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Apparently Bob and I are going to be the next Baron and Baroness of the Barony Beyond the Mountain.  Honestly, not how I expected the election to turn out, but I will admit to a very Sally Fields sort of emotional reaction - "You like me!  You really like me!"  Or maybe they like Bob and Charlotte and I'm part of the package.  Either way, I'm delighted - and kind of humbled.  Those of you on my flist who know me well will know that's a moderately foreign emotion to me - I haven't been humble for over two decades now.  "Humble" is just not in my personality description.  But that's kind of how I feel.  There's a lot not to screw up, and there's a lot to live up to.  Dinsdale and Aelfgiva have done a kick-ass job for the last six years, and I can pretty much guarantee that we're going to suffer by comparison.  Hopefully we'll hit our stride quickly, and people won't be having buyer's remorse by Yule.

Now I have a Metric Buttload of Sewing to do.  I've got a good start, but not a lot of time.  Anyone out there really good at making fabric buttons who either wants to give me a crash course or make me a bunch?

So - everyone reading who is scadian - you're coming to Investiture, right?  May 19.  There's heavy list fighting, there's fencing, there's archery, there's some A&S stuff, there's a rumor of dancing, there's the possibility of me making a fool of myself in public - c'mon... you know you want to.

I do have to admit that the notification process baffled me a bit.  Our official notification of the election results was to be cc'd on an email from the Kingdom seneschal to the other candidates.  Nothing directly to us from Kingdom or Royals.  Before Sunday  I would have thought there would be some version of the "We are pleased to inform you, blah, blah, blah."  Nothin.  Seems odd to me, and it's not how I would do it, but no skin off my nose.

So there you have it.  It's kind of the last unexplored frontier for the SCA bucket list, if I had one.  Mind you, I haven't tried heavy list or fencing, but I don't intend to - I tend to cry when people hit me, so that doesn't seem very fun.

Terrified?  Check.  Excited?  Check.  This is going to be fun.

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kamau_d_lyon
Apr. 30th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

That you're showing concern about doing a good job says to me you're certainly in the right mind set to hold that office. Yes, it is a great honor and one I think both of you deserve, but it also holds a lot of responsibility. Some people long for this simply to pump up their ego and get a tin hat, you are not and desire only to do it right.

If I could I certainly be there for the Investiture but it's not possible. I hope it is a good day and one you will enjoy celebrating with friends and peers. Good luck.
kls_eloise
May. 1st, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
:-( I figured it was a long shot. Take a moment and think good thoughts for us. That means a lot to us.