11:00 Went to DVD party at Arielle's house a Scottish Fellowship
event. Backyard barbecue and food (yay!). Bret, Taika and Stan arrived
a bit later. We were also joined
by a local reporter and photographer, and a NZ film crew following the
fortunes of Kiwi fringe acts for a TV segment.
12:00 After they interviewed Bret and Arielle and after a very
embarrassing photo shoot ("Let me see some teeth!! Lovey dovey!!! Happy
faces happy faces!!!") we went inside to watch the council scene for the
NZ TV crew. I was about to wolf whistle when Figwit came onscreen but stopped
before I did when I realized Bret is sprawled on the floor less than a
feet away. NOTE TO SELF: don't go to any DVD watching parties with Hugo
Weaving or Sean Bean. Might get very embarrassing. We were still dead tired
because of the day before, so we had to leave before the actual DVD watching
began! Met with the Scottish Fellowship again, later that same evening
back in Edinburgh.
20:00 The guy at the door at the Caves bar has been giving us
dirty looks whenever we go in. So we put on our patented invisibility helmets
as taught to us by Jemaine and go by. Door Guy looks puzzled. Do you
think he saw us?
20:30 Went to see a show. Were the only ones there. Performer
offers to go next door and see the other show with us. We agree! Go next
door and find seats. But then introduction guy puts spotlight on us and
explains to everyone that we are different from the rest of the audience,
and that they must not pick on us because of it. We woulda kicked their
orc asses I'm telling ya!
Hung out, met some people, got to see a candle being viciously
disfigured. Good fun!
04:00 Great evening ends with a perfect moment after wandering
a bit, we found a chips place open at 4:00 am! Joy! Perfect moment ruined
when inDUH trips and falls on her ass, sending chips flying all over the
14:00 Another slow day so once again we did what every bored tourist
does Beleth got her tongue pierced. We spent most of the day sitting
at a restaurant eating very slooowwwwllly.
20:30 Saw a great improv show called Crash Boom Bang. The two performers were brilliant. When I met
one of them later I discovered he is actually shorter than me (5'0") which made me like him even more.
21:30 Sat in the street after a show and talked for a few hours... in
the rain. Some weird guy threw a bag of weed at us.
20:00 Had a nice little chat with Door Guy at the Caves. We suspect
that we got the wrong initial impression. It wasn't that he doesn't like
us he does like us but is very shy and can never think of something good
to say. So he just glares. Of course! How did it take us so long to figure
it out? How is it possible *not* to like us? Charming, genteel girls that
20:05 Had a spitting competition.
Fringe Tip If you happen to go to the Fringe Festival and go
to a show called "Best of So You Think You're Funny", don't sit in the
front row. There is a reason why no one sits there. Did you hear that,
Last day in Edinburgh. Pathetically tried to do all the things
we planned to do but never got around to. You probably won't be surprised
to hear we didn't really get anything done.
22:00 Up in the Caves pub, one last time. We're sure going to
miss that moldy, drippy, smoky and stuffy old place. Door Guy is crushed because we're leaving,
we can tell.
02:00 Did the interview with Bret in the middle of the street
at 2:00 am: funny, very bizarre and thoroughly enjoyable. I guess that
also kind of sums up our whole Edinburgh adventure too funny, very bizarre
and thoroughly enjoyable.
Spent the rest of the night at the bar with the Kiwi brigade (yup,
we were all kicked out of the bar again).
06:30 Time to say goodbye to everyone very depressing because
this is when we realize it's really over. It's been an amazing experience
something to tell...well maybe not our grandchildren because we don't
like children, but maybe the nice nurse at the old people's home, the one
that always gives us extra jello for dessert.
07:00 Went into a grocery store and bought some comfort food.
11:00 Flight back to London.
13:00 Met with River-Woman! Fellow TORnsib. Very cool moment!
She had us spend the night. We got to meet her lovely family and finally
fell asleep watching FOTR (it's ok it was Arwen's ford scene, we didn't
miss anything important).
10:00 Got to the airport from hell, Heathrow. Time to say goodbye.
So we did...but not really because almost immediately we started SMSing
nonsense to one another.
03:00 Home, not-so-sweet-even-slightly-bitter-but-it'll-get-better-with-time