Monday, July 2, 2012


But I was relieved that everyone left as early as they did--not because I wasn't enjoying getting to know them and spending time with them.

But because having company for extended periods is a strain, especially if a) you're not used to being around a lot of people all the time, and b) they are people you don't know and you're trying to present your best self and you're the hostess and you can't disappear to grab a two-hour nap though you desperately need one. :)

The first Robin Hood fan meet up went off without a hitch. And we're all still alive to tell the tale.

We talked and laughed, learned about each others husbands and/or children and jobs. We watched (only) eleven episodes of the show during our time together. And watching a show you love with several like-minded friends is way more fun than watching alone. I think all of us have this problem. Our significant others had/have no interested in the show, nor do we have any in-person friends with whom to share the experience.

It may have been fitting that the first meet up was at my house as this is several blocks away:

(And only in America with the "Crime Watch" sign underneath!)

I hope we can swing it again next year or the year after and have a couple more US fans be able to join us.

And that's it for today. It was a long weekend and I took Friday off, so I've got to get caught up.

If I'm not here on Wednesday it's because I couldn't get on the Internet to post. If I don't see you, have a wonderful Fourth of July!!


Unknown said...

Are you watching the BBC version of Robin Hood, with Richard Armitage as Gisborne? I love that show!

Glad you had fun :)

Jen FitzGerald said...

Yep--that's the one.

Regina Richards said...

No grass grows under you, Jen! Working and writing and cooking and cleaning and running the marching band and working fundraisers and meet-up weekends! I'm in awe!

Glad you had such a wonderful time!

Jen FitzGerald said...

Hey, Regina!!