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To Scarborough Faire, of course.

This is a local renaissance fair and I am one of those obnoxious folks who dresses up in order to attend.  I own several corsets and a collection of skirts and chemises specifically for this purpose.

So the first place that I always stop by for a second is Eternal Arms.  You can find them on Facebook.  My friend Dave owns the place, but I don’t really want to visit with him at fair because he is so busy.  It’s right next to a historical re-enactment of a cooking fire, which is run by my friend Provost.  I got to give him a hug because I haven’t seen him in so long.

Next stop was the Frock Shoppe.  I can’t find an online presence for them under that name.  I needed an ink blue skirt to go with the gold and blue corset I was wearing.  I also got a pair of skirt lifters for my daughter.  They had skulls on them, which is her signature image.  If I can find a picture of her in garb, I’ll post it.

Then we went to see the shows.  We saw Don Juan and Miguel, Cirque du Sewer, Iris and Rose, and Christophe the Insultor.  The last two are not for children.  All of them have Facebook pages if you’re interested in knowing more.

Yup, this is what I do with my free time.  I dress up in uncomfortable clothing and walk around outdoors in Texas heat.  I drink some beer, listen to some bawdy language, shop a little, and generally spend more money than I really have.  But for me, it’s a great time.

Author: Allison Leonard / Kiss5Tigers

I like sci-fi movies, and I noticed that I like the noir ones best. They are almost universally set in a sort of post-apocalyptic dystopia. I later realized, I find them comforting and familiar, probably because I live there, at least in my inner life. Perhaps things are not as bleak as they seem, or perhaps I am simply learning to keep a better attitude. This is the chronicle of my adventures. May you find something valuable here.

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