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So. Greenfield Village. Last year, this same event was my first-ever Civil War event and could probably be called the event that launched me full-force into reenacting. I also got horribly ill and only remember portions of the weekend...so as I told my mother, the bar for "rockin'" was set pretty low for this year! "As long as I remember everything, it can't be worse than last year."

I'm happy to report that not only do I remember the whole weekend, I had a great time, and I think everybody else did too. We didn't see too much of [livejournal.com profile] reine_de_coudre and [livejournal.com profile] dandytailor, but Gwendolyn and I got to spend quite a bit of good quality time together, and I got a chance to see the crowd that works at Greenfield--including dear JJ, who looked very well. Actually, he looked damn good and I may have actually told him, "JJ, not gonna lie, I kinda wanna make out with you right now." He didn't go for it, but he laughed and was flattered anyway.

Anyway...you just want pictures, so here we go!

Welcome to our camp!

In roughly chronological order... )
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So. I mentioned my cousin took some pictures while we were at my grandparents' house for Thanksgiving a few weeks ago. I told him I wanted a disk when we came for Christmas, and he delivered!

I love these. Here are some of my favorites!

Behind the scenes.

More; the plaid dress. )

The Fancy dress )

Aaaand Katie's running around in her underwear again. )

*Cheater chemise; I know, I know.
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Julie's still working on her photo series of people in costume this fall; the 1890s swimsuits was the first, and this weekend we took some shots with a vintage wooden canoe. Not as many snapshots this time, since it was less of a logistical nightmare and therefore had less Sherpas with digital point-and-shoots. This time Julie's coworker Kristen and I dressed up, and Julie ran around in waders and a not-wooden canoe (steered by her dad) to photograph us.

Don't tip!

A couple more here. )

All in all, good times were had, and I vow to not let it be two years until my next canoe excursion.
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So, these pictures are actually from two weekends ago, when Julie, her cousins, a friend, and I went to Saugatuck (the day after I went to Jackson) to do a photo shoot at the beach. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves--other than that I did not wear a costume, I did not make a costume, and these are just snapshots. Julie hasn't developed her actual photos yet.

Sarah, Kristen, Annette, Julie.

More, plus behind-the-scenes )
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So my weekend started early, when on Friday night I talked to [livejournal.com profile] superiorcap and wished him luck on his interviews in Delaware this weekend. "We'll miss you," I said, "but good luck." After that, lots of phone calls, people arriving, and the transfer to our "home base," my parents' house for Saturday dinner and the rest of the evening. That in and of itself was vastly pleasant and very relaxing. Which is good, because the actual event was anything but!

The day of the event started early at my parents' house, where [livejournal.com profile] nuranar, [livejournal.com profile] lachwen, Matt, and I slept. I didn't take a lot of pictures of the morning because a) it was morning and b) I spent most of the prep time ironing tablecloths on the floor of one of the side rooms at the mansion. At some point toward the end of our prep period, Gwendolyn went upstairs to change. I was doing something that now completely escapes me in the dining room, turned around, and nearly roused the dead with my shriek. Who should appear in the foyer but our very own [livejournal.com profile] superiorcap, Tyler Putman? I was on the first floor; they heard me pounding up the stairs and screaming for Gwendolyn up on the third floor in the ballroom (I was told this later by several people on separate occasions.)

Well. That set the tone for the day being pretty much absolutely perfect, so that being said, I'm just going to do the whole pictures-and-brief-commentary thing to spare you all a blow-by-blow of a ten-hour event.

Taking tickets.

Prep time and People Photos )

Dancing Photos )

Everybody! Of immediate acquaintance, that is.

Group Photos )

The Lieutenant. (Mike)

Plain old good photography )

And then we went to the beach to watch the sunset.

The end!
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More under the cut! )

In short, um, I'm slowly becoming a reenactor. Really.

P.S. Pictures are courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] lachwen, taken with her new, shiny blue camera!
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I already yammered about my weekend in a locked post, so I'm just going to post pictures. And brief commentary.

We took most of our photos in the Grand Hotel gardens, mostly because they're pretty and the inside of it isn't.

VERY image-heavy! (yay!) )

The End!

P.S. I got a haircut! )


Sep. 16th, 2008 08:10 am
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Okay, so, I know some of you aren't going to give two figs about this.

You should still comment, because I'll be checking comments at work today and I don't have any appointments to keep me busy, so I'm going to be bored. Just sayin'.

For the rest of y'all, here's a preliminary (and very bad) (and taken with flash) (in the middle of the night) photo of the fuchsia dress. I cropped my face out because it was even scarier than the dress.

Anyone recognize it? Hint: Not an original design. (Or I probably wouldn't have been covered head-to-toe with radioactive fuchsia.)
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August 9, 2008. [livejournal.com profile] lachwen, [livejournal.com profile] jade_nolan, and I found ourselves loaded up and on our way to Bristol Renaissance Faire at approximately 8 in the morning. I don't remember the first couple hours of the drive, having fallen asleep in the back seat while Rebekah ([livejournal.com profile] jade_nolan) drove and Gwendolyn ([livejournal.com profile] lachwen) sewed shiny bits onto her cap. When I woke up, we were in Indiana. This is where the day really began for me.

So there we were in Indiana... )

The end!
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Bristol Renaissance Faire, 8/9/08. More photos to come tomorrow. Right now, sleep.


Jul. 10th, 2008 12:27 am
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Okay, guys, I'm sorry I haven't had time to reply individually to everyone's congratulations and well-wishes on the new job. The reason? The new job. And the old one.

See, I had to give my two weeks' notice at Hobby Lobby at roughly the same time I started training at the new place, so for the past week I've been doing morning training and closing shifts at the HobLob. That means I'm fourteen hours out of the house and when I get back home I pretty much just collapse. Not a lot of free time.

Anyway, I really do appreciate y'all's support, both while I was interviewing and after I accepted the offer. Everyone here and at work has been really great about all this and I really appreciate it.

On Sunday, my family and I went to RenFaire. I put pictures up on my Flickr account, as well as two new pages for the corsets I made (for Holly and Sarah, the two sisters o' mine) on my actual website.

Also on Flickr are photos of the storm damage to my backyard. As of today, the ash tree (the 80+ foot monstrosity) is just a stump, most of the beech tree (that the ash fell on) is shaved away, and the Ottawa Co. park people have removed a giant tangle of dead pine and sassafras trees that were leaning against the back of the beech tree. We're hoping the beech has enough foliage left to survive, even though it's not as pretty as it used to be.

On the bright side, now we can plant some poplar trees. Mom's been wanting them the whole nine years we've been here. Also, miraculously enough, there was absolutely no damage to the shed.
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So, I promised pictures of Gwendolyn's weekend volunteering at Michilimackinac. It's taken longer than I'd planned, but here we go.

Obviously, Mike was there too. )

In short, it was fun and I'm really happy with some of the pictures. I got a few printed and they turned out stunningly pretty.


May. 8th, 2008 08:17 pm
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On Monday Tuesday, Gwendolyn, Holly, and I went for a picnic in the park behind my house. It's the same park at which we hosted Afternoon in the Park, but we stayed outside this time so no building rental was necessary! We just took a jaunt down to the maintained part of the lawns and plopped down our blankets.

A few more )
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I've been absolutely horrible at keeping in contact for the past week, week and a half. I haven't returned any calls, posts, or messages, and for that I apologize. However, I have an excuse.

Last night, a group of my friends and I went to the 2nd annual Regency Exhibition Ball in Lansing, MI. Part of the reason I was so stressed was that I made my sister a dress semi-last-minute so that she could come with us. Our whole group was pretty wiped out, but having sorted out the aftermath, it sounds like everyone had a really good time. We're looking forward to next year!

Lots more, plus videos! )

And the other couple of videos )
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I'm not a fan of the lighting, but when you take photos in your teensy house after dark, you work with what you've got.

Also, the wrinkling bothers me, but the physics in my brain tells me that once I stitch the bones tightly into the channels that should get better, if not disappear. The wrinkling is, I believe, caused by the bones not adequately supporting the fabric vertically, so if they're tight in the channels, the fabric shouldn't be able to buckle like that, right?

Still interested? )

Also, Sahara is on. I love that move way more than I probably should.
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Saturday March 8, 2008

Afternoon in the Park, unofficially as the first annual "freaks in costume" ball, basically started out as an excuse to get together with friends, wear costumes, and eat food. Then we did that Regency ball in Ann Arbor and thought dancing might be fun, too. So that's what we did. I rented the event room in the park behind my house, Julie planned pretty much everything else, and we had tons of fun.

More under the cut! )

The end!
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Last Wednesday, I got in a car accident. Today, I cut my thumb open at work.

Gross! Story and large picture beneath. )

I even worked the rest of my shift after the fact, though I did take a nap once I got home.

Edited 1:25 a.m.: I can't decide what's more annoying. The way my arm hurts from holding my hand above my heart, or the way my thumb throbs when I give up and let my arm hang for more than thirty seconds. Maybe I should just go to bed. Again.


Feb. 3rd, 2008 01:48 pm
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From left to right: Kelly, Andrew, Julie, Tyler, Katie, Mike, Gwendolyn.

More, plus who made what and such. HUGE photo dump! )

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