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August 5th, 2008


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02:58 pm - Summerland
Coming up in a few weeks, we have the Summerland Gathering. For some of you, hopefully this post will remind you to register before the deadline (online registration ends on August 15th, yo, though you can also register at the gate). For others, maybe it'll spark an interest.

Summerland is a great festival. . . it holds a very special place in my heart. And this year, our Grove, Three Cranes, is helping to sponsor the festival (so, ya know, if you come, it supports our Grove, too!), which means that we'll be doing a lot of the heavy lifting for the festival, as well as running registration and a couple of rituals. In a lot of ways, we see this mostly as a chance to give back to The 6th Night Grove, ADF, who we affectionately remember as our very own "mother grove."

The schedule is shaping up nicely, and I know that a lot of people are coming, too, from all over the country (and possibly beyond, from what I hear). There's a meal plan for those who would like to purchase one, and fast food within about ten minutes of driving for those who don't.

Mostly, though, I'm looking forward to hanging out with folks I haven't seen in a while. There's too much time between Wellspring and Summerland for me, but it's to be expected. While I feel like I've been running pretty ragged recently with ADF stuff (Oh, you can't *imagine*. . . well, some of you can. . .), I know that Summerland is where to go to get it all back.

I hope to see as many of you there as possible (you can register here!). . . I'll be at registration on Thursday, wearing my brand new pocket protector and probably working on study program questions, which is what I ought to have been doing recently, anyway!

I simply cannot wait to get back into it all!
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: "Livingston's Gone to Texas", -JB

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From:rfunk
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Just registered last night! Can't wait to go!


But they really need to get a good web designer. The link to the online registration is rather buried in there compared to the (two) links to the printable form. (And the printable form doesn't mention the meal plan, but that's not a web-design issue.)
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
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*nods* I've never been fond of the layout. I'll pass on comments for next year, though :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
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I did: it's mentioned in the entry, second to last paragraph!

I'm really looking forward to your workshop. I hope not to be working during it :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Ha. I know I'm not interesting enough for people to hang on every word. I'm surprised most people even bother to skim my entries! :)
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From:dubhlainn
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
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maybe a stupid question but... will the RDNA ritual make us first degree Reform Druids?
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From:dubhlainn
Date:August 6th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
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Actually I would! Only if your sure it is no problem for you though.
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From:dubhlainn
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
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I am so excited to meet you in person like, well you and a lot of other folks. Manda, Chris, and I are coming down from Akron on Thursday.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Definitely, I'm looking forward to it, as well :)
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From:suicidekttn
Date:August 6th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
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And if you wear that hat, I won't even have to point you out to Jamie! <3

I'm very excited!
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 6th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
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haha. If I can find it, I'll wear it :) It may be in a box of things I loaned out to a local coven who did a "Lammas Luau" this year, though. . .
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From:mischevousblend
Date:August 6th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
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It is, we will get it all back to you. Thank you so much for letting us use your great stuff! :)
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From:athenamsb
Date:August 5th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
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Yay, Summerland! I am very excited to attend my first-ever pagan festival!! I won't be coming until Friday afternoon, so I hope I don't get the worst camping spot. I already bought a back-up set of guitar strings and am ready to go!
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 6th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
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Don't worry: there are plenty of places to set up camp.

And guitar strings. . . Ooh, looking forward to finally hearing some of your music :)
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From:skye_windsinger
Date:August 6th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
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I would LOVE to come...in fact, I was hoping to make it this year...HOWEVER, I will be in my 37th week of pregnancy and I don't think you want this year's gathering to be memorable because someone delivered their baby at it. ;O}

Have fun without me. We'll shoot for next year.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 6th, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
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Well, we certainly know the way to the hospital very well by this point. . .
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From:lillassea
Date:August 6th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
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I plan to come, but ONLY if the lights go out again strategically. ;-)
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From:rfunk
Date:August 6th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)

lights out?

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This sounds like a story I want to hear.....
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From:lillassea
Date:August 8th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)

Re: lights out?

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I was talking to Chronarchy in the shelter at night, I think maybe before the band played... and all the lights went out. We jokingly said something like, 'oh how opportune!' and threw our arms around each other. Then we acted all 'uh oh!' when the lights came back on a few seconds later. lol Then a few minutes later the same thing happened again, so OF COURSE we had to rinse, lather, repeat. Hee!
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 8th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)

Re: lights out?

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Well, yeah. I mean, hell: it was really the only option, when the lights kept going out!
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From:lillassea
Date:August 8th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)

Re: lights out?

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I took it as a very strong hint from the gods. A momentary omen, if you will. ;-)
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 8th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)

Re: lights out?

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Quite right. And who are we mortals to argue with the divine?

Clearly, we were right to give in.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 6th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps I can arrange something with the lighting folk. . .
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 6th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure we can work something out. Part of the issue is that I'll be down in Yellow Springs for a chunk of Wed., but I have to come back to Columbus that night, anyway, to pick someone up the next morning. So, if you need, we do have a futon in the basement now :)

And you and I have to work out what we're doing for Midnight Flame.
From:tn_roadmap
Date:August 6th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
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I think it would be a fun event to attend, but am out of vacation time and funding. Hopefully next year!!!

Good luck with it
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 8th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
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There's always room :)

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