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I just finished going through the Pennsic A&S calendar (I'm a geek; I downloaded the Excel file).  I narrowed the wealth of learning opportunities down to 16 classes and one meeting that I want to go to, and then put those in order of importance.  (I had more, but there were direct conflicts.)  If I only go to the classes that are really important to me, I'll still go to seven classes and a meeting.  It looks like Wednesday afternoon I'll be in classes all day -- there are spinning classes and activities right on top of one another.  In fact, I had to decide between spinning classes!  It's very exciting.  There are two dye classes I want to go to, as well, and a class on working bone and antler... very exciting indeed.

I don't even have my chores filled in yet... this is going to be a very busy week.  I wish I could go to both weeks so I could get in on some of the classes only offered in the first week (Wadmal I&II!), and so I could take some earlier sections of the classes I'm cramming into the second week.

I've decided on a name for my incipient business: Briar Patch Fiber Arts.  I think David would have liked that.

I'm going to bed now.  Nighty night...

i feel: sleepy sleepy

7 trips or shoot the rapids
ladymorgaine From: ladymorgaine Date: July 30th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC) (base camp)
If I ever do make it to Pennsic, it will be the classes that actually draw me there. Estrella has lots of great classes too, but I never get there because the war is so much shorter, and I have to pack so much in to such a short time frame. I can definitely see the benefit to being there for a week or more.
I'd actually have time to volunteer, sit Heralds Point, AND take classes. I could even justify the expense as education. (To my family, that is) So okay, I'm officially envious. Sigh. Maybe next year.

I think that's a great name for your business. Best of luck with that!
skittl1321 From: skittl1321 Date: July 30th, 2004 08:01 am (UTC) (base camp)
I am so jealous of you... I've been reading the class list wishing I could go do some of that... not to mention camp out for a week.

Alas, it appears my days in the SCA were limited to last semester only.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 30th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC) (base camp)
Alas, it appears my days in the SCA were limited to last semester only.

skittl1321 From: skittl1321 Date: July 30th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC) (base camp)
Well Kevin isn't entirely supportive of it, so he wouldn't stop me from doing it, but he won't do it with me. Which is entirely no fun.

Second, I really want to do ballet classes twice a week, which is another thing he doesn't do with me. So it appears that all of our hobbies are completely opposite each other and I'd like to spend a bit of time with him when were married ;)

The third problem will be reconciled when I get a job, but right now it's expensive.
The first two are my main excuses.

Maybe I'll sneak my way back into it in the future, but I don't know.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 30th, 2004 10:27 am (UTC) (base camp)
Has he even tried it? There's something for everyone...
skittl1321 From: skittl1321 Date: July 30th, 2004 10:41 am (UTC) (base camp)
No. He's in the "Aren't those the weird people who hit each other with padded sticks" camp.

If I really got into it, I bet he would humor me a bit.

Maybe while I'm in Houston I'll see if there is a fiber guild near me, and see how I like it. There might be an event or two I can sneak in.

I was going to go to an A&S event this summer (Steppes Artisan) but it's this weekend, and I'm not in Texas, so I'm not making it.

I just have to many interests and need to decide what it is I really want to do.
The more all of you post about SCA stuff, the more I wish I had gotten into it sooner.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 30th, 2004 10:47 am (UTC) (base camp)
Tell him the sticks aren't padded. Also, yes, some of those people hit each other with sticks, and they actually hit a lot harder than the re-enactors who fight with rebated steel, and some of them don't fight at all and a certain subset are indeed weird, but most aren't quite so much and I bet if he really looked around, he works with a SCAdian or two. Besides, the fighting is the most visible part of the SCA, but by no means is that all there is.

Besides, it does one good to know a real weirdo or two. Makes you feel more normal in a world where sometimes you just don't.
7 trips or shoot the rapids