belfebe (belfebe) wrote,

Good gravy!

It is almost 1 p.m. and I'm still in my pajamas. This is sooooooo not like me! (But I'm enjoying it!)

So I went to Crown Tourney with the fabulous Cassie. We left on Friday at around 2 p.m., in the hopes to arrive at the site before dark so we could set up the dayshade and not have to deal with it in the morning. Sadly, between heavy traffic, an accident on 95, and a missed street sign, we arrived after dark, which was no end of fun. Try setting up a mucking hoooooge dayshade in the dark, with only a flashlight, in the cold, and you will have hours and hours of pointless fun.

Luckily, Arn, who was there as field coordinator, took pity on us and thus we averted disaster. To make a long story short, although our dayshade, lovingly known as the MHD (mucking huge dayshade), is designed to be set up by two people in about 15 minutes, Cassie and I promptly realized that we only had one person setting up while the other held the flashlight. Thanks to Arn, we now had two persons setting up, and one holding the flashlight. The lack of daylight was still an issue, which made a 15 minute task stretch into an hour and a half, but that's life. Much laughter was had by all, and an MHD was accomplished.

Fast forward.

The procession at Crown was awesome, as usual. However, I think that the prize for most entertaining couple goes to Abel and xgreenjudasx. They had a fabulous Middle Eastern entourage, and she was carried in a palanquin by four strapping young men. Then Abel was announced as "fighting for the honor of the first, and most beautiful of his wives." I nearly died when I heard that. I have posted the Crown Pictures to my Smugmug account, and you can see what I am talking about. The pics of the fighting and a bunch of candids are up too. Here is the link.

To make a long story short, here are the highlights of the event:

  • Addie getting her Laurel
  • Fabulous fighting (I've always said that going to Crown is like going to the Super Bowl. Only the best of the best.)
  • Spending time with friends.
  • Receiving two faboo scrolls by Aneira and Rhonwen for Marcellus.
  • Jean Claude getting his Sea Stag.
  • Ella getting her Sea Dragon.
  • Great fun driving with Cassie.

    And this is it for now. I really most go take a shower and get myself into real clothes.

    Or maybe I will stay in my pajamas. It's that kind of day.

    Belfebe out.
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