Philippe told me Tuesday night that last summer I was awarded the White Chamfron. (There are two SCA awards that hold any real interest for me, and the Chamfron is one of them.) Apparently none of the people who recommended me for it were notified to have me there (it was an out of state event I didn't attend), and the scroll came home to or with someone in our Barony who promptly lost it. Oddly reminiscent, I told him, of my AoA; it was about a year (or more?) after I received it in court-- after being hurried in by the person who'd forgotten to make sure I'd be present-- that the scroll and I were in the same place at the same time for me to actually get it.
Philippe apparently wants to make up for this by carving a mold and casting a pewter chamfron badge for me. I am totally cool with this. :) I have a neat laurel. This does help compensate for...well, all the rest. Going six months without knowing I'd achieved one of my dearest goals. The lost scroll. Missing out on the presentation of the award twice (the original out of state court, and then at home when the scroll went on walkabout). But having it's the important thing-- I'm doing good work, that helps other people and that they have noticed and appreciate. 'Tis nice. :)
I am terribly pleased with receiving the award, but now I'm torn between the bursting-with-pride option of actually putting the initials behind my name in sig lines and such, and not being an arrogant or smarmy...ah, anything. :)
So, earlier this week we went on an Epic Mickey pre-order binge. The game, the strategy book, the special paint brush controller-- oh, yeah, and a Wii. I confessed to the store manager who was helping us that we're getting the console just for that game, and she said she is doing the same thing. She play tested it in San Antonio and has been on pins and needles waiting for it ever since. Gary and I were talking about the game Avery mentioned to us, Pandemic I believe it was, and how the review of it said gaming hasn't yet had its Citizen Kane; I said I thought Disney handing Oswald to Warren Spector and letting him make his first appearance in 80 years in a game legitimized the art form. I said gaming may not have had its Citizen Kane, but it's getting its Steamboat Willie. He thought that was quite pithy. :>
Can NOT wait! ºoº
- Current Mood: anxious
Oh, and a word in general on exhibitions like this-- ALWAYS get the audio tour. We've done that now for Body Worlds, the special effects/audioanimatronics exhibit, and this one (and probably others I'm forgetting), and they all added immeasurably to the experiences. Totally worth it.
- Current Mood: geeky
Plus I got my marshal's warrant, and became only the second eq marshal in the entire Midlands. "Pretty happy about that" is the understatement of the year.
- Current Mood: satisfied
- Current Mood: satisfied