As was to be expected, scholastic pursuits and other inconveniences (such as a recent, frustrating lack of Internet at home) have kept me from writing to whom I most want: you! But I have found a few minutes of time wherein I can do so, so here I am again. Thanks to you for being here too. :)
This past weekend, Eric and I had the best date ever. Really. I have a friend, Emily, who happens to have an even more acute love for the literature of Jane Austen than I. (Yes, it's possible!) And through her, I discovered the geekiest, most wonderful world of other lovers of the Regency Period (late 1700's / early 1800's). On Saturday, thanks to Emily and all these other crazy, lovely people, I attended my first ever Regency Exhibition Ball. That's right: I dressed up as if I were Elizabeth Bennet herself, with the proper clothing, hair and all (and even got Eric into a pair of homemade breeches!), and attended a ball complete with old English country dances taught by Glen Morningstar and lovely, authentic music played by the Olde Michigan Ruffwater Stringband. So fun!!! As uncoordinated as we are, E and I had the most wonderful experience, and have decided to make this our odd hobby. I still giggle when I think about our experiences... the awkward learning of new steps... the strange but fun dancing with people I'd never met... the Doctor Who lookalike (who thought Eric was a Doctor Who lookalike too!)... This experience was far superior to any High School prom or Junior/Senior banquet we'd ever attended, way more wholesome than the former and incredibly more diverting than the latter. Sure to become a regular event for us!
I'm sure more pictures will come as I get to see them, but for now I thought it was proper to at least include a few for your entertainment. :)
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Pazdziora
Emily and I checking out her pictures (which I'll post when I get them!)
Beautiful detailing on the dress Emily made (she let me borrow)
Regency Love :)
Again, I'll post more pictures later as I get them (Emily got a lot of good ones!). Suffice it to say, this was a wonderful, fun evening, and I cannot wait to do this again!