if you don't know it yet, i'm a freak for the texas state fair. it is, strangely, one of the prettiest places in my world. yesterday we got in for $1 by bringing 3 cans of food. i went to use some already purchased coupons...we had exactly enough (11=$5.50!) for a funnel cake with whipped cream on top. we watched the pig races, and just walked around to take pictures. parking was $0, since i work across the street, and we ate dinner at home. total cheap date cost, including cans of food and funnel cake: $11.88!