I passed up Atlantian University to go to some other kingdom's A&S championships. Shamelessly motivated by +Lissa Underhill
's pending recognition for her artistic accomplishments, I also looked forward to an opportunity to play with sickles and hang out and visit with diverse friends.
I was utterly not disappointed in any way. It was trivial to get +Timothy Walsh
going. Just push the play button and he was off, talking about simple murderous mayhem with sickles and walking through the first play with me. Woo! I don't see me ever having the time to actually get involved with fencing, so mostly-vicarious playing around the edges is fine by me.
The site happened to be the Friends Meeting where I went growing up, and where I was married. It was an interesting homecoming of sorts.
I got to see Galfredius' spiffy early clay stove with three burners and a grill. It's about 40 pounds of clay that apparently works pretty well.
It was wonderful to put faces and names together, cementing a number of online acquaintances. And seeing Lissa not only get her Laurel, but win the competition to become the Queen's champion -- Woo!
It was a suitably full day with hanging out and chatting with a number of friends I don't see often.
And, on a geographically related note, I was in a position to pick up some of the *good*
Lebanon Bologna (being the Weavers brand). That is what my mother swore by, and having been able to refresh my familiarity with it in recent months, it beats Seltzer and Kunzler hands-down. Acme stocks it in their delis, and there was an Acme in Woodstown.