Food as Sport

Sunday, October 3, 2004

You know what I like about the State Fair of Oklahoma? It’s obviously not the web site. No, it’s the culture. It’s the free exchange of ideas. It’s food on a stick.

The state fair is a place for artisans to display their crafts. Whether you’re an artist, performer, or even a pie-eater, the state fair is a place for you to demonstrate your talent. I am proud to say my wife did just that. Besides winning two first places (this pin and this card) in the craft categories, Angela’s name was drawn to participate in a pie-eating contest. She wasn’t the winner — audience cheering decided the contest, and the winner brought quite a posse. However, I think she did pretty well for herself.

You be the judge — Angela is the third pie eater shown: