we took f to the san diego county fair this year and took advantage of all the fair has to offer: photo ops with livestock, rickety rides in kiddieland, and some greasy, salty fair food. we saw sheep and cows and monster trucks and wood carvers and a man with a tattooed face pushing his kid in a stroller. we made friends with a mom and her daughter who was f's age, and they went on a few rides together. we rode the tram and put our hands in the air when we went through the tunnel under jimmy durante blvd. and we saw fried s'mores and fried ice cream and fried avocados being sold. y'know, the fair! a crowded, nutty little slice of americana.