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State of the Me

Part three of my etiquette series will be happening tomorrow (maybe). I'm in a mood for random announcements and memes today.

We'll start with the meme, but we'll skip the html, since it's big and unwieldy:

King's Advisor

You scored 76% hardcore SCA!

You may just be older than dirt, or a raving lunatic. You are about as involved as you could possibly be in the SCA. When you are at events you probably look like you just stepped out of a book. Your [spelling corrected - I can't stand the you're/your error] blood runs in kingdom colors, you are probably a peer, and your living room probably looks a lot like your campsite. You should probably get some help for your addiction, or see if someone will write a book about you.

No-one's particularly surprised by that result for me, I imagine. I've been more active in past years than I have been during this last year (house building took precedence), but that stuff adds up.

Next, we move on to what I'm doing on Friday:

I plan to be at Club Orpheus in Baltimore this Friday, from about 9:30 on (to take advantage of happy hour, and a free dance floor). Anyone who sees this is welcome to join me. I need some dancing time, and a chance to wear kick-ass (not ass-kicking; that's different) boots. 

EDIT:  Now I'm not sure I want to go; they are doing a live show that night, and I don't know that I want to spend the evening listening to some random punk band instead of a proper mix of dance music.  I may take a raincheck for a non-band night.  Dammit.  This was the first Friday I've had available in ages.  *pout*  ETA2:  I think I won't go.  The cover is $12, and I won't be able to dance as much, and it will be crowded.  So never mind, I'll be going sometime in August instead.  pinkleader, could you let Freddy and Alice know?  I don't have their e-mail handy, and they don't read my journal.

I am starting to get freaked out by the nearness of Pennsic. Not because I don't have clothes (sorry, no sewing panic for me), but because I've got this party thing, and I'm always a little nervous when I try something new. It's been massively hard to fit everything in to one week, and it stresses me out a little.

On the other hand, I have spending money this year, and I plan to use it. I need more points, wool for a petticoat, silk voile for a high-end apron, embroidery thread, and random cute things that look good to me (always a neccessity, that last one). And maybe books, if I can find any I don't have already. I was also thinking about buying/commissioning a baronial coronet, but I'm still deciding.

ccunning and I have come up with a cool thing for their Majesties that I hope to have ready to go by Pennsic. I'm rather excited about it, and will post pictures after it's been presented.  YetanotherETA:  I just realized that I have the supplies to finish them off right now, so I'll do the presentation this weekend.  Awesome!  It's a really cool project, and Chris' creativity has really added to my original idea in a very positive way.  *excited*

I have other projects I need to get done, and my petticoats are almost finished - I'll be wearing the pink one to Novice.

And there you go - a completely self-indulgent post (unless you're planning to come dancing Friday). 

ETA:  One more thing I forgot:  My work has blocked LJ's message center (but nothing else), so I can't see whether I have a message or not.  If you need to let me know something, drop a comment in the most recent entry and/or e-mail me.  Sorry.

Comments

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cathgrace
Jul. 9th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
your party will go wonderfully well, a little bird told me your party is the place to be this Pennsic, and little birds never lie!
isabelladangelo
Jul. 9th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
If you need any help with the party, please, just ask. I can print things, paint things, bring stuffs, or whatever else.
attack_laurel
Jul. 9th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, but I'm good. It's pre-party nerves, I have everything under control. :)
chargirlgenius
Jul. 9th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to convince Jeff that he can go to Pennsic for a few days, starting, maybe, Wednesday morning? He could take the car with 50+ mpg, crash in Rob's booth, buy me little presents, tell me all about the cool party that I can't attend...

Mostly, I just want him to wear that gown again.
lorebubeck
Jul. 9th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
Or you could go and just bring pictures...
chargirlgenius
Jul. 9th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
He has leave, and I don't. And then maybe I can get a girls' weekend again. :-)
attack_laurel
Jul. 9th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome...

I am really looking forward to this weekend! :)
chargirlgenius
Jul. 9th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
God, so am I, for many reasons! I did just realize last night that I'll have time to do hand-sewing on Saturday during the vigil. Whew, otherwise he'd probably be fur-trim-less.
chargirlgenius
Jul. 9th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
Hey, not sure how much/quickly you read other journals, but I just posted some questions that have to do with techniques in some of your articles. If you have a chance, plz to look here?
attack_laurel
Jul. 10th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
I attempted to give some explanation, but if you have more questions, let me know.

valkyr8
Jul. 9th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
This is the first time in years that I wish I was attending Pensic. The purchasing of our first house has pretty well put the kabosh on all other SCA plans/ events for the summer.
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pinkleader
Jul. 9th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
I have let the Freddy and Alice know about the no dancing this Friday night. What about next Friday?

Party will be the uber, not to worry.
attack_laurel
Jul. 10th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
Thank you! Sadly, next Friday I will be at the farm. :(

The next date I have available is sometime in August.
dragonlady7
Jul. 11th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to drop a line to say hi as I just friended you, finding your journal fascinating. I'm in the midst of frantically trying to get ready for my first Pennsic-- I'm not a member of the SCA, I just have a bunch of friends-of-friends that are, so I know absolutely nothing about the whole structure or any of it.
I'm the daughter of some historic re-enactors, though-- my parents met at the American Bicentennial, both re-enacting with the Brigade of the American Revolution. My mother costume-snarked all my stuff for being "farby" when I revealed I had bought cotton because there was no linen for under $16/yd., so I was really worried that I'd get laughed at... but the household I'm going with told me not to worry. (She also made the excellent point that the jewel tones I'd bought were too dark and would've been expensive in period so if I wasn't going as a rich person I was totally off-base, and by gum, she's right, damn it.)
We'll see. Maybe no one will notice the scarlet and navy blue through all the mud, though i'm not actually hoping for rain.
Anyway.
I'm in awe of your stuff, though. Maybe if I get more into this stuff, I'll be able to make more convincing attempts... At least a lot of my stuff is handsewn, because I gave myself an unfortunate finger-piercing with the sewing machine and have become rather gun-shy since. ;)
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