I almost interrupted the Queen's presentation on historical costume to ask if she'd be my new best friend. Got scared though.
Which reminds me of college... I redintegrate again (love that word!) One of my two closest friends in college used to charge around campus with a bulldog snarl on her face. With hot-pink, spiky hair, heavy eyeliner, and lots of silver chains, she had droves of cutie-pies convinced she was bad news. Funny thing was, she was the sweetest girl, never mean to anyone & not into anything shady. She just got a kick out of stirring up a little harmless mystery.
And there I was trotting along beside her, bright & sunny, newly-married & all-too squeaky clean. I swear if anyone had the nerve to look her direction long enough, they would have surely noticed me beside her and her whole mystique would have dissipated in an instant. My friend designed the most interesting clothes - not shy of pink feather boas or studded black vinyl. In fact, she was all sparkes & chains really. Extremely talented though. Last I heard from her, she was forging swords for the movie industry or something. Coolest girl.
Which has me thinking... Shouldn't there be a site where we ladies can officially call-out our maiden names and make ourselves findable? I'm tired of searching for old friends to no avail. It's those dern maiden names. Or we can all post our maiden names on our blogs. Or in the comments of this post if you like. My maiden name is Heather Hutchings.
There friends, now find me!
So, back on track... Um yes, we took the kids to the Renaissance Festival. Sting was there again, doing his thing. And there was my favorite new character with that Queen of Hearts flair. I just love her! And she had the coolest green floral trunk! We could be good friends.
Granny got Elijah some tricky sticks. (I think they're called Crystal Stix.) And Charlotte was bestowed a lavender butterfly wand. Costumes, jousting, greasy turkey legs, petting zoo - the kids couldn't have had more fun.
As for me, as long as I get a good look at a Peregrine Falcon, a
couple of freaky vultures & an owl, I'm good. The Birds of Prey
demonstration is really the highlight for me. That, and a day in the
sun with my family.
Hey & thanks for the huzzahs over my new paper collection. I've always loved to make paper dolls & cards & whatnot. I predict some seriously good fun.
And a fashion-history factoid from my History of Costume class in college... Did you know that women used to pluck out rows & rows of hair, more than an inch sometimes, in order to make their foreheads fashionably tall? Or that Queen Elizabeth used to paint blue lines on her skin - you know, for younger- looking skin. (I'd like to see Beyonce or Heather Locklear do that commercial.) Interesting article on historical beauty practices here. Lots of poisons though : (