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It's times like these when I can sit back, unbutton my pants, and sit proud with my hand down my pants like Al Bundy from Married With Children because I've gotten my proper fill of corndogs for the year.

Yes, the Kentucky State Fair is officially wrapping up for the season, and won't be back until mid-August next year. The only thing that I ever give a damn about here is the corndogs, well, that and the redneck people watching. Two times a year I get my fill, both during the Derby when the chowwagon is open, and when the fair is happening. When each of those isn't going on I just daydream of deep fried battered dogs, but at no point during the year except for these two days do I break my corndog celibacy. I remain faithful.

My brother is trying to get me to make one last trip out to the fairgrounds this weekend before it's gone for another full year. He wants to check out the free concert Saturday evening as Billy Currington goes on. I don't know who that dude is, and not completely opposed to that notion, but on another note think that I'm done with the fair for this season.  Too many corndogs, too many fried Oreos, too many trips to the port-a-potties. Nah, I think I'll hold onto the memories that I've already made and simply wait until the chow wagon rolls around for my next fix.

Also in town this weekend is Rascal Flatts. They play Sunday evening, but it's not a free concert. Tickets are $48 and $69 dollars apiece, and though I'd like to check these guys out, I'm not going to drop that kind of scratch on them. As always, entry into the fair is $8 for each adult, $4 for each child and senior citizen, and parking is an additional $8 per carload. Make the ride out to the fair if you don't have plans this weekend, because I'm very sure it will be entertaining, not to mention, you won't have another opportunity to do so for another year.

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About Damian Gerlach

Born and raised locally here in the Germantown neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. I have lived and frequented in both the Highlands and Germantown areas for the past ten years while completing my undergraduate work in communication, and graduate work in business communication from Spalding University. After the completion of both of these degrees, the most recent during the summer of 2007, I began working as a sales consultant for a large telecommunications company, as well as for a few local colleges. In 2008 I self-published my first book, "Always Coming Back," and my second late summer 2009, entitled "Bent."

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