During residency, I’ve tried to go to the Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo (the largest indoor rodeo in the world) each year with my classmates. Admittedly, I hate country music… but the carnival and livestock exhibits are always fun!
Yesterday I watched Mutton Bustin – an event where five year olds are strapped to sheeps for up to eight seconds of horror. It’s remarkable how determined those kids are! 🙂 Then I went to see my favorite exhibit at the entire event. Here it is!
THE NEWBORN CHICKS!! Must be scary to enter a world where hundreds of people are staring at you in confusion with flash photography. At least they’re well fed and cared for! 🙂
And what’s the rodeo (or anything in Houston) without ridiculously fattening foods? The carnival is lined with notoriously famous concession stands serving fried… uh… everything! I tried the Dough-E-Oreo for the first time. 24 hours later, and I still haven’t burned that thing off. Oh well. 😀
I then decided to risk deceleration injuries, aneurysmal ruptures, and unconsciousness by trying some of the rides (Insanity and Remix 2 come to mind). All in all, it was a great way to escape from residency and the fellowship interview trail for an evening. 🙂