Friday, January 16, 2009

Tagged - 6th Pic Meme

I was tagged by Kennie of Tales of the Arctic along with 5 others. I was to take the 6th picture in the 6th file folder in whatever folder my photos were in.

Of course, the way my photos are organized... I seem to only have 4 folders in a lot of directories. So I went to Picasa where I deal with all my photos put them in order by name and took the 6th picture from the sixth folder.

Here is a picture of me taken on Halloween in 2004 by my roomate. I was a half-elven Ranger, for all of you D and D folk out there.... Wait a second... that looks shockingly like the costume that I wore for Halloween this year, and last year and the year before that.... Actually, I've been a half-Elven Ranger for the last 8 Halloweens, in 2000 I was a backpacker, and I worked the 4 proceeding Halloweens as Student Security or a First Responder and my first year at Lakehead I went as genetically defective smurf because I'd had a midterm lab exam on Halloween and they were nearly out of blue face paint when I got back to my residence. I wonder what I did with my smurf hat......

The Cloak I'm wearing in the picture is kind of special. I bought it on a spontaneous road trip to an SCA event in Maine. I had been thinking about going, but not really planning on it when I discovered a paper I really wanted to read for a project I was working on at work was in the Orono Library of the University of Maine.... so, armed with that excuse I convinced my boss to let me have Friday afternoon off if I'd work Sunday afternoon in Maine.... and so at lunch I raced home, threw a random assortment of camping gear into the trunk of the dragonfly - a much beloved and long deceased 1993 Grand Am in Teal and I was off. I stopped in Houlten to buy food (easier than trying to get fruit or meat over the border) and drove south on the I-95 past Mount Katadyn (everyone should go visit there if they love amazing, beautiful, rustic, challenging hiking), past Orono, past Augusta in a rain storm so intense that I couldn't see enough past the end of my car to pull over and stop for fear that someone would hit me from behind, and to a campground located somewhere in hilly, green country that is nearly as breath-taking as Mount Katadyn. I was immediately directed to the part of the campground where the Fredericton people had set up and immediately people just made me feel included. I didn't know anyone before I got there and I never had much chance to take part in the SCA once I got back... but I had an amazing time. I met a zillion people eager to show off their Armour or their hand sewn costumes or their latest bit of craftwork. I watched archery, I learned some calligraphy and some sewing skills. I spent a weekend camping in a skirt and a blouse. At night, a new friend and I wandered from camp fire to camp fire (or from kingdom to kingdom) and listened to folk play instruments both historical and more recent, sometimes singing, sometimes just learning about where people were from or hearing stories about other events. Extremely cool... Perhaps one day I'll make it to Penstock.

And that ends the tale of the 6th picture in the 6th folder... here are the official instructions to be modified as needed depending on how you house your pictures.

Here are the 'rules'

1. Go to your documents. (or if you are a mac user, go to your pictures folder)
2. Go to your 6th folder.
3. Go to your 6th picture.
4. Blog about it.
5. Tag 6 others to do the same.

I shall tag Shelley of the Big Move, Treena of Treena's Travels, Lizard of Lizard Knits, Geoff of Araska, Colin of Grog, and Gabriel of What a Life?.

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Blogger Shelley said...

Wheee, you tagged me before and I didn't play. So I will go in search of my 6-6-6 pic now. cute costume elven one!

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