And no atomic vector plotter, either.
The strong Brownian motion producer? Yeah, have that. And now a nice tea set for preparing and serving it.
Last night $HOUSEMATE and I attended the Siouxland Winterfeast, a fundraiser event for the Siouxland Renaissance Festival. We missed it the last couple years due to severe weather – travelling across southern Minnesota and South Dakota in a blizzard is Not Recommended. I’ve been through a Dakota(s) blizzard – I wanted RADAR! It might have been the year before, I am no longer sure, that I missed it due to illness. Anyway, it had been a while and health and weather finally did not conspire against attendance.
There was beer, wine, and of course mead. There was a very good meal. There was entertainment. And there was a silent auction. I purchased a strip of six tickets for five dollars and dropped the half of each into the various jars for the groups of items that were of any interest to me. I enjoyed the compnay and a couple drinks, and then bought another six tickets and dealt with those as well.
After the meal and a couple different entertainers, the drawings were held. It was a rather odd night. One lady won one of the groups… and a few drawings later, had a stroke of luck again. She was, however, not alone. I had the good fortune to win one of the groups I had a ticket in for. And, a while later, won another. See why I said I don’t have the bits that make up an Improbability Field Generator?
Thus, we have a tea infusor, a teapot (I already have a kettle), a couple cups, and some other service items, including a nice wooden serving tray. Also some tea (I’ve been told all the Earl Grey is mine), and a pan of an all too tempting dessert.
Also, there is a sturdy wooden box (not a chest, but close enough) that held a few pirate-themed videos, and a couple bottles of wine, amongst other things. Yes wine. Other auction groups had the rum, and as one of the rums has a reputation for a strong banana flavor (neither of us are really fans of banana), we do NOT feel we missed out.