May 20, 2011

Renegade and rapture

Two big-ticket items on tap this weekend: the Renegade Craft Fair and The Rapture.

First up: handmade pretties.

The hubs, the moms and I went to the first annual Renegade Craft Fair last year and had a great time. Colt bought me this adorable Verameat necklace (which was more expensive than first thought, but I love it, so it's OK):

And Mom and I bought some prints from David Malki! of Wondermark, which is a great Web comic. (Definitely check it out, if you've never.)

It's a really fun craft fair, and it's definitely unique. We saw Elsie and Miss James; learned tricks for the Yudu (which I still need to use, I am terrible); and people watched—lots of hipsters. There are other Renegade fairs around the country, so if you're not in Austin this weekend, you should see if there's going to be any in your area in the future.

If you're in Austin, I might see you there!

Second: hints of the apocalypse.


According to Wikipedia, this go-round of the rapture is being predicted by Harold Camping, a Christian radio host.
The 2011 end times prediction made by Harold Camping states that the Rapture (in premillennial theology, the taking up into heaven of God's elect people) will take place on May 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. local time (the rapture will sweep the globe time zone by time zone) and that the end of the world as we know it will take place five months later on Oct. 21, 2011. Camping, president of the Family Radio Christian network, claims the Bible as his source and says May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment "beyond the shadow of a doubt". His followers claim that around 200 million people (approximately 3 percent of the world's population) will be raptured.
Camping previously claimed that the world would end in September 1994.
It might be the fact that Camping "previously claimed that the world would end in September 1994," and now he's saying that "May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment 'beyond the shadow of a doubt,'" but I'm not so sure I believe him.

I've also been watching season 5 of Supernatural lately, which is all about the apocalypse. And that season took place in 2009-10, so ... Camping's a year off.

(I promise, I know Supernatural's not real.)

I read about this funny prank this morning and the childish side of me hopes to see this while I'm out and about.

Regardless, make the most of this weekend, will ya?


  1. This is my addition to this blog entry, specifically regarding the end of the world:



    As you were.

  2. if you like the renegade fair you should also try and hit up the 36th annual deutschen pfest. its at 515 City Park Road in pville and is going on Friday (5 pm-midnight), Saturday (10 am-midnight) and Sunday (11 am-5 pm). they have lots of crafters out there (a friend of mine does handmade goodies called dollface accessories and she has a booth) but theres also loads of food and things for the kiddos if you know of any you want to steal for a day :)

  3. I really want to go to Renegade tomorrow, but I'm not sure if I'll have time and the will power to not spend any money! Maybe I'll go in the evening...hmmm. It does look like a lot of fun!

  4. Ang-Haha, yeah. I posted a link to a story on that in Nerd News. Gotta love when government agencies get with the times/don't take themselves too seriously.

    Rebecca-Thanks for the heads up! I forget about Deutschen Pfest all the time. Didn't make it this year either, but I heard it was fun. :)

    Brooke-I ended up only buying one thing—and it's a gift. But it was really fun to look at everything.