I went to Archery practice on this glorious fall day. It was cool but comfortable and I had a great time with some wonderful people. This is yet one more thing that I get to do in the SCA that makes life so grand. I get to hurl sticks at very high speeds towards targets while hanging out with cool people. I only got a couple really small bruises this time and didn't break any arrows.
I also completed my first full set of royal round scores so I am officially a Mynydd Seren Archer. I have an average score that should give me plenty of opportunity to improve next royal round season.
I have dreams of having my own archery range in the back yard. Maybe I should get my own bow first, then go from there. Good times with dreams of future fun is always a good thing.
Plus I got a hug from a friend today. I know it is silly that I note the hugs so often, but they do mean a lot to me. I really do feel the lack of physical contact and closeness now that I do not have a wife to love and snuggle. I got two hugs at Fencing practice so that was supper awesome too. Not as good as I was getting, but it is a start.
I guess I could get more hugs if I were to offer them myself, but somehow the whole "large yeti man demanding hug" thing could be a frightening thing. Maybe not. I don't know, maybe I see myself as more monstrous than everyone else does. Need further pondering.
I also found out that using the same arrows on a faster bow makes scratches into cuts. Need more leather protection.
Yay for fun day.