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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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safiya_shirazi
May. 1st, 2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm very, very happy for you. All three of us will be at your investiture, of course. We wouldn't miss it for the world. (We'd have gone for Dinsdale and Aelfgiva but now we'll want to stay past last court!)

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you in any way, either for you Investiture or going forward. (I cannot do fabric buttons.) Even if it's just shepherding Charlotte during Baronial Court, I'm happy to do it.
kls_eloise
May. 1st, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Always good to look out and see friends - and besides, I have great hopes for the future for the batlet and the God Empress of Burlington. See, I KNOW that if she plays with the batlet she won't come home with anything I'm going to want to train out of her... :-)
safiya_shirazi
May. 1st, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
You might be surprised... her latest trick is to say, "Let's Go Yankees!" by way of leave-taking. Sometimes this is changed out for ""Let's go Jeter!" Or "Red Sox sad."