Fenton and I just returned home to Beige after spending the weekend in Domain. We left on Friday evening and made the two-hour trip to stay at the Fuscus house in Fenton’s old bedroom. Dip now has his own room, and he and Fenton’s parents have become a close-knit family unit. (Of course they always have been; just unawares.)
We came to attend the Renaissance Faire for Extinct Species, an event intended to bring awareness to species loss and their possible reintroduction through genetics. One of the sponsors was the genetics lab back at Beige U. where I work, so for me it was personal.
I created a Passenger Pigeon costume which required six weeks of construction. Fenton spent considerably less time on his, making a paper mache mastodon head the night before.
We spent all day Saturday at the Faire, answering questions while in character. The turnout was impressive. I didn’t win Best Costume, but I did win a Special Commendation for Worst Pun.