But anyway, that all changed in the afternoon when I got a text from my friend Erika saying she was volunteering for the Mixology Contest at the Royal Fair and did I want to come out and get into it for free? Heck to the yes I did! So I waited for my friend Maggie after work and we headed out to the fair, which is conveniently located just down the street from me! I had to buy admission, but it was 2 for 1 after 5pm so I have another ticket that I plan to use on Sunday!!
Once we got there I picked the healthiest thing I could find for dinner.
I got a size small and there is a Coke Zero in there too so I saved SOME calories, right? ...right? *crickets*
After my delicious poutine, Maggie and I went in search of dessert (of course). I didn't buy any dessert, but Maggie made up for it by getting two! mmm they looked good!
Then I went in search of Erika, while Maggie went to the horse show. On the way, I passed all the usual fair do-dads like butter carving contests, giant vegetables, and a petting zoo. By the way- is that a lettuce???!
I finally found Erika at the best. booth. ever. Basically the fair has a cocktail mixing competition and this year they opened it up for visitors to the fair to try the drinks and vote as well. For $25 you got 10 drink tickets and they were NOT little samples, as we suspected they might be!! Also, I got in for free (it helps to know the doorwoman) so this was basically the cheapest night out I have ever had!!
There were 10 cocktails to try (I think?) I had corn dog flavoured, sno-cone, something served in an orange, apple bobbing cocktail, some cidery one, a chocolate one. And some others I forget. SO GOOD. Sorry- it was only Monday night so it is over now!! :( I wish I had known it was only one day because it was seriously awesome and I would have told everyone to come!
Since Maggie was at the horse show and Erika was selling tickets, I was flying solo at this event (lame) but then a friend of a friend hooked me up with some other friends who were there and they were nice enough to let me hang out with them like some awkward 4th wheel :)
Finally, Erika joined me and we enjoyed a second round of corn dog cocktails (for free, since I gave him my beads, but double free since I didn't buy my own tickets in the first place. woohoo!). I stayed until they announced the winners (apple bobbing one and another I never tried) and then took my butt home because I had to work in the morning.
So that is the story of how my life in the city actually is pretty awesome sometimes! But I do want to finish that knitted scarf before spring (I am a terribly slow knitter), so I better start turning down plans. But maybe not the free cocktails type plans. Thanks Erika!!