… well, boys and girls, the time has come for me to – once again – venture forth into The Land of the Great Golden Haggis… (deep-fried, of course, with a side-order of deep-fried Mars bars and chips)…

... yes, indeedy…. The Missus and I will be leaving for Scotland on the 7th of May and not returning until the 18th…..

…. I’m in the process of trying to line up some quality entertainment for you rubberneckers, but we’ll see… I definitely have not been up to serving the tables properly around here for a while, and I figure that finding good wait-staff might be a bit of a chore….. but like I said, we’ll see….

… in other news, I disassembled a Hoover 9000-XM-Ultramaximegasuck-Carpet Cleaner Of The Gods this afternoon with great zeal….. broken belt on the supersucky bit….. so I need to head over to Lowes in the morning to get a replacement belt….. can’t leave for Europe with a un-vacuumed carpet, now can we?....

… which is kinda funny, really, when you think about it…. I mean, two years ago I left for Europe with a fresh passport, a fresh knife wound, and a fresh wad of hundred dollar bills that I used to pay for my tickets out of the country while wearing dark sunglasses and muttering nervously, “just give me the first flight out of the country, ma’am…. I gotta be in a new time zone before the pain meds stop working…”

…. You guys should have seen the look on that clerk’s face….. it was classic....

… anyhoo, now y’all are in the same boat as I….. figuratively speaking…. Oh, and it’ll be an airplane, of course, not a boat… but y’all know what I mean…….

… I’ll be happily visiting with Elisson and the beautiful SWMBO all evening on May 6th and enjoying their wonderful hospitality……

… so if anyone needs me while I am away, I will be at The Craigendarroch Hilton until the Sunday following May 7th….. and then I shall be in safely perched on a stool at The Market Arms in Montrose most evenings until time to fly down to London on the 17th….

… there I hope to meet up with Rube and Anna for pints and sausages in a pub – hopefully in the Whitechapel area so that we can all soak up some “Ripper” history… otherwise, I’ll be quite happy to see them wherever….. the morning of the 18th sees us jetting across the Atlantic towards Hotlanta once again…. and a quick Audi-ride back to Tennessee……

… all in all, it should be quite a nice trip….. Scotland is, after all, the land of Scotch..

… as for the guest “entertainment”, I will have to keep you hammerheads posted…… times are hard out here on the bloggy-range these days…. too many sneaks popping up barbed-wire range fences…..

…. In any case, I will find someone to hold down the proverbial fort while I am away eating Indian food and sipping warm beer…. And if I don’t manage to scare up some guys and gals to keep y’all entertained, well, you’ll just have to wait for me to return……. I’m sure I’ll have lots of photos and stories about watching seagulls swirl when I get back….. I know how much you hammerheads love reading about swirling seagulls…….

… so there you have it…. Vacation 2007, Part I….. Part II will be in September… most likely…..

by Eric on May 04, 2007 | Bullshit (14) | TrackBack (0) | Scotland 2007
Bullshit So Far

Heh - we've gone from "Rubberneckers" to "Hammerheads" huh? Is that a promotion??

Either way, I hope that you and the Missus have a wonderful time! We'll leave a light on for you...

Bullshitted by Richmond on May 4, 2007 06:48 PM

Here's to you & the missus having a safe, happy trip. See you when you get back!

Bullshitted by Chickie on May 4, 2007 08:18 PM

Would you bring me back a Scot? I always wanted one.

Bullshitted by drc on May 4, 2007 08:48 PM

Bag a few lawn gnomes for me while you're there.

Bullshitted by Cappy on May 4, 2007 09:00 PM

Can't wait to read the tales this will produce... wishing you and Mrs. SWG the most wonderful of times!

Bullshitted by Jean on May 4, 2007 09:18 PM

Elisson is maybe twenty minutes from us, brah...

Bullshitted by D.G. Hall on May 5, 2007 12:04 AM

You & Mrs. SWG have a great time over yonder. Don't come home with any stab wounds either.

Bullshitted by Jerry on May 5, 2007 02:15 AM

Smooth landings and no headwinds upon your return.

Bullshitted by wil on May 5, 2007 04:30 AM

Envious... Seems everyone is off visiting lately... is it the end of June yet???

Have a GREAT holiday.


Bullshitted by farmwifetwo on May 5, 2007 07:39 AM

You and Fiona have yourselves a great (and safe) trip.

Don't forget passports or any such things. Heheh...

Bullshitted by That 1 Guy on May 5, 2007 11:15 AM

Cool Runnings!!!

Bullshitted by Sam on May 5, 2007 01:18 PM

I hope the two of you have a great time, Eric. Enjoy yourselves, drink and eat much, be and make merry, have wonderful loads of fun, and be safe.

Bullshitted by jason on May 5, 2007 03:30 PM

Hve a fun time dude. TheGirl and I hope to visit Scotland and Ireland next year.

Bullshitted by DanToom on May 6, 2007 10:01 AM

Have a good'un soaking up the rays, hospitality, and ethyl entertainment.

What happened to Barney Goo-Goo anyway? You went all reptilian on us.

Bullshitted by G on May 6, 2007 10:10 AM