Ragnar Lothbrok

Let’s be honest, the ENTIRE reason I watch Vikings is to see Travis Fimmel play Ragnar Lothbrok.

The love triangle between him, Aslaug and Lagertha is titillating to say the least.

So it comes as no surprise then that I’d want someone to play Ragnar to my Lagertha.

 

1.  Foam battle axe – $37.99

2.  Viking costume with shield – $79.98 including shield

3.  Men’s fur-lined cape – $30.15

4.  Brown leather wristband – $9.99

5.  Medieval ring belt – $41.00

6.  Brown medieval boots – $79.99 – $89.99

7.  Viking shield – $79.98 including costume

 

 

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Viking Braids

I’ve been all about braids lately.

I first noticed braids on the show Selling Sunset because real estate agent Heather Rae Young often wears her long blond hair in really outstanding braids.

You can hardly blame me for getting excited about the prospects of having my long hair braided.

So I jumped onto Yelp to find someplace that braids hair and would be willing to style my hair.

These are my inspo pics:

 

Of course, I could just buy a lace front braided wig (costing around $250) because it may be cheaper than getting my hair braided.

But since I have long blond hair which is perfect for braiding, I’m going to try that first.

The first place I contacted doesn’t do braids.

Le sigh.

The other two places cater to African American hair, but might be willing to do my Viking braids.

Speaking of hair, I get my first haircut in over a year in less than a week and I’m totally excited about it.

I’m going to ask my regular lady if she can do braids because why not?

Maybe she’s as good at braids as she is at color and cuts.

Valkyrie

Lately I’ve been obsessed with synthetic hair.

I bought two clip in bangs – one red and one blue – for my Tank Girl costume.

I put them on under the trapper hat and tuck my hair into the cap and voilà!

I have Tank Girl’s colored hair without dying my own.

The clip in bangs remind me of some Swarovski crystal clip in extensions which I bought to wear at a Labyrinth-themed wedding at unSCruz.

So pretty!

So I scoped out custom synthetic clip in dreads on Etsy and lo and behold they have a selection of options for me.

Personally I love these Viking clip in extensions:

I also like these boho clip ins:

As much as I’d love to get them, it’s a little crazy for me to buy them thinking I’d wear them on the playa.

For one, the playa DESTROYS everything it comes in contact with.

For another, it’s hard enough to get a brush through my regular hair, let alone try to keep it neat and tidy with clip in extensions in while at Burning Man.

So I’m going to forego extensions for the time being but I’m really starting to feel the Viking vibe coming off this photo:

And I’m thinking it might be my inspiration photo for my next Burning Man outfit.

Le sigh!

There is no such thing as too cold

It’s going to be COLD in Watsonville during the night for unSCruz.

Like in the 40s.

For a California girl (who is sleeping alone), that’s COLD!

I’ve gotten an offer from one man who is willing to sleep with me for the duration of the event.

And while he is a handsome, hot-blooded, American male, I think I’m going to pass.

I should be able to stay warm for a few reasons:

  1. I recycled my 10’ x 14’ tent and am now sleeping in an 8’ x 7’ tent. The smaller the tent, the less bodies it takes to heat it up, right?
  2. I’m bringing a sleeping bag rated to 10 degrees. I plan to layer it under my comforter to stay nice and toasty warm.
  3. I bought an electric blanket off of Amazon that runs off of batteries! Who even KNEW these existed?!

I really wish The Swede could be there with me.

He’s going to be in Sweden where it’s MUCH COLDER than 40 degrees and where he SCOFFS at my California girl complaints that it’s too cold.

LOL.

He is a Viking.

There is no such thing as too cold.

Do I like Vikings?

Do I like Vikings?

Vikings like this one?

Or this one?

Why yes, I think I do.

The Swede is descended from Vikings.

So am I, as least in part.

Maybe a Viking and a Scot fell in love a long time ago and to them I owe my whole existence.

Maybe a Viking PLUNDERED and PILLAGED a Scot village a long time ago and to that I owe my whole existence.

In reality, the story of my conception is pretty damn cool.

Two eighth graders fell foolishly in love and whoops!

Made a baby.

The Swede flies in on April 30th and we’re set to go on a date.

If he’s not too jet lagged.

I’m looking forward to seeing this modern day Viking again, just before UnSCruz.

The big news is. . .

. . . I have kicked Tejas out of our tent so that we can have some privacy.

Don’t worry, I’m bringing a backup tent for Tejas.

He was bummed when I told him but said it was predictable.

“Think of it as a way for you to get your own privacy too,” I hinted.

So there you have it.

I’m finally willing to admit I MAY want privacy with The Swede.

And by God, I’ll get it!