Friday, May 30, 2008

It all has to start somewhere....

Well, all things have to start somewhere... so lets start with a little about me...



I am a 43 yr. old, Mom who lives in Sunny Cali.
I have a wonderful 12 yr. old daughter who is the reason I live and breathe.
We have 1 horse (a retired Team Penning horse), 3 dogs ~ Chance, Mister and Missy, 1 cat ~ Dartanion (who is a HUGE black cat), 1 rat ~ Jasmine, several fish tanks and 9 chickens including a rooster.

I love gardening, renaissance faires, pirate faires and hanging out with my friends.

Here are some pics of us all at our local faire... Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire. This faire originally started back in the 70's as a living history for education... as the years went on it became a place for people to "dress up" in period costumes and live in the era. This faire, so I have been told, is the "original" renaissance faire that started all the faires across the country...


Opening day of "Big" Faire 2008... There are several groups here: The Drunken Dragons, Minxie's Crew, Spilt Beers, Clan of Bliss, and a few Knott's "Scary" Farm haunt monsters


Here is a small representation of me crew


Closing weekend of "Big" Faire 2008


Here we are this last weekend at another local faire in Corona....


We even have movie stars at our faire... this is Michael Booker
Last year Hugh Hefner and his "girls" were at the faire filming for their "Girls Next Door" show. This year Tommy Lee Jones was there as well as the "pirate crew" from Pirates of the Caribbean.




Well, thats really all about me for now.... Whew.... this was interesting.... Stay tuned for more adventures to come...
Ok... my cheese curds JUST arrived... Rod says to MAKE SURE they are room temperature before eating.... so I am patiently waiting... so I can experience them.... :)

Take care of you....
Commodore Minxie









16 comments:

Lotus said...

SO THIS IS WHERE EVERYONE WENT! Minxie, you look different without the pirate hat. Love the pictures and your first blog page is very interesting. Thanks for sharing and, again, for the rum recipes!

Blaznfire911 said...

Hey Minxie!

Great pics! Love the costumes. Sounds like a really fun time. We have the bristol rennasaince faire here in WI/IL every summer, and I love going. Never dressed up though. Your daughter is very cute!

Hope you like the cheese curds!

Also - how come I missed the rum recipe give out???? LOL I want some!

Vicky

~Minxie~ said...

Thanks Lotus.... just about every time I go to faire I look different.... I have a closet full of faire clothes! (belly dancers, wench, pirate, Commodore just to name a few!) I hope you are enjoying the rum recipes! :)

Thank Vicky.... you should dress up for the faire... it makes it a totally different experience! And if you can sew at all you can make some great stuff. I had to learn to sew to support my faire habit. LOL...
LOVE the cheese curds... I am hooked for sure.
If you want the rum recipes, just email me... I will be happy to share them with you....

shakenbsis said...

Wow Minxie! Your very own JD impersonator!!! that's amazing. Glad to see you started blogging too = )

Movie Star Wife said...

Hi Minxie. This is my first visit to your blog. Cool! My sister and her family go to the Renaissance fair that blazenfire911 mentioned. They go every year and they dress up too. We are going to go this summer. My kids should love it.

Kathy said...

I had to check out your blog, Minxie! Love the faire stuff. Never been to one, but I have always wanted to. I know my kids would love it!

I'm jealous - you have a JD/CJS impersonator of your own.

Anonymous said...

Minxie and Captain...I think I'm going to sit on the poop deck for a while. May pop up again one day.
Cheers!!!!
-Sir Jack

~Minxie~ said...

-Sir Jack... I understand. You are completely welcome to come to my blog and post anytime you want to!!!! I am thinking I will start another blog tonight or tomorrow for the playful people.
I have enjoyed our exchanges VERY much! Please dont hide in the shallows for too long!

Anonymous said...

Sir Jack is feelin' kinda down today...thanks for your offer Minxie, my love.
-Sir Jack

~Minxie~ said...

Why down love?
I can make funny faces at you!
*makes funny face*
Yeah, that really worked didnt it? LOL....
Please dont be down.... we will still have our fun. Perhaps my blog will be the place for that!
Keep a weathered eye out....Minxie isnt going anywhere! =0P

shakenbsis said...

and when Minxie's not home, my door is always open... = )

who'sinmybasement? said...

Sir Jack,

Sir, Thou shalt not be down!!! You're men are lookin' up to you...you can't be show'n a weakness...they'll tear you limb from limb.

Your Friend

who'sinmybasement? said...

I can't believe I just missused You're. That is one of my pet peeves.

marcella said...

Haha, guess that chatting never really took off over here. Just thought I'd check back in.

Captain Anne Bonny said...

I didn't know there are pirate faires. Where are these located?? I went to the Ren. Faire many years ago here in WI. It's down in Bristol. It was so much fun. I keep meaning to get back each year but it never happens.

Cheese curds rock. I love them the best when they are beer battered and deep fried. MMMMMM fried cheese.

CaptainJack said...

*swaggers up the gangplank and pauses, having himself a look around at all the friendly faces*

Made it in - drinks all around!

:)
-The Captain