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Annual enemies, eternal friends

Pennsic Wars XXXVII is over. Andy and I had a great time at Pennsic, as usual.

Some highlights:
- Spending great time with friends who we don't get to see enough. I love the members of our household, even if we can all be a little moody at times. We have some great times full of laughter.
- Eating smores around a campfire. Making smores with friends who are your chosen family is one of the best things ever.
- Living in a community of SCA-dians for a little while. A group of SCA-dians are almost always very friendly, helpful and welcoming.
- A canvas tent and camp bed. These things made camping so much better, canvas tents are totally the way to go. SO much better than nylon. And I am so glad we didn't have to sleep on the ground. It did rain a couple of times over our Pennsic but our tent stayed perfectly dry. So worth the expense.
- Merc party at The Norselands. Partying with a bunch of mercenaries is bound to be entertaining. It was worth going if only for the bartender. He was funny as hell.
- Andy's first Pennsic as a fighter. He did great and received a number of compliments on his hole-making ability.
- Our fighters getting a lot of recognition for their abilities. Of course, you get some notarity for having a fighter in a wheelchair but everyone was noticed.
- Waterbearing was... not as enjoyable this year due to all the restrictions they placed on us. However, Nissan proposed to mirroreyes and I had someone call me a glorious creature and another fighter claim that I must be Athena. (People trapped in armor on a hot day are very grateful for water/gatorade).
- Excellent vendors and foods. I got myself an inkle loom (Yay!) and Andy bought me some brooches to wear with my viking apron dresses (Double yay!).
- Interesting classes. I went to one on steaming bread and another on weaving.
- Inducting new members into our household. Ally, Ryan, Steph and Sparky. Our household is really growing.
- Making plans to get a kit together and become a fighter myself.

It's nice to be back home and it was great to take an actual shower (we've been literally shower out of a hose). I missed the puppies and kitties so much. I have been cuddling them all day. Andy and I slept in today, I got my hair trimmed, we picked up some groceries and now we are just relaxing on the couch. I am going to dye my hair later.

I will post pictures as soon as I unearth my camera.



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Aug. 10th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a GREAT time. I can't wait to see your picturessssssssssss
Aug. 10th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
I think I got some really good ones. None of me though.
Aug. 11th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
Glad you guys had a great time!! Definately looking forward to pictures.

Mmmmmm Smores!
Aug. 11th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
Smores are awesome.
Aug. 11th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
sounds like you had fun ^_^
Aug. 11th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
We very much did.
Aug. 12th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Hooray for a happy household!

I had to look up what an inkle loom was. I'm going to start dropping the term randomly in conversations.
Aug. 12th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Haha. Weaving on an inkle loom is the shit.
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