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Mid Semester Break

Oh, my children, Lo, I am feeling the effects of the season.  Like the French and Portugese do before Lent, I am feeling the need for a time of fun and drinking heavily, or at the very least, dancing in the street and forgetting my cares for a bit. 

In other words, I am tired, and I am cranky, and I need to take a break from social justice and nurture the humourous snarky in my soul.

I am at the point where I actually had a very heated (on my side) discussion with Bob that was utterly out of character for me, and it is the direct result of the amount of reading I've been doing on that fount of all that is opinionated, the Intarwebs.  I am a keen student of social justice, but it's starting to crowd out my other thinking, so I need to ease up for a bit.  And Bob, I'm still really sorry I did that to you - it was completely unfair, and all my fault.

So, light and silly posts will be forthcoming for a bit until I have my equilibrium (and lithium) back on an even keel.

Speaking of keels, I woke up Saturday feeling like I'd been keel-hauled over the most barnacle-encrusted hull of all time, but I still managed to have a really good time at Gardiner's Yule that evening.  Pictures will be forthcoming.

I also am almost finished with the fill stitches on the first jacket piece - a few more days, and I'll be able to post pics.

We're doing the "Elizabethan House" track for University, and I have to write handouts, so I'll be busy.

(For those not familiar with EH, we do an entire day of classes on parts of doing SCA events in persona, using our Elizabethan personas as an example - we cover building a persona, clothes, food and tableware, furniture and camping, and pastimes.  It's fun, and we show how to use all sorts of resources to build a cool look for events, from clothes and accessories to the dayshade you use, to feast.)

Anyway.  Snarkness and Light.

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dreadbaron
Jan. 19th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
When you said "Elizabethan House" I had this vision of a crotchety barber-surgeon in a humongous ruff.
attack_laurel
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
With a really awesome cane. :)
ccunning
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Actually sounds like a fun reality series....

"We put 8 re-enactors in a true Elizabethan house with only booze and turnips to live on. Le't see how they do!"
ravena_kade
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Silly is good for the soul.
orlacarey
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm seriously considering just attending entire track at University
ccunning
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Did the note from Rev. Cunning at least make you smile a little bit?

You guys said go over the top next time, and I was somewhat silly after packing for 6 hours. Come visit us by the sea and we shall go forward and see the Amish, Buffalo, and Alpacas of the area!
attack_laurel
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Hee. :)

Do the Amish roam in herds? Are the Buffalo the Plain People? Can Alapca live without electricity? Inquiring minds, and all that.

We'll be at Uni, and Ymir the weekend after.
ccunning
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
Only one way to find out. We are going to have to play Royal Geographical Society and then capture, tag, and release one of the Amish.

I personally want to try and figure out where the wings are on Buffalos, as well as breed them with Alpacas to create Alpaccalos!

Think of the amount of wool you could get off of one of them! Of course shearing them could be slightly dangerous.....
hazebrouck
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
I occassionally get an exhaustion of my stores of compassion and indignation. I find it best to go do an art project, or as you suggest, wear a funny outfit and dance drunkenly in the street.
aliskye
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Would it be possible to get a copy of your handout? I'm trying to up my game but I'm on the other side of the country and not able to be at University.
victory_raven
Jan. 20th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
May I second this request? It not only sounds really interesting but also really useful for my Civil War persona, as are most of your articles :D 'Course, being brought up by an Elizabethan grandmother helps...

Yay for silliness! :D
(Anonymous)
Jan. 20th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Ooh! Me, too, please, if possible. I want to develop an Elizabethan persona (it's the clothes--they totally rock), but I am kind of intimidated. I will happily pay for copying & postage and/or serve as slave labor, if I am ever at an event at the same time you require slave labor. 8^D

swwoodsy
Jan. 21st, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
Sigh. it would be good if I would look to see if I were logged in before I comment. I are a maroon.
attack_laurel
Jan. 24th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Contact me after University and remind me. :)
hsifeng
Jan. 19th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
I understand completely (having had a run in with my own hubby that was based on the web reading I have been doing - I get so bent sometimes!); looking forward to images of the Gardiner's event and any dribbles of info you'll share from the EH project!
lisettelaroux
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
pout
and I am sad I couldn't do it with you.....
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