Sunday, August 30, 2009

I Made Power!

The Great Minnesota Get Together is a Hagen family tradition. Aaron can remember only four years (the years he was in the service) that he did not make it to the State Fair. So today, in true Hagen form, we set off with cash in pocket to go feast on fair food and get a feast for our eyes people watching.

This year marked the third year that the WCCO both has had the "We Power" booth at the fair where fair goers can burn off some of the fair food and help make power for the "We Powered" broadcasts live from the Fair. Aaron has gotten a shirt or bag (the promotional prize for making 500 or more watts) the last two years, and this year I joined him for the first time to get a t-shirt of my own.

After Aaron schooled not only myself, but everyone else biking by finishing his 500 watts in less than five minutes, I was completely ready to throw in the towel. But I kept telling myself how close I was and stuck with it to get a really fun t-shirt of my own!
I feel pretty darn cool if I do say so myself!