As Jess has said before, so I will say again "Its all about the hat!" I would like to take a moment to talk about my great hats. First my beautiful brown hat and my splotched green bumbling scholars cap. *le sigh* And then my collection of old felt and straw hats including the hat Maid Marian would have worn if she and Robin Hood had lived in the 1920's and the mock pith helmet that and English lady who didn't know how to dress would have worn into the depths of the Congo. Oh, I can't forget my pirate cap *runs off to put it on* YAY! And my collection of stick felt winter hats and my goofy archaeology hat that people are embarrased to be around me in and of course my ultra cool safari hat that's really my dad's that he hasn't given up yet. I guess I should also include my NPS work hats because they're cool too...even the Smokey the Bear hat. And now that I've seriously digressed.
This post is about the day after Jess's wedding. I had helped Jess pick out her outfits for the weekend and I think she wore just the ( right garbCollapse )
for the day after!! I love her garb!! And she knows how to pull it all together so well!! I had laced myself into my bodice that morning and wondered how I was going to ever survive the day, but that feeling of despair passed as I realized I could breath somewhat and got used to the blistering heat. BECAUSE I remembered my sunscreen!! Go me. And I totally didn't get sunburned AT ALL. But I did get a ( turkey legCollapse )
. Hee! I think I'm going to just outline the rest of the days events though. The Pleasures of Ren Ratting( PenguinsCollapse )
which I've been told don't really exist at the Lost Boys show. And no one will be able to see them anymore after I....um. Lets just say I've invited the penguins to hang out with Michael's chicken up here in DC!! *weg*
An awesome ( harpist/recorder playerCollapse )
that I spent the first part of my morning listening to.
Flirting with the ( CardinalCollapse )
. I told him I couldn't resist the chance to introduce myself to such a handsome and powerful man of the cloth. I wouldn't have done something like this two seasons ago. I also had some of the Cardinal's nuts....
Eating with Jess, Tommy and Andrew at the Peacock Tearoom.
Seeing the ( Washing Well WenchesCollapse )
Attending a FREE lecture (I was the only taker too! Go figure> by ( Loquacia VerbatimCollapse )
on LITERACY (so that we can read the signs to the priveys) MARRAIGE (so that Loquacia can marry an incredibly rich man or a musketeer and thus make Dartanian jealous so that he will want to marry her) and MONEY (because with a large dowry Dartanian will want to marry Loquacia). Someone tell her that I remembered her lectures and I will record them in my new account book as any good scholar/chronicler would do.
Taking a ( goofyCollapse )
picture of myself as the Mona Lisa in honor of having seen the DaVinci Code recently. It also makes me want to watch Voyager. Go figure.
I also made sure to attend another protest sing at the Brewer's Pub during which time the parade came by and we all yelled "Kill the King!" (I got a video of that) By the end of the protest sing I had donated enough money to have the king kicked in my honor! SO. MUCH. FUN.
Heh. Went to a Lost Boys show with Jess, Sarah and Kat. We screamed, cheered, oggled and gushed. And then we tucked money in our cleavage and let Aaron the Moor come and get it! Only... well. I'll leave the only for Jess to tell in her journal since it involves a slightly funny, possibly not good event involving Angus and her sister. I was very proud of myself! I think the percentage of "wench" in me totally climbed to above 35 % this weekend. ( Me and JessCollapse )
I spent my last hour shopping - buying myself a tapestry of a scene with a boat from the Bayeux Tapestry, a new rose for my mom, token Faire gifts for my normal roomies (I'm trying to brainwash them but their incredibly resistant. They WILL BE assimilated), and a little three headed dragon hatchling statue for myself.
Jess, Tommy and Andrew drove me to the airport around 5:30. I was dirty, sweaty, tired and overheated but I got to ( show offCollapse )
my bloomers in the parking lot of the Faire though! They had to drop me off at the airport cause we weren't sure what security's reaction would be to their garb!! I caught an early flight, got home early and .... my trip was ended. But at least I have some good pictures of my hat.
(The events of Sunday, May 28)