So today was the annual pilgrimage to the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville. Since the weather was so nice, I decided to brave the elements by wearing my pretty green skirt I bought last year at Bullseye. I even dragged out my old green and black cloak from my short-lived SCA days and borrowed a blouse from pinkpolarity
. I hadn't worn any form of garb for nearly fifteen years. The bright side was it meant I was no longer tripping or dragging my cloak along. There are bonuses to growing up. It was quite odd "blending in" with the local populace. I do have to say there seemed a lot of non-costumed attendees this year.
I didn't buy anything, aside from food. With the new computer and a trip to Philly, I decided I needed to conserve my resources. Nothing really screamed "buy me" this year. The blouses at Bullseye weren't quite what I was looking for. I thought the pretty labyrinth necklace at Echo & Wild nearly had me. I also escaped without buying another coin at the mint or finding a ring at Moon Angel. I must be losing my shopping touch.
My fannish geekery was however on full display at the woodworkers shop. He had any manner of symbols on display, including various Celtic and Pagan symbols. Then I spotted the Stargate Earth symbol. There were Star Trek symbols as well. The one that proclaimed my geekery though was the Highlander Watcher symbol. The woodcarver was quite impressed, saying that was his most esoteric and obscure symbol. No one knew what that was. I didn't know whether to do a Snoopy victory dance or hang my head in shame. Probably a combination thereof.
On the way out the door, there was the usual madness. Then someone called to "close down the exits." We couldn't understand exactly why until we saw a pair of pachyderms coming our way. Yes, they were quite charming looking elephants in Maryland. Needless to say, we quickly gave them the right of way.
I came home to a wonderful victory over those damned Eagles. Redskins are really surprising me this year. When I first saw a score, they were down by fourteen points. As it turned out, that was nearly all Philly scored. Oops. Sorry Donovan. Well, not really.