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Offline Merlin the Elder

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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1215 on: January 25, 2012, 11:47:59 AM »
...you talk about boning and the men near you stop talking and look at you like "Did she just say what I think she said"  Then you have to explain its for sewing not that you dirty minded freaks  ;)
ROFL! That cracked me up..

...you spend the last couple of months preparing things for the next couple of months that you'll be traveling to faires, AND, try to work the schedule and budget to maximize the number of trips to make, especially since no faires are in your home state.  ...which sux.
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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1216 on: January 25, 2012, 01:47:02 PM »
...you spend the last couple of months preparing things for the next couple of months that you'll be traveling to faires, AND, try to work the schedule and budget to maximize the number of trips to make, especially since no faires are in your home state.  ...which sux.

You're welcome to move to the Austin area, to help "Keep Austin Weird!"...  ;)   ;D
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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1217 on: January 25, 2012, 01:50:27 PM »
David, I don't think Austin is ready for me....  :D
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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1218 on: January 25, 2012, 06:19:48 PM »
I'm not sure ANYWHERE is ready for you, Merlin...  :P  :D
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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1219 on: January 25, 2012, 07:18:33 PM »
You know me better than you should, Rani... :o
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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1220 on: January 25, 2012, 08:37:37 PM »
When you run into Lowe's to buy 2 items for a bathroom project, and 20 minutes later you're still standing in the row with the shower curtains, going through each one deciding which ones would make good garb and which wouldn't.  And haven't even gotten to where you need to be.

And when you finally show up very late at the restaurant where you're meeting your husband for dinner and when you explain why you're late, he understands completely.
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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1221 on: January 25, 2012, 10:35:05 PM »
...you talk about boning and the men near you stop talking and look at you like "Did she just say what I think she said"  Then you have to explain its for sewing not that you dirty minded freaks  ;)
ROFL! That cracked me up..


Its true! I was talking about needing to get some cable ties because I needed to get this bodice boned, the guy I was dating at the time just about snarfed his drink across the table. Because he was in the full selective hearing mode.

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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1222 on: January 25, 2012, 11:41:47 PM »
You know your a true Rennie when
1) You have to explain what a Rennie is to your friends.
2) You do online schooling so you can travel to more fairs.
3) You realize as your reading through this that you know people that don't even live in the same state as you
4) You would rather be at fair then anywhere else
5) You can make a "What Rennie's DON'T take for granted and the mundane do." list
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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1223 on: January 25, 2012, 11:58:51 PM »
You've sent an invitation to visit a faire/festival to non-rennie coworkers and they ask questions like:

  • Are you a hippie?
  • Do they allow nudity?
  • What's with all the cleavage?
  • Did you grow that beard for the faire?
  • Can you get me in for free?
  • What are the after-parties like?

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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1224 on: January 26, 2012, 05:50:18 AM »
You've sent an invitation to visit a faire/festival to non-rennie coworkers and they ask questions like:

  • Are you a hippie?
  • Do they allow nudity?
  • What's with all the cleavage?
  • Did you grow that beard for the faire?
  • Can you get me in for free?
  • What are the after-parties like?


Beard?!? I hadn't noticed...
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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1225 on: January 26, 2012, 10:05:18 AM »
You know me better than you should, Rani... :o


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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1226 on: January 26, 2012, 11:24:43 AM »
You are showing people the latest garb you made for your kiddo.  They look at the outfit and ask "Why go to all the hours of trouble to make this if they might only wear it 1 or 2 times before they out grow it?"
Your answer of, "Because they will look cute at faire, it matches our outfits, besides when she out grows it I get to make her a new one."  sounds like a completly reasonable answer to you, but your co workers look like you grew a 2nd head.

It is kind of strange watching your personal history become costume.

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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1227 on: January 26, 2012, 11:33:29 AM »
You are showing people the latest garb you made for your kiddo.  They look at the outfit and ask "Why go to all the hours of trouble to make this if they might only wear it 1 or 2 times before they out grow it?"
Your answer of, "Because they will look cute at faire, it matches our outfits, besides when she out grows it I get to make her a new one."  sounds like a completly reasonable answer to you, but your co workers look like you grew a 2nd head.



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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1228 on: January 26, 2012, 01:13:16 PM »
You are showing people the latest garb you made for your kiddo.  They look at the outfit and ask "Why go to all the hours of trouble to make this if they might only wear it 1 or 2 times before they out grow it?"
Your answer of, "Because they will look cute at faire, it matches our outfits, besides when she out grows it I get to make her a new one."  sounds like a completly reasonable answer to you, but your co workers look like you grew a 2nd head.



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Yes! It's about building those beautiful memories--they will never be that little again. And their costumes will slowly require more yardage of fabric, lol

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Re: You Know You're a True Rennie if...
« Reply #1229 on: January 26, 2012, 02:03:34 PM »
I just loved my friend yesterday trying to wrap her head around why I am going to sherwood.
"let me get this straight... You are driving an hour to get to place , 2 hours early to sit in the parking lot and chat with people you only see 1-2 times a year?  You go into a place that has all kinds of artisans, and such.  You see various shows OUTSIDE in FEBUARY. On top of it, you are wearing a corset, pushing a baby carriage, and you husband is wearing what is equal to a hot pink couch with feathers?"
"Yup, but you forgot sitting in a packed pub drinking beer or wine with a bunch of friends who are also wearing enough weapons to arm a small army."
"Uh huh....and why is this fun for you?"  ;D

I love being a rennie.
It is kind of strange watching your personal history become costume.

 

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