LARP = Live Action Role Play. A combination between D&D style tabletop RPGs and pretending to be a wizard as a child. You dress up in armor and get fake weapons, and run around the woods taking part in epic battle, subterfuge, and drama. Depending on how amazing your group is, this can be anything from throwing beanbags at each other in the park to Game of Thrones-esque epic sagas, which can involve assassination, espionage, war tactics, and economics, with military grade gear and actual castles and such.
It is considered the pinnacle of geekdom, and is generally laughed at, even by other geeks.
Unfortunately, I wasn't doing that, as my own LARP was of a more political nature, i.e.; Model United Nations. Which is basically a bunch of guys dressing up in armor (suit and tie) to role play as heroes (politicians). It's incredibly realistic in that everyone has their own agenda, and that nothing ever gets accomplished because someone disagrees just to make sure the status quo is maintained. Goddamn politics. Actually no, near the end China, North Korea, several of the 'stan nations and the Russian Federation joined forces to form the DPRA (Democratic People's Republic of Asia) and declared war on the United States. Now that was fun.
That aside, hooray, I'm back! No hugs?