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Saturday was fun. Me and a bunch of friends when to the Ren Faire. It was Pirate Weekend.

Then, I spent Sunday being "sick as a dog on crack," as a friend from work says. My roomie had a bad stomach virus. The good news is it passed in about 24 hours.

Here are some pictures from the Ren Faire.

My student worker Nelida came. She is from Venezuela. This was all very new to her.

Looking around - what do we want to attack first?                                         Bad belly dancers

Reports came back to Baton Rouge of these gals being drunk in public. While we were there, they were drinking in their tent between shows and doing shots during the show. We are certainly not the belly dance police, but don't put yourself out there as a paid performer and give us all a bad name.

They weren't great dancers (I don't think I'm a great dancer), but we were supportive: we clapped and gave a zaghareet at all the right points (It takes guts to get up and dance). I don't fault them that. I fault them for doing it while drinking. There are enough misconceptions of belly dancers out there already. The audience might never see another one and they got to see these.

So, when at the end, they invited the audience to get up and dance with them to their drummer, we did. That's the one thing about being an improve group, all we need is a beat and a leader and we can dance to anything anywhere. We weren't rude. We stayed on the side of the benches where we had been. But, I think the audience noticed the difference.



This is Nelida, my student worker. She had a great time.   These two ladies were great. It was their first Ren Faire.

Nelida and Matthew both really liked this goat.                 Matthew shooting enemy ships with a catapult

There were hulla hoops

Pirate Headquarters - the sign said so.

A tent full of strippy socks. Bambi was very happy.           At the end of the Faire, they dance. I guess they are glad
                                                                                          everyone is leaving.

Art Melt

Here are a few pictures from the Art Melt.  It was a lot of fun and very hot.  We did surely melt.  About six of us went to my father's house to get ready.  We had a great time.  The guys went outside to play cards and the women had the house.  Juliette, my father's wife, said it was more fun than getting ready for a horse show.  I did notice a lot of similarities, all the primping, painting, and doing of hair. 

I was totally impressed with the make-up some of the girls had - full theatre kits.  I fixed hair, Katie and Bambi did make-up.  I had my first experience with fashion tape.  And speaking of tape, to do the eye make-up, Katie put tape under our lower lid, built the eye make-up from there then pulled the tape off.  This gave a great, sharp line to the make-up.  Totally cool.





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Of all things, I left my camera at home when we went to Kentucky.  All I had was my phone.  These are two shots of the pond at my out-laws house (our roomy's parents).

I got to watch the lilies open up in the morning and close up at sunset.

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I feel like I have totally abandoned everyone over here. I'm sorry. I have been sucked in by facebook. And, now, I have started another blog at blogspot.

In appology, here are two pictures that I took this past weekend.

Bees like lemons, too.