Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Huzzah!

Tomorrow I am off to enjoy one of the two bi-annual celebration feasts hosted by the Duchy of Crystal Groves in the Amtgard Kingdom of Goldenvale. We camp, we dress in medieval and/or fantasy garb, we drink alcoholic beverages, fight battles with foam swords, tell silly stories and stupid jokes, play drums, sing, dance, get toasty around fires, and all in all have a grand time pretending to be someone else in another time or universe for a few days.

This is a needed and welcomed respite. Just like the 4 of Wands implies, it will be a brief interlude where I will stop working and just enjoy the company of others, attend a party, eat good food, drink good wine (or honey mead, as the case will be) and generally make a fool of myself.

I usually prepare for these feasts by making some fancy frocks such as I'm wearing in the photo above. This time I am prepared with the garb of a gypsy, as well as court garb, a German Rennaissance gown I positively slaved over. It looks a lot like this one (left) I also sometimes weild a rapier, so I suppose I look a lot like a Queen of Swords then.

So, anyway, I wanted to let you know I won't be posting for a few days. I'll continue with the Tarot Court series on Monday or Tuesday of next week, talking about the Queens and the first one up will be the Queen of Swords. How fitting. Until then, Huzzah! And be thou of good health and good cheer.
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