This is the personal blog of a married LDS (Mormon) woman. I am 31 years old and will be keeping this blog up to date with my crafting hobbies, day-to-day experiences, my religion, friends, and family.
Letter X: Xanadu
This movie/musical was the cheesiest thing I ever saw growing up, and I loved it. Some movies are so bad they are almost good--and this about qualified. So enjoy a song from it.
So my birthday was a bit of a four day thing, mostly due to my work schedule and the changes I've experienced. I'm going to go a few weeks back and then move on up to current events. A couple weeks ago, my ward had a talent show, and it was loud, but fun. I chose to sing in it. There were multiple awesome acts, lots of guitar, some dancing, and some rap (eugh). Two girls did their interpretation of the life of a raindrop, another girl broke an apple in half with her forehead (no really), and then there were the prizes themselves. First place was a disapproving stuffed bulldog. Second place was a ceramic golfer statue, and man was it creepy. Third place received a small trophy for baseball. I could tell they went to DI for their prizes, lol.
So, I won! I sang "Til There Was You" from the Music Man, and my pianist was really good. We only needed a little bit of practice to get used to each other's timing, as we'd both performed the song before. I still have all A…
A few weeks back, I went to my first SCA event here in the frozen north (not so frozen right now) with my friends Rosslyn and Camilla. The two local baronies of the area had heard contentious words about the state of their cooks and declared a war to find out who is the best cook, and which barony produced them! It was so much fun! First, some pictures from the war itself, where of course there was some fighting (I only got pics of the rapier fighters running through the woods in their skirmish--pretty awesome), and then onto the dishes!
We liked the look of this cooking setup and received permission to photograph them in action.
Ambience--one of the rapier fighters' gear left behind.
A lovely Viking.
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for: The War of the Cooks! The theme was Flock and Field, so each cook had to come up with the ingredients from the Frozen North itself's natural land--no store bought ingredients that don't grow here naturally, that sort of thing. T…