Hobby Expense

MeleeIt occurs to me that today I am engaged in what is probably one of the most expensive hobbies a person can have. I realize this after fighting on the ground Saturday and thinking about how many cool bits or updates to armour I have that I would like to make part of one of my two kits (like the used Sallet Helm, a mere $300) but especially when I think of today and know that I have both the vet and the farrier coming out to deal with Angel and Jack this afternoon.It occurs to me that today I am engaged in what is probably one of the most expensive hobbies a person can have. I realize this after fighting on the ground Saturday and thinking about how many cool bits or updates to armour I have that I would like to make part of one of my two kits (like the used Sallet Helm, a mere $300) but especially when I think of today and know that I have both the vet and the farrier coming out to deal with Angel and Jack this afternoon.

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Lions & Lambs

lambI look back over the last month and I realize that I started out the month like a lion on prowl for prey with my posting and was well on my way toward getting a post everyday. Then I had hit a snag or two and before I knew it, I was three or four days without a post. Then it go worse, I finished the month with one post in ten or twelve days. What whimpering finish to the month.

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International Jousting Association

IJA JoustingAs I continue my discussion of answers to common questions that I get in regards to the who, where, and how of jousting, I am going to turn to the International Jousting Association. The IJA, as it is often referred to is just what is sounds like. It is an international organization of like-minded jousters from around the world. The membership numbers are much smaller than that of the SCA (see my previous post in this series for more information). It is also, especially when compared to the SCA, much harder to become a member. Continue reading “International Jousting Association”