Cotton Candy at the Carnival @ Thursday, January 31, 2013

On Sunday we (Freud, Emily, Andy & I) went to the annual carnival, entry tickets are $5. Every year Freud gets frisked, he's quite popular. ;) This year they decided to go through my bag instead, though they didn't look within my various "make-up" bags. Got through with a variety of sharp metals in my bag :P and cuffs I forgot to take out.

Near the entry was hot dogs & chips. Rarely do they make sales.
Freud once bought "hot" chips that were cold from there. 
Oh and they were the only vender to sell cotton candy.

This year the atmosphere wasn't the same, there weren't many people there. 
And none of the rides were full, though they still operate when there's only four on it.

$5 Fishing.
120% ridged. There are "3" prizes, s/m/l.
A guy checked them out, all the fishes had an 's' on them.

 $2 Lottery Tickets
One year there were lots of winners. 
Freud won me a giant Scobby Doo.  

This is a game Freud would like if only..., it's a rare game that required skill rather than biased chance. Like most games, no one ever wins the big prizes. Apologizes for the many pictures with pictures of children, butts and denim underwear, people like to get in my way.

Shifty carnival folk. Failed con-artists.
The old man on the right is creepy.



I used to love showbags, but since working on a production line that packed 20k of them, they've lost their charm. Plus it's always cheaper to go DIY these days, they used to be better two decades ago.

OMG! Teacup bunnies! ^_^
There was a petting zoo! $2 entry. Unfortunately they were closed. :(

In another section there was a bonsai show.

Onto food there was seafood pancakes, grilled meats, sugar cane juice (less/no ice will cost you extra, asians are like that), mango on a stick, deep fried banana. And almost every 3rd vendor sold bottled water and coke/Pepsi. I took lots of pictures but not all of them were good cause the background didn't look so clean. You know how some people just turn you right off food? It was like that.

Deep fried banana $3. Sugar Cane Juice $4 (full ice). 
Fake dvds, they seem to be very popular with asians. Much like flip flops not with 100ms of a pool or beach. I still have nightmares about the sound of flip flops in the library.*shudders*

Potato Swirly Thing on a Stick 3.50

I've seen these around, can't recall where, but I've always wanted to try it, and I finally did. French fries but flatter, pringle shaped. A potato is peeled, stuck through a machine (google image it) and then deep fried. Then you shake a flavour over it, there was a few to choose from including chicken salt and sour cream. I went with both and over did it a bit, and it turned partly highlighter yellow O.o. It was pretty cool though, even Freud got one. Emily did too (though she's not as like Freud). Have you tried this before?

Seafood Pancakes 5.00 (11-12 pieces).

I was stalking these for a while before I got them. Why? When I first saw them they weren't selling at all. Who knows how long ago they were made and what creepy crawlies had touched them? If it's not selling like hotcakes you don't get them. They were nice, but te sauce was yucky, as it had been watered down and flavour-less almost. All water = use less = max profits. asians are all about money and business.

Overall the carnival was ok, but we won't be going next year. The best vendor that was there every other year except this year wasn't there (Dipping Dots), which was disappointing. And there was much less vendors, one year they had churros. We had some good memories here, one of the most impressive things a guy could ever do is win a girl a giant toy. I remember one year, a very hot summer's day, a Saturday, there was a sudden cool change, and while we were enjoying the breeze, about an hour away 173 people were killed in the bushfire.

The title of this post. I've unpopular among my friends (with the exception of jas (always) and Emily (sometimes)) as when people are with me it makes them want to spend money. A couple of my friends are scrooges (in & out of the closet :P) and so we don't hang out much anymore, things change after college. For one thing people's spending habits weren't as obviously. Though their generosity was always judged, we understand that donations are simply not optimal.

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