Sat- The Smoosh got up insanely early for a weekend, got gussied up in renaissance garb, and went to a "Prussian Beer Breakfast". For those who don't know, that's code-speak for hanging out in garb in the parking lot of Ren Faire before it opens, eating yummy-yet-oh-so-unhealthy food (scotch eggs are the new hotness!), and drinking much too much much too early in the day. It's a kind of ritualized self-abuse that we inflict upon ourselves a couple of times each year for no good reason. Think of a Klingon manhood ritual, only in tights. :-) trogdor_the_dog came with us, and seemed to love every minute.
After the breakfast we went into RenFest and wandered, socialized, ate, watched a show or two, and generally did the kind of stuff that one does at a renaissance festival. They have a maze this year, and being a big fan of all things labyrinthine I couldn't resist. [psychosis]I took Trogdor with me, and together we had an epic adventure beyond the imagination of mere mortals! It was full of danger, intrigue, adventure, victory, despair, and blood-drenched combat! Sadly, the Code of the Labyrinth prohibits me from providing any details, but it was an unforgettable experience that I shall carry in my heart forevermore.
After we completed the maze we were astounded to find that only a couple of minutes had passed in "the real world".[/psychosis] By then poor Trogdor had had enough of the noise and crowds, and clearly wanted to go home, so we called it a day. The four-plus-dog of us went back to zensidhe and redheadlass's place and promptly collapsed from exhaustion. After waking up we watched some TV, ate dinner, and watched some more TV before femetal and I went home.
On Sunday Kim and I went out to breakfast (I loves me some pancakes!), then swung by the Toyota dealership to interrogate one of the salesmen and test drive a car. More on that later.
After that we went to nihilus and phyrra's place to see how mead is built. Many friends, much fun, and a whole lot of Wii playing. (See phyrra's post for pics.) In a word- awesome. :-)
Damn fine weekend.