Oct. 28th, 2011 12:57 am
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This weekend was Garden of Earthly Delights, a particularly fun event for those that are like me and very much like to watch and interact with people. Getting there however was...Interesting to say the least. Unfortunately, every idiot with a driving license and a set of keys was on the road and we paid the price for one persons stupid. My poor Dutch_ditch could not have avoided the accident which totalled our car breaking the front axle and mangling the passenger side wheel. It was amazing that noone was hurt, but considering the rubber on the pavement, we must have slowed down just enough. It kind of makes me shivery to think on it and realize that I have pulled dead bodies from accidents nearly identical to ours when I was working on the ambulance. And thus, I am not going to go into too much detail because I am afraid to not detail our accident and instead go on to some other more grisly event in my memory.

Richard and I decided then to forego the celebration of our anniversary in favor of other events that were to come, considering the cloud of dark that had been surrounding our anniversary itself. My grandfather died, Everyone forgot it on the day of, I got pickpocketted while we were in town celebrating and then the day after we wreck our car. Bad Karma. I must cleanse myself.

I love sneaky. It's part of why I love being a scribe. Especially, assisting in surprisng my friends with things. I love to see the looks on their faces, its something that just sticks with you...The Joy of the Surprise. The surprise was merlyn_gabriel s idea, a babyshower for Aryahnwy. I painted a few little onesies and baked a cake that turned out quite well. Even despite the fact that the icing was orange instead of pink. Can't win them all I suppose, it was quite yummy. I even had some for breakfast the next day. Bad Bad Diane. :D

Court was in a word, fabulous. It was awesome to get a close view of the scrolls on the table before they went out to their owners. That and looking out onto the avid faces of all those playing court bingo and hanging on EVERY word that Agilmar said. Since he was reading off of my bingo card, my win didn't count but, it was all I could do to maintain my composure. The bit where he changed the name of the King and Queen into the Names on the bingo card was particularly choice. Even better though I got to assist in my small way in the sneaky award for the Herald, who's Panache scroll I cobbled together. It was rare, to be thanked almost immediately for a scroll that I hear he's still finding little personal details in. Hee. Still gives me warm fuzzies and almost makes up for the drama that followed. I won't go into that much either except to say that my feelings are hurt by it...and one hopes that should something like that happen again, that the scribe not be witness to it.

Yes, anyway. I got to flutter about and socialize with everyone and that was good. I had the need of people energy. I really need to put on my big girl panties and go visit people I know in the Netherlands. I need to stop being afraid and just Do. Have tea. Make scrolls. All that jazz.

But I have now, wonderful fabulous new toys to play with...I even have a practice bit of calig that I did with my shiny new nib...a husband who has been geeking out over calig stuff like never before and a little boy who absolutely refuses to remove a little pewter bird. Aparently a personal token of her majesty. They make me proud, my boys...

Date: 2011-10-28 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kareina.livejournal.com
Court bingo????

I am so glad no one was hurt!

Date: 2011-10-28 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draconisregena.livejournal.com
indeed court bingo. Everyone would have to be listening quite closely to the Herald otherwise you'd miss the words. Half of them could come out of a normal scroll text but the other half were just silly.
Twas my favorite part of court, since I did not know the gentleman being laurelled.

Date: 2011-10-28 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kareina.livejournal.com
So some people had cards with words on them? Lots of players, or just a few? Where do the cards they come from? Is it just a circle for fun, or is there a prize to win? How would one collect, since shouting bingo during court would be disruptive?

I think the reason people speak for the candidate is because there will be some people who don't know them and it serves as an introduction. I know that I have appreciated hearing these things when I didn't know the person being laureled (or whatever)

Date: 2011-10-28 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draconisregena.livejournal.com
To my knowledge we were allowed by the King to play court bingo up until the Laurelling began. I am not sure how many cards went out but there were an awful lot of little red cards in the populace. THey were handed out the first time court was announced to be starting, and then I believe it got pushed back an hour. I am sorry you didn't get one! The prize was something from the bar since it was hosted by those folk in charge of the bar. Someone did in fact shout bingo at the very end, and that someone was Ary.

Date: 2011-10-28 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kareina.livejournal.com
I have never heard of this game, but not surprised I didn't get a card, since I was busy before court getting stuff together for the laureling, since I was the one to do the coordination of all of that. I also always sit in the front row, even when not expecting to go up in court, because of my hearing problems, so no surprise that I didn't see anyone with cards or hear the shout.

However, it sounds like a good idea in that it encourages people to sit quietly and pay attention to court rather than talking over it and making it hard for those who actually want to listen. And I am all for anything that is fun.

Date: 2011-10-28 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merlyn-gabriel.livejournal.com
court bingo is an ooooold tradition. So much fun. They handed out cards at the door as long as they lasted.

xxxs to the co conspirator!

Date: 2011-10-29 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draconisregena.livejournal.com
hhehe. I love the sneaky. :D

Date: 2011-10-29 10:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draconisregena.livejournal.com
It waas fun, well is fun. Oh Kareina, you have my apologies for not connecting your face with your journal and to answer the question you put to me at the event that I realize I never did respond to...My name is Saraswati, but most people call me Ruth because it is easier.

Date: 2011-10-30 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kareina.livejournal.com
If apologies are in order they are due both ways, since I didn't connect you with your journal till you went home and typed up your adventure. (I really should finish my write-up from the event as well--it has been sitting there part-way done for days.)

Now I wonder if I have never heard of court bingo because it hasn't been played at events where I am, or if I have always been oblivious and I have been near people playing it all along...

Date: 2011-11-01 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bardenpewa.livejournal.com
Thanks for your share! very impressive!

Date: 2011-11-02 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draconisregena.livejournal.com
And who might you be friend? I have no knowledge of you username.


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