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My kitchen appliances are all breaking down. My fridge is currently unplugged because the condenser fan makes a noise like it's going to fly off like Xena's chakram. My dishwasher isn't rinsing off the detergent all that well. And my stove goes short-circuit every time it's cleaned. Ugh!

Wife and I went to the Ardenwood Shakespeare Festival and Renaissance Faire today. Unfortunately there was no Shakespeare performed though. They should drop that name next year. It was a relatively small Ren faire compared to the ginormous one in Hollister, but it felt less crowded and less Disneyfied. It was great to be in costume again. We spent way too much money buying stuff as there were a lot of good quality vendors. I even got a mini-menhir and a very Obelix moment carrying it back to the car (if you don't get this reference, see pictures below).



Maces to bash thy enemies' heads

Chomping down a turkey leg

Daintily eating chicken on a stick

Belly dancers

Pottery lady

Military display


Carrying my rock carving back to the car

"Italian" mercenaries

In other non-news I made a graphic explaining the Aztec origin and glyph(s) of the word "Xoco" which is colloquial Mexican for "little sister" as well as Rick Bayless's latest restaurant. So I tweeted it to him, and he found it "super cool" and RT'ed it. I got a surge in people following me on Twitter (when the Top Chef Master says something is cool, people pay heed), and hopefully future visitors to Ancient Scripts. Oh, a little marketing never hurt nobody.


Sep. 13th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, what great pictures!! I'm so glad you had a fun day!!
Sep. 14th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! This totally made up for the crummy Scottish games last week.
Sep. 13th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
*hugs* You guys are so awesome and I wish I lived near enough to do things like this with y'all. I think you both look FABULOUS!!!!!!
Sep. 13th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Larry does look pretty darn sexy...and a bodice does wonders for my cleavage!
Sep. 14th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
Everybody looks better (aka sexier) in Renaissance clothes! You should get Joe and Stacy to take you to a SCA event (one that isn't in the middle of nowhere, that is).

Sep. 13th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
yes, naiad8, you look very sexy in the bodice, wow :) looks like you guys had great fun! like the carving Larry - i rarely can afford to buy a lot at those fairs - i like the musical instruments they have and jewelry lol
Sep. 14th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
The rock was a big splurge, but it's our 10-year wedding anniversary gift to ourselves since it's almost the same Celtic knot design on our rings. Also, the guy who carved the rock donates all proceeds to wildlife rescue and children's art projects. So good karma all around.

The faire actually have a lot of nice stuff for reasonable prices especially considering they were hand-made. It's a good place to stock up because the stuff is pretty special.
Sep. 16th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
that is so cool, same design on your rings :)
Sep. 14th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
Would you like a vintage Coldspot Super-Mart refrigerator? 'Cause I know where you can get one...

We used to go to a small Faire in Pittsburg every year when my niece was little. We really loved it. One year they had Two-Minute Shakespeare where they performed two minute versions of the plays; she found that very fascinating... I did too!

And BTW you look marvelous.
Sep. 15th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
no need for new fridge. i fixed it. hah!

i love it when they used to do twisted shakespeare in the old ren faire in blackpoint.

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