Minutia

Aug. 6th, 2010 05:06 pm
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My rats of choice have been reserved--BVR Pegasus and Cygnus, brothers from a litter named for various constellations. [livejournal.com profile] dandytailor already asked if he and [livejournal.com profile] superiorcap can be the ratties' godparents, and proposed to re-name them Napoleon and Wellington. I said yes to the godparents idea and we'll-see to the names. Other pair-names in the running include Peter/Neil, Jack/Stephen, Watson/Holmes, Cesar/Brutus, Tybalt/Mercutio, Merry/Pippin (although...our last guinea pig was Pippin, so...), Rush/Oliver, aaaand onward.

As a side note, the music video for Lady Gaga's Bad Romance freaks me out. It reminds me of the creepy child-eating eyeballs-in-hands creature from Pan's Labyrinth, which is just wrong.
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I've been asked by several people if I'm going to do my customary trip writeup...which, I was considering not doing, but enough people have asked that I think maybe it might actually get read!

Since I was gone a grand total of seven days, I'm going to condense a lot...because nobody needs to hear about that rest stop in Ohio or the fifth time I got us lost looking for Chick-Fil-A. We'll just talk about the fun stuff, shall we? All right! )
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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.

Roadtrip

Nov. 23rd, 2009 07:30 pm
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November 22, 2009
Gettysburg, PA


So. I can finally say that I've been to Gettysburg. It was fantastic. This photo is actually from our last day there, Sunday, when Tyler took us on a tour of the battlefield, complete with explanations of troop movements and significance of different locations, markers, and memorials. The rest are under the cut, in roughly chronological order, with brief explanations.

Onward! )

This is where I run out of pictures. Or at least, I have battlefield pictures, but they don't look like much. I'm not so great with landscapes. It was pretty cool, though, and I really liked being able to get a sense of scale, for how big it was really. I really had no imagination for it before.

Dear Tyler,

Nov. 7th, 2009 03:05 pm
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So, you know those trousers?

They belonged to Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Theron Tuttle, who served on the USS Caribou. During training in the Pacific Northwest, the military discovered his depth perception would keep him from piloting, and so they put him in charge of the Caribou's engine room instead. The Caribou, it turns out, was in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which is apparently considered to be the largest naval battle of WWII.

According to his brother, Theron didn't talk about his service much. If asked about Leyte Gulf, he would respond, "I don't know; I was below, asleep."
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So that's what I get for letting Tyler use my computer. *sigh* Although I will admit that I'm less shocked that he took advantage of a situation to hijack my journal, and more surprised at the brilliance of tagging the entry with the appropriate LJ tag. Well played, Mister Putman.

Also, I'd never seen a full tux before he unbagged his in the hotel room about five minutes ago.
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Well, that's yet another project off my mind! I delivered the Mike-and-Tyler banyans to their respective recipients over the weekend and [livejournal.com profile] lachwen took photos for us. So! A picture:


This is now my desktop background at work, as a side note...

And here's a link to the page on my website: Banyans!.

Both Mike and Tyler seemed reasonably pleased with them, so I'm happy as can be about the whole thing. There's one more picture I want to put on the page (closeup of the embroidered initials inside the collars) and then I'll put a link up on the main page this evening after work. In the meantime, though, enjoy!

ETA: website and page for banyans completely updated! Yay!
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Mike, Katie, Gwendolyn, Tyler
Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village, May 23-25, 2009

Photos! )
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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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