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Re: Faire-ly Fun Adventures with Sosiqui!
Posted By: Maryam, on host
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2001, at 21:09:45
In Reply To: Faire-ly Fun Adventures with Sosiqui! posted by Sosiqui on Saturday, September 29, 2001, at 20:31:26:

> Maryam was fully decked out in a ruling outfit.

My costume paled in comparison to many of the *elaborate* costumes there, but I'm proud of my little chemise-skirt-bodice ensemble. I wouldn't have wanted to wear anything more, anyway. I was dying in the heat as it was.

> Maryam played a game where you had to fling very sharp axes at a target. She was armed and extremely dangerous, and slayed many a net. The target escaped with its life, however.

Sharp, my foot. Those "axes" weren't very sharp at all. They were just pieces of iron in the vague shape of an axe, and I don't think the "blade" was any sharper than the rest of it. The targets were made out of hay or something similar, so the "axes" would stick in easily. I think there were one or two out of wood for stronger people. I wasn't even strong enough to get the axe higher than the ground underneath the target most of the times. Or perhaps I was releasing too late. I'm not sure.

> Several people had faerie wings, and we saw about three people with HUGE black feathered wings. (I got jealous of the wings. I want some.)

This is one of my pet peeves, actually. "Fantasy" outfits as opposed to period garb. I tried not to let it get to me, though. The important thing is that people have a good time.

> Some of the food had REALLY weird names, like 'Sin on a Stick' (frozen cheesecake on a stick) and 'Monkey Tails' (frozen bananas on a stick). For some reason, the Monkey Tails vendor REALLY wanted to sell one to me, which made Maryam and Elly quite amused. (Hush, you two. :p)

All I'm gonna say here is that you DID mention Monkeyman a lot during the day. ;-)

> That's all the random anecdotes I can remember - Elly and Maryam had better add more when they get online! :)

I'm trying, but you summed up the exciting bits pretty well. Also, I was half-asleep from the heat for much of the time.

I had to drive to the place where we met Ellmyruh, since I just got my permit and I need driving practice. Scary, but I think I'm finally beginning to get comfortable behind the wheel (I had a permit a while ago, but it expired). I imagine it was an odd picture, me driving a car in my bodice and skirt and a baseball cap to keep my hair from blowing everywhere (didn't work very well, though).

For dinner afterwards, we went to the same Chili's that Sosiqui and Elly and flyingcats and I went to before. While our food was a long time coming, since it was very busy, we had a great waitress who managed our four separate checks without a hitch. We talked a lot about anime. We didn't get any Huge Knives this time around either. I wonder if they suspect us of something.

Mary "Not the first time I've worn layers of clothing including upholstery fabric in over-90-degree heat, and I suspect not the last time either" am