Today was the 4th and last day of Folklife. I got there around 2pm, parked, and memorized my parking space number (I'be been practicing the "memorizing numbers" trick detailed in The Memory Book).
I met up with jezel by the central fountain, grabbed some food (mmm, broiled local salmon on salad), and then started shopping. I bought some new onyx stone studs for my ear, and a lovely tie-dye head scarf for my friend JudyG. The other booths did not disappoint either, browsing at these sorts of events is always fun but a bit overwhelming.
An observation about clothes
There were several vendors selling handwoven clothing, some in synthetic, some in naturals. Fine handweaving is expensive, over a hundred dollars for a top woven from synthetics, to a couple of thousand and change for a silk dress. Probably, adjusted for inflation, the price of fine clothing that was dyed and woven by hand probably hasn't changed all that much in the past four millennia, which is why for most of history, most people had very few clothes. Before the development of textile machinery, dressing someone in fine clothes would cost as much as buying a decent used car does today.
After a few hours, I gave omahas and elfs a call. After determining that they were about 25 meters from where I was standing, we met up, and then spent some time hanging out on the grass together. Kouryou-chan kept wanting to help me eat my Cow Chip cookie, to the point where we had to keep reminding her to eat her hot dog first.
Breaking up, going home
Omaha left to get to the weekly taping of her radio show, and a little while later Elf & Kouryou-chan left for home as well. Tobi and I wandered around a bit more, and then she had to leave to get to her evening cat visits. So I went home as well.
Did some chores, and enjoyed again a new Samurai Jack episode, Jack and the Haunted House, where Jack is consumed by and does battle with an Oni demon to save a frightened little girl and her lost family. It was one of the better episodes of an already great show.
The Powerpuff Girls Movie
Also, I noticed that Cartoon Network is showing The Powerpuff Girls Movie this evening, so I tagged it to record. I'm looking forward to watching again the "game of tag" where they innocently demolish Townsville. (I was one of the few adults to watch and enjoy it in the theater.)
The PVR is still stuttering and artifacting, which is scream-at-the-tv annoying. Tomorrow, I'm giving ReplayTV a call tomorrow. This is Not Acceptable.