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The Big E and Other Commentary

Last night, we went to the Big E up in West Springfield. It was apparently Connecticut Day so the parade was all CT all the time. It was the longest parade I have ever watched. It went on like forever. We got a baked potato at the Maine Building and a Spiced Apple Cider Donut at the Vermont building as well as sharp cheese called "The Preacher." I wanted to get "The Green Mountain Boys" which was supposedly XX-sharp but my father wouldn't go for it. We then went to the Sam Adams Beer Garden where I ordered an Octoberfest. Mine was 20 ounces so it looked huge compared to the little cups of chardonnay my parents ordered. We then went over to get the special Big E cream puff.

Has anyone heard Clay Aiken's new song? He's covering Badfinger's "Without You" of all things and, I really hate say this, it's pretty good...

We're having another Movie Night a week from tomorrow. We've decided today that we're going to watch Akeelah and the Bee and have Eight Below for the kids. I think I'll have a better time even if not many agree with me.

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Anonymous said…
I'll go listen to it, I haven't heard it yet. I actually don't even know what he sings in general! We just had some of that Sam Adams this past weekend. That festival sounds like fun, we have the senior expo this weekend.....

~your cousin
JRRyan said…
DUDE I was at the Big E at the same time!! I went with my best friend Sarah and we totally tried all the cheeses. The Preacher was good, very creamy and the Green Mountain Boys was very sharp, but crumbly because of its sharpness. So the absolute best of both worlds was the...yeah I totally forgot. It was creamy but still sharp. I'll hit you back when I think of it.

I didn't get a cream puff, but we ate so much food I'm sort of ok with that. The Big E was really fun this year! And the CT building was markedly less lame than usual...
Likestrek said…
We just went to the Maine and Vermont exhibits this year since CT and NH usually suck.

I had a grilled Preacher sandwich for dinner this evening...
JRRyan said…
the best one was Old Vermonter. I could use a grilled Preacher right about now tho...I'm not that picky!! hahaha all three sound great grilled.

NH rocks, I don't know what you're talking about. Also, there's great cider to be had in MA.
Likestrek said…
I'm sure all three cheeses are great grilled. Hell, most cheese rocks grilled. All except American...

We usually go to MA and it's good too but my parents wanted to go to get a cream puff before they got too tired. The main problem wit the NH exhibit is that there's no originality. Many things found there can be found in ME or VT. By the same token, RI is like MA Jr...

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