The fair was next on our list, now seven of us in tow, we walked the entire thing and shouted Boomer Sooner as often as we could. We walked, took pictures, laughed, played games, ate some ridiculously fun but surely deadly food, all the way until the sky started to go dark...and that's when I realized I was missing something. My cell phone.
I felt hot tears well up in my eyes as I used Kevin's phone to call mine endlessly until eventually I just got a voice-mail. Someone had my phone and was keeping it. I hated losing things. It made me feel irresponsible, childish and ridiculous. I felt my face go flush and my heart thumping wildly in my chest as I worked hard to hold the tears in. We sat down on the grass in front of the large fountain in the park for the light show, it was beautiful but all I could think about was how I'd lost my phone and I'd never find it in the great State Fair of Texas. Kevin patted my back and encouraged me and I found myself wanting more. The night seemed to eventually fade away and I was glad for it.