July 10th, 2009

in motion

though isengard be strong and hard, as cold as stone and bare as bone

At this rate it's going to take me weeks to dispense all the links I've got stored up, but at least this is getting me back in the habit of posting regularly, which I like to do.  So!  Today I cannot shake this song from my head:

(As it happens, this video is all I've ever seen of the second LotR movie, since I made a solemn vow to myself back in 2001 to hold off on watching it until 2010, at which point I could reassess and decide whether the vow should be renewed.  It occurred to me today that the terms of my arrangement are nearly up!  Hmm.  Meanwhile, a few seconds of Legolas on repeat is perfectly sufficient.)

in motion

ren faire?

My son was really looking forward to to the Wisconsin Renaissance Faire this summer, but when I went to their website, I found a notice saying the 2009 season was canceled.  Can any of you recommend other renaissance faires nearby, or similar events?  Anyplace where a boy could maybe watch knights joust would be ideal!

(Also, I'm curious to know the story behind that cancellation, if anybody knows what's going on.  Are they having problems with money, location, what?)

ETA: Oops, I'd meant to post this to a local Madison lj community, not to my own lj, but I'm glad I accidentally posted here anyway, since apparently friends from all over the country are better able to sort out my faire situation better than I am, at this hour on a Friday evening.  Thanks for the help, guys!