Ten years ago today, psychotic Islamic extremists flew hijacked jets into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, killing roughly 3,000 people. This will always be horrible. But if you do not enjoy your life on September 11, the terrorists have won. The huge, annual Puyallup Fair is an amazing place to enjoy life. There is something for everyone, from animal lovers (4-H livestock exhibits!) to thrill-seekers (the flash-plummeting Extreme Scream!) to music fans (the Flaming Lips! Miranda Lambert! “Weird” Al Yankovic!). Also, deep-fried Twinkies and those crazy blocks of french fries. Go. (Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave SW, 
Puyallup, www.thefair.com, 10 am–10 pm, $11)