Friday, January 22, 2010
(Deadline to submit forms is February 6, 2010)
Any suggestions from the Peanut Gallery?
Classes I've taught in years Past:
*Average American Woman of the 1860s (Lecture - Open)
>Taught 2007 & 2008
*Regency Ettiquette (Lecture - Open)
[My actual title: Ettiquette, Deportment & Social Manners in Regency England]
*Intro to Leather Tooling (Workshop - Limited Attendance)
*Timeline of Costuming (Lecture - plan on revising if I do again - Open)
>Taught 2008 (co-taught with Rebekah Metzger)
*Civil War Reenacting Panel (Panel Discussion - Open)
>Taught/Participated in 2007 (I put together the hand out and kinda moderated :).
Thursday, January 21, 2010
...and then I got E's text message (which she NEVER does) on the day of the concert around 2pm asking me if I'd drive up with her to the concert. I've been pretty busy up to this point, both with Real Life (RL) & Work (especially with work - overbusy & working some Overtime to try to keep on top of workload), so it caught me in an interesting mood. I actually stopped to consider the request seriously! :) After a bit of texting & a brief phone call between us, figuring out some of the logistics (such as how long of an esstimated drive time, when I could get off work, how soon I could get over to her place after I drove in the opposite direction to get home and change ;-) for this last minute hair brianed scheme of ours, we set about putting the wheels in motion. ROAD TRIP!!! :)
At one point in the night, E (wearing a knee length skirt, mind you) knelt on the floor to get a picture of the band performing on stage...and managed to get a nice cut on her knee (possibly as a result of some broken glass - someone knocked over & broke a glass near us earlier in the concert...even though it was standing room only where we were).
I then proceded to go 'round the room, talking to each of the guys (mentioning that we saw them at Rusty's in Santa Monica and that we drove all the way up from OC - which they were suitably touched/impressed by the gesture :) and got their signatures on my newly purchased cd. Yay! :)
However, after a number of minutes of walking in the cold breezy night air, we weren't having much luck in finding any late night eateries open (besides an expensive looking restaurant that we passed on). Eventually, we turned around and stopped in the still-open CVS Pharmacy and picked up a few snack-items to tide us over. (I got some beef jerky & some kind of nuts/berries/granola/honey bar. Turns out my bar choice was a better one than E's choice - we both decided that the one she picked was Nasty! I shared some of mine with her :)
So, we hoofed it back to our car and set off on the long drive back to the OC. Fortunately, we came across a still open In N Out (it was only around midnight at this point :) so took advantage and got some real food for ourselves. Yay! :)
And that's the end of my crazy last minute Road Trip Adventure to see Tommy & the High Pilots in Santa Barbara only days before Christmas! :)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Score! Right up my Alley!
"Oldest remains of English royalty unearthed"
by: Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent
Published: 6:50AM GMT, 20 Jan 2010.
So I've decided to share the link as well. It's neat, and maybe a few other History Buffs out there will appreciate the info. :)
Its a Screwball Romantic Comedy as only the 1930s can produce! It has a wonderfully convoluted storyline about a rich american heiress (Myrna Loy) who has been slandered by a paper (Spencer Tracy's) and she sues the paper for $5 Million in damages. With the help of William Powell's & Jean Harlow's characters, the various characters scramble about trying to figure out a way to straighten everything out (ideally get the lawsuit dropped) and lead in to the inevitable happy ending as only the 1930s Romantic Comedies can produce.
Here's some online reviews I found & places to find Additional Info on the movie:
IMDB ; Amazon.com ;
The Daleisphere ; Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind ; Dr. Marco's High Quality Movie Scans ; The Digital Bits - Barrie Maxwell's Classic Coming Attractions ; DVD Beaver
(I also got these pics/screen caps from the above sites :).
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Mmm....malty chocolate goodness!
Originally uploaded by marcailgaelyn
a personal favorite pic from the CGW Ruby's Diner & Ice Skating Christmas Party set. :)
Pic taken on 12-20-09 at Ruby's Diner (near Seaside Ice) in Redondo Beach, CA.
Group Shot #2
Originally uploaded by marcailgaelyn
Pics from Costumer's Guild West (CGW)'s December 20th outing to Ruby's Diner & Seaside Ice, in Redondo Beach, are now online.
It was a cosutmed event, and we also made it our Christmas/Holiday party :)
To view the entire set on Flickr (pics & video):
2 videos are also available on YouTube: