Adventures in Societial Anachronism

Over Memorial Day Weekend we attended Potrero War with our SCA group The Beggar’s Inn. I’ve been attending SCA events over the past several years, and our camp has evolved and grown considerably each year. For those of you not in the know SCA stands for the Society for Creative Anachronism, and is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. These...

Moms & Mickey

I got to spend Mother’s Day with my parents in the Happiest Place on Earth! They live in Northern California but try to visit every couple of months, and our favorite way to spend our time together is at Disneyland. Nothing brings out the 31 year old child inside of me like noshing on a churro, getting soaked on Splash Mountain, and strolling down Main Street USA. My pass expired...

Faire Play

Last weekend we journeyed to the Renaissance Faire in Irwindale. Its a yearly pilgrimage for us and our friends, and fills the gap between our SCA camping events. Irwindale is notoriously hot during The Ren Faire months (April – May), but we lucked out and chose the coolest forecasted weekend to attend this year. Romping around in corsets and skirts doesn’t make keeping cool easy, but drinking copious amounts of...

Come On, I Lean.

. . .or my struggles with fitness and structural leg length discrepancy.  When we’re growing up we’re constantly told that we have something special about us. My something special, aside from saying hello to random strangers in supermarkets and singing Disney songs at the top of my lungs for anyone that would listen, was a sassy strut to my walk that friends and family liked to tease me about. Being a...

Barnes & Noble: Magical Holiday Ball

Some of my fondest Harry Potter fandom memories involve being dressed in head to toe Hogwarts gear at Barnes & Nobles, eagerly awaiting the stroke of midnight for the release of the latest book. So when I heard that Barnes & Nobles all across the country were throwing something called the Magical Holiday Ball on Friday, I knew I had to go. The event was definitely aimed at younger audiences which...

Remember, Remember All of November

November might just have been the best and busiest month of 2016. Blizzcon, Leslie’s housewarming, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them release, a trip to Magic Castle, and of course Thanksgiving. There wasn’t a weekend where Felix and I weren’t completely booked, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t ready for my first un-planned weekend in a month. Before I break out the Christmas decorations, let’s look...