I am to describe my day in great detail today. Well, I was supposed to do this on Sunday, but we see how well that worked out for me, as I have been without internet and time. :) Anyway. I know what I did, in fairly great detail on Sunday, so it works out.
I have decided that beyond this entry, I'll just get around to this meme on whatever day I get around to posting. ::laughter:: But anyway. Ren Faire!
My friends and I met up at 7am at my apartment - an ungodly hour, let met tell you what - and yet, I had actually woken up at 5:30am, well before my alarm even went off. I think I was excited. Our reason for getting together so early? BREAKFAST! We chose Perkins and headed off to eat delicious breakfast foods before embarking on our quest. :) I took a picture of Paul and Puck sitting together at breakfast while we were there.
After that, we headed back to the apartment so that Handwithquill
and I could change into our costumes. Yay! The Crafty One
made them for us - but alas, I could not wear mine. We didn't think to measure for when my arms were flexed, and so, I got a tear in it. So I quickly changed into one of my older faire costumes (because I have about 4), and off we went!
We arrived at the Maryland Faire at around 10:30am, purchased our tickets, and headed in! By the time I walked through the gate, I'd all ready had three people ask me about my Puck doll! Which is awesome. (Yay, Darchildre
!) I love faire for just that kind of reason. Everyone wanted to know about him and I wasn't getting odd looks. When people found out that a friend had MADE him for me, they became even more fascinated with him, which is just FUN.
We wandered about the Faire for a while - looking at things we couldn't afford to buy ::laughter:: and trying to stay cool with cold water because it was bloody-well HOT and HUMID out! Miles Tonne leather, Potomac Leather Co. and House of Musical Traditions were among the places we checked out - I was on a mission for a new Dryad's purse (Potomac Leather Co.) because I hadn't treated my last one very well... ::laughter:: The Crafty One
and her new guy met up with us around 1pm and we grabbed some food to eat - I got fried cheese (mmm) and blackberry cobbler. ::dool:: We wandered about a bit more, and my friends went ahead to the armoury for The Normal One
while I stood about waiting for my turn to have my fortune told. I usually get a rune reading done, but I went for a palm reading this go-round. I wanted to check out their palm reader (who was quite good, by the way). The hawker was a highly entertaining gentleman that I am now friends with on facebook, go figure. Dressed as I was in red and black, I had cleverly thought to bring my feather fan with me. I made friends with many of the workers at the Faire, actually, because I went about fanning everyone. ::laughter:: The fortune-teller's hawker made a pun about being my biggest fan, and we hit it off and flirted back and forth - just the way any Ren Faire should be!
We left the Faire around 4pm and headed back home. There was traffic, and not a lot of conversation because after spending hours in the hot and humidity we were all pretty beat. However, we didn't feel like ending our day together, so we got back to the apartment, everyone changed back into civies, and we threw in Into The Woods
to watch. When that was done, we headed to Denny's. The night did not go long past that, though. Exhaustion took it's toll on us! But hey, it was a fantastic day with lots of fun and laughter and good company! Whee!!!( Read more... )