Two State Fairs & One Fare Miracle

Two State Fairs & One Fare Miracle

State Fair Food SignsThis year, I managed to hit two different state fairs in less than a week. I ate:

  • kettle corn
  • funnel cake
  • jambalaya
  • gyros
  • fish tacos
  • seafood chowder
  • roasted sweet corn
  • a pretzel dog
  • a pickle dog
  • a quart of French fries
  • a quart of chocolate chip cookies
  • mashed potatoes on a stick
  • hot-dish on a stick
  • fried cheese curds
  • fried pickles

…all without a single emergency restroom visit. (Don’t try this at home).

Next year, I’m saving up for a portable defibrillator.

  • 1

Tags: Narratives

Was this article helpful? Yes No

More Articles from Andrew

  • Planetary Progression of IBD

    By: Andrew Tubesing, MS
    Mar 08, 2012

    Thinking about the progression of an inflammatory flare-up, the process bears some similarity to the progression of planets… from the sun to the outer reaches of the solar system.Sun: A seemingly infinite source of flares. They all start here…M...

    Read more »

  • Apolo Ohno: A Superstar’s Message about Dreams and Determination

    By: Andrew Tubesing, MS
    Mar 01, 2012

    Last week I had the opportunity to see Apolo Ohno speak about his 8-medal Olympic career and the path that led him from a trouble-bound youth into an international speed-skating superstar. He talked about the challenges he faced at various ...

    Read more »

  • 50/50

    By: Andrew Tubesing, MS
    Feb 07, 2012

    New on video last week was the critically acclaimed film 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. It tells the story of a young man in his twenties, Adam (Gordon-Levitt), diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. As indicated by...

    Read more »

  • Dis-eased

    By: Andrew Tubesing, MS
    Jan 05, 2012

    Today, in a letter from a reader of my book, I was introduced to an interesting term I hadn’t seen before: Dis-ease. Remarkably obvious, yet obscured from my awareness until now, it’s simply the word disease broken into its syllables—which...

    Read more »


About the Author

Andrew Tubesing is an acclaimed advocate and humorist on the subject of inflammatory bowel disease.