For a few years, it was my pleasure to assist in a jewelry booth at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. I met many interesting people, sold some beautiful jewelry, and saw some fantastic shows. Behind the scenes, workers there–booth staff and cast members–devised a way to entertain ourselves and pass the time while being not-so-sneaky and a whole lot flirty. We called it the Romance Wars, and it was Men V. Women as we sent small gifts and poems and roses to each other during the course of the Festival.
I may have flirted with my now-ex-husband during this time. It was fun and innocent, and I miss those times.