Another week, another summarization. Which brings up the most important point I'll probably raise in this entry: Why do we have words like "summarization"? "Summary" isn't long-winded enough? You don't know what kind of agony these things cause me.
Speaking of long-winded, I got a whole hour on the Glenn Mitchell radio show last week, live from the State Fair of Texas! I followed the guy who organizes the pig races. I'm not kidding.
I don’t mean to disparage the show, of course. It was actually one of the best interviews I've had so far. Plus, all my others were call-ins; this one had microphones and headsets and a guy adjusting little knobs and everything. Except for the yokels walking by with stuffed animals and food on sticks, it's what I would consider a real radio interview.
We had a lot of callers, too. It seems people really do enjoy the kind of stuff that went into Weird Texas. And here I thought I was the only one who loved giant fiberglass statues.
Unfortunately, it looks like that's all the time I'll be able to spend at the fair this year. But I did make it to the fairgrounds, I did see Big Tex and I did have a corny dog. So, technically, I can say I went. That's 5 years now without missing a fair. I didn't get to see the butter sculpture, though, and that's the sort of disappointment a person carries with him the rest of his life.