belfebe (belfebe) wrote,

Highland River Melees and Pics

The pics from Highland River Melees are finally up. Go check them out!

But first, my recount in bullets:

  • It was good to see old friends again.

  • norse_isabel makes the best stuffed almonds ever.

  • anotheranon authorized rapier and got a chance to fight with us in the melees. I didn't get a chance to cross blades with her, but we have plans for doing so in the not so distant future (here's to hope).

  • Alric's prize was loads of fun, and he did great.

  • I freaked out as I got hit on my finger again, but it seems that there was no major damage. Range of motion was good this morning, so that was a great relief.

  • My fencing went rather well, and it got better as the afternoon wore off. (More on that later)

  • Morning Court was very nice, and Highland Foorde had the chance to say farewell to their Baronage and thank them for their service, and greet their new Baronage.

  • I didn't make evening Court, but I hear that Rowan got her Pearl, Martelle her Golden Dolphin, and Argh a Coral Branch. Squeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dom, Giacomo, Aedan and Connor put up a funny show at Court. Try looking at those pics in slide mode in my Smugmug album. They are worthy of a .gif file.

  • Vlad came up to play with us, and much fun was had by all. He's a really fun Prince. But then, we knew he'd be.

  • We were visited by either Bugs Bunny or Bun Bun as Alric was playing his prize. Look for the pic in the album.

    Like I said before, I was pleased with my game yesterday. I believe that it got better as the afternoon wore off, and having the chance to play with folks I don't play very often is a wonderful opportunity for honing my game.

    Am I where I want to be? No. Then again, I don't think that I will ever be where I want to be because every time I get somewhere, I make another goal for myself. This is true not only for my rapier game, but also for my fitness, my A&S, my work, you name it. However, I can honestly say that I feel I am making solid progress at least towards my short-term goals.

    This got me thinking what has changed. I believe that part of it is my fitness program. I still practice rapier only once a week. That's all the time I have got for it. However, I do work out religiously every single morning and push myself as hard as I can. This is certainly paying off. If nothing else, I can outlast and/or outrun most of the young punks, and that ain't bad for this old broad. The point is yes, my game is improving, but the most important thing is that I am in the best shape of my life.

    That is a combination I can live with any day of the week.

    Belfebe out.
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