For those of you just joining us, I've been participating in SCA activities. Namely the heavy combat held alongside of other events weekly on the UW campus. I love it, & it's exciting just being there watching people try to beat the shit out of each other with swords simulated in rattan (not wicker!) I've been attending for about a month now & have learned a few basics. Enough so that I wish I had someone to practice with every day. the_tick27 & I also started making some armour with Master Giles & finished our first piece, a gorget, last nite. I need to decide what time period & region I want the armor to represent. Otherwise I have to go with generic SCA armour & that's no fun. So more research is forthcoming. Until then my gorget isn't of much use & my opponents will have to pull their punches, but damn it looks cool.
Labour Daybour weekend was fairly non-labour-intensive. Saturday Tick & I went to the Bristol Ren Faire for their last big weekend of the year. We met friend Anjean at the gates & as we wandered around enjoying the scenery, the shows & the atmosphere they both helped me assemble a nice period outfit, as seen (partially) in the above photo. We all had a long day but I was the one to get the most sleep that weekend.
Tick was happy enough to join me for Bristol, but as we left that morning & he worked until morning, that meant he didn't get any sleep at all that day. I drove. When we returned to town we stayed together awhile longer so he could show me the first episode of Heroes, now out on DVD. We watched a couple more episodes last night after armor & it is consistently Wow. After he left on Saturday I stayed up to watch Unbreakable. I'd like to get together within the next week or so to watch it again with matt_william who surprisingly hasn't seen it yet.
Anjean also had a long weekend due to work & trying to coordinate getting together with me on both Saturday & Sunday. Sunday was the Highway 18 Outdoor Theater's annual Dusk To Dawn event. They start with the two normal features & continue onward all the way to dawn the next day. It's a fun & exciting way to spend a half day watching movies in what is sadly becoming an uncommon atmosphere.
For whatever unholy reason, Daddy Day Camp was the first movie. It was formulaic, stupid & unnecessary, but still funny in a scene or two. It was pretty bad, but entertaining & we had fun MSTing it. Spiderman 3
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P.S. For those of you who I have turned on to LoadingReadyRun.com & for those of you who have turned me on to Bioshock, here is a video for all of us: