Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pirate Faire

Avast, Mateys! We set sail today for the Pirate Faire. Alas, the camera battery died after 2 pictures. Throw the scurvy device overboard! So I must improvise.

This is me and Ernest last year. (Excuse the person's finger over the top of the lens.)
Ernest wore the same thing this year, but I dressed for greater comfort (pants and sneakers). Instead, I wore a whole lot more jewelry:From the center out: 1) A coin medallion from England (1964 half penny), 2)a strange curved bar of stone that belonged to my mother, 3) beautiful glass beads I've had for 10 years, 4) gold coin neckace from Coldwater Creek, 5) heart bangle necklace which I've also had for 10 years, 5) jingly long thing which is really a belly chain, and 6) is my belt, a relic from my belly dancing days. And in between 5 and 6 are my hoop earrings from high school, and a genuine poison ring and nautch girl bracelet from India. You never know when jewelry is going to come in handy.

Here's the one good shot I got of Ernest.

But thanks to YouTube, I can replicate our adventure.

Out of Kontrol:

Adam, the Bawdy Juggler:

We also saw a sword swallower, which was disturbing to us all.

Lord Rusty does not have a website. He should. Juggling, fire-swallowing, and other tricks, all from a bad-tempered redhead from New Zealand.

Bagpipers (forgot their name.) We were in the front row. Bagpipes are LOUD. Afterwards, our ears rang like at a rock concert. Since I can't find the actual bagpipe group, here is Amazing Grace from the end of the movie Amazing Grace.

Oh, now I can digress with a picture of Ioan Gruffud who played William Wilberforce in that movie. Add him to the SB list.

Ernest and a friend did some knife and tomahawk throwing. Ernest got a bullseye and I couldn't take a picture of it.

We had fun. When I came home I found this little tidbit. So what's your pirate name??

My Pirate Name Is...

Pegleg Janie Jalibird


Anonymous said...

I'm Captain Right Eye Rita.

Bummer about the camera. Oh well, at least you improvised well!

Anonymous said...

I'm Cannibal Bessie Backstabber!!

Cool outfit!!

barbra said...

Evil Busty Bertha! Ha, ha, not so much, but ha, ha!

You guys sure have spirit! Seems like a great time for everyone!

Tricia said...

That looks like lots of fun and now and next time I need some cool gems, I know where I'm heading.

dkuroiwa said...

and I'm Skull Crusher Ladyfingers ...what a motley crew we are in this commenting space ye go'here. :-D

I think that this is one of the things I miss most about the States...the really cool festivals. Oh, we have festivals out the yay-hoo over here, not the same. Being a pirate...a well jeweled-up pirate at that...would be a blast!!

Minnesota Matron said...

The Matron would be Scrawn Tooth.

Louise said...

Captain Mistress of Death. You probably don't want me coming to see you in jail!

Ohhh, the cameras. But I like your improvisations, especially the secret boyfriend who will have me smiling all night!