I suppose I could have updated this before now, but eh…
Last weekend was awesome.
Friday evening C and I stayed at home and just relaxed on the couch. We got up at 6 or so on Saturday, and got ready for the day.
After dropping J off at his dad’s, the keys for the house off with C’s dad so that he could check on our dogs for us, and grabbing some breakfast, we headed to The Woodlands, TX. We had a little difficulty getting there, because the mapquest directions kind of sucked, and led us into a bunch of stop lights that were annoying, but the motel was worth it. We stayed at the Marriot.
We didn’t wait around long, but grabbed lunch at chilli’s and then went to the Texas Renaissance Festival. http://www.texrenfest.com/ We walked all over the grounds checking out displays and whatnot. First thing we did is stopped by a place where C got her tarot read. The lady apparently seemed to get some of it right, but on other things was just out in la la land. I don’t think it was worth the twenty bucks we paid, but C had fun, so that’s all I cared about. We then went around the corner, and she had someone braid her hair up into a crown. It cost 30 bucks, but looked AMAZING. There’s something about a braid like that which just makes me drool. Then we went and strolled through the largest of the gardens they had there. There was a guy playing a huge set of brass bells that just sounded amazing. From there we wandered through several shops and had some drinks. We found a blue dress that she just loved for 70$, but she wasn’t going to get it. I ended up talking her into it though, and I’m glad I did. We made a deal that, if I got an outfit for the ren fair, then she would get the dress. So, I spent 145.00 on a kilt and shirt, and she spent about 95 on the dress, a purse, and the blue earrings I bought for her. By the time the outfits were complete, the fireworks were going off, and we had to leave.
Heading out, I ran across a friend of mine. Dagan had gone to the renfest in his Storm Trooper uniform, yet again proving that he is geekier than we had any comprehension of. To top it off, he’s barely met C, and he’s drunk and talking about how he could “tap” the girl that had somehow ended up clinging onto him. *sigh* C thought it was funny, but I really didn’t appreciate the fact that he had so little respect for my GF.
That done, C and I went back to the motel room. I’d picked up a flyer at the renfest, so we planned out the next day so that we could see the shows we wanted to. We went aheand and went to the pool then, and spent about an hour swimming and soaking in the sana. A pay-per-view movie, and a lot of flexibility later, she and I were both comfortably ensconced in bed with happy faces on.
The next day, we woke up to room service and a relaxing morning. We didn’t rush about much, but enjoyed our day. She got the blue dress on, with all the acoutrements (sp?) and looked so incredibly beautiful. It was one of those things where you look up, see something, and your heart skips a beat. She was just so gorgeous. Then I put on my kilt and such, and we were out. It’s funny how people stare at a man in a kilt in North America. Especially TX rednecks.
We got back to the festival and had our picture taken. Hopefully I can get the pic scanned and get it posted. Then we went to watch the jousting. It was ok, but I was kind of disappointed, because the acting was just SO bad. The actors really needed some lessons. Still, the horses and the ceremonialism were cool, so I’ll give ’em credit for that. Then we wandered around a bit, checking out people’s costumes and watched the morning parade. The next show we saw was called “The Goodboinkin Sisters” and was pretty much what the name implies. The three ladies in the show were typical bar wenches from bad movies singing bawdy songs. In other words, it was hillarious. After that we went and checked out the remaining gardents, getting rained on sporadically. I felt so bad for C. She got drenched. Then we went to a second show with pirate chicks doing basically the same thing as the Goodboinkins were. They had some funny toasts though. Now if only the beer I’d gotten wasn’t so aweful.
We were nearly ready to leave because of the rain, but the last show we wanted to watch came on, and the people pretty much dragged us to our seats. It was hillarious, and I’m glad we stayed. This one involved two washer women who had a lot of schlapstick type comedy they did. It was my favorite show altogether, and involved the audience in the show as well. Simply put, hillarious. After that show, we grabbed a few more things from one of the shops there, and headed home.
I think my fav costume that I saw whilest I was there was the man dressed as a centaur. It was sweet. He had the hind portion trailing out behind him, and walked really slowly to keep from damaging it. It was VERY realistic looking though, and people were lined up to get pics of him.
Coming back to work on Monday was a bit of a let-down. We’re understaffed at the call center, and people are flaking out all over the place. Monday night wasn’t so bad, but the gaming was a bit disappointing simply because I don’t really get where the GM was coming from with a lot of what he did. I’m sure it’ll be clear later, but for now it’s frustrating.
Last night’s big event was watching Commander in Chief. I’m really liking it so far. It’s neat to see politics from the point of view presented.