Butterfly's been going to Amtgard lately. These stories are related. Amtgard's the boffer weapon group. I'm happy for her--sorely tempted to go, actually. I've got an elaborate bread recipe that I've been wanting to make for years, and thought that rennie-types would enjoy it. I wanted to get it right, so I thought I'd practice by making it for Sparrow's pre-movie potluck.
I decorated the bread with a pentacle and put it on my counter to cool, and put a knife beside it so I'd remember to take something to cut the bread with. Then I noticed, in one of those little Wiccan moments, that the baking sheet was right next to the measuring cup and rolling pin I'd used to prepare it--giving me the traditional pentacle, sword, cup, and wand.
I love these little microincidences :)