow is retro day, where we wear old shirts, and Sunday will be team photo day.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

State Fair Blog: Day 10, Fair Day 8

1:20-Its changeover day at 2 so it's pretty quiet down here. Hitler paid us a visit a d said sone things to Gene and left. The big bosses are down here now so i'm hiding. I might get out early since the party happens at 2

10:30-Another slow day. Had a omlete from Hansens for breakfast. Pretty good. Came with hashbrowns and a donut. Just sitting in my car listening to the Love Civenant on KFAN. Nancy is out with us today. I believe this is her last work day. Might have more later.

6:15-Lots B&C are packed with the rodeo people trailers. Lot A is pretty packed with campers now. So it should be a laid back day. I still have a bitter taste in my mouth from yesterdays Twins game. I really hope they can get back on the horse after that.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

State Fair Blog: Day 9, Fair Day 7

10:50-Rodeo people are coming in now. Hitler got out in the street to yell at bikers and I was tempted to yell back and say go back into Berlin. Having another Steichens sandwich today. They are good.

9:00-Conflict is everywhere for team legendary today. Monica and Alyson are arguing over their cat and it doesn't look like it will let up anytime soon. The High School Rodeo will be rolling in around 10 so I should have some more updates then I did yesterday. It looks like it will be another nice day.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

State Fair Blog: Work Day 8, Fair Day 6

Sorry I never got back to this today. Nothing big happened so i didnt see the need to post.

8:25-My genius self decided to lock the doors to my car as I got out and upon shutting it I realized my keys were still in there. So the mechanic came down and took all of 20 seconds to open it back up. So it's good now. Nothing to be worried about.

7:20-Nancy is here today for Alyson, who had a work thing. It's still pretty cold in the morning. It looks like it will be another slow day.