Friday

Los Angeles County Fair

Yes, believe it or not, we do have a County Fair. I have attended in the past and it appears to be a very "official" fair. Of course my friends in Indianapolis say theirs is best (and they may very well be right), but hey, at least we have one.

They've been running quite an advertising campaign - with catch phrases that would move only those here in Southern California:

"Counting carbs? How high can you count?

"Cotton candy and corn dogs - we call it the Fatkins diet"

"Eggsteme makeovers performed daily"

and my favorite radio spot refers to the giant smile you'll get at the fair, they comment "You can Botox it out later"

Who says we're shallow? The fair runs through September 26th (when Willie Nelson will perform). Visit the website at http://www.fairplex.com/2004/homepage.asp