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.

11 comments:

Bridget Chumbley said...

Helen you totally crack me up! I'm going to have to play this question game one of these times I don't read them when I'm too tired to think (whenever that might be). LOL

sherri said...

Number one is a lie- the others are true.?

And Bob or Big AL have never commented on my blog.
And I didn't realize I was supposed to ask Big AL's permission for all the posts I've written about him. Oops!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

You were a hula bunny and an angel, and Bob is a very lucky man.

Melissa from the Blue House said...

Hmmm....I just started reading your blog, so I don't 'know' you yet, but I'm going to guess #1 & 2 are true.

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

I think #2 is a lie. And not just because I'm contrary. (I am.) But because I bet your costumes usually have a cohesive theme. And I've never seen a bunny that could do the hula. The salsa, on the other hand...

Wendy said...

You can't fool me, Helen. You didn't dress up as an angel. You were first lobster!

jasonS said...

Don't know about the statements (truth/lie), but that is a lovely story. Liked it a lot... :)

Beth said...

I say #3 is a lie. I'm not sure why, just going with my gut. Nothing to do with you being less than angelic! :)

And you and Bob are geeks after my own heart...ahhh, ren faires in the days of yore...

katdish said...

Number 2 is a lie.

And I love me some rennaissance festivals! Brings out the crazy people with fake english accents down here.

Wendy said...

Man I wanna see pictures of the hula bunny costume...

Joanne Sher said...

Fun story, Helen. My guess is #3 is a lie (or #2, or maybe #1).

I win, huh???