Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I do NOT have too much stuff!

Soooooome people (hi Amalric!) seem to think that I pack too much stuff for eventing. I do not! I do think that I manage to pack a heckuva lot of quality into Zippy the Wonder Volvo (TM) however, and I don't hear anyone complaining about eating feast-quality food or being served on dishes that look like they're from illuminations. Besides, they have no idea how much I used to bring, back when I had the van...

So I went to Acorn, spent the day in the kitchen, which was ok. Nice dinner with just me, Arlys, Guiliana, and Claire. And then we had more people over for the dessert and brainstorming about the kingdom session (or, what Amalric calls my 'rabble-rousing'). The wafers I got at Trader Joe's were really good- just perfect to go with the ypocras. The almond cookies were happy too, and we had a great time sucking air through the meringues (guess you'da had ta been there). It was waaaay too much fun (and I drank too much but I was eating at the same time and was ok, though slightly tipsy. Some good conversation with Helena and Aleyn, also from Arlys. Amalric showed up later and argued with me (which I knew he would- we disagree on the matter and are very frank about it). Cutest Duke I know but also stubborn, and listens but I sometimes feel like he doesn't _hear_, if that makes any sense. However, as long as he continues to clean the grill with his shirt off, I'll smile and be nice. :-)

Have not as of yet (Tues evening) unpacked the car. Just flat exhausted. I'm tempted to leave as much of it as I can there until after Coronet, which will be the last camping event for the season. And it looks like my sweetie might make it to Coronet! Yay!!! Much more fun with him than without. :-)

And as it's Tuesday, Larry will be over shortly. Wanda is asleep (home sick with headache) so we'll go and quietly grab dinner somewhere else. And hopefully get some work done upstairs- I need to start blocking out the verger's robes. Maybe we'll pop in a movie while we're at it.

14 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Haha, remember the time we tried to pack the van together and we ended up redoing it because your tetris action was not meshing with my also good but entirely different tetris action. Man, that's a way to learn to pack.

Lainie said...

Even harder now in the smaller car! And things have to be backed just so or the suspension complains!

Jas said...

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:)

Lainie said...

Dude, awfully defensive there... ;-)

Barbara said...

One of the reasons *I* bought a Volvo was seeing how much c/r/a/p/ ...stuff can be stuffed in a Volvo.

:D

Lainie said...

Volvos rock, don't they? (And it ain't crap! BTW- you going to Coronet?)

Barbara said...

*peals of laughter*

of course it isn't. No really.
*innocent look*

I'll see you at Coronet. Did you know that Sir Raoukinn is coming? I"m so excited about fighting her!!!

Vesta, who usually doesn't bother bringing *plates* to an event, let alone a kitchen...(I think I'm a bachelor *g*)

Lainie said...

Cool. Then you need to have dinner with us Saturday night. 'K?

Barbara said...

You're on! Anything I need to bring?

Lainie said...

A chair and your feast gear (though I have dishes if you need to borrow them.)

Barbara said...

Oh, I suppose I could actually, ya know, *pack* some feast gear or something. :)

Can I bring a food or beverage contribution?

Lainie said...

No need. You're our *guest*!

Jas said...

Now I'm visualizing a singing and dancing teapot and teacup...

Lainie said...

John Travolta- "I'm a little teapot..."