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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

State Fair!!

Last week Joel and I went to the State Fair. I have no idea why I love the State Fair so much, but I do. And fortunately, this time I remembered to bring my camera (Lately, I've had a difficult time remembering to bring my camera to fun events. I'm going to blame that on pregnancy) but unfortunately I forgot the change the settings on my camera from the normal picture quality to the highest quality (I like to have my camera set on the highest quality settings for photos because it makes them easier to sell, it they turn out good...I'm going to blame forgetting to change the settings on pregnancy too). But anyway, here are the pictures:

this girl decided to take a nap instead watching and selling the merchandise at the booth she was watching. I wonder if anybody stole anything. Even if they didn't, you should never fall asleep on the job, because someone like Michelle might take your picture. (I've been known to take pictures of people sleeping in random places)

These are the last of the Navajo Code Talkers, who served in World War II. Many people went up to shake their hands. I wanted to, but I was too shy. So instead I took their picture. But seriously, these men are amazing. If you don't know who these men are, I encourage you to click on the link I've included.

The handsome man I

The Ferris Wheel

I don't know what this is called. It's the ride with the two things that look like hammers that spin around in a circle.

I don't know what this one was called either. But this is the ride with boat thing that swings back and forth, but you don't go upside down.

The last three pictures are of the same ride. And I don't remember the name of this one either. (I didn't pay attention to the names). This one had several little car things that held up to four people in each car, lifted off the ground, spun in a circle, and moved up and down at different times. If that makes any sense.

I've had several people ask me how I took these pictures with the light streaks. So in case you are wondering, here's the explanation - You have to use a camera where you can control the settings manually. What I did was I left the shutter open longer than normal (about 2-4 seconds, depending on the picture). And just in case you don't know what the shutter is, it's the part in the camera that opens up to let in the light. The longer you leave the shutter open, the more light, and the more blurry the pictures tend to be, but in this case, that's ok because it left the light streaks.

I'm done posting pictures and blogs now. Ha ha. I've just been meaning to do this for a long time...and had a while to spend on them this morning. But now I need to go and clean the house because Joel's brother is coming in from out of town to spend a couple of days with us.

One more thing - in two more days, I will officially be 12 weeks pregnant and finally out of my first trimester! WORD. I'm so glad. And I've started to feel better these days, less exhausted, but more stuffy noses and tighter in my lungs (from asthma - I have a dr's appointment with an asthma specialist later this week). OH! And some of my teeth started hurting, kind of like when you have a cavity, so I went to the dentist last week, only to find out that it's purely pregnancy hormone related. No cavities. I felt retarded. BUT the good news is that the dentist was nice enough not to charge me for the visit. That made me REALLY happy. And there's the pregnancy update.

And now I really need to finish cleaning my house.

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