July 6th, 2011

Joshua's device

How To Pretend You're At Pennsic

Several friends are bemoaning the fact that they can't attend Pennsic this year, so I thought it might be ever so helpful for them if we were to come up with a list of ways they can pretend they're there, right from their own home. I'll start:

  • Set a timer so that a CD of clanking armor and chatty coffee conversation goes off right next to your pillow starting at 6:00 a.m. If possible, have it get progressively louder until you can't take it anymore and get out of bed.
  • Do not go directly to your bathroom - go outside and walk around your house 6 times first. DO NOT FLUSH. Also, do not use any running water (you only get to do that once a day), and under NO circumstances use HOT water.
  • You may use your shower, but put a fine layer of mud and stones in it first. (Again, NO HOT WATER.)

What would you add? :)

(I realize this has been done before, but I thought it would be fun to hear what everyone would add to the list, especially since there are quite a few people who have posted that they'll be attending Pennsic for the first time this year, and they might want to hear what others have to say about the experience!)