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Title: Countdown to MDRF 2019
Post by: Amras Elfwine on May 10, 2008, 12:24:49 AM
Attention in the camp...104 days...that is all...

And then, quite without warning, the faireticipation kicked itself up another notch...

Meet me at the Squirrelwagon's tailgate for coffee and fritters...August 23rd, you know where... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on May 10, 2008, 05:46:54 PM
Only 104 ??? Although we don't start rehearsals for another month I guess I better start getting into the Revel Grove groove ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Amras Elfwine on May 10, 2008, 08:47:28 PM
Hail, beautiful Gloriana! I hope you and yours are thriving this day.
I look forward to dancing the "Revel Grove Groove"  with you very soon!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady Guinness on May 11, 2008, 04:05:33 PM
I can not believe we are finally getting close to being "home" again. It will be a wonderful feeling to be back!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on May 12, 2008, 09:31:43 AM
I'm so excited, it's just my 4th. year at MDRF. Looking forward to meeting everyone. ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on May 12, 2008, 12:53:30 PM
Oh to be at faire again! I can not wait!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Dallan on May 13, 2008, 01:42:49 PM
Ah, I can smell (fill in your favorite food item) on a stick cooking now!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: mumsies on May 13, 2008, 06:07:16 PM
Lady Guinness and Scotsman, Save a couple of spots for us...Mumsies and MacRee have plans to make it back again this year! Hope to see you before then, but we sure enjoyed our visit, and plan to be back for more! Maybe even bring a few more along for the ride!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady Guinness on May 17, 2008, 11:42:42 PM
Mumsies~it will be wonderful to see you guys again. We hopefully should cross paths before MDRF, it will be a blast no matter where we meet. Hugs.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: FaireGirl69 on May 19, 2008, 01:34:00 AM
Well, we're still planning on coming down on Labor Day Monday (Sept 1st)...

Can't wait!


***
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on May 19, 2008, 08:28:22 PM
It shall be great to see you all ;) ;D ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on May 21, 2008, 07:06:26 AM
I need to get the Labor Day thread started again ... it will be up soon!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Conrad Killigan on May 28, 2008, 02:14:02 PM
Memorial Day has come and gone.
Summer just begun.
Together again before to long.
Labor Day to gather and have some fun.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on May 28, 2008, 02:25:35 PM
Memorial Day has come and gone.
Summer just begun.
Together again before to long.
Labor Day to gather and have some fun.

Well said my poetic friend!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Master James on May 28, 2008, 04:44:51 PM
Well you KNOW m'lady and I will be there opening day for sure!  And we MIGHT have rengeek77 and her family in tow from KS as the current plans are for them to come in mid-week for a visit and then go to MDRF opening with us.  Will let everyone know as that firms up.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Amras Elfwine on May 28, 2008, 06:09:49 PM
Just drove by Crownsville, and looked wistfully northward from I97...its still there... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady Guinness on May 28, 2008, 07:09:06 PM
Amras, I can not wait to be on the other side our shire walls! It just still seems too far away to be true. At least we are able to supplement our time by doing a "drive by peek".
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: mellingera on May 28, 2008, 07:17:51 PM
I believe the countdown is down to 86 days   now, huzzah!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Amras Elfwine on May 28, 2008, 08:24:48 PM
Drive by peeking...sounds like a typical Fiday night during high school... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: FaireGirl69 on May 28, 2008, 08:25:55 PM
We had a change in plans and now are planning on coming down on Aug. 31st (Sunday of Labor Day Weekend).  We'll see you all then!

Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on May 29, 2008, 06:23:59 AM
I believe the countdown is down to 86 days   now, huzzah!!!


Like music to my ears ... just a couple months away ...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: SirBlackFox on May 29, 2008, 06:58:55 AM
I take it that this MDRF thing is popular?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Master James on May 29, 2008, 11:12:02 AM
I take it that this MDRF thing is popular?

No not really.  We are all just REALLY bored to figured it was as good a topic as any!   ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on May 29, 2008, 11:17:47 AM
I take it that this MDRF thing is popular?

Sometimes I feel like I don't even know you anymore ... then I drink a beer ...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Amras Elfwine on May 29, 2008, 04:35:41 PM
I take it that this MDRF thing is popular?

Hey, Black Fox, I have our annual fishing trip tickets...guess what day? You got it...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: SirBlackFox on May 29, 2008, 05:35:26 PM
I take it that this MDRF thing is popular?

Hey, Black Fox, I have our annual fishing trip tickets...guess what day? You got it...

I love that man.. . .no really. . . . I love him.

like love, man.  real love.

I'd write a sonnet but that would just be too gay even for me (not that there's anything wrong with that).
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on May 29, 2008, 05:52:51 PM
I believe the countdown is down to 86 days   now, huzzah!!!


Yikes :o this means that rehearsals are fast approaching ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: mellingera on May 29, 2008, 11:30:44 PM
I take it that this MDRF thing is popular?

"MDRF - #1 Best Renaissance Festival (2007 Ren Awards)"
Popular?!? Naw...  ::)

BTW 84 days  to go... Not that I'm obsessed or anything...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on May 30, 2008, 06:06:32 AM
Coming up on 80 days ... I guess I better start getting my Liver in shape ...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Marietta Graziella on May 31, 2008, 10:08:03 AM
*MG peeks her head in*
 
Here's hoping you get RenDezvous next year so I can justify a trip to MDRF!

Oh wait, that overlaps with MNRF.  Gasp!  To faire?  or To faire?  Hmmm...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on May 31, 2008, 05:59:51 PM
*MG peeks her head in*
 
Here's hoping you get RenDezvous next year so I can justify a trip to MDRF!

Oh wait, that overlaps with MNRF.  Gasp!  To faire?  or To faire?  Hmmm...

I do hope we get it this time too! I believe MDRF's run  is longer that MNRF so it would depend on what date is picked. In any case, I'm sure you will enjoy the adventure of visiting our realm as we would love to welcome you and everyone to Revel Grove!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on June 02, 2008, 06:38:25 AM
MG in MDRF ... oh the humanity!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: will paisley on June 02, 2008, 01:28:37 PM
Coming up on 80 days ... I guess I better start getting my Liver in shape ...

I think I saw it down at the VARF tavern, about halfway through a 10K run, hardly working up a sweat.  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: ~pixie~ on June 02, 2008, 02:06:26 PM
To tide you over, come down to VARF!  There are two more weekends left to get your "faire fix"!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on June 02, 2008, 02:10:26 PM
To tide you over, come down to VARF!  There are two more weekends left to get your "faire fix"!

Heck, I was there last weekend! We are coming back for invasion weekend 14/15 June.

Thanks for the Liver update Will ... I knew I could count on you ;D
I think I worked it out quite well last weekend ... but still a long way to go to get in shape for MDRF!
Yup ... time for two-a-days! Call it mini-camp or preseason 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: mellingera on June 02, 2008, 03:38:28 PM
To tide you over, come down to VARF!  There are two more weekends left to get your "faire fix"!

I tried that Saturday, it was grand, don't get me wrong, but it was no the same. I am however going back 6/15, some faire is better than no faire...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: will paisley on June 02, 2008, 04:42:27 PM
To tide you over, come down to VARF!  There are two more weekends left to get your "faire fix"!

I tried that Saturday, it was grand, don't get me wrong, but it was no the same. I am however going back 6/15, some faire is better than no faire...

There are a few of the same performers, and quite a few of the same attendees.  Obviously, it's much smaller and not the same, but for those jonesing from serious MDRF withdrawal, there's no excuse for not coming down for some cider, catching up with other rennies and singing Old Dun Cow and Wild Mountain Thyme.  And nowhere at MDRF will you hear any Irish Blues or "That's What I Like About Rum"  :D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: mellingera on June 02, 2008, 04:57:53 PM
Will, I truly did enjoy myself, please so not misunderstand!  :) As I said, I do plan on returning to VARF again this year and it will be on the itinerary for years to come. It is just that I realized during the rather loooong ride home it still had not cured  my withdrawal for MDRF! It did help to ease some of the pains, but I will definitely need more treatments if I am to make it all the way till August  ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: SirBlackFox on June 03, 2008, 09:23:40 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.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on June 03, 2008, 09:28:57 AM
Indeed ... that about sums it up.
Honestly, I am usually unconscious for most of that  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: will paisley on June 03, 2008, 01:16:25 PM
Will, I truly did enjoy myself, please so not misunderstand!  :) As I said, I do plan on returning to VARF again this year and it will be on the itinerary for years to come. It is just that I realized during the rather loooong ride home it still had not cured  my withdrawal for MDRF! It did help to ease some of the pains, but I will definitely need more treatments if I am to make it all the way till August  ;)

My apologies, the last part of my post was not directed at you at all.  It's just part of the frustration I feel when I read post after post about people who seem to be suffering from such terrible MDRF faire withdrawal that an ambulance is about to haul them off to rehab, and yet haven't thought of (or bothered) making the trip to an open faire where they can see some of the same performers and socialize with many of the same friends.  For that matter, even this characterization isn't fair, as the comparatively short 90 minute drive I would normally have to faire from my house is such a hassle that I've been getting a hotel room this year. Still, it strikes a nerve to hear people (not you) go on about how *far* away MDRF is when I've been talking to the likes of Captain Moone and Dinty the Moore all season (not to mention a list of my neighbors from the White Hart).  I think the original point of my post was to point out some similarities you might've missed (that might help quell the withdrawal a bit more), and then some misplaced frustration leaked out.  Sorry about that.
 
 

Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on June 03, 2008, 01:41:18 PM
What I love is with VARF and MDRF it is like one long fair - especially if you throw in a trip to PARF in the middle.  You get to meet people at VARF in a nice relaxed environment, practice your faire speak, hone your skills and mend all your garb by the time MDRF rolls around.

Respectfully,
Lady Jayne



Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on June 03, 2008, 02:01:38 PM
Never thought of it that way ... we usually start in NCRF, progress to TNRF, through VARF, passed GLMF, into ORF and drop straight into MDRF!
From there we hit PARF and close it out with CRF. Hopefully we will get to a couple in between.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on June 03, 2008, 02:42:28 PM
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.

Humbly,
Lady Jayne
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on June 04, 2008, 06:17:47 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.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Dallan 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
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on June 04, 2008, 09:36:57 AM
Don't encourage him Dallan  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: will paisley 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.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: jmkhalfmoon 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.


Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: will paisley 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, (http://www.livinghistoryfoundation.org) so there's a better than average chance that we have some Rev reenactor acquaintances in common.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: jmkhalfmoon 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. 

Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Amras Elfwine 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...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: analise on June 11, 2008, 04:53:34 PM
You only just now got your pass, Amras? *tsk!* I've had mine for weeks already. :)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Amras Elfwine 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!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: analise 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!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Amras Elfwine 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...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman 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 ...

71 days!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on June 25, 2008, 03:03:33 PM
No passes here, just anxiously waiting for the date and time of our first rehearsal ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Count Adolfo 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...
 :P
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Amras Elfwine on July 03, 2008, 01:01:57 PM
...*ahem*...a poem...

Five Zero
To go

That is all... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady Guinness on July 03, 2008, 01:35:42 PM
Amras~ I can not wait, I love going to all the other wonderful faires but they are just not like "home".
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on July 03, 2008, 02:06:46 PM
Five Zero
To go


Well, that's just too slo
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on July 22, 2008, 06:52:33 AM
ONE MONTH!!!

*31 days*
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: SirBlackFox on July 22, 2008, 08:04:56 AM
Hanging out with some of m'best friends this weekend made me want MDRF to open that much sooner.  Sharing a beer (or twelve) and talking about *insertfoodstuffhere*-on-a-stick brought a lot of smiles to the faces of those around me.

30 days until I get to spend hours and hours with the best people of all. . .my friends at MDRF.




**wakes up sweating**
"I see Renaissance People."
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Dallan on July 28, 2008, 11:20:09 AM
25 days and counting
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on July 29, 2008, 06:30:15 AM
I need to start getting my Liver in shape!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Pinn on July 29, 2008, 07:10:44 AM
I know I am excited about going. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Peddlin on August 04, 2008, 08:19:38 AM
Yep, you can work up quite a sweat doing all of those liver exercises. Be careful, and try not to strain yourself.  ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on August 05, 2008, 07:27:40 AM
Well greetings from San Antonio ... got a tropical storm breathing down my neck and way more Dos Equies than Smithwicks  >:(

Looking forward to getting home and kick starting MDRF! Just a couple weeks and we are off to the races!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: lordwriothsley on August 05, 2008, 08:06:50 AM
Scotsman please do be careful my friend.From what I have read Edouard is packing a pretty powerful punch right now and we just don't want anything to happen to you cousin.I look forward to seeing at MDRF this year.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: analise on August 08, 2008, 08:13:25 AM
Well, it's absolutely gorgeous weather outside right now today.

I can only hope the first day of MDRF is similar! :D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Dallan on August 08, 2008, 08:33:24 AM
Well, it's absolutely gorgeous weather outside right now today.

I can only hope the first day of MDRF is similar! :D

No kidding. Have you seen the forecast for this weekend? Low to mid 80s with very little humidity. And it's August. (Insert sarcastic global warming joke here.) But fear not my friends; I'm confident that it will be in the 90s and high humidity for faire.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: lordwriothsley on August 08, 2008, 01:09:13 PM
Well, it's absolutely gorgeous weather outside right now today.

I can only hope the first day of MDRF is similar! :D

No kidding. Have you seen the forecast for this weekend? Low to mid 80s with very little humidity. And it's August. (Insert sarcastic global warming joke here.) But fear not my friends; I'm confident that it will be in the 90s and high humidity for faire.
Wow almost sounds like VARF weather don't it. ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Dallan on August 08, 2008, 01:38:19 PM
I heard that the weekend before closing weekend was especially brutal on you cast. I seem to recall hearing that some couldn’t make it through the day because of the heat and humidity. Guess we picked the right weekend.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: lordwriothsley on August 08, 2008, 02:18:07 PM
Dallan you are correct my friend.The weekend before M'Crack invasion weekend was absolutely miserable,I was only there on Sunday but i ended up having to take myself out of the show and off of cast before the day was over because it was just to hot.From what I heard that Saturday we had several people go down from heat including our own director and Sunday we had an additional 3 to for more people go down as well so be glad yall chose last weekend for your invasion weekend my friend.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on August 11, 2008, 06:38:53 AM
I was not there but my understanding was that opening weekend of MDRF 2007 was the worst in the history of faire! Let us hope there is no repeat of that.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lumpy on August 11, 2008, 09:17:31 AM
I was not there but my understanding was that opening weekend of MDRF 2007 was the worst in the history of faire! Let us hope there is no repeat of that.

So very true, it was a heat the likes of which Revel Grove had never felt before.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: lowlandscot on August 11, 2008, 09:50:34 AM
I was at both MDRF 2007 opener as a playtron and the now becoming legendary Hell Weekend at VARF 2008 as a performer, and at least I now feel immunized from heat. I have been through what surely could not be repeated, and lived. As bad as I remember MDRF being, VARF was worse: it was just as hot, more humid, and I couldn't just up and go home when it got to be too much. (Well, I could have -- management made it clear they wanted people to stand down before they fell down. But I felt duty bound to keep entertaining as long as I could take it, since unbelievably there were patrons there till the very end.)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on August 11, 2008, 09:56:31 AM
Aye, you gotta love them die hards! I am putting my request in for weather on the opener! Clear ...85!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on August 11, 2008, 10:20:25 AM
One thing that can be said is that no matter what the weather does, there are always playtrons & patrons, MDRF will be open and we will perform.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: lordwriothsley on August 11, 2008, 01:51:03 PM
LowlandScot said it best VARF was a living hell the next to last weekend before closing,however i never thought that Maryland's weather was just as bad.Speaking as someone who does NOT well with heat i am hoping that when i come to MDRF that the weather will hold up and not get as hot as VARF was the next to last weekend when people were droping like flies on both days.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Master James on August 11, 2008, 02:26:26 PM
Well I'm NOT making the same mistake this year and brining only my nobles garb!  I'm going to bring my pirate garb too that way if its too hot I can wear something that is cool.  I survived Hell Weekend at VARF in nobles garb but just barely and I could go backstage and cool off some and had plenty of ice readily available.  MDRF does a good job but they ran out of water and ice last year on opening weekend and that spelled trouble for a lot of people.  Hope they are more stocked up this time around.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: will paisley on August 11, 2008, 06:27:50 PM
I was at both MDRF 2007 opener as a playtron and the now becoming legendary Hell Weekend at VARF 2008 as a performer, and at least I now feel immunized from heat. I have been through what surely could not be repeated, and lived. As bad as I remember MDRF being, VARF was worse: it was just as hot, more humid, and I couldn't just up and go home when it got to be too much.

Amen.  I even cheated at VARF, spending nearly a half hour in the car's air conditioning around noon, but it was like tossing bricks down the Grand Canyon.  We made it to closing after the "I survived 105" day at MDRF and even went out to eat afterwards, but after day one of the VARF Hell Weekend, we passed up a free dinner and party to go back to the hotel and collapse.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: lowlandscot on August 11, 2008, 11:00:57 PM
I could go backstage and cool off some and had plenty of ice readily available.

I knew it was epic-proportions bad when I dumped ice water on my head and it wouldn't evaporate. I'm just thankful Cornie didn't tell us what the heat index was until after the gates closed. If I'd known beforehand I probably would have passed out.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Dallan on August 12, 2008, 08:57:27 AM
Well I'm NOT making the same mistake this year and brining only my nobles garb!  I'm going to bring my pirate garb too that way if its too hot I can wear something that is cool. 

I think that being flexible with the garb choice is a huge help in tolerating the heat. Of course cast can’t be flexible. I’ll stick to the kilt and merchant garb until a little later in the season. My pirate garb has a coat that can get a little steamy once the temperature gets above the upper 80s.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on August 12, 2008, 09:00:40 AM
Hot weather ... kilt
cool weather ... kilt
rainy ... kilt
snow ... kilt
down-right cold ... kilt
perfect weather ... kilt

I think that about covers everything  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Dallan on August 12, 2008, 09:03:18 AM
Hot weather ... kilt
cool weather ... kilt
rainy ... kilt
snow ... kilt
down-right cold ... kilt
perfect weather ... kilt

I think that about covers everything  ;D

and the pleats go in the back, right?  ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Feline Groovy on August 12, 2008, 09:18:31 AM
That was the only weekend I didn't regret not being able to work on Sunday. I'd been on site all day Friday helping with tents and such that had been knocked about by the storm earlier in the week. I stayed on my feet all day Saturday but by the time the cast party rolled around that night, I was beyond wiped out. Even if my husband hadn't paid a surprise visit that evening, I likely would have called it a night well before the party really got underway.  The weather gods have my permission NOT to do that to us again next year.   :P
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: lowlandscot on August 12, 2008, 12:45:39 PM
Hot weather ... kilt
cool weather ... kilt
rainy ... kilt
snow ... kilt
down-right cold ... kilt
perfect weather ... kilt

I think that about covers everything  ;D

I notice you left out "gale force winds" -- 'cause then it wouldn't cover everything?  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: xanatos on August 12, 2008, 12:57:08 PM
Hot weather ... kilt
cool weather ... kilt
rainy ... kilt
snow ... kilt
down-right cold ... kilt
perfect weather ... kilt

I think that about covers everything  ;D

That sounds like my plan. :)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on August 12, 2008, 01:02:31 PM
Gale force winds! Yup, I experienced that in NCRF last year ... not a pretty site  ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on August 20, 2008, 09:35:38 AM
We are almost there.  :o ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady Moonwolf on August 20, 2008, 09:42:56 AM
Just a little longer its almost in reach I mean I walked outside this morning and even in Virginia it smelled and felt like faire season and if the weather is as beautiful as it was this morning our opening day will be golden. It still will be amazing no matter what but a non scorcher would be greatly appreciated too.  ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: LadySeasan on August 20, 2008, 11:56:59 AM
i am sooo excited, this is my third year attending the mdrf, and i have always loved it. each year gets better and better :)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on August 20, 2008, 11:07:34 PM
Though there be one more day of rehearsals, I'd say all is in readiness. See you all Saturday. (Ill get it togethr by then, I promise)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Amras Elfwine on August 21, 2008, 04:46:13 PM
Everyone is so excited about the trip to the Farm Life Museum on Saturday....hey, Blackfox, our VIP tickets arrived. (The ones that take us on the exclusive "Silo" loop...). See you Saturday!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: LadySeasan on August 22, 2008, 06:46:49 AM
1 more day!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on August 22, 2008, 04:51:58 PM
It's Here, It's Here! Come on everyone.( Cannon Blast) Gates Open. AAHHHHH, HOME! ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Capt. Morgan on August 23, 2008, 09:11:25 AM
*looks outside at the beautiful sunny, breezy day and thinks about the driveway that needs to be sealed*

Hmmm...folks should be gathering in the Parking Lot, tailgating, laughing and hugging....

*Heads off to Starbucks for coffee*

Will be thinking of you guys and will do a mental "toast" around noon! Think of me and Dwyn as we slave away in the yard! Not wishing the season away, but can't wait to see you all on the last weekend!

HUZZAH!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: theChuck on August 23, 2008, 03:11:09 PM
heh, have fun everyone! i'll be down there next week.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Capt. Morgan on August 23, 2008, 03:58:49 PM
*looks at watch*

Holy Carp! Well THAT was just a ton of fun...but the driveway looks nice...and you guys are still partying at The White Hart no doubt...someone have some oyster shooters for me and tell The Rogues I said "HEY!"
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on August 25, 2008, 06:41:28 AM
The countdown is over ... faire is upon us. Huzzah!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Wandering Rogue on August 26, 2008, 12:11:36 AM
I'm a rogue from CRF, but have thought about coming to your faire.....any ideas where one could stay?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2008
Post by: Scotsman on August 26, 2008, 05:57:00 AM
I'm a rogue from CRF, but have thought about coming to your faire.....any ideas where one could stay?

You are in luck - MDRF is within a stones throw of Annapolis and 18 miles from BWI airport, 22 miles from Baltimore, 26 miles from Washington DC. I would go with Annapolis myself. Name the hotel chain and they have it - from cheap to royal. Take your pick. If you need more specifics just shout.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 23, 2008, 12:18:03 PM
'Bout time I changed the title of this thread... :)

For the record, only 10 very short months to go...

HUZZAH!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on October 23, 2008, 01:01:39 PM
Nine months and 30 wake ups ....
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on October 24, 2008, 08:36:10 AM
Patience is not one of my virtues!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on October 24, 2008, 08:40:24 AM
Patience is not one of my virtues!

What? You have put up with me this long!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 24, 2008, 10:22:10 AM
No weather forecast yet available for opening day, 2009, but I'll take a chance...

HOT!
AFRICA HOT!
GONNA GET HOTTER!!

OK, I'm charged and ready...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on October 24, 2008, 10:36:15 AM
Patience is not one of my virtues!

What? You have put up with me this long!

Yes but I'm always drunk.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 24, 2008, 11:02:15 AM
I've decided to go to a costume party tomorrow night as "Scotsman".

...now, where is that bottle of 18-year-old...and that well-stocked humidor???
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on October 24, 2008, 11:21:04 AM
'Bout time I changed the title of this thread... :)

For the record, only 10 very short months to go...

HUZZAH!


are we there yet?
 ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on October 24, 2008, 11:30:27 AM
I've decided to go to a costume party tomorrow night as "Scotsman".

...now, where is that bottle of 18-year-old...and that well-stocked humidor???

Hey, that was going to be my costume! Why don't we go as Scotsman Siamese twins?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Capt. Morgan on October 24, 2008, 11:57:04 AM
Quote
are we there yet?
 ;D

Or more appropriately...

Is it Faire yet??

Huh?

Is it?

Is it???!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on October 24, 2008, 05:19:57 PM
Is the world ready for Scotsman Siamese twins? OH. . OH. .  that was a funny picture in my head! ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 25, 2008, 07:57:47 AM
...42 weeks...its not like I'm counting... ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: mathemactor on October 25, 2008, 07:14:03 PM
...42 weeks...its not like I'm counting... ;)

    It all depends on when is opening day, 2009.  To my knowledge, it hasn't been scheduled yet.  If it is August 22, then we have 43 weeks and if it is August 29, then we have 44 weeks from today.
    But it'll be here before we know it!  I'm just happy that this morning, I was able to sleep in! (First time in 14 weeks!)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 26, 2008, 01:29:43 AM

Time enough for sleeping at the Old Soldiers Home in several decades...as for faire, bring it on in 306 days...make that 305 and a wake up!!

Amras "Can't Get That Darned Salt-N-Pepa Song Out of His Head After Last Nights Halloween Party, Though Realizing With a Smile That He Was Dancing With Barabara Eden, Agent 99, Catwoman, Batgirl, Wonderwoman, Ariel the Mermaid, Governor Sarah Palin, The Entire Hee Haw Jug Band, a Cute Lady Cop in Fishnets, Dr. Frankenfurter (we won't go there), Elvira AND Sally From the Nightmare Before Christmas ALL at the Same Time" Elfwine
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on October 26, 2008, 06:54:43 PM
That was a pretty catchy signature Amras.I like that.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on October 27, 2008, 05:47:58 AM

Time enough for sleeping at the Old Soldiers Home in several decades...

We'll leave the light on for you ...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 27, 2008, 09:18:03 AM
Just make sure the nightlight works so I'll be able to find my teeth!

Amras "Veteran of the Battle of Chateaubriand" Elfwine
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 29, 2008, 08:15:13 PM
Oh, the things that make the off-season pass oh so quicker...this weekend, DuClaw is tapping a keg of their new "31", described as a "spiced muncih dunkel"...mmmmmmmmm.....just back from a couple of pints of the 2009 "Madbishop"...mmm (no freakin' t-shirts this year, at lest at Arundel Mills!)...

Its the 29th...rejoice...faire opens 10 months from today!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on October 30, 2008, 01:38:21 AM
10 months!
my, how short a span of time that is in the overall scheme of our lifetimes...


oh, forget the philosophical approach... ten months is way TOO LONG!!!  GRRR!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on October 30, 2008, 07:25:48 AM
Did someone say DuClaw? ...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Ranna on October 30, 2008, 08:53:00 AM
I know there's one in Bel Air - there are more?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 30, 2008, 10:25:16 AM
Arundel Mills, Fells Point and Bowie Town Center as well...and I've drank my share in each of them, including BelAir. ;D

www.duclaw.com

Cheers!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on October 30, 2008, 03:33:18 PM
We're going to DuClaws? When?Bowie? :o
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on October 30, 2008, 04:09:03 PM
I can't believe there are over 100 posts and we are a year away...keep 'em coming...I need my daily fix.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 30, 2008, 04:19:43 PM
*ahem*

Thats 10 months minus a day to go...and its flying by!! :o

Cheers!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on October 30, 2008, 06:00:35 PM
Can we give it a rocket booster to help it go faster? ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Frederic on October 30, 2008, 07:20:17 PM
Well ... It appears that I have the MDRF to look forward too, as well.  A good friend just moved to Germantown, MD recently, and we visited her.  It turns out she had attended the the Faire it's last weekend and was impressed.  She went in mundanes, but bought a bodice and is determined to sew the rest of an outfit so she can go next year in full garb.  Of course, she insisted that I and my fair spouse come down and attend the Faire with her.  We could not possibly refuse.  We haven't set a date, but its certain that sometime next season I will venture out of my normal NorthEast haunts and venture south to MDRF.

I'm looking forward to it.  Just the chance to see the lady in a bodice .... for sure my wife will rap me upside the head if I let my gaze wander too much, but I've got enough time that I think I can learn how to duck before then.. .
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on October 30, 2008, 10:02:08 PM
Are you guys coming to the Duclaws up here tomorrow?

Frederic, Any faire day is a ggreat day to be at MDRF but for next season note that Labor Day weekend members of this forum will be invading MDRF for Rendezvous 2009
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 30, 2008, 10:16:04 PM
Hello, M'Lady...no, no meet at DuClaw that I know of...I just happened to mention that they were opening up the new "31" tomorrow.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on October 31, 2008, 08:01:05 AM
We're going to DuClaws? When?Bowie? :o

Go to their website, join the pint club ... whenever there is a new release there is a good reason to get together  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on October 31, 2008, 10:54:36 PM
I'm apparently missing out on all the fun here!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady de la Warr on October 31, 2008, 11:13:09 PM
Well ... It appears that I have the MDRF to look forward too, as well.  A good friend just moved to Germantown, MD recently, *snip*

Well how interesting is that...........I happen to live in Germantown, MD as well. Very cool - another rennie in the neighborhood!  8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on November 01, 2008, 06:24:33 AM
*staggers in, large sack-0-candy over shoulder, long trail of empty Stella Artois bottles behind him, grinning from ear to sodden ear*

Now THAT was a Halloween!!!

Welcome, Frederic, to our neighborhood...looking forward to it, and, its LESS than 10 months away!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Ranna on November 01, 2008, 07:35:30 AM
Halloween was lacking in my parents neighborhood this year.  Alot of people with their lights off, and not as many kids.  My mom had 10 tons of leftover candy (we trick-or-treat there since there are a bunch of kids my children's age and the houses are close.  I live in the boonies, afterall.)

Course that's all they wanted to eat for breakfast this morning. *SIGH*  ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on November 03, 2008, 11:32:50 AM
Arundel Mills, Fells Point and Bowie Town Center as well...and I've drank my share in each of them, including BelAir. ;D
www.duclaw.com
Cheers!

Devil's Milk scheduled for release Nov 12/13 ... mmmmmm!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on November 03, 2008, 11:52:03 AM
Arundel Mills, Fells Point and Bowie Town Center as well...and I've drank my share in each of them, including BelAir. ;D
www.duclaw.com
Cheers!

Devil's Milk scheduled for release Nov 12/13 ... mmmmmm!

Are you guys coming up here next week for that?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on November 03, 2008, 01:21:56 PM
YEAH, you guys coming here for that Devil's thing? let me know I wanna go. ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on November 03, 2008, 02:18:26 PM
I think I can talk Lady Guinness into coming up ... we just have to decide if we will do it Wed or Thurs.

Bel Air right? I will wait and see what Amras & Black Fox decide. Typically if Black Fox is game we go to Bel Air - if he can't attend we will probably go to Arundel Mills. It really does not matter to us ... we will look for any excuse to see you guys off season.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on November 03, 2008, 03:29:36 PM
Lady Elfwine and I will be recovering from our Texas expedition over those days, so we will have to see...

...my advice, if you want to go to DuClaw for a release, is not to wait on anyone else to say "I'm going"...just simply go to your closest DuClaw, and you will be surprised whom you see. I've never been to a release where I didn't see several other MDRF regulars there, at BelAir, Fells Point, any of them...so, to paraphrase a certain 1st Lady..."Just say yes....and go!"

Tonight, the ceremonial water proofing of the Medeival Moccasins...they are so ready for next season!!

Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on November 03, 2008, 03:56:40 PM
If you guys come up to Bel Air I can meet up with you. Ron and I used to go on Wednesday after we found out that giveaways on Thursdays were the left-overs of the previous day.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Ranna on November 04, 2008, 07:16:52 AM
Please please make a notice if you hit up a DuClaw's.  Hubby and I haven't been to one in forever and a night out would be great!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on November 05, 2008, 09:37:07 AM
Willcertainly do so, Ranna.

And, if you haven't done it yet, go to the DuClaw website and register for their e-mail list.
You get "freebies" on the release nights if you do. And, the full schedule is laid out for the whole year.

Things like this only increase the speed with which the off-season days and weeks fly by (already up to nearly "plaid-speed").

Cheers!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on November 10, 2008, 08:02:21 AM
what do we do to pass time during the off season? Why,we have Scotsman star in the 0930 Tartanic show at TRF on my cell phone...film at 11! (The phone connection died before they send the upkilt phone-cam pic... :o )

Already well into November...time is flying...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on November 11, 2008, 02:58:51 PM
Sweet! That was soooo awesome .... as soon as they started to play it blew the connection .... but it was wicked cool anyway ... thanks brother!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on November 12, 2008, 11:37:50 AM
So, youre saying you want the up-kilt pic? OK, its on the way later... :o
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on November 12, 2008, 12:03:26 PM
So, youre saying you want the up-kilt pic? OK, its on the way later... :o

Er .... obviously what we have here is a failure to communicate ...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Ranna on November 12, 2008, 12:35:52 PM
A Scotsman clad in kilt left the bar one evenin' fair...   ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on November 12, 2008, 12:50:32 PM
A Scotsman clad in kilt left the bar one evenin' fair...   ;D


He He He ... what happened next? ...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on November 12, 2008, 02:01:26 PM
A Scotsman clad in kilt left the bar one evenin' fair...   ;D


He He He ... what happened next? ...

well, one could tell by how he walked that he'd drunk more than his share

(sounds like a Scotsman I know)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on November 14, 2008, 09:50:59 AM
287 days...see how fast it flies when you misbehave...I mean, behave... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on November 24, 2008, 08:39:07 PM
the days cannot pass quickly enough, my friends
even though I have many shows in between...
next season at MDRF promises to be something beyond special

 :P *I consider MDRF to be my Home-Away-From-Home Faire
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on November 25, 2008, 07:11:32 AM
I consider it to be my home-down-the-street-from-my-home  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on November 25, 2008, 03:30:09 PM
I kinda consider it my back yard away from my front yard...and it really was when I lived in Crownsville...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on November 25, 2008, 07:43:52 PM
I consider it to be my around the corner and across the street home faire. ::)  ::)  ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on November 25, 2008, 09:28:59 PM
It will always be a home for Ron and me ;) :'( ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on December 10, 2008, 09:46:45 AM
*ahem*

Attention in the camp...259 days and a wakeup...that is all... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on December 10, 2008, 10:03:45 AM
Man ... all I am trying to do is get through Christmas & New Years and then it is all down hill from there ...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Feline Groovy on December 10, 2008, 02:56:26 PM
Man ... all I am trying to do is get through Christmas & New Years and then it is all down hill from there ...

We just finished up the last of the leftover Halloween candy the other day.  Now I can start thinking about what we'll be doing for Thanksgiving...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Ranna on December 11, 2008, 07:53:30 AM
We just finished up the last of the leftover Halloween candy the other day.  Now I can start thinking about what we'll be doing for Thanksgiving...

I still have a huge bowl of it stashed away.  I won't let the kids scorf it down, although it feels like we'll have candy till Fest opens - especially since certain mothers/mother-in-laws always feel the need to help restock with treats after visits. :(
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on December 11, 2008, 08:20:26 AM
Man ... all I am trying to do is get through Christmas & New Years and then it is all down hill from there ...

We just finished up the last of the leftover Halloween candy the other day.  Now I can start thinking about what we'll be doing for Thanksgiving...

LOL!! I still have good Grand Marnier cranberry sauce I can donate to the cause...and my fall acorn decorations are still up...imagine that...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on December 19, 2008, 06:23:43 AM
...tick...tick...tick...its flying by!!
You know what I'm talkin' about!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on December 19, 2008, 10:59:57 AM
Yup, I know ... St Paddies day is right around the corner  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Ranna on December 20, 2008, 10:59:25 AM
How now let's not jump THAT far ahead.

For some of us a big holiday is next week ^^

Can't wait for my kids to see what Santa brought them. :)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on December 22, 2008, 09:58:49 AM
If anyone hears me complaining about how hot it is at faire in ’09 please slap me up side my head and remind me of how cold I was this morning!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Master James on December 22, 2008, 11:02:52 AM
LOL yeah I KNOW what you are talking about!  Back at the beginning of December I marched in 2 parades for VARF and was cold for the first time in my nobles garb!  I kept telling everyone to remind me how cold I am now when I start complaining in May!  LOL
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on January 05, 2009, 11:28:00 AM
How many days left? This week is always tough on me. First day back to work since December 22; Christmas, New Year’s and my birthday (yesterday) are over and we still have a lot of winter left. Come on  MDRF!

BTW – first time I was able to take the holidays completely off. Man was it great.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 05, 2009, 11:30:39 AM
Happy Birthday cousin!

Once we get passed St Paddies day it is all down hill! Next stop Burn's night!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on January 05, 2009, 11:47:56 AM
Thanks. Burn's night?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on January 05, 2009, 04:08:11 PM
Happy Birthday Dallan.I hope you had a good one cousin.

Just like you curious minds do want to know......What is Burn's night?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on January 05, 2009, 04:13:43 PM
25th of January...Don't forget the Haggis... 8)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/robertburns/
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on January 05, 2009, 07:30:21 PM
(http://www.hotprofileplus.com/myspace-graphics/images/Happy%20Birthday%20Graphics/Animated/prod_668_18139.gif) (http://www.hotprofileplus.com)

Dallan, hope you had a great day- miss everyone, can't wait to see everyone.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 06, 2009, 06:26:00 AM
I would have been happy to host a Burns night for you all this year but alas I will be in Ft. Benning, GA for my sons graduation from Army Basic Training. So, in my absence I charge you all with raising a pint for the great on Robert Burns!

If you are so inclined, google him for some of his great poem and toasts ... very educational. If you have never attended a Burns night before I highly recommend you find one and go. It is a fantastic time indeed. As for me, I usually go here http://www.royalmilepub.com/  (http://www.royalmilepub.com/) which is the only Scottish Pub in MD. It can be hard to find but they are out there ... go, you will be hooked for it is unlike anything you have every experience - a real great time!

Word of advice ... typically for a burns night one needs to buy tickets ... get then now if you can. And wear your kilt lad! Maybe next year we can have our own little gathering and celebrate. We have 12 months to plan.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on January 06, 2009, 11:21:42 AM
Thanks for the birthday wishes and the education.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on January 06, 2009, 01:03:55 PM
Best line of that web site...

"Liberal lashings of wine or ale should be served with dinner and it's often customary to douse the haggis with a splash of whisky sauce, which, with true Scots understatement, is neat whisky.

Huzzah!!! 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 06, 2009, 01:20:32 PM
Best line of that web site...

"Liberal lashings of wine or ale should be served with dinner and it's often customary to douse the haggis with a splash of whisky sauce, which, with true Scots understatement, is neat whisky.

Huzzah!!! 8)


Mmmmm ... sounds like ... well, home!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Tim T on January 06, 2009, 06:11:52 PM
Hey Happy Birthday there Dallan!

Huzzah!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Peddlin on January 07, 2009, 08:07:16 AM
Dallan, Dear -

I hope that you had a wonderful birthday.
Hope to see you all, soon.   :-*
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady Jai on January 07, 2009, 10:44:55 AM
Happy Belated Birthday.  Hope all is well.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Feline Groovy on January 07, 2009, 02:11:11 PM
Happy extended (not late) birthday, Dallan!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on January 09, 2009, 11:34:48 AM
Thanks you ladies. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Peddlin on January 09, 2009, 01:49:03 PM
I will remain in breathless anticipation.    ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 12, 2009, 05:52:53 AM
Dallan ... what about them Ravens eh? I can see you teeth from here.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on January 12, 2009, 08:44:16 AM
The game nearly game me a heart attach. It was ugly but a W is a W. If we beat the Steelers this weekend Lady Di and I are going to make plans to go to Tampa for the big game. GO RAVENS!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 12, 2009, 09:19:25 AM
The game nearly game me a heart attach. It was ugly but a W is a W. If we beat the Steelers this weekend Lady Di and I are going to make plans to go to Tampa for the big game. GO RAVENS!!!  ;D ;D ;D

I love you man .. but I am in the Steelers camp for this one ... long story, will have to tell you some time. But Steelers are my team in the AFC. Good luck to your guys but think of it this way, if the Steelers win it will save you a bunch of $$ in the next few weeks  ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Master James on January 12, 2009, 10:01:02 AM
The game nearly game me a heart attach. It was ugly but a W is a W. If we beat the Steelers this weekend Lady Di and I are going to make plans to go to Tampa for the big game. GO RAVENS!!!  ;D ;D ;D

I love you man .. but I am in the Steelers camp for this one ... long story, will have to tell you some time. But Steelers are my team in the AFC. Good luck to your guys but think of it this way, if the Steelers win it will save you a bunch of $$ in the next few weeks  ::)

Yea Scotsman!  I'm with you my man!  Steelers have been my main team for a long time!  Although I have to admit I'm a little worried about trying to beat them for a third time.  GO STEELERS!  Sorry Dallan my friend.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on January 12, 2009, 10:04:38 AM
Shame BARF does not start until the 21st. FLARF does start earlier so whomever goes to Tampa if you are willing to drive to the opposite coast, there is a festival to see!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on January 12, 2009, 04:53:11 PM
Personally I can't really call who's gonna win that Steelers vs Ravens Game this coming weekend.Since I'm a Raiders Fan (sorry Scotsman and Master James) I know before the season even ended that we didn't even have a shot at the playoffs but honestly in my opinion I think that that is going to be one blood bath of a game.Technically I should be pulling for the Ravens (since the Steelers are the Raiders main Rival) but that is going to be a defensive battle none the less so all in all I think it's going to be a good game to say the least.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 13, 2009, 06:20:43 AM
No need to be sorry for me cousin ... I am a Vikings fan ... but considering I don't have a dog in this fight I have to go with my second string ... Steelers.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on January 13, 2009, 08:23:23 AM
Gentlemen, no worries. Having shared a few beers with both of you I already knew there was a judgement issue. After all you claim me as a friend.  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on January 13, 2009, 08:45:34 AM
Gentlemen, no worries. Having shared a few beers with both of you I already knew there was a judgement issue. After all you claim me as a friend.  ;D
Indeed we do claim you as a friend Dallan.We wouldn't want to have it any other way my friend. :)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 13, 2009, 09:05:30 AM
After all you claim me as a friend.  ;D

Hmmm ... there is that! If I can get passed this I guess I can excuse you for being a Ravens fan ....

There are only two reasons Lady Guinness and I like you ... your wife and your awesome tailgate table  ;D
... oh, and the time you bought me that beer ... and the other one ... and that other one ... and that other one ... and that other one ... okay, there are about 100 reasons I like you  ::)


I do love that table ... what a lifesaver
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Master James on January 13, 2009, 10:21:34 AM
Gentlemen, no worries. Having shared a few beers with both of you I already knew there was a judgement issue. After all you claim me as a friend.  ;D

LOL Dallan my friend I wouldn't have it any other way!  But be prepared to be cancelling those Tampa Bay plans.   ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on January 13, 2009, 10:38:46 AM
Master James I will give your Steelers this much going into the AFC Championship Game this coming Sunday.Don't quote me on this but I think that the Steelers have the top ranked Defense in the NFL right now and with Baltimore having a rookie quarterback I don't know if he will be able to handle the pressure of that tough Pittsburgh Defensive unit but it's like I said before I think it's just going to be a good game altogether.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on January 14, 2009, 08:45:17 AM

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There are only two reasons Lady Guinness and I like you ... your wife and your awesome tailgate table  ;D

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I get that a lot.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: jmkhalfmoon on January 21, 2009, 01:11:01 PM
Hi All,

Just popping in to say hello, Happy New Year, and wow what a day yesterday was.  I was a random dot near the Washington Monument in the satellite photo.   Work has been crazy but that is a good thing given the state of the world today.  Can't wait until Faire season!

Lady Jyne

Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on January 21, 2009, 01:33:22 PM
Hi Lady Jayne -

It's been pretty quiet around here. Can't wait until spring to go to faire. One of these days we'll take the boys to the grand Canyon and ARF in mid-winter. But for now we're just waiting for the thaw.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LadySeasan on January 23, 2009, 04:35:48 AM
These year, I WILL MAKE IT TO A TAILGATE!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on January 23, 2009, 09:26:33 AM
Scotsman & Master James -

I'm not sure if I'm relieved or disappointed that I didn't hear from you regarding the AFC Championship Game. It saved me a lot of money. The Tampa trip wasn't going to be cheap. Hopefully we can reallocate some of the funds for faire travel this spring.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Master James on January 23, 2009, 10:20:42 AM
Dallan my friend, I didn't think it was quite faire to rub it in so chose to let it go by.  We got what I expected from Flacko and that was rookie mistakes in a big game.  Scary thing is, I don't think he'll make the same mistakes next time.  He's a really good QB.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on January 23, 2009, 10:25:39 AM
You are more of a gentleman than I.  :)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on January 23, 2009, 04:13:02 PM
From what I heard that game had some of the most vicious hits ever in it but of course I got tired and fell asleep before the game ended.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on January 26, 2009, 06:27:03 AM
Scotsman & Master James -

I'm not sure if I'm relieved or disappointed that I didn't hear from you regarding the AFC Championship Game. It saved me a lot of money. The Tampa trip wasn't going to be cheap. Hopefully we can reallocate some of the funds for faire travel this spring.

Well, it looks like I will be able to go to faire this year just to harass you ... wait, I would have done that anyway! Seriously, sorry about the team bro but I don't think I could have lived in MD for a year if your boys won ... I remember the last time ...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on January 31, 2009, 02:28:01 AM
Hey, they did well getting to where they did.
They shouldn't have beaten my Titans
There's always NEXT year


Now... as to this year's MDRF... I can't believe how much I'm looking forward to it!
I've got the entire run of MY Home Faire coming up and yet I'm thinking about the trip there...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on February 03, 2009, 03:12:26 PM
I need my faire fix so tonight I’m going to go home; put on some garb, put an empty flask in my pocket, spill some beer on myself, go into the bathroom, turn up the heat to 90 degrees and the shower on to get some humidity in the air, eat some food from a stick, then mumble some inappropriate comments so I can feel like Scotsman’s nearby.  :D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on February 03, 2009, 07:25:26 PM
Good job Dallan, that should make you feel right at faire. ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on February 04, 2009, 05:53:27 AM
Okay ... not funny ... but true!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Peddlin on February 04, 2009, 08:16:40 AM
Oh, Dallan -

Thanks for the visual! I can close my eyes, and we are all there. This is why we love you!    ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Feline Groovy on February 04, 2009, 08:25:51 AM
Perfect!!  And ignore Scotsman's 'not funny' -- he's just jealous because he didn't think of it first.  ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Master James on February 04, 2009, 12:03:11 PM
PERCECT!!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on February 04, 2009, 12:18:33 PM
This is why we love you!    ;)

BULL! This is not why we love you ... as I stated before ... our love for you stems from your wife (1) and your awesome tailgate table (2).

Now if we could get you wife to fly solo with the table ... hmm, where would that leave you lad  ;D


.... okay, maybe there is some love for the wee-ones as well.

*don't worry bro ... most people tolerate me because of Lady Guinness ... without her I would be friend-less*
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: SirBlackFox on February 04, 2009, 02:30:35 PM
This is why we love you!    ;)

BULL! This is not why we love you ... as I stated before ... our love for you stems from your wife (1) and your awesome tailgate table (2).

Now if we could get you wife to fly solo with the table ... hmm, where would that leave you lad  ;D


.... okay, maybe there is some love for the wee-ones as well.

*don't worry bro ... most people tolerate me because of Lady Guinness ... without her I would be friend-less*

. . . . pay no attention to the man behind the skirt
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on February 04, 2009, 06:10:12 PM
Dallan, I love you, your wife and kids and oh yea. . . don't forget the table! ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on February 06, 2009, 08:41:57 AM
Thanks gang, can’t wait to see everyone. Warm regards to all, even what’s his name. You know, the guy married to the lovely Lady Guinness.  :)

And don’t worry, my table stands ready.  :o Wait, that didn’t sound right.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on February 06, 2009, 09:10:03 AM
And don’t worry, my table stands ready.  :o Wait, that didn’t sound right.

Man do I look forward to tailgate this year ... I love this crew!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on February 06, 2009, 10:54:22 AM
I feel myself coming back to life... ::)

Just spoke to Jackie at the office...the Fairever Passes are in the final design stage, evidently, and will be ready in two weeks, more or less. You can order anytime.

Place your order by phoning the Festival Office at 800-296-7304, or just go to the website for info.

www.rennfest.com

Cheers!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LadySeasan on February 24, 2009, 04:03:51 PM
i have my fabric!
i have my designs!
just gotta get the motivation and health to start working on everything
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on March 03, 2009, 06:12:45 PM
...Man, that was another long nap...I feel like Rumplstilskin sometimes...or is that Rumpleminz Schnapps??

Let me be the first to sound off...My Fairever Pass is here, and I'm kinda happy about it!!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on April 07, 2009, 09:54:32 AM
I'm awake, I'm awake...

Whats that ticking??? 143 DAYS, thats whats ticking!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on April 07, 2009, 12:37:25 PM
.... I hear it too ... and its getting louder!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on April 08, 2009, 08:51:28 AM
Snow Flurries!!! Sheesh...oh, yeah...142 days...:-)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on April 08, 2009, 12:45:28 PM
I know. But look at it this way, in 142 days we are going to be wishing for it to be a little cooler.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on April 09, 2009, 09:04:14 AM
Bring on the heat on a stick!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on May 05, 2009, 01:27:21 PM
*Opens door and sticks head in*

Hello o o o o. Anyone there there there? Helllooo o o  o.

*Shakes head and wonders to himself where everyone went. Closes door.*
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Capt. Morgan on May 06, 2009, 10:22:15 AM
http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2009/05/cleveland_museum_of_art_announ.html

(Yes, I'm such a great person I'm giving up 20%....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!)

I actually figured it out...what the Director is taking as a cut in pay is waaaay more than I make anyway...but I am grateful that I'm still here..."for now" as the article says.

Where am I? I am awash in a sea of Mundania, a Tsunami of indecision and a downpour of deadlines. I actually like deadlines tho...I like the "whoooshing" sound they make as they fly by...

Faire seems soooooooooooo far away...and tho' I know you are all close in my heart...friends seem sooooooooooo far away too...*sigh*

*double sigh*

Missing you all something fierce!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on June 16, 2009, 10:48:27 AM
Attention in the camp...73 days...that is all...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: RSLeask on June 16, 2009, 11:26:51 AM
Attention in the camp...73 days...that is all...

Feels like Christmas, with those boards with the countdown windows you opened every day as a kid.


... so where's our chocolates?!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on June 18, 2009, 01:07:19 PM
quote:
... so where's our chocolates?!

I hope your thinking Dark Chocolate cause that's my favorite.  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: RSLeask on June 18, 2009, 01:36:28 PM
You mean like the grab bags?  Hey, you can have the dark chocos, long as I get the Crackles.   ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on June 18, 2009, 04:57:20 PM
Alright............It's a deal.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady Guinness on July 02, 2009, 06:04:16 PM
Amras?????? Please say we are under 60 days now......please.....I miss my friends!!! :'(
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on July 04, 2009, 09:06:36 AM
Welcome back Lady Guiness. Long time no see.

Happy 4th of July to you lass.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on July 06, 2009, 09:07:35 AM
Well, I can feel it.
Can you?
It's getting CLOSE... here we are just two months off from the massive "Rennie Social Event of the Year" and I'm champin' at the bit to be up there amongst so many friends...
can you feel it yet?

Falcone and I shall be there all three days for the RenDezvous weekend... and I know Captain Seamus Rumkiller of the Harbinger will be with me... not sure if any of his crew or any others of the local crowd will be with us... but we'll be there to "represent", yo!
(ok, so I guess I don't speak youth)

We're countin' down the days...
you feel it yet?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on July 06, 2009, 09:10:04 AM
Yeah ... I can smell the fun coming as well. We want to get a practice run in so we are heading to GLMF this weekend ... Hootie Hooo!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on July 06, 2009, 10:07:34 AM
Lucky you!  I have to wait for MDRF for ANY Faire fun... well, unless you count my Mini-Masque for my birthday party...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: ~pixie~ on July 07, 2009, 04:06:45 PM


53 days !!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LadySeasan on July 07, 2009, 06:18:52 PM
i'm getting excited!
already making plans to bring a crap load of non rennies to fair this year so i can get them addicted to the MDRF

Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Seamus Ex Machina on July 07, 2009, 06:45:13 PM
Well, I can feel it.
Can you?
It's getting CLOSE... here we are just two months off from the massive "Rennie Social Event of the Year" and I'm champin' at the bit to be up there amongst so many friends...
can you feel it yet?

Falcone and I shall be there all three days for the RenDezvous weekend... and I know Captain Seamus Rumkiller of the Harbinger will be with me... not sure if any of his crew or any others of the local crowd will be with us... but we'll be there to "represent", yo!
(ok, so I guess I don't speak youth)

We're countin' down the days...
you feel it yet?


Master Hardwood and The Hectosaurus are allegedly up for the journey....and we can't wait!! 

Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Pinn on July 08, 2009, 07:12:04 AM
Is anyone bringing a pet from the FL chapter???? I have someone for them.. ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Peddlin on July 08, 2009, 08:52:30 AM
We miss our cousins from Florida, and we are in breathless anticipation of your arrival!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on July 15, 2009, 04:28:56 PM
As I get a clearer picture of the situation, I'll be able to tell you all more.  It's like herding cats!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Seamus Ex Machina on July 21, 2009, 10:31:19 PM
Is anyone bringing a pet from the FL chapter???? I have someone for them.. ::)

The Hectosaurus is a pet......just talked with him tonight.   His work schedule is a real deuce...he can't wait to go and see MDRF and get a good fix.  Master hardwood is a bit more problematic...he went to the hospital with chest pains on Monday.    He's OK,  but I'm wondering if the old git will be in fighting form for the Rendezvous...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on July 28, 2009, 04:30:45 PM
Seamus and I shall certainly do all we can to bolster the strength of the Florida contingent... and we'll also try to be as entertaining as we can
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on August 27, 2009, 01:28:21 PM
Mere hours away my friends!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LadySeasan on August 27, 2009, 01:31:21 PM
yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on August 27, 2009, 01:40:18 PM
The new squirel wagon is making is debut on Saturday, the old Jeep having been retired as a daily beater...in other words, no more following the rust trail to find me anymore... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on August 27, 2009, 10:24:45 PM
I am jealous
you folks have mere hours whilest we must wait a week to joineth you
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LadySeasan on August 28, 2009, 05:47:08 AM
it starts tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wow i am up early lol
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on August 28, 2009, 09:27:11 AM
Count Adolfo, we will be able to share that drink, at long last...(or two or three...) :-)

Weather is improving slightly for opening weekend:

Saturday, 78, now only a 30% chance of rain, windy
Sunday, 82, 30% chance of rain, windy

I still plan on rain for tomorrow, as Danny Boy beats up the coast...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: analise on August 28, 2009, 10:53:07 AM
I still can't decide what's going to be my best bet for "rain-wear" tomorrow. Definitely will wear/show off my new bodice. Everything else may just end up depending on what I pull out in the morning to put on.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: RSLeask on August 28, 2009, 11:38:12 AM
Well, I'm one of those freaky types that actually hopes it rains... but that's because I love the rain, and for some reason, enjoy faire more when it does (not because of the thinned crowd, btw).  But, I'm like you, Analise... not sure how to plan on this one.  I mean, Danny's sneaking up the coast, and could take a nasty turn.  High's supposed to be 78 (down from 83), but that could change as well... for better or worse (worse being it shoots back up).  Unfortunately, because of the temp, it leaves me torn... do I wear the half-moon, or not.  Cuz yeah, does wonders for keeping me dry, but... if that temp shoots up to the 80s... bleh  :P

Oh, and... 21 hours, 22 minutes now!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LadySeasan on August 28, 2009, 12:23:13 PM
please dont' rain, please don't rain, please don't rain, please don't rain

my husband has a tendency to cancel ren fair trips if it rains :(
and my joints really get bad when it rains, and then i get sick, and wont be able to enjoy the fair

please don't rain, please don't rain, please don't rain, please don't rain

i think i need to go find something to sacrifice to the rain gods! water, maybe?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on August 28, 2009, 12:35:48 PM
Current weather from here in the Severn/Crownsville area...its raining like heck out there, and has been for awhile...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LadySeasan on August 28, 2009, 01:29:49 PM
:(
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: analise on August 28, 2009, 01:45:54 PM
Weather.com says:

Aug 28  Today
Scattered thunderstorms. Humid. High 77F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Aug 28  Tonight
Showers with a possible thunderstorm early, then variable clouds overnight with still a chance of showers. Humid. Low 71F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Aug 29  Tomorrow
A few showers early in the day. Isolated thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Humid. High 83F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Aug 29  Tomorrow night
Isolated thunderstorms during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 69F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Aug 30  Sunday
Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LadySeasan on August 28, 2009, 08:45:58 PM
In about 12 hours I, and my large group of friends will be arriving! HUZZAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: analise on August 28, 2009, 08:54:56 PM
In about 12 hours I, and my large group of friends will be arriving! HUZZAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woot!

In....less than 12 hours, I plan to be pulling up to the parking lot. With cookies in tow. That may or may not be store bought depending on how tonight's experiment works out, LOL.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LadySeasan on August 28, 2009, 10:15:46 PM
In about 12 hours I, and my large group of friends will be arriving! HUZZAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woot!

In....less than 12 hours, I plan to be pulling up to the parking lot. With cookies in tow. That may or may not be store bought depending on how tonight's experiment works out, LOL.

i will FINALLY be there early enough to get some cookies! we hope to arrive at about 9am :)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LunasReincarnate on August 29, 2009, 01:20:21 AM
ill be there in the after noon. i dont start  my shift  at the bee folk till 2:30. look out for a lady in purple!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: LadySeasan on August 29, 2009, 05:21:44 AM
the day is upon us! only a few hours away! huzzah

im the first one awake in my house, now i must get everyone awake and ready, including myself!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Ranna on August 29, 2009, 07:51:12 AM
Have fun!  I'll miss opening weekend due to work.  Boo hiss!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on August 31, 2009, 08:40:46 AM
It was, quite simply, a fantastic weekend...great to see everybody, and lets get the rest of this work week over with!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: SirBlackFox on August 31, 2009, 12:04:46 PM
My opening weekend shots:

http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z312/SirBlackFox/MDRF/2009/
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on August 31, 2009, 12:32:25 PM
Couldn't make this past weekend but can't wait until Saturday!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on August 31, 2009, 12:48:28 PM
Current local weather...74, mild, relativley clear...its like an early fall day out there...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on August 31, 2009, 08:33:43 PM
Excellent job on the pictures Sir Black Fox. Thanks for sharing them lad.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: gypsylakat on September 04, 2009, 01:24:48 AM
I'm coming out on Saturday, but alas I have no actual garb with me, and only pieces of my fake "play" garb... Good thing it's Magic weekend!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on September 16, 2009, 10:30:50 AM
...only 339 days until MDRF 2010...times flyin', it'll be here soon...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on September 16, 2009, 10:43:13 AM
...only 339 days until MDRF 2010...times flyin', it'll be here soon...

AHHHHHH!!!!
I don't want to even think about the end of this season!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on September 16, 2009, 10:48:58 AM
Wait a minute....did you or did you NOT start a thread entitled, "Labor Day Invasion 2010"???
You're already there, my friend!  ;)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Capt. Morgan on September 16, 2009, 10:53:11 AM
Hold on a second you two...You guys haven't even recovered from THIS season! LOL!

See you in 5 weeks!  ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on September 16, 2009, 11:01:23 AM
Wait a minute....did you or did you NOT start a thread entitled, "Labor Day Invasion 2010"???
You're already there, my friend!  ;)

Cheers!

Good point ...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: ~pixie~ on September 16, 2009, 11:04:27 AM
Hold on a second you two...You guys haven't even recovered from THIS season! LOL!

Recovery?!  Heck, I haven't yet begun to do all the damage I'm planning, much less recovering from it! 
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Capt. Morgan on September 16, 2009, 11:07:47 AM
Hold on a second you two...You guys haven't even recovered from THIS season! LOL!

Recovery?!  Heck, I haven't yet begun to do all the damage I'm planning, much less recovering from it!

Now there's a woman who can plan!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on September 16, 2009, 11:11:08 AM
MDRF recovery...a 13-step process...my daily plan is to start the process...tomorrow! Cheers! :-*

(Of course, we never fully recover ever from Captain Morgan's visits anyway...so its all relative...c'mon, five weeks! 8) )
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Capt. Morgan on September 16, 2009, 11:21:56 AM
MDRF recovery...a 13-step process...my daily plan is to start the process...tomorrow! Cheers! :-*

(Of course, we never fully recover ever from Captain Morgan's visits anyway...so its all relative...c'mon, five weeks! 8) )

You smooth talker!  ;)

Now don't go wishing your Season away so quickly...that's 4 weeks that I will be living vicariously through you!  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on September 16, 2009, 11:23:59 AM
I am forever Pollyanna, my Captain...5 weeks brings me you, as well as 5 weeks closer to MDRF 2010!

Hugs!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on September 18, 2009, 11:05:36 AM
Weather for weekend 4...

Saturday, 74 degrees and sunny...
Sunday, 78 degrees, cloudy...

Should be another great day at faire!!

Cheers!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: will paisley on September 18, 2009, 11:23:45 AM
MDRF recovery...a 13-step process...my daily plan is to start the process...tomorrow! Cheers! :-*

(Of course, we never fully recover ever from Captain Morgan's visits anyway...so its all relative...c'mon, five weeks! 8) )

OK, I've got 12 of the steps - six steps up to the bar, order a beverage, then six steps back.  Where does the 13th come in?  ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Capt. Morgan on September 18, 2009, 11:34:58 AM
Wow! Faire AND International "Talk Like A Pirate" Day...what could be better??!  ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on September 21, 2009, 10:02:47 AM
I think that Sunday, the 27th, shall be entitled "Talk Like an Intoxicated Marylander Day"...yeah, I kinda like the sound of that...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Capt. Morgan on September 21, 2009, 10:55:42 AM
LOL! You ROCK!

I'm sure there were many proficent people there on Sunday, aye M'Lord?  ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on September 21, 2009, 11:44:20 AM
Yes, dear Captain, it pays to stay in practice...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: will paisley on September 21, 2009, 11:59:01 AM
I think that Sunday, the 27th, shall be entitled "Talk Like an Intoxicated Marylander Day"...yeah, I kinda like the sound of that...

That reminds me of the joke about why there's a Mothers Day and a Fathers Day buy no Children's Day - "EVERY day is Children's Day!".  At MDRF, the same is true of intoxicated Marylanders.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: ~pixie~ on September 21, 2009, 02:24:30 PM
MDRF recovery...a 13-step process...my daily plan is to start the process...tomorrow! Cheers! :-*

(Of course, we never fully recover ever from Captain Morgan's visits anyway...so its all relative...c'mon, five weeks! 8) )

OK, I've got 12 of the steps - six steps up to the bar, order a beverage, then six steps back.  Where does the 13th come in?  ;)

I think you have them all there...ordering the beverage might be the 7th of your 13, no?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: RSLeask on September 21, 2009, 04:46:27 PM
MDRF recovery...a 13-step process...my daily plan is to start the process...tomorrow! Cheers! :-*

(Of course, we never fully recover ever from Captain Morgan's visits anyway...so its all relative...c'mon, five weeks! 8) )

OK, I've got 12 of the steps - six steps up to the bar, order a beverage, then six steps back.  Where does the 13th come in?  ;)

I think you have them all there...ordering the beverage might be the 7th of your 13, no?

Nah, the stumble coming back from the bar counts as 13.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on September 21, 2009, 06:13:56 PM
Yesterday, I was given the opportunity to do half of the "pre-show" at the 4 o clock joust ;D Guess I did well as it was proposed that I now alternate and do this one day every weekend for the rest of the season ::) ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on September 22, 2009, 04:40:59 AM
Yesterday, I was given the opportunity to do half of the "pre-show" at the 4 o clock joust ;D Guess I did well as it was proposed that I now alternate and do this one day every weekend for the rest of the season ::) ;)

Awesome!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: ~pixie~ on September 22, 2009, 10:01:46 AM
MDRF recovery...a 13-step process...my daily plan is to start the process...tomorrow! Cheers! :-*

(Of course, we never fully recover ever from Captain Morgan's visits anyway...so its all relative...c'mon, five weeks! 8) )

OK, I've got 12 of the steps - six steps up to the bar, order a beverage, then six steps back.  Where does the 13th come in?  ;)

I think you have them all there...ordering the beverage might be the 7th of your 13, no?

Nah, the stumble coming back from the bar counts as 13.

lol..that's it!   too funny.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on September 24, 2009, 08:43:54 AM
Might get a might damp this weekend....as it now stands...

Saturday, 26 Sep, 67 degrees and rain showers
Sunday, 27 Sep, 73 degrees and rain showers

I'll just be happy to be there!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on September 24, 2009, 08:53:57 AM
PARF Saturday ... MDRF Sunday
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on September 24, 2009, 09:00:47 AM
I will have your cooler on Sunday...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Capt. Morgan on September 24, 2009, 09:18:06 AM
Might get a might damp this weekend....as it now stands...

Saturday, 26 Sep, 67 degrees and rain showers
Sunday, 27 Sep, 73 degrees and rain showers

I'll just be happy to be there!

I'll just be happy that you are there too!  ;)

Much love to you!

((HUGS))

Morgan
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on September 24, 2009, 10:40:39 AM
I will have your cooler on Sunday...

The traveling cooler. I believe that its spent more time not than in Scotsman possesion this year.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on September 24, 2009, 10:57:12 AM
I will have your cooler on Sunday...

The traveling cooler. I believe that its spent more time not than in Scotsman possesion this year.

LOL! So true ... it has become a community cooler. It is always full when I lose it!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on September 26, 2009, 08:30:10 PM
I will have your cooler on Sunday...

The traveling cooler. I believe that its spent more time not than in Scotsman possesion this year.

LOL! So true ... it has become a community cooler. It is always full when I lose it!
LOL! And what do you wanna bet it'll be empty when you get it back.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on September 28, 2009, 08:47:59 AM
Yesterday, I was given the opportunity to do half of the "pre-show" at the 4 o clock joust ;D Guess I did well as it was proposed that I now alternate and do this one day every weekend for the rest of the season ::) ;)

It's now official. I will be doing pre show for joust at the 4'o clock on Saturdays ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on September 28, 2009, 09:44:59 AM
Yesterday, I was given the opportunity to do half of the "pre-show" at the 4 o clock joust ;D Guess I did well as it was proposed that I now alternate and do this one day every weekend for the rest of the season ::) ;)

It's now official. I will be doing pre show for joust at the 4'o clock on Saturdays ;D

That's great. Congrats!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on September 29, 2009, 11:36:38 AM
I will have your cooler on Sunday...

The traveling cooler. I believe that its spent more time not than in Scotsman possesion this year.

LOL! So true ... it has become a community cooler. It is always full when I lose it!
LOL! And what do you wanna bet it'll be empty when you get it back.

I wish to categorically state that he didn't lose it this time...he gave it away...(listens to the stunned silence...)  ;) And you know, I still have it...
 :D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on September 29, 2009, 06:33:16 PM
I will have your cooler on Sunday...

The traveling cooler. I believe that its spent more time not than in Scotsman possesion this year.

LOL! So true ... it has become a community cooler. It is always full when I lose it!
But now the question is is it still full though?
LOL! And what do you wanna bet it'll be empty when you get it back.

I wish to categorically state that he didn't lose it this time...he gave it away...(listens to the stunned silence...)  ;) And you know, I still have it...
 :D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on September 30, 2009, 05:40:15 AM
It was too full to lift!

... I miss my coooolie!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on September 30, 2009, 09:57:39 AM
Coming this fall to a theater near you:

The Brotherhood of the Traveling Cooler

A continuing story of three young rennies who acquire a magical cooler that fits all three of them perfectly, even though they're all different shapes and sizes. The three main characters are Scotsman, Tim T and Amras.

This moving has not yet been rated.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on October 01, 2009, 03:14:59 AM
Looking for an experienced screenplay writer?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Scotsman on October 01, 2009, 05:28:26 AM
A new twist ... saw Amras at the gym this AM and he is ransoming my cooler. He is also taunting me with the fact that his new truck is basically a huge cooler with bigger wheels!

Renvious!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on October 03, 2009, 02:19:22 AM
I, personally, loved the fact that Captain Spleen showed up for Rendezvous up there in a Chevy HHR


The HHR, as we all know, is short for Hibernian Hot Rod

 ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Pinn on October 03, 2009, 08:08:46 AM
 :o Wow learn something new everyday
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on October 03, 2009, 06:17:46 PM
In honor of oktober fest if you wish a great but sort or weird photo op, most of the ladies of the court will be at the white heart at noon to dance a polka better known as the chicken dance! ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on October 04, 2009, 02:42:04 AM
I want the VIDEO
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on October 04, 2009, 04:56:46 PM
LOL! Oh this ought to be very interesting.  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 05, 2009, 10:07:47 AM
A new twist ... saw Amras at the gym this AM and he is ransoming my cooler. He is also taunting me with the fact that his new truck is basically a huge cooler with bigger wheels!

Renvious!

Let the taunting continue...huge cooler (Yes, Honda got it right, one-piece composite trunk in the bed w/ a drain plug = cooler)...bigger wheels...WAY better sound system... ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on October 08, 2009, 01:32:38 PM
Huge cooler, bigger wheels...I thought that size didn't matter?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: will paisley on October 09, 2009, 08:55:49 AM
Huge cooler, bigger wheels...I thought that size didn't matter?

That's a myth promulgated by people with small ones.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 09, 2009, 09:05:10 AM
Early yesterday morning, in a very dark and sinister looking parking lot, the cooler ransom exchange was made...said cooler is now back home, presumably happy and soon to be full of ice.

Long live the revolution.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on October 14, 2009, 01:28:22 PM
Huge cooler, bigger wheels...I thought that size didn't matter?

That's a myth promulgated by people with small ones.
LOL!Good one Will. You have such an evil mind that I did not know about cause with comments like that you would be well suited for the IBRSC my friend which leads me to this question:

Why are you not a Rogue yet man?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Count Adolfo on October 14, 2009, 01:58:31 PM
Will is, indeed, very much a Rogue.
Dallan, on the other hand... screams it but wears not the pin... yet!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: will paisley on October 14, 2009, 06:09:22 PM
Will is, indeed, very much a Rogue.

Indeed, since 2003 or so.  I haven't worn the pin at VARF for the past few years, since it's too heavy for the light jerkin I switched to. I wear it quite a bit at MDRF, but lordwriothsley hasn't made it to that faire in years.  Perhaps if he can make the trip, he might yet be able to witness (or participate in) a roguing.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on October 17, 2009, 10:25:32 AM
Will is, indeed, very much a Rogue.

Indeed, since 2003 or so.  I haven't worn the pin at VARF for the past few years, since it's too heavy for the light jerkin I switched to. I wear it quite a bit at MDRF, but lordwriothsley hasn't made it to that faire in years.  Perhaps if he can make the trip, he might yet be able to witness (or participate in) a roguing.
I would rather participate in the roguing than witness it although witnessing it wouldn't be a bad idea either.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: Dallan on October 19, 2009, 09:43:19 AM
Will is, indeed, very much a Rogue.
Dallan, on the other hand... screams it but wears not the pin... yet!

Yet? Yes I suspect it is in my future.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2009
Post by: lordwriothsley on October 21, 2009, 08:51:38 AM
Dallan,
What better time than now to join the guild then cousin?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Amras Elfwine on January 28, 2010, 09:36:26 AM
Attention in the camp...7 months to go...ain't it great when time flies...that is all... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: BlackKnight on February 09, 2010, 11:51:57 AM
Bumping this thread. God... I miss/love this faire!  :'(
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on February 09, 2010, 04:06:26 PM
It is a GREAT FAIRE! :D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Capt. Morgan on February 09, 2010, 04:20:21 PM
Bumping this thread. God... I miss/love this faire!  :'(

I'm actually surprised you remembered any of it...then again, you are my baby Bro!

((HUGS)) and miss you!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: BlackKnight on February 09, 2010, 09:22:06 PM
Bumping this thread. God... I miss/love this faire!  :'(

I'm actually surprised you remembered any of it...then again, you are my baby Bro!

((HUGS)) and miss you!!!

Oy...I was tanked wasn't I? ¬_¬

Wait until I tell you the story of what happened afterward!  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: will paisley on February 11, 2010, 11:40:55 AM
For everybody jonesing for MDRF 2010, don't forget the Privateers Feast (http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=10506.0) in a few weeks!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: RSLeask on February 22, 2010, 02:35:43 PM
I'll be out for one or two weekends, I'm sure.  I'll miss Revel Grove too much to not make at least a couple trips out to see you all.  ^_^
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Amras Elfwine on March 06, 2010, 10:37:32 AM
For everybody jonesing for MDRF 2010, don't forget the Privateers Feast (http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=10506.0) in a few weeks!

I hae finally semi-recovered only a week later...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on March 10, 2010, 08:47:54 AM
I know I was photographed a lot but have not seen one pic. If any of you do could you tag it (in facebook) or somehow send it my way? it was a different twist on my pirate costume, honoring Ron so I would like to have a pic ;)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Blue66669 on March 10, 2010, 12:07:58 PM
I'll be there for Labor Day hopefully.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Count Adolfo on March 10, 2010, 02:02:12 PM
I shall CERTAINLY be there for Labour Day Weekend...
you can COUNT on it

I love the Faire, true... it's my "Home Faire away from Home Faire"
but...

it's the PEOPLE that bring me back every year.

I'm hoping to bring the BARF crowd in force this season
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on March 10, 2010, 05:13:33 PM
And Count it wouldn't be the same w/o you,bring the whole gang this year! Oh and by the way, on your way here stop and pick up Blue and her husband. We'll add them to the family reunion! I can't wait.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: SleepyArcher on March 12, 2010, 05:07:54 AM
Lord Fondlebottom has been looking at plane tickets and planning his weekend!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Master James on March 12, 2010, 11:49:57 AM
You just let me know when and Sir P.A. will be there!  Maybe we can add this year to our FOP invasion.  Wouldn't that be a hoot?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: lordwriothsley on March 12, 2010, 08:34:44 PM
You just let me know when and Sir P.A. will be there!  Maybe we can add this year to our FOP invasion.  Wouldn't that be a hoot?
LOL! I would so love to be there for that.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on March 12, 2010, 10:27:45 PM
Hopefully I shall be part of the cast again and if ai do I, Lady Pointz or Lady Wyatt will be mpre that happy to greet and welcome one ald all!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Tixi on March 15, 2010, 01:04:47 PM
... but ...but ...but ...when will then be now???
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Count Adolfo on March 15, 2010, 09:53:12 PM
With St. Molden's Day behind me... I am now counting down to Labour Day at MDRF...

someone have a calendar?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Amras Elfwine on March 19, 2010, 05:42:57 PM
Broke 160 today...159 days until opening day...cheers!!
 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: will paisley on March 22, 2010, 10:54:09 AM
... but ...but ...but ...when will then be now???

"Soon"
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Lady Maerwynn on March 22, 2010, 08:48:48 PM
you know I will be there every weekend I can be.  I'm already pondering what to wear for DoW.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Amras Elfwine on March 23, 2010, 09:46:51 AM
you know I will be there every weekend I can be.  I'm already pondering what to wear for DoW.

If it gets any more flamingly fabulous, we'll need more extinguishers... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Master James on March 25, 2010, 02:06:08 PM
you know I will be there every weekend I can be.  I'm already pondering what to wear for DoW.

Oh you know you want to join the FOP brigade!  LOL :o
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: SleepyArcher on March 25, 2010, 04:01:50 PM
you know I will be there every weekend I can be.  I'm already pondering what to wear for DoW.

Oh you know you want to join the FOP brigade!  LOL :o

Yea! I mean I'm coming again!!!! I can't wait, it was sooooooooooooooo fun last year. Hopefully this time NO RAIN!!!!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Capt. Morgan on March 26, 2010, 11:22:11 AM
Not wishing the Spring/Summer away, but you know Dwyn and I (and Mehan and Ewan) will be there for Closing Weekend...but lets not speak of "closing" anything until we have an opening!  ;)

Not even the inch of snow we had last night will dull my eagerness for Faire!!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Amras Elfwine on March 29, 2010, 10:31:00 AM
You? Eager for faire?? Say nay nay... 8)


Just ordered our Fairever Passes this morning, and am proud to say that we will have both Pass #s 1 AND 2 in the Elfwine house this year...huzzah!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: SleepyArcher on March 29, 2010, 02:01:20 PM
I can't wait to see you all again!!!

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b229/Supersteve911/Renaissance/MNRF%2009/P1010111.jpg)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Amras Elfwine on April 21, 2010, 11:39:24 AM
Attention in the camp...127 days...that is all... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Scotsman on April 22, 2010, 06:19:49 AM
Faire Season 2010 starts Saturday AM at Scarby ... WOOT!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Nailin on April 22, 2010, 07:13:16 AM
I can't wait to see what Manny is wearing this year....
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Amras Elfwine on April 22, 2010, 12:35:44 PM
Faire Season 2010 starts Saturday AM at Scarby ... WOOT!

Wrong thread, Skirt Boy... :-*
 ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on June 04, 2010, 04:07:41 PM
Sorry but as for now I will not be at fest this year. I have been notified that I will not be returning as cast this year and just going to the grove without Ron is something I cannot do. If they change their minds then I will be there. otherwise, I wish nothing but pure enjoyment to all. Maybe next year....
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Scotsman on June 08, 2010, 06:18:46 AM
Sorry to hear this Gloria. You will be missed lass.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Lupa on June 14, 2010, 10:17:53 AM
That is so sad:(
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Hibernian on June 14, 2010, 11:08:03 PM
Both of you will be there in our hearts.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on June 21, 2010, 01:40:59 PM
Because of some inquiries, here is the long version pertinent to my post.

Ron was part of MDRF when it was in Columbia for one maybe two seasons. He played St. George and had to slay a dragon three times a day. The ren was forever a part him. He would attend to “people watch” and to experiment with his photography skills. Believe it or not, he was actually shy and that is why he liked to be part of the background. He introduced me to the festival in 2000 and I was never the same. History was my best subject in school and I loved it. Seeing the festival through my eyes added a deeper dimension to his passion. We were committed to attend at least once every season form that point on. The ren became part of us and was instrumental in changing my view from Ron my best friend to Ron my true love. It was like we both belonged in that time and with each other. We traveled to other faires but the Grove was always the standard and at the center of our pursuit in this passion. Many a time we were called lucky to have it as our home faire, one of the best in the country.

At Revel Grove, as we took every aspect in, we shared so many ideas, feelings and a passion that I wish I could describe better. Being part of the cast just added to it while allowing us to feel like we were giving back some of that which the Grove was giving us. For me, it gave me the chance to do something I loved, in a place that I loved. That last season he was here, he couldn’t wait for me to get home and tell him all about the Grove, what I had done, who I had seen, all that I experienced. Last year, in my grief, it further helped that I had a character to portray, things to do and places to be. Very little time while at faire to reflect and give way to my root feelings of loss and not being able to exchange with my love our thoughts, ideas and passion. That was reserved for when I got home and could freely give way to tears and speak to Ron. Ron did want me to continue and made me promise I would do so but he also knew because I told him, that I would only continue as cast because otherwise it is too painful and actually I enjoy being on cast. It be because of all of this that I cannot attend the festival as a patron. I will be here off and on as well. I hope you understand. I wish a great and successful season to all.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Hibernian on July 16, 2010, 10:22:52 AM
Oh Amras! How many days?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2010
Post by: Master James on July 16, 2010, 11:53:02 AM
TOO MANY!!!!!!  On the up side, I FINALLY got my Faireever Passes.  The first order some how got lost in the mail and they had to resend them so I'm now ready to go!  Are we there yet?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 26, 2010, 09:04:06 AM
'Cause its NEVER too early to start a countdown...

Only 300 days...

Cheers!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on October 26, 2010, 03:31:03 PM
I'm with you Amras, its never to early!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: Amras Elfwine on June 16, 2011, 07:42:54 AM
*Echoes out through the silence...*

Attention in the camp...71 days...that is all...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: Lupa on July 25, 2011, 09:14:55 AM
32 days until first cannon!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: Master James on July 25, 2011, 10:59:55 AM
Are we there yet? ::)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: analise on July 26, 2011, 08:50:49 PM
*waving from Georgia*

Somebody bring cookies to the first tailgate and I'll be there in spirit. :)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: LadySeasan on July 28, 2011, 11:52:38 AM
30 days!!!
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Post by: Serenity on August 19, 2011, 08:59:18 AM
Aack!
It's next week!!  8 days ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: Merlin the Elder on August 27, 2011, 07:40:55 AM
Just curious...what's the status with Irene in the vicinity? I saw that NYRF would be closed Sunday. Cripes! What a year this has been!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: Stasiakatt on August 27, 2011, 08:39:28 AM
So far they are opening today, per their website and Facebook. No word about tomorrow. BUT the worst of the storm is supposed to hit us overnight tonight in the DC Metro area (which loosely covers MDRF if you're kinda liberal about how big you consider the DC Metro area and most peeps around here figure that's most of MD and the top half of VA  ;D ). So while we will start getting some rain this afternoon it's not supposed to be bad until overnight, then it's gone by Sunday afternoon.
Right now it's in the mid 70s, a little humid and cloudy, but it's not a dark cloudy and no rain in my area of the DC Metro.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on August 27, 2011, 12:22:02 PM
I know I have been gone from here for a long while but I guess I have been "sucked in" by facebook. I do not know if I will make it this year either. I am not part of the cast again and actually am pretty sure I will never be again. I have been told that my interest for the festival are to tied to Ron and that I need to go find something else to be interested in for myself. I am giving myself time to process this as I want to do it rationally instead of emotionally. I will probally sell some of our stuff. I would love to have the navigation stuff to end up in a museum of with some historical society that would benefit fully....In any case, hope you guys have an amazing season!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2011
Post by: Lady_Glorianna on September 02, 2011, 02:51:18 PM
Finally able to sit up for a bit after being in bed for the last 4 days. hope again that have a most joyous weekend especially those who are visiting from afar. Alas I am not able to join you due to house needs and that the issue of my attendance is complicated.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2012
Post by: Amras Elfwine on December 21, 2011, 05:50:08 PM
A most joyous Yule to all....and, well, its never too early...244 days till MDRF 2012...cheers!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on December 21, 2011, 10:43:04 PM
I'm still emotionally distraught from having a squirrel spying on me from a third floor window as I stood in the parking lot of a Castle Rock, Colorado hotel.... Nonetheless, Amras, you and your cohorts there have a wonderful holiday from a crusty old wizard.... 244 doesn't sound so bad.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2012
Post by: Amras Elfwine on December 28, 2011, 08:38:17 AM
Good mage, said rodent is espying the culdesac, even as I type...I thank you for your good tidings, and pass along the same to you and yours...the clock is ever counting, so its never that many days until something will happen...or something like that... 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2012
Post by: Butch on February 03, 2012, 10:02:06 PM
So tell me, Master Amras, how did your squirrel fair today; Groundhog Day?  I cannot help but think he would celebrate this National holiday for his kissing cousin?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2012
Post by: Amras Elfwine on March 21, 2012, 11:53:49 AM
As Todd posted on his tiny, squirrel-sized facebook page on that day...

"This Phil guy up in PA is amazing...now, I personally didn't even have to get up off my tiny sofa or set down my first bloody mary of the day to go outside to be able to tell you that, by my reckoning, Winter is due about the 3rd week of March...cheers!!"
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2012
Post by: Serenity on June 12, 2012, 11:41:54 AM
Attention in the camp:

Only 74 days 'til opening cannon  ;D
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Post by: Alaric on June 14, 2012, 03:44:21 PM
Attention in the camp:

Only 74 days 'til opening cannon  ;D

Still seems like a long way off  ;)  Hope I can make it down this year and if I do make it down it is sunny and not to hot (NO RAIN ALLOWED!!)

Last year I went over Labor Day weekend and broiled  - still had a great time tho!

Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2012
Post by: Amras Elfwine on August 24, 2012, 11:37:36 AM
The rumors of my demise are just that...I was just resting...can anyone say "a wakeup?" See you tomorrow!
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Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 01, 2012, 09:59:43 PM
Cu Dubh for the rest of the run. 'Bout time we had some tribal music again...
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Post by: SethB on October 04, 2012, 04:26:54 PM
Cu Dubh were pretty damned fun, though they need to learn to relax a little bit. Maybe we should all start buying them drinks!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: Amras Elfwine on December 05, 2012, 09:51:35 PM
'Cause its never too early to change a thread title...it'll be here before we know it...two flicks of a squirrels tail...but you knew that...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: Amras Elfwine on May 19, 2013, 08:19:05 AM
Attention in the camp...97 days...that is all...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: GryffinSong on May 21, 2013, 06:24:59 PM
I'll be there for Pirate's Day weekend, and am working on some of my garb tonight. I'm stringing beads, made my waist scarf, and ordered a linen pair of pirate pants. Woohoo!!! Can't wait!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: Lady DArbanville on June 28, 2013, 11:03:59 AM
I will be in attendance for the first time over Labor Day weekend. Cannot wait!
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Post by: Pinn on July 01, 2013, 01:12:10 PM
Chuck'n and I are planning on coming up with a car load of peoples.
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Post by: daniel paul on July 16, 2013, 03:04:19 PM
39 days!
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Post by: GryffinSong on July 16, 2013, 11:39:53 PM
Woohoo! I'll be vending on Pirate's Weekend, so I'm gathering my garb ... ARRRR!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: JQ on July 27, 2013, 12:15:13 PM
How... many... Eeeeek!

Just kidding.

Allow me to introduce myself - I'm JQ, and this will be my third year as a member of the acting company at MDRF. I'll be playing Isabella d'Este, Marchioness of Mantua this year. Just wanted to chime in and say get excited because the storylines for both the Court and the Village are shaping up to be REALLY fun this year. Keep an eye out for us - especially that Italian Court! (hint hint, nudge nudge).

And... 27 days. That's less than a month. Get ready, people!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: Amras Elfwine on August 03, 2013, 10:58:44 AM
Greetings, JQ, and Todd the Squirrel and I look forward to making your acquaintance in just a few days! Slainte!! 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: Amras Elfwine on August 03, 2013, 11:00:58 AM
Three weeks from today!!

The MDRF 2013 entertainment schedule is up, and can be found here:

www.rennfest.com (http://www.rennfest.com)

Squirrely, tail-flickin' slaintes to all!!  8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: Amras Elfwine on August 03, 2013, 11:09:54 AM
The Rogues ("Rogues Actual", as I like to think of them now) will be there opening day, and I expect a rather grand turnout to welcome them home, as is only proper.

Here is their MDRF schedule...

8/24 - 9/2 11am Fortune Stage
8/24 - 9/2 1pm Fortune Stage
8/24 - 9/2 2:30 Fortune Stage
8/24 - 9/2 4:30 Fortune Stage
8/24 - 9/2 6:15 Boars Head

10/19 - 10/20 11am White Hart Tavern
10/ 19 - 10/20 12:30 Boars Head
10/19 - 10/20 2pm Blackfriar Stage
10/19- 10/20 3:45 Blackfriar Stage
10/19 - 10/20 5:15pm Blackfriar Stage
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: daniel paul on August 09, 2013, 07:40:57 AM
14 days!!1! SKWAWK! *freaks out and runs around with hands over head* I'm glad I have everything sorted out for what I'm going to wear on opening day.
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: Butch on August 10, 2013, 09:32:59 PM
I think the last time I was at MDRF was in 2006.  Moved to KC Jul 2007.  Kinda liked your faire!  I hope you guys have a good season!  HUZZAH!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2013
Post by: daniel paul on August 20, 2013, 07:31:02 AM
About 3 days now 'til opening day, for anyone who maybe  keeping track of that sort of thing.
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Post by: daniel paul on August 23, 2013, 09:34:15 AM
Tomorrow!!1!
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Post by: Serenity on August 23, 2013, 01:27:15 PM
Eek!  Can't wait  ;D
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Post by: GryffinSong on September 06, 2013, 06:20:02 AM
Pirates this weekend!!! I just finished putting the plumes on my hat.  ;D
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Post by: gypsylakat on September 23, 2013, 12:58:19 PM
Had a great time at my second visit yesterday- saw a few familiar faces but I'm kind of a dork and shy- plus I was with a group.

Any recommendations on shows this year? I'm planning at least one more visit and I want to catch some of the PG/PG-13 shows. I'm sorely missing Hack and Slash, Interpreters, and O'danny girl type shows...
Shakespeare Skum remains awesome.
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Post by: Sheldonthejust on September 29, 2013, 10:41:08 PM
Hi

If you are looking for  Interpreters, and O'danny girl type shows..., then you must have missed the O'danny Duo.  This group is Daisy O'danny and Trinket from the Interpreters.

They performed twice when I was there yesterday.  Once at the Gatehouse, and again at the Whitehart. 

Regards
Sheldon
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2014
Post by: Amras Elfwine on June 03, 2014, 08:24:27 PM
Great googly moogly, its June 3rd already…you know what that means…its just around the corner…  8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2014
Post by: Serenity on June 04, 2014, 03:00:53 PM
80 days according to my countdown!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2014
Post by: Steev on July 10, 2014, 09:54:10 PM
VARF was a lot of fun, now I'm primed for our home faire.  If you see us, come over and introduce yourself! I want to meet all my online friends in person...
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2014
Post by: Serenity on July 11, 2014, 01:27:32 PM
43 days!
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Post by: Steev on July 27, 2014, 08:36:49 PM
Any plans for a meet-up?
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Post by: Serenity on July 30, 2014, 08:41:50 PM
My group of friends meets every Saturday following cannon at the Dragon Inn.  Then we usually head to O'Shucks around noon.  Feel free to drop by at any time!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2014
Post by: Steev on July 30, 2014, 10:22:01 PM
My group of friends meets every Saturday following cannon at the Dragon Inn.  Then we usually head to O'Shucks around noon.  Feel free to drop by at any time!
Thanks, Serenity!  May take you up on that one Saturday. Do you meet in the tented upper part of Dragon Inn?  S
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2014
Post by: Serenity on August 08, 2014, 10:53:22 AM
Sorry for the late reply.  Yes that is where we meet!  By the time we make it through the gate and say hi to our boothie friends it's usually close to 11.  Although, if we're hungry and thirsty, we'll make a beeline for the pub  :)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2014
Post by: Steev on August 11, 2014, 09:34:58 PM
Thanks, Serenity.  Definitely be floating around on opening day!  Only 12 to go (gasp!).
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Post by: Hoyden on August 21, 2014, 08:18:28 PM
36 hours and counting!
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Post by: Amras Elfwine on February 27, 2017, 02:04:43 PM
...Yes that is where we meet! ...Although, if we're hungry and thirsty, we'll make a beeline for the pub  :)

LOL! Of course you head straight for the pub, you DoRT SOT you.  :) Now, I'm plowing through here, trying to match fair names with real names. I remember a time when we only knew fair names at fair. Ah, the body is willing, but the brain is old...and sober. Cheers!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2017
Post by: Amras Elfwine on February 27, 2017, 02:13:23 PM
Here we are, about 6 months out. Last recon, on a driveby one night looking over from I97 when crossing over the Crownsville Road overpass, showed a dark expanse with only a few service lights. I can confirm that they were not noticeably up to anything.

6 months.
Slainte mhath!!
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2017
Post by: Capt Spleen on April 15, 2017, 03:28:00 PM
Better to be called Plushy than Pushy, or worse even..... nervous?
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2018
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 08, 2018, 09:12:26 AM
Anyone headed to Maryland for either of the last two weekends, advice follows:

Get there early...those big parking lots have been full by noon, and they have stopped selling daily tickets at around 1PM lately. Also, the traffic has been insane, so bottom line, get there early, well before cannon, to alleviate not getting in in a timely fashion. Did I mention getting there early?
Cheers!
 8)
Title: Re: Countdown to MDRF 2019
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 30, 2018, 07:50:47 AM
Only 42 more weeks...  8)