Rennaisance Faire

On Saturday, Mrs. Cutter and I ventured out to the Annapolis area to visit the Rennaisance Faire.  The Faire is always amusing, if for no other reason than to watch some of the people walking around.  You have lots of people in costume, and some of them are wearing costumes that aren’t quite appropriate for people of their size.  Like the girl wearing a gold metal bra that wasn’t really doing a great job containing her girth.

I had suggested that we wear our Superman and Supergirl costumes, because I figured we’d be the only ones wearing those particular costumes.  And I would have been right, but Mrs. Cutter nixed that idea.

One of the joys of the Faire is that you can get just about any type of food on a stick.  We both had frozen bananas dipped in chocolate on a stick.  I also had one of the big turkey legs.  The leg was a little tough to chew as it might have been left in the deep fryer for a bit too long.

We took in a couple of shows, seeing the group Shakespeare’s Skum sort of perform Romeo and Juliet.  We’ve seen these guys before, and this wasn’t their best performance.  We also saw another comedy show, and a hypnosis show.  It was kind of funny, and Mrs. Cutter enjoyed it, mostly because she took such a strong disliking to a blond girl who was up on stage.

We walked around for a bit, looking at the various goods being sold.  Of course I had to check out all of the swords and knives that are sold.  Mrs. Cutter keeps telling me that its a really bad idea to buy a sword, but I keep arguing that it would be perfect for home defense.  I think a burglar would be really freaked out if he encountered someone swinging a bad ass medeival sword at him.  Eventually I think she’ll see things my way.

We had to meet Mrs. Cutter’s father for dinner in Annapolis, so we only got to see a little of the jousting event.  But, we’ve basically seen the same thing at Medeival Times, so its not like we were missing a unique experience.

The Faire is always fun, but we came on a very crowded weekend.  We have to remember to try and go in September next year when there’s less people around.

As for the rest of the weekend, my flag football team lost our playoff game on Sunday.  Our opponents are more talented than us, but we’ve played them better than we did yesterday.  Oh well.

Later on, we went to Mrs. Cutter’s office to watch the Eagles play the 49ers on the DirecTV NFL package.  Despite playing horrible for large portions of the game, the Eagles turned it on in the 4th quarter and won the game.  Combined with losses by the Redskins and Cowboys, it was a good weekend for the Eagles.

Sadly, there seems to be an unwritten rule that the Phillies and Eagles can’t win on the same day.  After taking a 2-0 lead on Friday, the Phillies hoped to take a very imposing 3-0 lead last night.  It didn’t happen.  Starting pitcher Jamie Moyer got knocked around early, and the Phillies were never in it.  There was some intrigue as both teams were throwing pitches at each other, and at one point, both benches cleared, although nothing came of it.

Dodgers’ star Manny Ramirez apparently becomes a real tough guy when he’s surrounded by ten teammates.  The Phillies should hit this guy every time he comes up to bat tonight.

And here’s why the Dodgers don’t deserve to win.  In the last inning of the game, there were a ton of empty seats.  Apparently, the fans leave early even when they’re winning a playoff game.  You’d never see that in Philadelphia.  Hopefully Fat Joe Blanton comes through tonight, and gives the team a 3-1 series lead.


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4 Responses to Rennaisance Faire

  1. Squinty says:

    A sword for home defense? Sean Taylor had a machete and look how well that worked out for him.

  2. Mrs. Cutter says:

    My aruguement was that he’d wind up cutting off his own hand instead of the burglar’s.

    I’m surprised that you didn’t mention your theory on football coaches wearing suits…did you discount it after the Eagles managed to pull throug and win?

  3. treachx says:

    I’ll have to comment on the coaches wearing suits thing in a later blog.

  4. Sweaty says:

    I had a friend who worked in the leathersmith’s tent at the renaissance fair back in the day. Her work there was much like it was back in the day: she got paid crap and had some very, VERY interesting stories about customers that came in there, and their requests (there’s a lot of sickos out there). She only worked it because she got to have something made by the leathersmith at the end of the festival, regardless of sales. So she always had lots of leather goods.

    I have to agree that a sword would be a bad idea, and also bring up the Sean Taylor argument.

    I look forward to the entry about Shelley’s Simchat Torah party *nudge* *nudge*

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