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You know you're in the SCA when...

 

NOTE: See also the files: SCA-stories3-msg, SCA-romance-msg, SCA-hist3-msg, SCA-in-books-msg, vanity-plates-msg, SCA-as-family-msg, border-stories-msg.

 

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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                          Stefan at florilegium.org

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Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: tbarnes at silver.ucs.indiana.edu (thomas wrentmore barnes)

Subject: You know you're in the SCA...

Organization: Indiana University

Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1993 03:51:35 GMT

 

        You know you're in the SCA when you see a college diploma on a

friend's wall, and the first thing you ask is, "Who did the

calligraphy?"

 

        Lothar \|/

              0   (smilant)

 

 

From: wisteria at crl.com (Melodi Lammond)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know Your in the SCA when

Date: 6 Feb 1994 09:31:27 -0800

 

You have just finished translating in a hearing room for a non-English

speaking participant in an insurance case and calmly curtsy to the judge

and back away to your seat without turning your back to her . . .

 

Lady Melodia McLammond

 

aka wisteria at crl.com

 

 

From: salley at niktow.canisius.edu (David Salley)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You're know you're in the SCA when...

Date: 12 Feb 94 11:38:40 GMT

Organization: Canisius College, Buffalo NY. 14208

 

com (Don Levey) writes:

> You know you're in the SCA when you visit a period castle, notice the

> draperies and bedspreads, and think of what lovely clothing they would make...

 

You know you're in the SCA when you visit a period castle, museum, historical

site, etc. and you can spot the mistakes in the tour guide's lecture. :-)

 

                                                       - Dagonell

 

SCA Persona : Lord Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake, CSC, CK, CTr

Habitat           : East Kingdom, AEthelmearc Principality, Rhydderich Hael Barony

Internet    : salley at niktow.cs.canisius.edu

USnail-net  : David P. Salley, 136 Shepard Street, Buffalo, New York 14212-2029

 

 

From: mabr at sweden.hp.com (Morgan "the Dreamer" Broman)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You're know you're in the SCA when...

Date: 14 Feb 1994 10:43:52 GMT

Organization: HP/SCA/SKA/FSTS/AMTS/SLRP/ETC Sweden

 

David Salley (salley at niktow.canisius.edu) wrote:

:com (Don Levey) writes:

:>You know you're in the SCA when you visit a period castle, notice the

:>draperies and bedspreads, and think of what lovely clothing they would make...

 

:You know you're in the SCA when you visit a period castle, museum, historical

:site, etc. and you can spot the mistakes in the tour guide's lecture. :-)

 

You know you're in the SCA when you watch the old replay of the Crowning

of the English Queen Elisabeth II and you recognize peoples ranks by the

Coronets they are wearing..

 

You know you are in the SCA when, while watching the same Crowning, you

all of a sudden tell your Lady, "We could use that stuff at Our Coronation.."

 

Morgan//

Herald and King..... ;)

--

HP   : Morgan Broman                             mabr at sweden.hp.com

SCA  : Morgan deGrey, Master of the Freehold Ravens Crag

APD-I: Shade

Amtgard : Morlacad ShadowHawk a.k.a Shade

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From: DDF2 at cornell.edu (David Friedman)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You're know you're in the SCA when...

Date: 14 Feb 1994 13:20:17 GMT

Organization: Cornell Law School

 

In article <2jnkl8$8ep at hpscit.sc.hp.com>, mabr at sweden.hp.com (Morgan "the

Dreamer" Broman) wrote:

 

> You know you're in the SCA when you watch the old replay of the Crowning

> of the English Queen Elisabeth II and you recognize peoples ranks by the

> Coronets they are wearing..

 

I think this one also fits into the thread about the difference between SCA

traditions and real history. So far as I can determine, the system of

coronets by rank that we use became official in England in the late 17th

century.

--

David/Cariadoc

DDF2 at Cornell.Edu

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: v081lu33 at ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu (Ken Mondschein)

Subject: 3 "You know You're in the SCA when..." Stories

Organization: University at Buffalo

Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 00:01:00 GMT

 

        My Dad and I were talking about getting a new car.

 

        "Dad," I said, "I don't want a flashy car or a fast car or a trendy

car."

        "What do you want then?" he asked, wondering what could be on his

19-year-old son's mind.

        "I want a car with *HUGE* cargo space, so I can haul all my armor

and everything to Pennsic!"

 

        I was in the financial aid office at school when I saw signs for

"Line for Pell Grants, start here." The first thing I thought was that that's

a painful way to work your way through school. The second was that John the

Pell must have suddenly gotten very rich to set up his own scholarship.

 

               --Tristan Clair de Lune

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: asgds at acad2.alaska.edu

Subject: You know your in the SCA when...

Organization: University of Alaska

Date: Tue, 1 Mar 1994 13:40:10 GMT

 

        when you pass by a Fabric store and get the intchin hotties cause they

have a 30% off on all notions sale, and your a guy.

               (well your either scadien or gay!)

        _Geoff- who is Bisexual and allowed to say things like that! >:)

 

        When you are reading a book that involves the plague and can diagnose

which of the two or three types of plague it is from the sypmtoms.

               "Puss filled swells?  Must be Bubonic!"

 

        When you find yourself eagerly awaiting the spring wool sales.

 

        The first time you find yourself mentally gutting and redesigning a

building because it looks remotely medeival and would look So much better if

they just tore down that, and moved this to the left...

 

      When you find yourself making nearly a dozen phone calls in the space

of an hour cause You are the ONLY person who knows the phone number/mundane

name of So and So.

 

        You know your in the SCA when you find yourself saying,

                       "I really have to start paying more attentiong to my

Real life and less to the SCA!" (Sigh) and continue to work on the arts and

  Sciences project.

 

                       Geoff, who really should start paying

                              more attention to real life>  

 

 

From: holsten at nature.berkeley.edu (Donna Holsten)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know you're in the SCA when...

Date: Tue, 8 Mar 1994 07:59:12

Organization: UC Berkeley

 

Olan Mills photography studio calls to offer three 8X10's at three separate

sittings for only $12.95...  And you think, "Hmmm, three separate sittings.  

I *do* need good pictures of myself in my Germans, my Elizabethans, and my

Tudors..."

 

Joanna

 

 

From: jeffs at math.bu.EDU (Jeff Suzuki)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know you're in the SCA...

Date: 10 Mar 1994 10:52:12 -0500

Organization: The Internet

 

You know you're in the SCA when....

 

The College Housing Catalog has a line that says, "Students are not

permitted to keep pets, weapons, mace..." and think, "Gee, aren't maces

covered under weapons...?"

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: motto at cbnewsf.cb.att.com (mary.rita.otto)

Subject: You Know you're in the SCA when ...

Organization: AT&T

Date: Fri, 11 Mar 1994 18:55:31 GMT

 

The decorating scheme of your home is "Bookcase Eclectic" because

everywhere you turn you see bookcases bulging with references and

boxes of craft supplies.  You have seating for four (without using the

floor) and better than half of the living room is permanently occupied

by a "temporary" banquet table for working on projects.

 

Rosaline

 

 

From: ggorsuch at ecst.csuchico.edu (Glenn F. Gorsuch)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA...

Date: 11 Mar 1994 16:55:59 GMT

Organization: California State University, Chico

 

You also know you're in the SCA when:

  

  You go to endorse your paycheck at the local ATM, and the only pen you

have on you is a dip style pen for caligraphy...AND you have the ink!

(Got some really strange looks from those behind me when I waved it around

to dry the ink)

 

Glenn/Gwyn

--

This insightful commentary was brought to you by Glenn F. Gorsuch.  Treasure it.

Address?  Oh yeah.  It's: ggorsuch at ecst.csuchico.edu   Like I'd lie :)

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: asparrow at nyx.cs.du.edu (Angelia Sparrow)

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA...

Organization: Nyx, Public Access Unix at U. of Denver Math/CS dept.

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 94 05:05:44 GMT

 

You know you're in the SCA when you

Ask a telephone solictor to "please, speak louder, milady, for I am one of

the Deaf Bards of Calontir."

 

(Okay, it was 7:30 AM, the morning after an event)

 

Aethelynde, who is not the deafest bard in Calontir by any means.

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: mikes at nickel.ucs.indiana.edu (michael squires)

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA...

Organization: Indiana University

Date: Thu, 17 Mar 1994 03:08:26 GMT

 

You know you've been in the SCA too long when you pick up your wife's

card detailing how to take care of her three new dental crowns thinking that

it's the latest version of the Crown Tourney rules.

 

--

Michael L. Squires, Ph.D   Manager of Instructional Computing, Freshman Office,

Chemistry Department, IU Bloomington, IN 47405 812-855-0852 (o) 81-333-6564 (h)

mikes at indiana.edu, mikes at ucs.indiana.edu, or mikes at nickel.ucs.indiana.edu

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: glink at silver.ucs.indiana.edu (Gary Link)

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA...

Organization: Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Date: Thu, 17 Mar 1994 05:34:11 GMT

 

You know you've been in the SCA too long when you always know what date

_Saturday_ is, and calculate the date of any other day of the week from

that.

 

Hal Raeburn

mka: Gary Link

 

 

From: BFLYNN at email.unc.edu (Brian)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA...

Date: Thu, 17 Mar 1994 12:11:51

Organization: University of North Carolina

Summary: another

 

You know you're in the SCA when you're walking down the street in garb and

notice everyone looking at you....and start trying to find the food stain on

your tunic.....

 

Brian Flynn

bflynn.uncson at mhs.unc.edu

 

 

From: ercil at astrid.UUCP (Ercil C. Howard-Wroth)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re:  You know you're in the SCA...

Date: 23 Mar 94 20:52:50 PST

Organization: Private Node

 

You know you're in the SCA when

 

1.  You use duct tape to keep your daughters diapers on.

 

2.  When considering your next possible pregnancy you carefully

look at the calendar... hmmm will I be able to make Estrella (or

your choice of Wars).

      

                                     Lady Astridhr Selr Leifsdottir

                                              E. Howard-Wroth

  

...uunet!astrid!astridhr                          Shire of Heatherwyne

astrid!astridhr at uunet.UU.NET                           Kingdom of Caid

70327.1614 at compuserve.com

 

 

From: corun at access1.digex.net (Corun MacAnndra)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA...

Date: 31 Mar 1994 08:00:03 -0500

Organization: Express Access Online Communications, Greenbelt, MD USA

 

......when your boss hands you a magazine and tells you to check out the

article on full armor. But when you start leafing through the magazine

expecting to see pictures of helms, breastplates, etc. you discover that

it's an article about a PC security package called Full Armor. I really

hate it when that happens.

 

In service,

Corun

--

==============================================================================

   Corun MacAnndra   |        "You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir.

Dark Horde by birth |           He is fundamentally unsound."

   Moritu by choice  |                                   Jeeves

 

 

From: ifdz176 at utxsvs.cc.utexas.edu (Amanda Shields)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA...

Date: Fri, 01 Apr 1994 11:51:56 -0600

Organization: University of Texas at Austin

 

When you see a very lovely white belt in a store, that would look great

with a mundane dress, but you do not buy it. After all, people might think

you're a knight or something :)

                        Amanda

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: gregsta at microsoft.com (Gregory Stapleton)

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA...

Organization: Microsoft Corp.

Date: Thu, 7 Apr 1994 13:24:15 GMT

 

You know you're in the SCA when you pass a sign on the side of the street that

reads "TANNING" and you immediately comment to your wife: "I wonder what type of

skins and hides they have in stock", then realize they mean artificial sunbathing.

(My wife found this one to be one of my funnier slips. :} )

 

Gawain Kilgore

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: rvoris at world.std.com (Rebecca A Voris)

Subject: Re: You Know You're in the SCA when...

Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA

Date: Thu, 7 Apr 1994 16:49:33 GMT

 

...your cat understands "Hold".

 

 

From: salley at niktow.canisius.edu (David Salley)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA when...

Date: 27 Apr 94 20:39:56 GMT

Organization: Canisius College, Buffalo NY. 14208

 

Avenel Kellough writes:

>              ... You see "Fields of Armor" listed as a program on

> The Discovery Channel, and are REAL disappointed that its about tanks.

 

               ... Or you hear there's a new movie out called _The

War of the Roses_, and then learn it's about a messy divorce! :-( :-(

 

                                                       - Dagonell

 

SCA Persona : Lord Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake, CSC, CK, CTr

Habitat           : East Kingdom, AEthelmearc Principality, Rhydderich Hael Barony

Internet    : salley at niktow.cs.canisius.edu

USnail-net  : David P. Salley, 136 Shepard Street, Buffalo, New York 14212-2029

 

 

From: Phyllis_Gilmore at rand.org (Phyllis Gilmore)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: And now: You Know You're In The SCA When...

Date: Fri, 29 Apr 94 11:44:57 GMT

Organization: RAND

 

In Article <2ppv1i$gml at scratchy.reed.edu>, odlin at reed.edu (Iain Odlin) wrote:

 

All the good stuff from You Know - - -

 

Thank you!!!

 

And one to add--

 

One of our local newspapers is running a radio ad asserting that

you can sell anything in their classifieds.  It begins with a man

rather desperately wondering where he can sell his suit of armor.

My initial response was "any SCA event."

 

Philippa

 

 

From: jab2 at stl.stc.co.uk (Jennifer Ann Bray)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Might Be a Stick Jock If .....

Date: 25 Apr 94 15:56:04

Organization: STC Technology Ltd., London Road, Harlow, UK.

 

>Have been reading the various boasts of car and truck owners as to which

>polearm fits their vehicle...

>

Never mind polearms, I find a long wheel base transit ideal for

carrying a selection of shields...

 

You might be a stick jock if...

 

You get your van stuck in a bog, but escape by unloading the shields

and driving out over them. (from shield wall to shield road?)

 

Your friend with a motorcycle can't stand it up in a boggy field, but

your spare shield saves it from sinking.

 

Everyone else in the procession is sheltering under OOP umbrellas, but

your contingent is wandering along holding roundshields over their

heads.

 

The police ask you to unload your van as there has been a tire thief in

the area and they've spotted some suspicious round shapes under a

tarpaulin... which turn out to be a stack of plywood sheild blanks.

 

Your works fitness assessor asks how come you're stronger than most

men he's tested (& you're female), and you explain that it's because

you haven't got around to making that new lightweight shield yet.

 

You're an expert panel beater, your van is battered & dented, but you

can't fix it because you're beating out a new shield boss.

 

You recognise people by their shield devices, but aren't too good on

the faces.

 

Jennifer/Rannveik

Vanaheim Vikings

 

 

From: mabr at sweden.hp.com (Morgan "the Dreamer" Broman)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYIT SCA When...

Date: 16 May 1994 14:49:24 GMT

Organization: HP/SCA/SKA/FSTS/AMTS/SLRP/ETC Sweden

 

Kathleen Marshall (bookworm at u.washington.edu) wrote:

:      You receive telephone calls at work for your SCA name

:         ...and your co-workers know who it's for!

 

        They call your company and ask:

 

        "Could I speak with the King please...?"

 

        and the operator says :

 

        "Just a minute and I'll connect you to his Majesty..."

 

        ;) ;) ;)

 

Morgan//

34 days left and counting....;) !

--

HP   : Morgan Broman                             mabr at sweden.hp.com

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From: BKFLYNN at email.unc.edu (Brian Flynn)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYIT SCA When..

Date: Mon, 23 May 1994 15:31:01

Organization: University of North Carolina

 

YKYIT - I like that....

 

When you take a medieval history course in college - and find out you already

own the text books....Furthermore, you consider them one of your best

references.

 

Uther

 

Brian Flynn

UNC-CH School of Nursing

Chapel Hill North Carolina, USA

Certified Netware Engineer

bflynn.uncson at mhs.unc.edu

 

AKA

Uther Quietnoise (McNeil of Barra)

Elvegast

Atlantia

 

 

From: UDSD073 at DSIBM.OKLADOT.STATE.OK.US (Mike Andrews)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYIT SCA When..

Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 08:29

Organization: The University of Oklahoma (USA)

 

In article <BKFLYNN.236.000F84D5 at email.unc.edu>,

BKFLYNN at email.unc.edu (Brian Flynn) writes:

 

>YKYIT - I like that....

>

>When you take a medieval history course in college - and find out you already

>own the text books....Furthermore, you consider them one of your best

>references.

>

>Brian Flynn

>Uther Quietnoise (McNeil of Barra)

 

Or when you own the texts, but found much better references,

point out to the instructor (privately) where the problems are,

and she _agrees_!

 

--

Michael Fenwick of Fotheringhay, O.L. (Mike Andrews) Namron, Ansteorra

 

 

From: "Brett W. McCoy" <p01335 at psilink.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know you're in the SCA when...

Date: Tue, 24 May 94 12:18:55 -0500

Organization: DIOGENES/FOI Services, Inc.

 

Two drunken mundanes get arrested for fighting in the street at 2 a.m.

in the morning, and for the next week, everyone you know asks if it was you...

 

You have to explain over and over that "making chainmail" does not

entail sending out 10 letters, instructing each recipient to send out

10 copies, ad infinitum...

 

You wake up at night, thinking someone has just broken into your house,

and try to figure out if you can get to your sword in time, and regret

that you don't keep it by your bed rather than hanging in the library...

 

Istvann Dragosani (or Vanni for short)

 

|FIDONet: 1:109/168.6218              | "Go not to the Elves for counsel,

|Internet: brett.mccoy at permanet.org   |       for they will say

|          bmccoy at cap.gwu.edu         |        both yes and no"

|          p01335 at psilink.com         |      -- JRR Tolkien

 

 

From: azrael at access.digex.net (Rich Weissler)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA when...

Date: 25 May 1994 08:45:04 -0400

Organization: Express Access Online Communications, Greenbelt, MD USA

 

"Brett W. McCoy" <p01335 at psilink.com> writes:

 

>Two drunken mundanes get arrested for fighting in the street at 2 a.m.

>in the morning, and for the next week, everyone you know asks if it was you...

 

   Wait, wait.  That was two drunk mundanes get arrested for SWORD

fighting in the street at 2am, and everyone just kinda ASSUMES it was

you.  :-)

 

--

Rich E. Weissler                   azrael at access.digex.net

        "Victim of a Random Shooting on the InfoBAUN!"

 

 

From: "Brett W. McCoy" <p01335 at psilink.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know you're in the SCA when...

Date: Wed, 25 May 94 11:37:50 -0500

Organization: DIOGENES/FOI Services, Inc.

 

>Two drunken mundanes get arrested for fighting in the street at 2 a.m.

>in the morning, and for the next week, everyone you know asks if it was you...

 

I forgot to mention that these drunken mundanes were sword fighting,

not fist fighting...

 

Istvann Dragosani (or Vanni for short)

 

|FIDONet: 1:109/168.6218              | "Go not to the Elves for counsel,

|Internet: brett.mccoy at permanet.org   |       for they will say

|          bmccoy at cap.gwu.edu         |        both yes and no"

|          p01335 at psilink.com         |      -- JRR Tolkien

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: KGORMAN at ARTSPAS.watstar.uwaterloo.ca

Subject: Re: I protest!!!!

Organization: University of Waterloo

Date: Wed, 25 May 1994 12:57:10 GMT

 

In article <329_9405151353 at blkcat.fidonet.org> Dexter.Guptill at f120.n109.z1.fidonet.org (Dexter Guptill) writes:

>

>You know you're REALLY in the SCA when: Someone asks how you met your wife,

>and you tell them you fought for her in a tournament. :-)

>

My Lord comes from Newfoundland and currently lives in Toronto.  I am from

Kitchener (Ontario).  We met at Pennsic on the fencing field (having somehow

managed to miss each other at fencing things at home).  It really confuses

the mundanes though, when they ask where we met. :-)

 

Eyrny

 

 

From: cameron at satelnet.org (Cameron A. Kabinoff)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know you're in the SCA when...

Date: 15 Jun 1994 13:09:50 -0400

 

You're with a group of friends not involved with the SCA, are attempting

to sing Harry Chapin's 'Cats in the Cradle' and it keeps coming out to

the tune of Lord of the Dance.

 

Your favorite Rock song is 'Dream of the Archer' by Heart (some nifty

mandolin playing in there)

 

You dress in a rush to go to work, accidentally grab a piece of garb and

keep getting compliments on 'that gorgeous top' or 'that lovely skirt'

and then get people asking what store it was bought at!  

 

After an event - while getting dressed in mundanes, you don your

swordbelt and weapons.

 

--

    /\_./o__ -- Do not disturb the sleeping dragon, for

   (/^/(_^^' -- you are crunchy and good with ketchup!

  ._.(_.)_   -- cameron at sefl.satelnet.org

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From: gshetler at envirolink.ORG (Greg Shetler)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know you're in the SCA when...

Date: 16 Jun 1994 12:09:22 -0400

 

The old classic:  Somebody goes through a door ahead of you and catches some

item of garb...er...clothing in the door, and you shout "hold!"

 

You're in the military, and somebody comes into the office in civilian

clothes, and you ask them if their attire "isn't a bit out of period?"

 

You catch yourself calling "clear" as you draw your steak knife from the

napkin at a restaurant.

 

Playing racquetball, you ask your opponent if he's ready, then cry "lay-on!"

just prior to your serve.

 

You find it strange and humorous when somebody calls you "sir".

 

You never buy a white belt to go with anything, 'cause you aren't a knight.

 

You get hit by a racquetball (or whatever), and call out "light!" (or "good!")

without thinking.

 

You shot "huzzah!" at a sporting event

---

---------------------------------------->>

 

Mordock von Rugen, Commander, Outlands Fray

MKA: Greg Shetler

>From the Barony of Al-Barran, Kingdom of the Outlands

Once from Dun-Or, in Caid

Originally from Western Seas, in Caid

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: klconlin at rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu (Kevin Conlin)

Subject: YKYITCSA....

Date: Fri, 24 Jun 1994 15:10:53 GMT

Organization: Illinois State University

 

   ....when, while hunting for a travel route to the October Midrealm

Crown Tourney, you spend a half-hour hunting for "Ben Dunfirth" in your atlas,

and THEN realize you need the mundane name for the city...

 

   Rory mac Feidhlimidh

 

 

From: cthomson at unlinfo.unl.edu (craig thomson)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCA...

Date: 27 Jul 1994 13:43:15 GMT

Organization: University of Nebraska--Lincoln       

 

     ...when a truck passes you on the highway labeled "...makers of

the best belts and hoses...", and you think that they're carrying

garb!  (actually, it was auto parts)

 

Stephen

Calontir

 

 

From: randalo at iia.org (Grey Randall)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Been in Mundania too long when...

Date: 22 Sep 1994 14:46:58 GMT

Organization: International Internet Association.

 

You know you've been in the SCA (or in my case been around SCAdians) too

long when:

 

1) You yell "HOLD!" in the comm center while everyone is doing the 'mid

crisis scramble'

 

2) You describe your company's logo to the printer's shop using heraldic

terms

 

(I did both.   The printer understood me!)

 

Yours,

Saaral

 

 

From: mujle at uxa.ecn.bgu.edu (Jennifer L Edwards)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You Know You're in the SCA...

Date: 29 Sep 1994 18:21:44 GMT

Organization: Educational Computing Network

 

You know your in the SCA when you see the Soviet army on CNN pull out of

Berlin wearing white belts on their uniforms and your first thought is

"they can't all be knights!" :-)

 

 

From: Jeff Lee <jlee at smylex.UUCP>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: You know you've been in the SCA too long when...

Date: Sat,  1 Oct 94 01:18:18 EDT

Organization: Wyvernwood, Trimaris  (Tampa, FL)

 

...instead of having dreams about being out in public with no clothes on,

you have dreams about being at event in mundane clothing...

 

=====   Jeff Lee / jlee at smylex.uucp / jlee%smylex.uucp at tscs.tscs.com   =====

===== SCA: Lord Godfrey de Shipbrook (Wyvernwood, Khandom of Trimaris) =====

===== Per pale azure and argent, a clarion counterchanged or and gules =====

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: tccg at netcom.com (Tim McDaniel and Other Users)

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA

Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest)

Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 06:16:04 GMT

 

"'Gules, three chevrons or'.  Nice tabard, classic Anglo-Norman style,

easily visible ... oh, I guess it'd better be visible, he's a road

repair worker ..."

 

--

Daniel de Lincoln, who has been doing ENTIRELY TOO MUCH HERALDRY recently

Tim McDaniel

Dallas, TX -- 214 380-4876

    Be careful sending e-mail to this account: this is a shared account.

 

 

From: rhys at io.org (Ian Klinck)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCA

Date: 2 Jan 1995 17:52:12 -0500

 

You know you're in the SCA when you drive by a fast-food place, see a sign

advertising "NOW HIRING NIGHTS", and joke, "I'll have to tell Sir X."

...

You must be in the Twilight Zone when you drive by the same place the

following week, and they've added the "K"...

 

Honest!

 

Rhys

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: J.T.Thorpe <John.Thorpe at ClemsonSC.NCR.COM>

Subject: You know you're in the SCA when... 1.6.95

Date: Mon, 9 Jan 1995 21:24:17 GMT

 

Greetings from Ellwood!

 

Iain, you forgot a couple:

 

YKYITSCAW....

 

..the bank will cash checks for your persona.  (Uncle Rufus did it.)

..you have to keep telling your co-workers that you are only Lord

        So-and-so, NOT "Sir".  (This one keeps happening to me.)

..your Suburban goes to Pennsic more often than you do.

..every time you buy a new vehicle, it is *bigger* than the last one

        so you can take more people/armor/stuff to events.

        (guess I move up to the school bus category next...)

 

In service,

Ellwood

 

J.T.Thorpe  --  AT&T Global Information Solutions

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: zingaro at armory.com (Charles Douglass Skinner)

Subject: Re: ykyitsca

Organization: The Armory

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 09:51:54 GMT

 

It happened at last. Today, in the mail, I got my first chunk of

plastic addressed to my personna. Now Zingaro the Gypsy has a credit line!

Look out, gaje!

--

zingaro at deeptht.armory.com  

 

 

From: carpethis at aol.com (CarpeThis)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know your in the SCA..

Date: 10 Feb 1995 00:58:17 -0500

 

...you get attacked by an angry feminist for accidentally forgetting that

you weren't on site when you called your husband "My Lord". (Don't

laugh-it really happened to me.)

 

 

From: teachmrt at aol.com (Teach Mr T)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA...

Date: 10 Feb 1995 23:33:40 -0500

 

Your 11-year-old is going over spelling words and shrieks in delight when

she sees "parry."

 

And you want her sentence to be. "A rubber chicken is an effective parry

weapon."

 

Liam O'Donnabhan

Dragon's Aerie

Barony Beyond The Mountain

 

 

From: JARI.JAMES at rook.wa.com (jari james)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know your in the

Date: Tue, 14 Feb 1995 08:09:16 GMT

Organization: Knight-Line! (206) 565-0594

 

YKYITSCAW:  You go running up the stairs at work and reach down to hold

the hem of your underdress up so as not to trip over it...... and you're

wearing pants.

 

Rowan

Barony of Blatha an Oir

An Tir

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: red.seven at octapode.cuc.ab.ca

Subject: RE: YOU KNOW YOUR IN THE SCA..

Organization: Octapode

Date: Wed, 15 Feb 95 15:00:46

 

M'lady Rosemary,

        On several occasions by chance I have sliped and used 'please excuse me

M'Lady" in a completely chivalrous tone and each time they have been totally

taken aback and offered to take me for lunch :>

 

                Yours

                Michael of Montengard

 

 

From: 0003900943 at mcimail.COM (Marla Lecin)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW....

Date: 10 Feb 1995 16:47:53 -0500

 

You know you're in the SCA when you see a magazine ad that begins:

 

        "You wouldn't take a period remedy for your headache...."

 

and think, "what, leeches?  Herbal infusions?"

 

Then notice that the rest of the ad reads:

 

        "So don't take a headache remedy for your period."

 

Jessa d'Avondale

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: Rebecca D Gravrock <gravrock at stolaf.edu>

Subject: YKYITSCA when...

Organization: St. Olaf College; Northfield, MN  USA

Date: Fri, 24 Feb 1995 12:59:58 -0600 (CST)

 

Here's yet another!

 

You know you're in the SCA when "Your pardon" replaces "Excuse me" in

your vocabulary.

 

Rosamund of Trenchfield

 

 

From: eg437 at cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Richard S. Mandel)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know your in the SCA..

Date: 25 Feb 1995 11:30:35 GMT

Organization: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

 

You know you're in the SCA when....

 

        your front yard has a decorative animal (ceramic goose,

plastic flamingo, concrete rabbit, etc.), and it's clad in full

period garb matching your own.

 

                              Shlomo Korobeinik

 

        Shlomo Korobeinik

          mka Richard S. Mandel

        Russian Caravan Trading Company

        eg437 at cleveland.freenet.edu

 

 

From: UDSD073 at DSIBM.OKLADOT.STATE.OK.US (Mike Andrews)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW......

Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 15:18

 

YKYBITSCAALLT when

 

You're at work, a salesman calls on the phone to sell you some lab

equipment, and you respond with "Good morning, Your Majesty!" -

because you recognize his voice. And then _he_ says "Good morning,

Your Excellency!" because he recognized yours.

 

It happened to our Baroness.

 

--

udsd007 at ibm.okladot.state.ok.us    (192.149.244.136)

Michael Fenwick of Fotheringhay, O.L. (Mike Andrews) Namron, Ansteorra

 

 

From: hamilton at sml.cse.psu.edu (Julia A Hamilton)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 31 Mar 1995 23:57:01 GMT

Organization: Penn State Computer Science

 

Or when you enter a crowded grocery store, shortly after attending

an event, and make your way through the crowd saying, "Excuse me,

m'lord." "Excuse me, m'lady." "Pardon, good gentles." ...

 

Beatrice de Hameldone

East Kingdom

Pricipality of Aethelmarc

Shire of Nithgaard

--

Julia Hamilton

hamilton at moe.cse.psu.edu

 

 

From: pyotr at chinook.halcyon.com (Pyotr Filipivich)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 1 Apr 1995 03:53:06 GMT

Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.

 

Or you enter that crowded part where you work and start to say

"Way - make way for their majesties!"

 

ufda izmir!.

 

nikolai Petrovich Flandrovov

--

pyotr at halcyon.com  Pyotr Filipivich, sometimes Owl.

 

 

From: blakader at eden.rutgers.edu (Michelle Roberts)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 5 Apr 1995 23:49:45 -0400

Organization: Rutgers University

 

> >>Of course, gang, you really know you're in SCA when the first

> >>thing you go to when booting up the computer

> >> is rec.org.sca..........

 

You know you're in the SCA when the *only* reason you get an internet account

in the first place is in order to read the Rialto.

 

Marguerite

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAWhen...

From: una at bregeuf.stonemarche.org (Honour Horne-Jaruk)

Date: Fri, 31 Mar 95 07:29:50 EST

 

odlin at reed.edu (Iain Odlin) writes:

 

>

>   YKYITSCAWhen...

>

>   ...your friends' idea of camping is a backpack and yours involves a U-Haul.

>   -Iain, YKYITSCAWhen list maintainer

    

    ... Your borderline-asthmatic son's doctor blows his stack when you

mention two weeks of camping... and when you explain the difference suggests

adding another week.

   ... Your own doctor says "that's nice" when you mention a weekend camping-

and then blows _his_ stack when you explain the difference.

   ... You can cook an egg on a rock, but not toast in a toaster.

   ... Your family asks you to "bring stuff for breakfast", and mutter and

whisper and stare while you unload the cheese and oatcakes.

   ... Your son's boarding school sends a note saying his new "Boxer Shorts"

are great, but he can't wear his "eskimo shirt" at school... and you realize

he snuck his best garb into his suitcase.

   ... You get investigated by Children's Protective Services for

"cross-dressing" your little boy

   ... You call your Baroness to get you out of it

   ... It works.     

   ... You can make a loaf of bread faster than you can program a bread

machine.

   ... Your kids make fun of the "square bread" at the grocery.

   ... You make all your own bread and you don't own a bread pan.

   ... Your more adventurous non-SCA friends wangle invitations for Sunday

supper so they can sample the feast leftovers.

   ... Your secretary routes calls for "Mistress Alizaunde" correctly.

   ... "     "        knows what "Mistress Alizaunde" _doesn't_ mean.

   ... Your mystery-buff dad gets hold of a Brother Cadfael book, and instead

of reading the glossary or checking the encyclopedia, he calls you- long

distance.

   ... Your mother always specifies whether long skirts are proper when

inviting you to her parties.

   ... You talk your bracemaker into covering the plastic parts with leather

and using buckles instead of Velcro

   ... And you dye them to match your arms

   ... Your bedroom contains more SCA-craft equipment than furniture.

   ... Your son wants to take wood shop so he can make _toys_.

   ... Your son wants to take Home Ec. so he can run a feast kitchen.

   ... Your son's classmates see what he's making in metal shop and stop

hassling him about wood shop and Home Ec.

   ... You are substitute teacher for an industrial-arts class, and _they_

stop hassling you when they see what you're making in metal shop.

   ... Your family is Russian, and you only speak English and Gaelic.

   ... You know more about the history of your persona's hometown than you

do about the one you were born & raised in.

   ... You can sew treacherous bias cuts and complex gussets with pleasure,

but you blanch and shake when faced with a set-in sleeve.

   ... Your face is tanned but your legs are white-- and you're female.

   ... It's early August and you _aren't_ tanned... except inside your helm's

eye-slit.

       (Not all of these happened to me.)    

        enjoy! }:->

 

                                Yours in service to the Society-

                                (Friend) Honour Horne-Jaruk R.S.F.

                                Alizaunde, Demoiselle de Bregeuf C.O.L. SCA

                                Una Wicca (That Pict)

 

 

From: brgarwood at aol.com (BRgarwood)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAWhen...

Date: 2 Apr 1995 21:54:25 -0400

 

You know you're in the SCA when you compliment a lady on her lovely chain

mail aventail hanging from her helm, and she replies, "Thank you, it was a

wedding present."

 

   Other people get toasters.

 

Lord Berwyn AEthelbryght of Ackley, Midlands Herald

Rudivale shire, Northshield, Midrealm

 

 

From: kellogg at ucssun1.sdsu.edu (C. Kevin Kellogg)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAWhen...

Date: 3 Apr 1995 17:07:28 GMT

Organization: San Diego State University Computing Services

 

Bill McNutt (MCNUTT at gateway.ce.utk.edu) wrote:

: In article <3lnkgh$3m6 at newsbf02.news.aol.com> brgarwood at aol.com (BRgarwood) writes:

 

: >You know you're in the SCA when you compliment a lady on her lovely chain

: >mail aventail hanging from her helm, and she replies, "Thank you, it was a

: >wedding present."

 

: >   Other people get toasters.

 

: Really?  How absurd.  I gave my wife a belt-dagger. (Hibben's Silver Shadow.

: Very dainty.)

 

        And people thought we were nuts when my wife listed matched sleeping

bags on her registry.

 

               Avenel Kellough

 

 

From: MARCIH at medicine.dmed.iupui.EDU (Marci Haw)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW

Date: 3 Apr 1995 17:09:40 -0400

Organization: IU Department of Medicine

 

YKYITSCAW you see a new book at your local bookstore titled "Border

Songs" and get real excited until you realize that they mean the

border between the US and Mexico.

Marci Haw

Morgan Branwen

Barony of Sternfeld

Middle Kingdom

 

 

From: clev1 at MFS02.cc.monash.edu.au (Conrad Leviston)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: Wed, 7 Jun 1995 23:50:36 GMT

Organization: Monash University

 

>YKYITSCAW... someone asks you "Are you making a movie?"

>(I know... I shoulda replied "No, we're in a play"... sigh...)

 

        Our group recently did a reading of "Much ado about nothing", in a

park that had an ampitheatre, so when asked what we were doing...

 

        Also, on the Braveheart thread, you know you're there with a group

of SCA people, when during one of the love scenes, you here someone say

"nice buttons".

 

Yours in Silliness,

                 Cormac Lenihan

 

Conrad Leviston | Sear and seal both sides, then slice thinly.

is also found at| Spread on bread, seasoning with oregano, and

mongoose at yoyo.cc| crushed garlic. Top with grated cheese. Put in

.monash.edu.au  | griller 15 minutes. --- Conrad on toast

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: ojid.wbst845 at xerox.com (Orilee Ireland-Delfs)

Subject: Re: ykyitscaw....

Organization: Xerox Corporation, Webster NY

Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 16:09:27 GMT

 

(continuing on the same Godzilla and heraldic positions thread...)

 

...your 8 year old daughter gets a fully flexible Barbie for her

birthday and you immediately see if she can assume all of the heraldic

positins with an eye toward a future heraldic class.

 

Orianna

 

 

From: teachmrt at aol.com (Teach Mr T)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: ykyitscaw....

Date: 22 Jun 1995 23:29:11 -0400

 

A few thoughts (none heraldic or Godzilla-related):

 

You Know You Are In the SCA When . . .

 

1. Your mother says to you, "Here, I got this teapot for you at a yard

sale. It looks weird enough, doesn't it?"

 

2. A student greets you in a Monday morning History class by asking: "So,

did your wife kill anyone this weekend?" And you reply, "No, but she's got

this great bruise on her arm," and the student squeals in delight.

 

3. Your daughter says to you, "You know what's scary, Dad? Everyone I meet

in the SCA, I only know their Scadian names."

 

(And you think about that, especially the fact that your 12-year-old and

8-year-old call all these adults by their "first names" and you decide

that's better than "Mr. of Clan Campbell," "Mrs. vonDrachenklawe" or "Mrs.

of the Moors.")

 

4. Your wife asks you, "Do you want me to buy you some black tights for

the wedding we're going to this weekend?" AND YOU SAY YES.

 

Liam O'Donnabhan

Canton of Dragon's Aerie

Barony Beyond The Mountain

Kingdom of the East

(Who wears Ultra-Queen size)

 

 

From: zarquon at cutlass.pgh.pa.us (Michael Greenstein)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: ykyitscaw....

Date: 26 Jun 1995 23:23:15 GMT

Organization: Pittsburgh Community Network

 

You and your partner are all set to set up your new law firm, but

after consideration, you both agree, "Better if we wait until AFTER

Pennsic!"

 

This is going to be an interesting practice, I think...

===========================================================================

Michael Alewright of the Marche        |  a/k/a Michael Greenstein

Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands   |  zarquon at platinum.nb.net

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

From: scj427 at aol.com (SCJ427)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: ykyinsca&gw:

Date: 25 Jun 1995 03:36:23 -0400

 

You know you are in the SCA when you are helping referee a peewee

football match and yell, "Lay On" when the whistle blows.  <chagrinned>

 

Stefan MacMorrow ap Rhovannon

 

 

From: niks at bu.edu (Nicole Spaun)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: ykyitscaw....

Date: 6 Jul 1995 02:56:03 GMT

Organization: Boston University

 

... when your mother gives you a box of curtains for your apartment

and you decide to leave your windows bare and use the drapery to

make into garb...

 

... when you doodle device ideas in the margins of your notebooks...

 

... when you spend 8 hours at a 4th of July celebration on Boston's

esplanade sewing beads on your court garb... and your friends don't

see this as odd...

 

                       --- Bianca di Bari

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nicole Angelique Spaun      \     " I want to know God's thoughts....

Boston University           /       the rest are details." -Albert Einstein

Center for Space Physics    \    

SCA: Bianca di Bari         /      Project: To find a ride to Pennsic!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

From: brgarwood at aol.com (BRgarwood)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 19 Oct 1995 13:33:00 -0400

 

YKYITSCAW--- reading the Northshield mail list, you see a subject "Their

Royal Majesties visit Nordleigh", then feel a pang of dissapointment when

you read the article and it's the King and Queen of Norway, instead of the

REAL king and queen of the Middle.

 

Berwyn, in Northshield, which doesn't see that much royalty.  That's why

we're gonna get our own prince some day.

 

 

From: thorgierr at aol.com (Thorgierr)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 15 Oct 1995 11:06:26 -0400

 

  We have discovered these:

 

     "If you spend more on beer than you did on gasoline to get to the

event,. . .

 

     "If you own more swords than you do pencils .  . .

 

     "If you wear your armor more often than you do your suit and tie . .

.

You Might Be A Stick Jock!

 

   in delicate service to the Society,

       Lady Tyrca Ivarsdottir

 

 

From: erichvs at ix.netcom.com (Will & Stacy )

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYINTSCA

Date: 18 Nov 1995 02:00:33 GMT

 

>kolton at arizona.edU (Jason Kolton) wrote:

>>When discussing with your friend about travelling around the country and

>>your geographic names are Kingdoms.

>>

>>                                   Lord Jason Thorne

 

    Or, you know which Kingdom a site is in, but not which state.

 

        --Beatrix zum Dunklenturm

            (this was pointed out by my lord, while reading over

             my shoulder.)

 

 

From: lday at access5.digex.net (Lance Day)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKSEITSCAW...

Date: 29 Nov 1995 14:31:08 -0500

Organization: Express Access Online Communications, Greenbelt, MD USA

 

You know Someone Else is in the SCA when...

 

You're in the fabric store and you notice someone draping a heavy

burgundy damask over themselves to see how it looks...

 

And they're in the Upholstery Section.

 

From which comes the obligatory YK*Y*ITSCAW...

You catch yourself thinking "You know, that *would* make a nice..."

 

In service,

Lance (the Onomastically Challenged)

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=

Lance W. Day                     | The views expressed above are possibly, but

lday at access.digex.net            | not necessarily those of Bibadee; my cat.

http://www.access.digex.net/~lday| Probability increases if 'food' is implied.

 

 

From: Randy Martens <randym at lvld.hp.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW at X--Mas

Date: 21 Dec 1995 19:32:24 GMT

Organization: Hewlett-Packard

 

You Know Your In The SCA When:

 

You go to your local discount store the day after christmas and clean them out

of inexpensive christmas tree stands, cause the bowls are 14 gauge steel, and

just the right shape for shield bosses.

 

Your family has no trouble buying you presents, because fabric store gift

certificates are easy to come by.

 

You are checking your luggage in at the airline counter, and the Sky Cap

grabs your duffle bag, grunts when he relizes how heavy it is, and asks

jokingly "What's in here, Armor?" ...

 

.. and furthermore is not surprised when you answer "yes".

 

Your christmas tree is decorated with chainmail ornaments, little swords, etc.

 

Lord Andreas Sydikus Drachenfreund vos Ossenheim

 

 

From: sam wise <gamgee at catamart.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW ...

Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 18:11:02 +0000

Organization: Microserve Information Systems (800)-380-INET

 

On 21 Mar 1996, Bronwynmgn wrote:

 

> ...when your lord sees a sign that says "Tanning" on a business

> establishment and wonders what kinds of leather they have...

>

>                                  Bronwyn

 

OR: you see a sign that says: FENCING and general contracting, and you

wonder if you should stop and price their foils and epees...

 

                 all replies should be sent to:

                      gamgee at catamart.com

 

 

From: Sadira <robinson at avana.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW....

Date: Fri, 22 Mar 96 15:23:06 PDT

Organization: Avana Communications Corp.

 

You're driving home from Gulf Wars, you see a sign that says "Meridian  XX

miles" and you turn to your companion saying,"I thought we were already IN

Meridies!"

 

Just a little something lots of sugar and caffeine will cure...

 

Sadira bint Raya al-Asiri

 

 

From: bronwynmgn at aol.com (Bronwynmgn)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW ...

Date: 21 Mar 1996 20:18:08 -0500

 

...when your lord sees a sign that says "Tanning" on a business

establishment and wonders what kinds of leather they have...

 

                                 Bronwyn

 

 

From: pat at lalaw.lib.CA.US (Pat Lammerts)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW ...

Date: 25 Mar 1996 20:28:49 -0500

 

You see a sign that says:

 

Knight Security Services

 

and you wonder, "Is is a security service for knights or

                                          ^^^

one that uses knights as their security force?"

 

Huette

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+ Mistress Huette Aliza von und zu Ahrens und Mechthildberg +

+         Ars non gratia artis, sed gratia pecuniae       +

+                     Kingdom of Caid                     +

+        Barony of the Angels, Canton of the Canyons       +

+                   (pat at lalaw.lib.ca.us)                   +

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 

 

From: bob at deltanet.com (Bob Clevenger)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA...

Date: Fri, 05 Apr 1996 19:01:15 -0800

 

kolton at arizona.edU (Jason Kolton) wrote:

 

>When you get invited to a nice dinner at a friends house and she tells

>you that its a 'dress nice' dinner and you realize that the best looking

>clothes you have is your court garb.

 

....and you wear it!

 

     -=Bob=- in Ontario, Calif.

             NRA, CRPA, SCA, IOOF, N6MLV        

 

 

From: Mario Nigrovic <cyrus at netzone.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA...

Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 13:42:42 +0000

 

You know you're in the SCA when the local school asks for

proof of residency to register your daughter for kindergarten

and the first thing you grab is your Kingdom newsletter (they

accepted it, too!)

--

                                    Melisend

Cindy Nigrovic                       <cyrus at NetZone.Com>

 

 

From: bronwynmgn at aol.com (Bronwynmgn)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA...

Date: 14 Apr 1996 12:42:52 -0400

 

Greetings, all!

 

Lord Jason Thorn said:

>When you get invited to a nice dinner at a friends house and she tells

>you that its a 'dress nice' dinner and you realize that the best looking

>clothes you have is your court garb.

 

   Or when the best clothes you can find to have a formal portrait

photograph taken in are garb!

 

                                                               Bronwyn

 

 

 

From: ruby at paltech.com (Debera Rothschild)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA...

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 1996 13:22:04 UNDEFINED

Organization: Capital Area Internet Service info at cais.com 703-448-4470

 

>Greetings, all!

 

>Lord Jason Thorn said:

 

>   Or when the best clothes you can find to have a formal portrait

>photograph taken in are garb!

 

When the only clothes you have to go to a formal business dinner at your boss'

house is Court Garb.  And, everyone at the dinner comments on your new dress

and wonder where they can get one of their own.

 

Tovah

 

 

From: teachmrt at aol.com (Teach Mr T)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA...

Date: 15 Apr 1996 05:56:17 -0400

 

When a friend tells you her new boyfriend works in a fabric store, and

your first thought is "How cool!"

 

Liam O'Donndubhain

Barony Beyond the Mountain

Kingdom of the East

 

 

From: ttrutyna at mtu.edu (Theron T. Rutyna)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 9 Apr 1996 10:35:09 -0400

Organization: Michigan Technological University

 

        You're playing a Middle Ages based fantasy role-playing game (dnd)

and you're friends declare you're combat move impossible... so you get

into you're armor and prove them wrong!

 

                              Cyveiliog of the Mistig Waetru

                              (not so) Stick Jock

 

 

From: crouchet at io.com (crouchet)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 10 Apr 1996 21:42:19 GMT

 

The only time you can see your living room floor is when all the SCA

stuff is loaded to go to an event.

 

Savian

 

 

From: iainranock at aol.com (IainRanock)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 11 Apr 1996 01:13:42 -0400

 

In article <4kh9vr$76s at nntp-1.io.com>, crouchet at io.com (crouchet) writes:

 

>The only time you can see your living room floor is when all the SCA

>stuff is loaded to go to an event.

>

>Savian

 

Alternately:  The only time the car will fit into the garage, is when it's

packed to go to a war.

 

Iain of Rannoch (W-23 days)

"Moving to my fiancee's next week"

 

 

From: angel at unix.tpe.com (angel)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 14 Apr 1996 11:32:03 -0400

Organization: My Provider, Washington DC

 

You are working at your desk at the EPA, writing a memo about Superfund

and quoting bits of the regulations, and your eyes keep interpreting

"Subtitles" as "Subtleties".

 

 

From: sjaqua at ix.netcom.com(Scott Jaqua )

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 13 Apr 1996 05:21:36 GMT

 

In <4kmotp$ppn at netaxs.com> davesg at netaxs.com (David J. Szent-Gyorgyi)

writes:

>

>Shannon Krysta Ward (skward at acs5.acs.ucalgary.ca) wrote:

>

>... you're furnishing an apartment, and *justify your choice of

>curtain* by saying that you can always turn the fabric into garb

>or pillowcases.  They're mixed cotten and linen, natural, and I

>smile every time I my eyes fall on them.  :-)

 

    It gets worse-

    When you get a photo from your Russian penpal, and realize that his

wallpaper EXACTLY matches the brocade of your Italian you made for

coronation, and then you espy his curtains, realize they would be

perfect to match the dress, and ask him just how attached he is to

them.

    Allesaundra de Crosthwaite (yes, I have photos of each...)

 

 

From: cclark at vicon.net (C. Clark)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA

Date: 17 Apr 1996 16:04:09 GMT

Organization: EMI Communications

 

This occurred to me just after a conversation with a Scadian whose timing

was not entirely fortunate:

 

If you practice birth control religiously from All Saint's Day to

Candlemas so that you won't be too pregnant to go to Pennsic, you just

might be a Scadian.

 

Henry of Maldon/Alex Clark       cclark at vicon.net

 

 

From: powers at brain.cis.ohio-state.edu (william thomas powers)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA

Date: 17 Apr 1996 15:56:56 -0400

Organization: The Ohio State University, Department of Computer and Information Science

 

Wandering over the bridge, looking for a dandy with a lace hanky handy,

(my sini--plural of sinus?--have decided to use my head as a pell), I

overheard Henry of Maldon mention "This occurred to me just after a

conversation with a Scadian whose timing was not entirely fortunate:

If you practice birth control religiously from All Saint's Day to

Candlemas so that you won't be too pregnant to go to Pennsic, you just

might be a Scadian."

 

This, of course, reminds me of the corollary:  If you know several people

whose children all seem to be born 3 months before Pennsic---you might

be a Scadian.

 

Remember: don't go out on the field of love without your armour passing

inspection!

 

Wilelm whose joy in his marriage to Arianwen precludes having to worry

about such stuff with others and being fixed does not have to worry about

it at all!

 

 

From: peterscc at whitman.edu (Chris Petersen)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 15:01:16 -0700

Organization: Whitman College

 

>When you see an add saying "learn how to make your own bows" and are

>disappointed when you realise they're talking about ribbons.

 

in college, when you would rather get to know the father of the cute girl

upstairs, because he's a great bowyer.  And of course, I did, and he's

going to teach me how to make a longbow, as well as to shoot it.

 

>When you buy a TOWN out of rivets.

 

well, 3 friends and I bought every hardware store in Tacoma (that was

within our price range) out of 14 gage galvanized steel wire when we were

making chainmail.

 

Cyrillis Desidarius

--- --- ---

   Chris Petersen (xris)             peterscc at whitman.edu

   http://www.whitman.edu/~peterscc/

 

 

From: j_mohler at wmc34c.wmc.edu (Jason)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCA

Date: 18 Apr 1996 05:57:02 GMT

Organization: Western Montana College, Dillon MT

 

When your bible study is going over the armor of God ... and they ask

you to bring examples.

 

Erik Blackwood

 

Jason Mohler                       j_mohler at wmc34b.wmc.edu

http://socrates.math.ohio-state.edu/pages/JasonMohler.html

 

 

From: Zill/Widow <zill at airmail.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 21:53:20 -0500

 

...you see a mother tenderly picking a splinter out of her son's hand

   with a shortsword...

 

...you unconcsiously dip your head to the Sr. Vice President of your company

   when you pass her in the hall...

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: destry at netcom.com (Fellwalker)

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 17:55:04 GMT

 

On 29 Apr 1996 17:52:01 GMT, kellogg (kellogg at rohan.sdsu.edu) wrote:

 

:      You watch the tape of the new Babylon 5 episode 'A Late Delivery

: from Avalon' over and over just to see if you can find a maker's mark on

: the sword carried by Micheal York. (I don't see one, but my gut reaction

: is that it is a Yeager)

 

:              Avenel Kellough

 

We were too busy trying to figure out if it was real chainmail, and

drooling over his neat cloak.

 

--Morgan (Max)

--  ...with rings on her fingers and bells on her toes... <destry at netcom.com>

 

Sleepy Cat Graphis           http://emporium.turnpike.net/Z/zen/index.html

P.O. Box 608048                     - The Church of Zen Fatalism -

San Diego, CA 92160                      Artful Things Gallery

 

 

From: CAT_McGLOTHLIN at smtplink.sagepub.COM (CAT_McGLOTHLIN)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 29 Apr 1996 16:49:18 -0400

 

You know you're in the SCA when....

 

...an electrical fire starts but doesn't stand a chance of igniting

anything else in your living room because it is behind your husband's

aircraft-aluminum shield blank.  And your first thought is "Good thing

that shield kept the house from burning down... how would we replace

all our garb and feast gear and heraldry books and...."

--

Eilidh Swann of Strathlachlan        **  Darach, Caid (Ventura, CA)

Christine (Cat) McGlothlin Gurkweitz **  cat_mcglothlin at sagepub.com

 

 

From: Carrie A Schutrick <caos+ at andrew.cmu.edu>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: Tue,  7 May 1996 15:10:22 -0400

Organization: Sophomore, English, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

 

>pulling out your wax tablet to write done some one's email adress

>(this was at an event)

 

  It's worse when you so the same thing mundanely.

 

  The professor looked at me very oddly...

 

--Cailfind O'Scolaidhe

___________________________________________________________________

Carrie Schutrick--caos at andrew.cmu.edu--Pittsburgh PA--CMU--OTP IX'

**********<http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~caos/index.html>;**********

  Cailfind O'Scolaidhe-Cour d'Or-Barony Marche Deb. Lands-AEthelmearc

 

 

From: jeffebear1 at aol.com (JeffEBear1)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 6 May 1996 13:07:14 -0400

 

You spen hours looking in a hardware store at pieces of metal going I know

I can do someting with that-

 

Or you wonder into a sex shop( I'm not weird, my friend worked there)  and

look at the B & D magazines and say " If you only covered the breasts on

this leather bodice it would be really cool for SCA, .. and look at these

thigh high boots although the 8 inch heels would have to go....."   (yes I

did this! My friends complain - "misty only you could go into a sex shop

and look at the costumes!")

 

You take pads of paper into movies to sketch the costumes (gulity)

 

You look at someones new couch or curtains and decide they would make a

nice court dress.(gulity)

 

Buy 15 bicycle cups on sale to make codpieces and wonder why the guy asks

if you need a helmet?

"Why I don't fight" (gulity)

 

Raid Burger King's supply of crowns for you ADULT friends.

 

Buy a bottle of booze just for the neat pouch......

 

Tell you hairdresser you need all your cut hair because you are filling a

snood with hair to wear at events. Or are making braids .

 

All you can say about "first knight" is TURTLE neck tunics and they must

have had a sale on blue fabric.

(gulity)

the only thing holding your car together is the bumperstickers!

 

Morigianna

 

 

From: rayotte at badlands.NoDak.edu (Rayotte)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: another YKYITSCAW

Date: 10 May 1996 17:07:05 GMT

Organization: North Dakota Higher Education Network

 

You break a mirror while in the bathroom in bare feet and think

        1)Opps seven years of bad luck

        2)Humm these small bits would be great to embroider into some

late arab garb

 

        Later, after picking up the right sized bits you consider the

possibility of cutting your feet on the glass.

 

 

From: Bill Lamp (5/25/96)

To: markh at risc.sps.mot.com

Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 23:09:00 -0400

Organization: Lost in Space BBS * (912) 888-6264

Subject: You know your in...

 

Unto Stefan li Rous greetings from Vermundr Kurtson!

Feel free to use (or not) these proposed additions to your list. They really

did happen today.

 

You know your in the SCA when you look at a Sci-Fi/Fantasy paperback and in a

few seconds figure how to take out the mace and shield fighter on the cover.

 

You know your helmet got too hot during yesterday's demo when you tell a

stranger browsing the same shelf how to do it.

 

Yours in Service,

L. Vermundr Kurtson

(MKA Bill Lamp)

bill.lamp at lost.com

 

 

From: Kitrynn of the Two Swords <103245.1331 at CompuServe.COM>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKITSCAW...

Date: 30 May 1996 03:38:00 GMT

 

When your favorite birthday present was a roll of that really shiny

duct tape...

 

Katherine O'Malley

 

 

From: CAT_McGLOTHLIN at smtplink.sagepub.COM (CAT_McGLOTHLIN)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW...

Date: 12 Jun 1996 16:37:23 -0400

 

Forwarded on behalf of ANOTHER coworker:

 

          You Know You're in the SCA When...

 

          ...you decide when you're going to move based on when there

          are no wars or tourneys happening...

 

          Seadna

--

Eilidh Swann of Strathlachlan  **  Darach, Caid (Ventura, CA)

Cat McGlothlin Gurkweitz       **  cat_mcglothlin at sagepub.com

 

 

From: Joel Connors <joel at genmagic.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYBITSCATLW

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1996 11:54:23 -0700

Organization: General Magic, Inc.

 

You know....

 

When your typing a letter referring to a previous evening and have to

rewrite the word night three times because you keep adding in a 'K'.

 

My Lady,

 

Last Knight was wonderful....

--

Joel Connors

Teirnion Shadewe ap Gruffydd Llanrhudd

 

 

From: rayotte at badlands.NoDak.edu (Rayotte)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA

Date: 9 Jul 1996 19:00:47 GMT

Organization: North Dakota Higher Education Network

 

Your talking to someone and they ask a simple question that confuses you..

   "Are you a fan of Prince?"

And you ask in return, "Which one, most I have met are nice guys..."and

realise they are talking about some modern musician.

 

 

From: aislynn647 at aol.com (AISLYNN647)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYBITSCATLW,

Date: 28 Jul 1996 06:34:51 -0400

 

you reach into your purse and EVERY darn pen in it is a calligraphy pen.

And, you don't even notice as you calmly write out your check in

calligraphy.

 

But the store clerk noticed and thought I was rather odd....

 

And I signed my new rent lease in calligraphy, well, it was the only pen

in my purse....

 

Aine

 

 

From: brgarwood at aol.com (BRgarwood)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: 10 Sep 1996 23:04:52 -0400

 

You know you're in the SCA when you hear a man say "Whoa, nice legs! Hubba

Hubba!" and he's talking about armor.

 

Happened tonight watching A&E's Knights and Armor program.

 

Berwyn

 

Lord Berwyn AEthelbryght of Ackley,

Rudivale shire, Northshield, Midrealm

BRgarwood at aol.com

 

 

Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 21:12:21 -0500

From: Lisa K Deeds <eilinel at juno.com>

To: Multiple recipients of list <calontir at unl.edu>

Subject: YKYITSCA....(long)

 

The current issue of Smoke & Fire News lists the following gems from the

pen of Cathy Johnson, a historical interpreter at Ft. Osage in KC. Enough

are transportable to the SCA that I thought I'd share.

- Eilinel

 

You Know You're A Re-enactor When:

 

You have more period clothing in your closet than modern.

 

You find yourself wearing some of them to the grocery store or the mall

and feeling quite comfortable in them.

 

You  don't care WHAT the movie reviewer said, if they're wearing costumes

you're GOING.

 

Your wish list includes a French tulle, and you're not referring to a

prom dress.

 

You own so many books that your floor joists are beginning to buckle.

 

You let your hair grow long even though it doesn't really look that good

on you.

 

You stop shaving your legs and underarms because "they" didn't.

 

You are more likely to say "good day" than "hi".

 

Your bill at the fabric store looks like the national debt.

 

You do a burn test at the fabric store for natural fibers and set off the

smoke alarm.

 

You have marched around a table fulling a wet wool blanket and singing

"if it wasna for the work o' the weavers, wha' wou' we do".

 

You pick a bushel of black walnuts, throw away the meats and use the

hulls to dye clothing.

 

You buy ferrous sulfate tablets at the health food store & use them to

mordant fabric for dyeing.

 

You actually like a mix of colors and patterns that look pretty garish.

 

Someone uses the word "shift" and you automatically think of an article

of clothing instead of the hours they work.

 

Someone says "that's a great coat" and you say "No, this one's a

justacorps".

 

You want new silver earrings for your birthday - and you're a guy.

 

You're legally blind, but you try to see out of teeny-tiny little

spectacles.

 

You haven't worn a girdle since you were fourteen and you actually

consider making a pair of stays (corset).

 

You insist you're more comfortable wearing said stays.

 

You steal the squirrels' ear corn & try to parch it.

 

You prefer parched corn to popcorn.

 

You consider picking up road kill for its fur.

 

You know what "plews" are.  (I dunno)

 

You stand around an unheated log fort all weekend when it's 10 degrees

out.

 

You sleep on the ground in a single blanket when it's 4 degrees out.

 

You know how to make lye soap and like to use it.

 

Your new car is a van because it's easier to haul your stuff to events.

*************

I recognize myself, my hubby, and any number of friends & acquaintances

here.  The guilty know who you are. :-)

 

 

From: zarlor at acm.org (Lenny Zimmermann)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA when

Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 22:24:49 GMT

 

You know when you in the SCA when you see a nun in the grocery store

wearing the habit for her order and think, "Gee, that's really nice

garb that woman has" without thinking twice about the fact that you're

not even at an event.

 

My wife did this before she realized what she was looking at and where

she was, just last week.

 

Honos Servio,

Lionardo Acquistapace, Barony of Bjornsborg, Ansteorra

(mka Lenny Zimmermann, San Antonio, TX)

zarlor at acm.org

 

 

From: anaximander at geocities.com (Mike Huber)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know you're in the SCA when

Date: Wed, 02 Oct 1996 17:09:49 GMT

 

Friznitx rec.org.sca ak Tue, 01 Oct 1996 13:30:47 GMT farblik

moondrgn at bga.com (Chris and Elisabeth Zakes)}

 

> Your reality check comes back marked "insufficient funds".

 

Nah - lots of us have insufficient funds for reality. YKYITSCA when

that bounce notice isn't a big problem.

##########################################

Anaximander of Xidon

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2111

mail: anaximander at geocities.com

 

 

From: andrealt at ix.netcom.com(Andrea Thompson )

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: You know you're a Stick-Jock when....

Date: 8 Oct 1996 17:19:42 GMT

 

....when you get duct tape in your Christmas stocking!

 

Ldy. Andrea of Lancaster

Kingdom of Trimaris

 

 

From: Quin Hinrichs <flyhrse at goodnet.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCA

Date: 17 Oct 1996 02:42:21 GMT

 

When one of your 5th grade Language Arts students asks you for the

definintion of the word "Duke" and you reply without thinking, "That's a

guy who's been King twice."  (Imagine the confused look I got in response

to that!)

 

When you can play basketball in a leine, and have done it.

 

When you yell "Huzzah" after your friend jumps a clean round at a

horseshow.  (I really did -- talk about embarrassing!)

 

When you curse in Gaelic, and you aren't Scottish, and you aren't in

garb.  And, all of your friends know what you are saying when you do it

and they aren't Scottish either.

 

When you use your court tabard as a wall decoration.

 

When you consider it necessary to have a new dress for every event and

don't think it unusual to stay up until 5:00 the morning before to finish

it.

 

When your dog knows what you mean when you say, "Do you want to go to a

war?" and she runs to get in the car.

 

When your dog knows how to bow to Royalty.  (Mine really does!)

 

 

From: kent and kat dyer <kdyer at nash.tds.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: Sun, 10 Nov 1996 09:53:57 -0800

Organization: Oak, Ash & Thorn

 

When not only does your husband have more tights than you do but your 3

year old daughter whines because you didn't get out her garb when

leaving to go somewhere.

 

Lady Katrine Witan Runa

 

 

From: Bill Toscano <toscano at q.continuum.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 10:25:36 -0500

Organization: Continuum Communications Inc.

 

Shoppong yesterday in western Masschusetts:

 

We're standing in an upscale you store, and my 13-year-old daughter

walks up to me and says, "Listen to the Music. It's Greensleeves.

Moments later, the 10-year-old daughter comes onto the scene, "Dad.

Isn't this cool. They are playing Greensleeves."

 

Same store and thankful the clerk didn't ask why I wanted a small foam

pig. How could I say, "My wife was named Most Treacherous Swine" at a

fencing event, and it's for her desk at work.

 

Used bookstore in an old factory in Montague, Mass.: Clerk looks at my

selections and says, "Is Medieval food really worth eating?"

 

Why was it just me and my kids? YKYITSCAW your lady spends all Sunday

afternoon teaching fencing in Rhode Island and all Sunday evening as a

fencing student in Boston.

 

But we get to see each other a lot . . .  at events.

 

Liam St. Liam

Canton of Dragon's Aerie

Baron Beyond the Mountain

Kingdom of the East

 

 

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 07:59:27 +0000

From: Scot Eddy <seddy at vvm.com>

To: "ansteorra at eden.com" <ansteorra at eden.com>

Subject: YKYITSCAW

 

I got to see the new Romeo and Juliet last night, what a great show!

As I watched this came to mind.

 

YKYITSCAW - you watch what is considered to be the most romantic

scene ever, the balcony scene, and all you can think is... "What is

that armor Romeo is wearing?"

 

Jovian Skleros

 

 

From: ltremblay at timestep.com (Larry Tremblay)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW

Date: Mon, 24 Mar 97 14:16:31 GMT

Organization: Ealdormerean Bunny Brigade

 

You're driving by a store called "Rattan Superstore", and are confused by the

presence of _furniture_ in the window...

 

Cheers!

Lars

 

 

From: Raven <raven at sierra.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 18:10:29 -0800

 

You roll your car and what concerns you most is getting new feast

gear...

 

 

From: manth at ozemail.com.au (Aramanth Dawe)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 21:56:07 GMT

Organization: OzEmail Ltd - Australia

 

You come home to find you have been burgled.  The first thing you

check on is garb and SCA paraphenalia, _then_ check on the stereo and

video...

 

(BTW - this really did happen to us!)

 

Aramanth

 

manth at ozemail.com.au

Aramanth Dawe,

Adelaide, Australia

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

From: una at bregeuf.stonemarche.org (Honour Horne-Jaruk)

Date: Wed, 09 Apr 97 11:30:42 EDT

 

<jehanne at esper.com> writes:

> ..when your "black formal dress with pearls" is Tudor....

 

        ...When you ask your non-SCA sister what to wear to her

party, since it's been 20 years since you've even seen a cocktail,

and she says "Either that black-embroidered Russian thing or the

silk slip that goes with your Byzantine..."

 

        I do love understanding relatives...

                        

                                Alizaunde, Demoiselle de Bregeuf

                                Una Wicca (That Pict)

                                (Friend) Honour Horne-Jaruk, R.S.F.

 

 

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: June Lathrop <juliana at nji.com>

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 01:18:49 GMT

 

...when your daughter asks her dad if he has any tights she can borrow

for her high school play.

 

Juliana

 

 

Date: Wed, 09 Apr 1997 16:33:23 -0400

From: Mario Carobene <mbc at total.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

 

... when you're seriously considering spending $70 for some *nice*

fabric to make a tunic you'll wear once, maybe twice a year...

 

... and yet you find the same amount excessive for a pair of pants

you'll wear regularly...

 

... and besides that you're a guy ...

 

Sebasriano da Pachino

(who is in no way implying that women should find this normal in any

circumstances...)

mka

Mario Carobene

http://ww.total.net/~mbc/

 

 

From: stddly at SHSU.edu

Date: Wed, 09 Apr 1997 11:04:10 EST

To: ANSTEORRA at eden.com

Subject: You know you are ...

 

You know you are in the SCA when

 

You are an avowed Pagan but consider contributing to the Trinity

Channel just to get that nifty byzantine pendant they are offering.

 

Lorraine

 

 

From: "Ian D. Densmore" <ian at inet.net>

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Date: 2 May 97 21:39:08 GMT

 

Meghan <"meghan1(antispam)" at mindspring.com> wrote:

> You go th the bookstore looking for light reading and the cashier feels

> sorry for you because "it looks like your rotten lit. teacher is trying

> to ruin your weekend" (picked up the Decammaron, Canterbury Tales and

> Seven Viking Romances:-).

> Meghan

 

When you WORK at the bookstore solely to get a discount, and end up losing

half your paycheck in the History section every week (but my library is

HUUUUUGE!).

 

Ian

 

 

From: nerak at aol.com (Nerak)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: 4 May 1997 14:49:30 GMT

 

When you pitch your personal pavillion on the front lawn to check it for

damage/repair leaks etc. and three days later you get a visit from the

"Codes" department, wanting to know why you had a "Revival" in a area

zoned for family housing only.  

 

   I had to show the nice man the garage full of tents and armor to

convince him that I was not in the religious tent revival business.

 

Nerak la Tisserande

Nerak at aol.com

 

 

From: Phill Malloch <phill.m at usa.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: Sat, 07 Jun 1997 22:54:57 +1200

 

I bounded around a sale table at a bookshop to get my

hands on a copy of "The Complete Book of Fighters."  

I turned out to be about *aeroplanes*.

 

Adele de Maisieres

beastly at usa.net s.v.p.

 

 

From: "Cheri J. Corbett" <rainmaker at sprintmail.com>

To: markh at risc.sps.mot.com

Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 20:27:12 -0600

Organization: Raven Images

Subject: Gimme an "O"...

 

You know you've been in the SCA too long when your company hires a great

motivational speaker for team-building, and when he shouts those great

motivational sayings at you, and you're supposed to shout them back to

him, you end up shouting "OUTLANDS!!!!" and "UFF DA" instead.

(got quite a few stares, too, I might add!)

 

Lady Sadhbh Ni Donnabhain

Kingdom of the Outlands

 

 

From: "Mike Davies" <mdavies at sprynet.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCA when...

Date: 22 Jun 1997 09:55:53 GMT

 

While sitting in a church, waiting for your frind's wedding; you try to

figure the blazons for the stained glass windows.

--

Madok ap Davyd

 

 

Date: Wed, 09 Jul 1997 10:49:34 -0400

From: national business college <nbc at d-k.com>

To: markh at risc.sps.mot.com

Subject: YKYITSCAW

 

You know your in the SCA when you jingle when you walk because you have

your middle-eastern garb on under your dress.

 

You know your in the SCA when you take your normal dinner candles to

events because you can't afford to buy new feast candles.

 

YKYITSCAW you make your own candles from old or damaged ones because you

can't afford to buy new ones

 

                              In service to Atlantia,

                              Fiona Raynard

                              Danville Va

 

 

From: tierna at agora.rdrop.com (Britt )

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: 13 Aug 97 11:54:05 GMT

Organization: RainDrop Laboratories/Agora(sm)

 

YKYITSCA when...

     You're coming out of the library after a 5-hour nonstop costuming

     research stretch and note that several modern outfits have a strong

     resemblance to "hmmm, Roman...", "definitely Moorish...", "that's a

     lousy Tudor...", then realize you've just critiqued the folks waiting

     for the commuter train.

 

- Brangwaine

 

 

Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 16:02:10 -0600

From: Ed.Hopkins at MCI.com

Subject: YKTYAITSCAIW

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

 

You know that you are in the Society for Creative Anachronism,

Incororated, when...

 

You see a TV listing for a movie called, "Embrace of the Vampire",

and for a minute you think it says, "Empire of the Vambrace."

 

-- Alfredus Scurra

 

 

From: lsmithen at chat.carleton.ca (Lucas Smithen)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYAITSCAW

Date: 17 Mar 1998 00:17:30 GMT

Organization: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

 

YKYITSCA...

                You've been keeping a nasty worn out leather jacket in closet,

because you know that some day you'll need new leg armor.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Lord Evan QuickTongue

Graham A. Yeates

Email address: evan at skraeling.midrealm.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

From: "Celestria" <NOdkpirolo at cts.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYAITSCAW was Re: Simplicity Pattern #8192

Date: 23 May 1998 05:35:35 GMT

 

>  I work at a fabric store so I checked it out.  It looks pretty good to

> me, with a few modifications.  On the largest picture, cut the neckline

> square instead of scooped, and put a corset with it. The one with the

> big sleeves would make a good underdress for a gates-of-hell or cyclas,

> but it doesn't really look like it goes with that bodice.

>

> Hugh the Barefoot

> Barony of the South Downs, Meridies

 

You know you are in the SCA when you read a ng and you assume that the

person discussing in detail why a new dress pattern is or is not period is

a woman.  And then you read the name and are surprised to learn the poster

is a man. Then you think to yourself  "But this is the SCA just why should

that surprise me?"  And then you smile.  

Celestria

 

 

From: salley at niktow.canisius.edu ()

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYISCA

Date: 30 Jun 1998 02:04:51 GMT

Organization: Canisius College, Buffalo, NY  14208

 

Rebecca Fildes wrote:

> You know you're in SCA when...

> ...you use the word 'Hold' to stop your toddler from doing something

> they shouldn't.

 

Toddler???  A toddler will pick the concept up by osmosis from his

surroundings.  What's impressive is when the _dogs_ learn what 'Hold!' means

:-) :-)

--

                                                        -- Dagonell

 

From: feedrus at aol.com (Feedrus)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYISCA

Date: 30 Jun 1998 03:27:52 GMT

 

>Toddler???  A toddler will pick the concept up by osmosis from his

>surroundings.  What's impressive is when the _dogs_ learn what 'Hold!' means

>:-) :-)

 

Your Dog understands "HOLD" I can do you one better.. My CAT understands HOLD.

 

Duncan

 

 

From: Jim Fox-Davis <firedrake at earthlink.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA...

Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 16:50:16 -0800

 

JULIE ELAINE SIERACKI wrote:

> YKYITSCA when your helmet sits next to your [military combat] helmet on your

> wall locker and you have to explain that you tried to register your sword with

> the Provost Marshal but they don't register 'knives' (so the arms room won't

> store it because you can't prove it's registered). Or when you are trying

> to explain a particularly nasty bruise or sprain to the medics.

 

I had surgery on my shoulder a couple of weeks ago, and the doctor, when he

heard that my hobbies included beating people over the head with a sword, added

more stitches and included seven staples.  When he saw pictures of me in armor,

now he wants to come to an event!

 

Jared Blaydeaux

Caid

 

 

From: moondrgn at bga.com (Chris and Elisabeth Zakes)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCA

Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 02:26:34 GMT

 

Every time you see an ad for the "Bow Flex" exercise machine, the

first thing you think of is siege equipment, not body-building.

 

        -Tivar Moondragon

                Ansteorra

 

C and E Zakes

Tivar Moondragon (Patience and Persistence)

and Aethelyan Moondragon (Decadence is its own reward)

moondrgn at bga.com

 

 

[Submitted by: "Philippa Alderton" <phlip at bright.net>]

From: Berwyn <LordBerwyn at ibm.net>

To: northshield at minstrel.com <northshield at minstrel.com>;

sca-middle at midrealm.org <sca-middle at midrealm.org>

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 11:39 AM

Subject: [Mid] YKYITSCAINW

 

>You Know you're in the SCA in Northshield when---

>

>I was shopping the other day when I heard a little kid shout "Mommy,

>Look, a Viking chair!"

> I was gratified that one so young would be so excited about the

>ubiquitous SCA seat, but wondered why Menards would carry such a

>thing.  Nearly gave myself whiplash turning to look. There was the

>young Minnesota football fan pointing to a big purple and yellow

>beanbag.

>

>Berwyn

>=======

>             Lord Berwyn AEthelbryght of Ackley

>           Rudivale Shire, Northshield, Midrealm

> Bert Garwood    Grand Forks, ND  lordberwyn at ibm.net

 

 

From: bjncarey at aol.com (BJNCarey)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW

Date: 22 Jan 1999 05:57:36 GMT

 

You know you're in the SCA when

 

you're watching Animaniacs late at night and they're doing a "segment" on the

Christmas nativity and you find yourself wondering if the necklines on Mary and

Joseph's tunics are period.

 

Agnes

 

 

From: "Getty" <hilight at pclv.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: ykyitscaw

Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 01:49:29 -0800

 

Your silver grey and black mackeral tabby cat walks by and your first

thought is "Barry, sable and argent".

Lady Beatrice Morgana

 

 

From: jaysmom [jaysmom at swbell.net]

Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 7:59 AM

To: ansteorra at ansteorra.org

Subject: [Ansteorra] You know you're in the SCA when . . .

 

You know you're in the SCA when . . .

 

I'm sitting at my son's end-of-year awards assembly at school, his name gets

called, and I have to fight the urge to "escort him into Court"!!

 

Simone

 

 

From: Jesus Cavazos [toshirokoi at hotmail.com]

Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 10:41 PM

To: ansteorra at ansteorra.org

Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] You know you're in the SCA when . . .

 

Now from my wife;

You know you've been in the SCA too long when you find yourself signing up

for Fall classes, based on what you can use in the SCA...

 

                    AND

 

You know you've been around too long when you take the kids' pictures off

the wall so you can hang your newest award...

 

 

From: tmcd at panix.com (Timothy McDaniel)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW ...

Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 19:32:09 +0000 (UTC)

 

You Know You're In The SCA When ...

 

... you see the BBC headline at

<http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3002003.stm>;

 

    Colombia drugs baron on trial

 

and you think that it contains a verb.

 

Daniel de Lincolia

--

Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com; tmcd at us.ibm.com is my work address

 

 

From: mamidael at hotmail.com (Lady Mamid)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA when...

Date: 7 Jul 2003 21:55:09 -0700

 

......you dress your son in t-tunics in mundania cause its easier to

change his diaper...

 

.............and you have to keep on correcting people that he's not a

she....

 

..................but you really don't care cause people are saying

the garb looks good.

 

 

From: jpmiaou at aol.comedy (JPmiaou)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Date: 07 Mar 2004 05:57:33 GMT

Subject: YKYITSCAW

 

You know you're in the SCA when seeing the phrase "register your device" in a

mundane context makes you doubt your own sanity for several long moments.

(It was on Yahoo's mail filters setup page, in the context of using a "mobile

device" to check email.)

 

 

From: bronwynmgn at aol.comnospam (Bronwynmgn)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Date: 28 Apr 2004 22:09:01 GMT

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

 

>A vehicle goes by and you hear your children cry out in glee "Mommy!

>Mommy!  They've got an SCA sticker! They've got an SCA sticker!"

 

Slight variant on that:

 

You are driving down the road and find yourself behind a car with a big sticker

across the bottom of the back window that says DUKE, and you start wondering

which Royal peer is driving it...

 

(Took me several minutes to realize that it was a Duke University sticker!)

 

Brangwayna Morgan

 

 

From: Elizabeth Mullaney <e.mullaney at ucalgary.ca>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:25:02 -0600

Organization: University of Calgary

 

Bronwynmgn wrote:

> You are driving down the road and find yourself behind a car with a big sticker

> across the bottom of the back window that says DUKE, and you start wondering

> which Royal peer is driving it...

>

> (Took me several minutes to realize that it was a Duke University sticker!)

 

This is my SCA sticker story; and it happened to me, which makes it more fun.

 

I was driving on a major route here in Calgary with a non-SCA friend. She was in

the throes of a very unpleasant divorce, and we were worriedly discussing this,

when she said, 'Ummm - do you know those people? I think they know you!' and

pointed. I looked to the truck next to me, and there were indeed two young guys

waving madly, making the 'secret dishwashing signal' (people in our household tend

to be dishwashers at feasts, keeps us busy and useful), and yelling 'Nan!!' at the

top of their voices. They had just moved here, had no one's phone numbers, and saw

my sticker. The fact that we knew each other was a bonus. I yelled my phone number

at them - it was a busy road - and they called me later, and went from there.

 

And I am proud to say that the driver is now a very good friend, and the current

Dragonslayer champion of Montengarde - Kraig Landenthal. ;-)

 

In service,

Nan Compton, OP

 

 

From: booksbybrittany at aol.com (Hawke)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCA

Date: 19 Jan 2004 16:42:43 -0800

 

Some more that have popped up...

 

... you know the measurements of all of your friends; it makes it

easier to make holiday presents

 

... you had to make a second email account for all of the SCA mailing

groups you're part of

 

...your mother no longer asks what you're doing ever night. It's

something with the SCA, and that's all she wants to know.

 

... the restaurant where the barony goes after meetings now expects

you, and sets up tables in the back so you won't scare the other

customers

 

... said restaurant also now reminds people to sign their checks with

their mundane names, after one particularly amusing night

 

... and said restaurant has also finally stopped asking us if we're in

a play

 

...you've given up unpacking your armour from your car. Between

practices and events, it's just not worth it.

 

... you have to explain to the parents whose children your babysitting

why the children are singing in latin (it was the only thing I could

think of to sing them to sleep!)

 

 

From: Heather Murray <margaretnorthwode at worldnett.attANTISPAM.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 19:56:27 GMT

 

> ... you have to explain to the parents whose children [you're] babysitting

> why the children are singing in latin (it was the only thing I could

> think of to sing them to sleep!)

 

...when you begin attending master gardener's classes through the Ag

Extension and unintentionally stump the (doctoral) teacher on the first

night when you ask about how well they think nigella/Grains of Paradise

will do in the area.

 

...when you do it again in asking for a local source for withy brakes

for making a raised bed. (::sigh:: I'll have to make it myself, looks

like - fortunately, there's a willow in town in sore need of trimming

and I'll ask the owner if I can "help." Another A&S project for the books.)

 

...when you move into a new *apartment,* and your homeowner friends are

all jealous of the extra crafts room.

 

...when you're looking for real estate, and you comment to your mate on

how good your realtor is when she has learned to comment on possible

sites for a knot garden or a small keep.

 

...when your realtor makes you aware of any communities where there are

time limitations on building new constructions because you told her in a

car ride how long it can take to properly build the keep. She doesn't

even show you the ones with "no new buiding" restrictions.

 

Margaret Northwode

 

 

From: John Campbell <jcampbel at lynn.ci-n.com>

Organization: Campbell Industries

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCA

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 03:44:33 GMT

 

... when your car has gotten mired in slippery slush/ice/mud slop, and

you solved this problem by tossing a mail hauberk under a drive wheel

for traction.

--

AEthelwulf of Mountain Freehold

mka John Campbell

jcampbel at lynn.ci-n.com

 

 

From: "Mellissa Allison" <muddles at holycow.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: YKYITSCAW

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 06:08:07 GMT

 

...you sign your SCA name on your cheque and don't notice anything wrong.

 

Elspeth

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lady Elspeth Selwode of Wilton - MoAS, Lionsdale

Student to HL Johanna Katarina Morgenstocher

 

 

Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 11:28:26 -0400

From: Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise <jenne at fiedlerfamily.net>

Subject: [Sca-cooks] You know you might be an SCA cook when

To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>

 

You might be an SCA cook when...

 

- You can provide all the cooking gear and serving gear for a feast for

50 or a casual mundane luncheon for 75 out of your basement. Not

counting stuff that belongs to your local shire.

- your mundane brother who has worked in catering doesn't know where to

pick up disposable chafer pans, but you do.

- the date began to go downhill when the waitress said, "... and honey

butter..."

- You have things in your fridge or freezer from feasts that occurred

before the millenium-- and they are still edible.

- you go shopping because 'there's nothing to eat in the house,' but

can't fit anything in the cupboards because they are bursting with

medieval cooking supplies

- You have carefully explained to the waitress that no, the rosemary on

the steak would NOT make it too peppery, while everyone else at the

table choked into their napkins.

- You have walked into the kitchen at your mundane brother's wedding and

the caterer thought you were with the site.

- You have shown up to the rehearsal at a wedding in your girlfriend's

family and told her she could find you in the kitchen with the caterer

when she was done.

- The little snacky things you provided for the bride's retinue when you

were matron of honor were more lavish than the wedding dinner

- you have ever found yourself explaining period blancmange or similar

type of dish to a stranger on some form of public transport (plane, bus,

taxi, line at amusement park)

- Your idea of a great day's shopping is a variety of discount food

stores, farmer's markets, and Restaurant supply stores...

- you have voluntarily gone food shopping with Juliana von Altenfeld

more than once-- but the second time you wore running shoes. :)

- your idea of 'whipping up a little something' for a potluck would

supply 6 bachelors several 3 course meals.

- you have a mental index of places to buy food cheaply that are more

than 40 miles away from your home...

--

-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net

 

 

From: tmcd at panix.com (Tim McDaniel)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: YKYITSCAW headline

Date: 14 Oct 2004 23:34:24 -0500

 

YKYITSCAW you see the headline

 

    Vandals blamed for Gothic hall fire

 

and think "Rome is saved by barbarian in-fighting!"

 

(The true story is sadder:

<http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/3741820.stm>;

Nobody was hurt, but a beautiful hall dating to the 1860s was

destroyed.)

 

Danielis de Lindonio

--

Tim McDaniel; Reply-To: tmcd at panix.com

 

 

From: g young <gwynethb at hotmail.com>

Date: November 15, 2004 7:58:00 PM CST

To: bryn-gwlad at ansteorra.org

Subject: [Bryn-gwlad] been doin' this too long

 

You know you've been in the SCA too long when you go to the weather channel page and type in BORDERMARCH for a search and can't understand why it's not getting you the forecast.

 

gwyneth

 

 

From: Sandy Straubhaar <orchzis at hotmail.com>

Date: February 24, 2007 11:50:58 AM CST

To: bryn-gwlad at lists.ansteorra.org

Subject: [Bryn-gwlad] You Know You're In the SCA When. . .

 

[just did this]

 

You find yourself using your lord's main-gauche to coax the Roomba robot

vacuum out from under the bed.

 

brynhildr

 

 

From: Chris Zakes <dontivar at gmail.com>

Date: March 15, 2008 10:10:24 PM CDT

To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>

Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Where is everyone.

 

> You can never have to many knives, sword, sharp pointy things. or  

> guns.

> plachoya

 

You Know You're In The SCA When...

 

You own more weapons than shoes.

 

          -Tivar Moondragon

                  Ansteorra

 

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