First Week

This week is my first week working with the N.C. State Fair. I’m excited about the opportunity, and to be honest, a little nervous. The phrase “no pressure” has ended most sentences instead of a punctuation mark. You were selected from 714 applicants (no pressure) You are our first male intern (no pressure) Your first blog post is due at the end of this week (no pressure)

I thought I would start by sharing a little bit about my home for the next 10 weeks. I imagine some of you think, as I did, that all the behind-the-scenes magic of the N.C. State Fair happens at the fairgrounds. Actually, most of the marketing and public relations planning for the Fair occurs in downtown Raleigh at the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It’s a magical place, and to prove it I thought we could play a quick game using the Street View feature on Google Maps. Ready? OK.

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On the street view, our building is slightly to the left. To get a better view, click on the left arrow button running down the middle of the road. Did you see what happened? As you move closer to our building, the clouds open and the sun shines. Truly magical. Look for more magic to come as we gear up for the 2009 N.C. State Fair.

About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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