Monday, September 7, 2009
Sometimes the More You Give, the More You Get
Bob went to the Bristol Renaissance Faire on Sunday with his friend Adam (name changed, since I don't have his permission to talk about him on my blog. Actually, I never asked Bob for permission either, but he hasn't complained yet.) Now, at one time, Bob and I went to the Ren Faire five times in one year. I won't say he wore out the experience for me entirely, but I did not mind not going. Besides, Bob's time with friend is usually spent at Civil War reactments (observer, not participant), Ren Faire's, things of a historical nature. My husband and his friends don't drink, so hanging out in a bar is not an option. Bob likes sports, but he won't pay to see professional players. He finds fishing dull. Historical reenactments are a good way for him to get some guy time.
I do find it funny though, that several years ago, we went to this town called Strongholde for a Ren Faire on a much smaller scale. I was just about Ren Faired out that year, but it was a nice little weekend away. We stayed in a town called Oregon (yes, in Illinois). They were having their Autumn Festival that week. I had the time of my life! I drank HOT cider for the first time. We ate dinner on a paddlewheel boat. We went to the bizarre. It was marvelous. I only agreed to go on this little excursion to make him happy, and I had a better time than he did! The dinner at the Ren Faire the first night was okay, but the actual outdoor festival was just okay. Yet we had so much fun in the neighboring town the bed and breakfast we were staying at was in, we went to Oregon, IL on vacation the next summer. True, there was no festival or hot cider, but there were new things to discover, and we went on the paddle wheel boat dinner again. It was wonderful.
I find it funny that that isn't the first time I went somewhere just because Bob wanted to, and acccidently discovered something wonderful around the bend. And if this was Bob's blog, he could say the same thing in the vice versa. But if he wants you to know his stories of places he went for my sake but found something he liked in the meantime, he'll have to comment in the comment section. That's right. He has commented on some of your blogs, but never mine...
What? This doesn't work for a Life is Funny post because this is more funny strange than funny haha. Fine! I'll play Wendy's game, Two Truths and a Lie. Here's how to play. I tell two truths about myself and one lie, then you all try to guess which is the lie. Since the picture at the top of my post today is of Bob in costume, my truths and lie shall be about costumes I have worn.
1) I used parts of my old Renaissance costume as a St. Elizabeth of Hungary costume for All Saint's Day last year.
2) I dressed for a Halloween party as a Hula Bunny. That would be a bunny costume with a coconut bra and a hula skirt.
3) I wore an angel costume for my Church's Christmas pageant.
Go ahead and guess which one you think is the lie.