If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Thursday, September 16, 2010

News and Scottishness part 2

I Was picked!!!!! Oh my gosh! I'm so excited I can't hardly believe it. The Literary Lab "blog" had a "notes from the underground" competition. Honestly I submitted my 5 pages expecting the worst (not being on the list) but hoping for the best. and to my astonishment at 6:30 am yesterday morning not only was my poem published HERE but I was on THIS LIST  I keep checking back to it to make sure my name is really on it, can anyone verify for me? :)

I'm not kidding cloud 9 everyone!

 Now the second Order of business is tomorrow. I can't believe its already been so long since I posted my Shh its a secret blogfest. I have alot of entries so far and its not to late to sign up and post tomorrow. Here is the link...Shh its a secret

Tomorrow is also the last day of this week to participate in my Wit win- wing it

What did I promise, oh yeah pictures of the renassance side, leprechans, elk, and a stuck up kilt maker.

Did I mention what I bought there? Guess what- there were celtic pens!!!!!!! I bought a cute little pen that you can stick in a billfold.

Ahem...now that I have that out of my system, here is the brisk story of the Stuck up kilt maker.

He was the only one there, balding and didn't seem to want to help us with anything. We were at his tent because my manly man wanted to know his colors and he seemed the only one with that information. Of course we were polite and asked about the clans and colors.

"How much does a kilt cost?" Asked manly man

"Its hand made." the Snobish kilt maker pauses..."$750.00"

OUCH!!!!!!!! then the guy proceeds to go on about how the material comes right from Scotland and how he sorta feels about the idea people wearing them that aren't "hand made" Sorry I stopped paying attention to that part because he was rude when he spoke.

Ok now for promised pictures! First up the Elk. There was a huge male bull chasing off a little bull from his female heard right on the side walk as we were walking up.

Big Bull Elk

His heard and mama and baby

The leprechaun

The crowd favorite "Black knight"

One of 2 female knights

Jousting- sorry don't know who won.

Scottish weapons of old

Sunset coming home

Have a wonderful day everyone. :) I hope you enjoyed them. Sorry I couldn't find much on the broad swords there. And Jen- yes people dressed up like it was a Renaissance festival only mainly in kilts and armor. :)
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Jen said...

PICTURES!!!! Oh my gosh I loved them! Thank you so much! You're such a sweetheart answering my question on the blog today! I'm always so curious, it's quite a bit different than the Houston on (which I'll take pictures of on October 9th for the world to see!!!) Looks like it was quite the gathering!!

Congrats on making the list!! Checking out the poem now!

C. N. Nevets said...

Congratulations, Summer!

And thanks for sharing the pictures. They are feeding my Wyoming envy something awful, though. lol

Damyanti said...

Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and yay blogfest! am so very happy for you:)

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

First of all, yes, your poem is really there.

Second,how incredibly gripping it was. What a beautiful piece of writing. No wonder you were chosen. You know, between you and Roland D., I can't stop thinking about poetry lately, I feel I might just have to write some. :)

Ann said...

Interesting. Trying to get my head around the female knight. Was your kilt man from Scotland or American Scots. The Scottish people I know are very friendly and down to earth!

Great photos.

Sondrae Bennett said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic! And I love your pictures. A long LONG time ago I used to work as a 'soda wench' at a renaissance faire. I haven't been to one in years but those pictures take me back...

Summer Ross said...

Jen~~ I can't wait to see those pictures. should be interesting to see the differences.

C.N~~ Thanks for commenting, hey I have but-loads of Wyoming pictures. I almost put up the mountain picture instead of the sunset picture.

Damyanti~~ Thank you

Wendy~~ Phew I'm glad I'm not seeing things. If you want to write a poem- then go for it. :)

Ann~~ I didn't really ask him, he just cl;aimed to be from Scotland I think. He wasn't nice enough for me to inquire further information from him.

Sondrae~~ A wench- wow that must have been fun!

Jackee said...

Congrats on the Lit Lab win!! Yay! And holy elk, leprechauns, kilts, and jousts! :o) Great stuff, Summer. Thanks for the pictures and all the excitement. That bull is HUGE. :o)


Summer Ross said...

Jackee~~ LOL love that sentence you put together. thanks for commenting

Lynda Young said...

HUGE huge grats on the poem. It's a great poem too!! Really powerful. And yep, I can confirm you name is on the list :)

Great pics too :)

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for coming over and checking on me. You are the best.

I loved your poem. I am so happy for you!!! That's huge! I was happy that you gave us a little background about you... your poem meant so much more. It's a very powerful piece. Be very proud of yourself while you're up there on cloud nine!

Summer Ross said...

Thank you Michelle

Jacee Drake said...

Congrats Summer!!!! Yay!! That's so awesome! Truly great poem, powerful. I didn't know whether to cry because it's so sad or smile cause you won. So I did a little of both.

Holy crude... the blogfest is tomorrow! So much for my early night. :D I completely spaced it out. That's okay, I have an idea floating in my head for it.

Summer Ross said...

Jaycee, Thanks and I can't wait to read whatever you post for it. :)

Ladytink_534 said...

Congrats! Lovely photos!!!

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