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Offline Dallan

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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2008, 09:24:17 AM »
To help prepare ourselves for MDRF's arrival, NoirCyn and I got into our Black Fox regalia and parked the truck on the grass.  We listened to Albanach on the CD player and moved the truck forward 2 feet every half hour from 7pm untill 10 pm last night.  To make it more memorable, we hired a neighborhood kid to throw white gravel dust into a fan blowing on the truck and paid his dad to get drunk, stumble onto the hood, scream "Huzzah" and puke.

It was almost like being there.

Now that's FUNNY! :D
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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2008, 09:36:57 AM »
Don't encourage him Dallan  ;D
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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2008, 09:43:30 AM »
Well you certainly keep busy you don't you.  I thought we were doing a lot by trying to hit four faires this year, but I bow in honor to your dedication.

Not at all friend. We consider ourselves very fortunate to be in an area that is sooo close to so many faires. All are within reach and a relatively close drive (except TNRF). We are also very fortunate to have jobs that allow us the flexibility to travel. We feel truly blessed. Please, come play with us when you can.

Close is indeed a "relative" term.  We make VARF, MDRF and PARF each year, and make a one weekend schlepp to CRF for pirates' weekend every November.  We keep meaning to make NCRF, but something usually manages to come up.  If TNRF is not "relatively close" and CRF is, then I doubt I'll be making it to that faire any time soon.

I end up spending the rest of my copious free time in the 18th century, which is fun in a different way, and considerably closer.
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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2008, 03:17:22 PM »
Will forgive my ignorance, do you Revo war reenactment?....your reference to 18th Century makes me ask the question.



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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #49 on: June 05, 2008, 05:31:53 PM »
Will forgive my ignorance, do you Revo war reenactment?....your reference to 18th Century makes me ask the question.


Reenactment, but not war or anything that involves spending the night outside.  I do gentry from the 1750s to colonial, mostly balls, though I was Governor Shirley's secretary for Braddock Day at the Carlyle House this year.  Old Town Alexandria is virtually soggy with 18th century history, and you can't swing a cat without hitting some historical building where George Washington slept or Thomas Jefferson had brunch.  I'm a more or less active member of the Living History Foundation, so there's a better than average chance that we have some Rev reenactor acquaintances in common.
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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2008, 05:44:57 PM »
Thanks for the into to the Living History Foundation.  I've always wanted to do a ball at Gatsby's and try my hand at making clothes of the period.  Something to add to the never ending list. 


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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2008, 04:41:29 PM »
What a day...relatively cool...nice and dry...my Fairever Pass came in the mail today...what a day!

Need I mention it...72 days...
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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2008, 04:53:34 PM »
You only just now got your pass, Amras? *tsk!* I've had mine for weeks already. :)

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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2008, 05:02:38 PM »
Yes, I blame simple recalcitrance...funny thing, though...I ordered it much later than last year, but have almost the same number as last year's card...they must not be selling quite as fast these days...

It was fun sweating with you on Sunday!
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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2008, 08:12:49 PM »
Mine was number 43, I think (I remember being disappointed I didn't get 42). Last year, mine was 111, but I think I didn't order until sometime in June at the earliest.

Though I guess there isn't as much incentive to get them this year as there was last year or something without all the anniversary hoopla going on.

And it was fun sweating with you too. :D Maybe we can sweat some more on Saturday. Hee!

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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2008, 09:35:15 PM »
I have #55 this year...had #51 las year.

I will be sweating at the Potomac Celtic Fest on Saturday. The weather may be a bit dicey, but its good training...
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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2008, 06:10:42 AM »
Got you both beat ... went from 98/99 last year to 18/19 this year ... that and $4 bucks will get me a beer at the White Hart  ;D

I'll be sweating it out at VARF this weekend ...

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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2008, 03:03:33 PM »
No passes here, just anxiously waiting for the date and time of our first rehearsal ;)
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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #58 on: June 25, 2008, 03:50:21 PM »
To help prepare ourselves for MDRF's arrival, NoirCyn and I got into our Black Fox regalia and parked the truck on the grass.  We listened to Albanach on the CD player and moved the truck forward 2 feet every half hour from 7pm untill 10 pm last night.  To make it more memorable, we hired a neighborhood kid to throw white gravel dust into a fan blowing on the truck and paid his dad to get drunk, stumble onto the hood, scream "Huzzah" and puke.

It was almost like being there.


ROFL!  Great, now my computer screen is drenched in coffee!
You know, you can avoid all of this if you arrive really early and do the "Mimosa Morning"
just have to be careful not to enjoy it too much... or you end up back in the lot sleeping it off halfway through the day...
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Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2008, 01:01:57 PM »
...*ahem*...a poem...

Five Zero
To go

That is all... 8)
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