I used to love rides.
Now I kind of hate them.
I know this because I recently went on a date (yes, those do happen occasionally) to a county fair.
The guy totally gets points for the fair idea. Making me go on the rides however...
I convinced him to go easy on me with the first ride. It was basically a ski lift thing that went across the length of the fairgrounds. It moved like 5mph. I had a death grip on the lap bar the entire time.
I do love the way everything looked that night though.
I got that same excited feeling I did as a kid.
But now there was a dash of fear mixed in there.
There were all these old timey steam engines which were crazy cool to look at. I wish I had had a legit camera.
I don't know what this thing is called, but I feel like I've seen one before. Its like a giant music box with a full band playing the songs. Again it looked much better in person. Damn camera phone!
A funnel cake was a also consumed but really you don't want to see what that looked like...
WARNING: The next few images might frighten you. They also might alter your world view so proceed with caution...
Everyday Mia and I watch Sesame Street. It's her favesies.
She's a huge Elmo fan. I personally prefer Murray and his little lamb, Ovejita. Murray is kind of the host for the show these days but he does star in his own segment called "Murray Has a Little Lamb". It's my favesies. First off the intro song is awesome. And Murray is so funny and Ovejita is so clever. I could go on but just see for yourself...
So I was thinking, Murray goes out into the "real world" a lot more than most Street characters. So how do they keep the magic alive for the little ones? Well I googled and...
Was I the only kid didn't know they were puppets?
It's just too weird to look at Sesame Street this way.
The kids don't look totally freaked out so I guess the Street peeps know what their doing.
How about you? Any childhood revelations?