Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shows at Renn Faire

So we only saw a few shows at the Renaissance Fair. First we went to the Mudd Brothers. That pretty much is a glorified mud wrestling show. lol. then we went to The Royal Chess Match. All the Royals Come out for that. It was pretty cool. After The chess match we went to the Dextre Tripp Show. He does fire juggling, knife juggling, He even juggled a chain saw that was on along with an apple and a bowling ball at one time. He used a lot of audience members in he stunts. He had one girl hold a pretzel in her mouth while he was juggling knives and then proceeded to cut the pretzel in half with a flying knife. it was pretty intense.

Here are the Mudd Brothers:

This was a balance trick that the 2 Stupid Guys(yes that's the name of the act) did before the chess match to hype the crowd. Once again, audience participation.

This was the start of the chess match. It wasn't your typical chess match. Pretty much it would be dictated who would fight who and then you would see a sword fight, ax fight etc.

I couldn't help myself. I had to take a picture of this adorable baby. and look at the drool. He's too cute:

Dextre Tripp:

Claddagh Ring

This is the ring rob bought me. Incase you don't know or can't remember what the Claddagh stands for, here is a reminder courtesy of Wikipedia :
The Claddagh's distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). The expression which was associated with these symbols in the giving of the ring was: "With my two hands I give you my heart, and crown it with my love." Yet, the expression, "Let love and friendship reign forever" can be found as another meaning for the symbols.
The way that a Claddagh ring is worn on the hand is usually intended to convey the wearer's romantic availability, or lack thereof. The ring is worn on the right hand with the heart facing outward to show that the wearer is not romantically linked but is looking for love. When turned inwards, it is shown that the wearer is in a relationship, or their heart has been "captured". Noting that the heart is pointing down the hand and into the veins which lead to the wearer's heart. The ring worn on the left hand with the heart facing outward shows the wearer is engaged; turned inward indicates the wearer is married.[1]
hence why I'm wearing it on my right hand. Note the detail on the band. I love it.

NY Renaissance Faire( a lot of Pictures)

Yesterday, Rob, Me Dee, Jaime, and Rev went to the NY Renaissance Faire. Believe it or not I have never gone to it before and it has been going on for YEARS. Their was a ton to see and plenty of shops to go into. We left around 8 30 am and got their just as the gates were opening up at 10. We walked around all day until the gates closed at 7. That was a lot of walking. I was so exhausted by the end of the night. It was fun seeing all the different costumes people wore to the Faire. Shopping was fun. I didn't get much but that's not a big deal. We were looking at Jewelry and we came across some claddagh rings. I saw one in a case that looked pretty on top, and seemed to look like it would fit my finger. I asked the girl if I could see it, and she was telling me that this was the last one of this design. It was antique design and, the band has filigree all over it. Rob knew I wanted one, so when the girl took it out and I tried it on, he asked me if that's the one I love and wanted, I said yes it was, and he bought it for me. I was not expecting that. later in the day I bought a necklace that is hand blown glass with Perfume in it. you got to choose whichever perfume you wanted and she would pour it in the necklace of your choice. I went with Victorian Garden which has a rose scent.

On our way to the flush Privies(actual bathrooms and not port a potties), we came across the Kissing Bridge. It is custom that you kiss when passing under the arch. We felt that Dee needed a kiss since she didn't have any one to give her one, so Jaime and myself took it upon us to give her a kiss on the cheek. (Mom close your eyes for the next pic. lol)

Rob and I actually crossed first before we ran back and gave Dee a kiss. HE-HE.

These pictures were actually taken towards the end of the night just as we were heading out teh gate. I find them funny. You could change what it said above your head. My favorite is teh insufferable diva one.

Ahhh first thing in the morning. I know my pictures are out of chronological order, but oh well.

I'm gonna post more pictures later of the Events we went to during the day.