I went to the Texas Renaissance Festival with free tickets from BCO. I was pleasantly surprised to see Poker Guy and his girlfriend there. They went off on their own at first, and I hung out with a couple of the other people I met at the poker games. I'm starting to run into the same people now. It's nice that they're not all strangers any more.
We saw a lot of interesting costumes...
...and a few shows, including belly dancing...
There was a male belly dancer on one of the stages. He was very in touch with his female side. I wish I had a photo of that one for you, but my battery died and I didn't have a spare.
It began to rain and my friend made a dash for a covered gazebo. She started to climb in through a space between some vines and noticed a minister giving her a stern look. There was apparently a wedding happening and she was about to crash.
About that time, Poker Guy texted me to ask if I was still there. He joined us and suggested a very good show. It was a magician and his two apprentices that didn't speak. He handed one of the assistants his capes, hat, and cane. She gave him a WTF look and threw them on the ground, then stomped off. They gave each other that kind of attitude throughout the entire show - never speaking. They communicated through facial expressions and hand signals, which I think made it funnier.
When it started raining again, Poker Guy gave me a program to cover my head. He gave his girlfriend nothing. Am I the only one who thinks that is a bit odd?
We had another poker tournament in the evening. This time we decided to drink, so I did not win. I didn't even play well. Drinking and gambling don't mix well for me. It was only 10 dollars to buy in and I drank at least that much worth, so it's all right. Some people have wine tastings...we made it a tequila tasting. Patron is still my favorite.
Yes, I'm drinking again, but only with people I know and trust.