August 16, 2004

Just in case you were wondering…

What happened to me last week. Well, it’s not that I went anywhere. Mostly it was a matter of not having time. We had a birthday party for my Grandfather’s 80th birthday on Saturday (the actual date is in late November, but pool parties are no fun when the pool is frozen), and it took most of the week to set it up. The rest of the time was spent at work.

That was what happened to the week. Sunday however, was mine. I went with a group of friends to the Sterling Renaissance Festival in upstate New York. It was loads of fun, and we went in full “Lord Of The Rings” costume. (I know that’s not strictly Renaissance, but we were popular with the other people there.) I was dressed as Gandalf the White. Unfortunately this entailed wearing a quilt-like tunic with a cloak over it and a full beard and long wig on a very sunny and warm day. On the plus side, all of the others had to leave their weapons in the car, but I was able to take my staff inside.

I didn’t bring a camera (it would have spoiled the look), but some of my friends were taking pictures, so if I get a hold of any, I might be persuaded to post them. Of course, several total strangers asked to take my picture, so if you know anyone who went to the festival, they may have pictures too.

Next year, we're thinking of going in a Monty Python's Holy Grail theme. "Come Patsy!" (clop clop clop)

Posted by GEBIV at August 16, 2004 09:25 PM

Sounds like a great idea; Monty Python's Holy Grail. Dennis the Peasant, Roger the Shrubber, Tim the Sorcerer ... that would be a great thing to see!!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at August 17, 2004 01:52 AM

I'll be satisfied with the Gandalf pictures for now, but T1G's right - the Holy Grail theme would be fantastic :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 17, 2004 10:33 AM

NOW I'm wondering what happened to you THIS week :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 20, 2004 10:19 AM
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