It's a rare occasion when I feel cool. In fact, it's almost always a bad thing. It's a negative sort of boosting myself through disdain for how nerdy others are being (and there aren't many people nerdier than I… Except at Dicken's Faire.)
I spent Saturday at the Dicken's Faire, and had a good time. They did a surprisingly good one hour version of Pirates of Pensance, and the finale at the lower class tavern was really amusing. I even picked up a few Christmas presents. Still, I clothed myself in a veneer of ironic detachment. I never really allowed myself to play along. I self-consciously pointed out anachronisms, I tried to make people break character, in short I was the cool guy.
Perhaps sensing this, the matron of the lower class tavern, Mad Sal was her name, singled me out twice for her ministrations. As the scandalously dressed chorus girls sang a charming little ditty titled "No Balls At All," Sal patrolled the audience making sure people sang along with bawdy chorus. She also picked out rubes for her attention. I was the perfect target in my slight air of aloofness. As the chorus came up, Sal pressed my head into her abundant cleavage. I had never actually experienced that, and it is sort of hard to breathe. And, I really do not want to know what about the experience smudged my glasses.
Apparently, I was such a good mark that Sal came back for seconds later that day at a 2nd show. The exact same thing, only this time she made a joke about how I was looking forward to it now. Strangely, Mad Sal made me loosen up and have fun with the whole thing. Alas, it didn't happen until the day was almost over, but still I got to join in the Scrooge christmas carol sing along, and that was fun.
I wish (in a metaphorical sense) that Mad Sal would ram me into her bosom more often. I hide behind my ironic detachment, and don't allow myself to fully enjoy things far too often.
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