NaBloPoWriMo Crow-vember: Day 21, Sweet Crow-vember

Okay, it wasn’t sweet today. It was kind of bitterly cold. And my phone finally died, which was okay because I’ve been meaning to upgrade from an ancient slider phone to a smartphone, but unfortunate because had I done it last month, last week, or even last night, I could have transferred all my contacts, photos, etc. to this new phone. I have an older old phone that I can use to transfer contacts, but since I’m not one for getting the latest and greatest, the contacts are from 3 1/2 years ago, when I last upgraded. And I had a couple of writing notes I wanted to keep, things I wrote when I was out for a walk and didn’t have a notebook handy. Blergh.

It's kind of sad when you have no contact and no contacts.

It’s kind of sad when you have no contact and no contacts.

This should teach me to back stuff up more (I hope). I had just backed up* all of my photos, so I have those at least. After I got my new phone, I went to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to cheer on a friend, who was competing in a CrossFit competition.**

I took these photos walking back to my car. It was possibly the first time I’ve been on the fairgrounds without other people there, which was eerie at times (like the first photo) but kind of peaceful, too.

No idea what this statue is for; the placard explaining it is missing, along with her left foot.

No idea what this statue is for; the placard explaining it is missing, along with her left foot.

This is where my friend competed.

This is where my friend competed.

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And also sweet:

Sweet Martha's is a State Fair favorite for many. You can get an entire tub of freshly baked cookies, all melting together.

Sweet Martha’s is a State Fair favorite for many. You can get an entire tub of freshly baked cookies, all melting together.

The bots greeted me with candy all over their faces, remnants of the candy I picked up last Monday when I went to Candyland in St. Paul. Yes, it is as magical as you might imagine. I picked up chocolate rocks, old-timey chocolate-covered grahams,**** and cinnamon bears, all of which remind me of childhood.

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When I was little we used to accompany my mom to the grocery store, and sometimes when we were being good, we got to select different candies from the Brach’s Pick-a-Mix bins, which had any kind of candy you could want: strawberry drops, bridge mix, star brites peppermints, lemon drops, spice drops, butterscotch discs, Royals, cinnamon discs and imperials, mandarin orange slices, gummy worms, and my favorites, the cinnamon bears.

So good. And so sweet.

*Meaning, emailed to myself.

**She did so well and is a huge inspiration to me. Go, Sara,*** go!

***That is not a misspelling. 🙂

****For my Gram.♥

 

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