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Entries for August, 2007

Birthday Monday 8-27-2007!

Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous Kids Club Members!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:If you ever get conked on the head with a walnut, remember that it could be worse!You could have been conked on the head by a coconut, piano, or bank safe!

Iowa State Fair: Final Day!

Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous Kids Club Members!

Yesterday was the final day of the Iowa State Fair,and I finally realized that the Fair is not really about the pigs!

It’s not about the horses!

It’s not even about the goats!

The Iowa State Fair is all about the awesome people!

Thanks to everyone who visited the IPTV booth,and a very special thanks to the staff of the Iowa State Fair!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:The heat pouring out of the mouth of [...]

Iowa State Fair: Day Ten and the Iowa Cubs Game!

Of course, yesterday was filled with Iowa State Fair fun…

But my primary focus was getting thatfirst pitch of the Iowa Cubs game over the plate!

I’m proud to report I made it!

The catcher was the strong silent type, but I think he was impressed!

Michael Gartner, Chairman of the Iowa Cubs, seemed impressed, too!

I met and gave autographs to some of my greatest fans!

And I even met a new fan, Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico!

I spent some time in the press [...]

Iowa State Fair: Day Nine!

Yesterday was a day of BIG fun for me at the Iowa State Fair!I met some BIG fans!

I saw a BIG pig!

I encountered a BIG bull!

There was a cabbage as BIG as my head!

And BIG antlers on this elk’s head!

There’s always BIG fun to be had at the Iowa State Fair!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:Using a pipe wrench to loosen a rusty pipe is a good choice.However, using a pipe wrench to remove a person’s appendix is a bad [...]

Iowa State Fair: Day Eight!

If you love to scream, the Iowa State Fair’sMidway has plenty of opportunities for you!

In fact, if “fear” was peanut butter and “fun” was jelly,the Midway would be a t-rex-sized peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

When you think about it, what’s more fun thanpretending you’re sinking on the Titanic?

Or whipping through the air at high speeds in a perfect circle?

I think I might stick with the ferris wheel!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:It might seem like a hilarious joke to pour [...]