It’s NaNoWriMo Time, So Let’s Go to the Fair!

Day 2 of NaNoWriMo, and what am I doing?  Well, I should be plotting, but I’m watching “Pyramids of Mars” for the umpteenth time. Earlier today The Husband and I went to the Fair, also not really a novel-writing related activity.

There was some good fangirl stuff on display at the Fair, though, like this enormous cake.  It’s the Smurf’s Village plus Gargamel’s castle.

A Smurfy Cake, Coastal Carolina Fair 2011

That’s one smurfy cake!

I was so stunned that I didn’t pay attention to who made it.  Sorry, whoever you are!  I bow to you, O Most Smurfy Cake Sensi.

One of our favorite things to do at the Fair is to check out the kids’ artwork.  Every year we see some amazing work done by talented artists before they grow up and get their heads messed with by college.  Our favorite piece this year is a charcoal drawing called Spoilers.

Spoilers by Mariah Peralta, Coastal Carolina Fair, 2011

Spoilers by Marian Peralta

It’s by Mariah Peralta of Cane Bay High School in Berkeley County, SC, as you can (partly) see from my TARDIS blue watermarking attempt.  [Note to self: figure out how to do that better!]  She’s 18 and draws a mean bow tie.  I am seriously impressed.  Whenever I try working in charcoals it looked like a cat barfed up hairball on a wet Rorschach ink blot.

There were also horses (pretty!), chickens (dinner), turkeys (lunch), ducks (there are never any ducks), local honey (hunny?), and pigs (mmmm…BaconCamp) at the Fair.  And lots of greasy, sugary food, which is why I’m still awake and blogging at this hour.

Yes, I know.  This blog post is not really about NaNoWriMo, is it?  In my defense, I have made my word count for both days so far.  On the other hand, that’s pretty easy to do while on vacation.  Next week won’t be so pretty.

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