Rings....

…. Well, here I sit….. steadily plodding through this season’s various photographs of The Olde Country while The Missus blasts dialogue from ‘Braveheart’ northwards from the living room……

… I’ll give props to Gibson for his choice of blue eye-makeup in the flick, but I still disdain his brutalization of the Scots tongue…. Shit like that should never have made its way onto film, if you ask me….

… sure, I do a passable imitation of The Rev. Ian Paisley when I’m half-in-the-bag, but you don’t see me doing it in a forum that is viewed by billions, now do you?..... of course not...

…. Anyway, be that as it may and forsaking all others, I did happen to see a wondrous sight when I first touched down in Scotland this past week….. what glorious revelation did I witness, you ask?.... well, right there as I stole out of the arrival lounge, ole Mr. Paisley and Martin McGuinness (formerly of the Provisional IRA) were both beaming forth from the television and speaking from the same podium… side by side….

… I tell you, it does cheer the soul to see such things…… but for the life of me, I would never have imagined witnessing such a spectacle in my lifetime…… but hey, I’ve been wrong before… so there you go…

… I’m off for a bit, though – the hammock in the back yard is whispering my name and I must obey…. So I will leave you with a photo of one of my new Scottish friends….

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… I do so love me some sheep that are bold enough to wear earrings….. these days – even in the ancient cradle of the mighty Cairngorms – it’s all about the style and attitude…. and that little fella had both in spades…

.... oh, and before I forget, I would like to thank Elisson & SWMBO for the pre-vacation hospitality.... and Bejus, Richard, Bitterman, Velociman, Elisson, and Captain SQL for keeping the pages ticking over while I was away..... you guys rock...

... and I'd also like to thank Rube for making the effort to hook up with The Missus and I while we were in London, and Groanin' Jock for buying a few wonderful rounds of drinks while we were hanging in Montrose... it was a true pleasure, gentlemen.......

by Eric on May 20, 2007 | Bullshit (4) | TrackBack (0) | Scotland 2007
Bullshit So Far

Heheh...so, exactly HOW friendly did you become with Mr. Sheep?

[Oh, come ON...you know somebody else would have said something, if I hadn't]


Bullshitted by Erica on May 20, 2007 05:46 PM

ohhhhh yeahhhhh... ya just had to bring in sheep. You are a glutton, sir (or, would that be mutton?). my my.

Bullshitted by Jean on May 20, 2007 06:49 PM

It was good to see both you and Mrs SWG. Hopefully we'll see you again in the autumn for another evening of cheese and garlic naan.

Bullshitted by Mark on May 21, 2007 02:37 AM

Funny you should mention rings...

http://podcasting.isfullofcrap.com/oldcrap/2007/05/ring.html

Bullshitted by Elisson on May 21, 2007 01:11 PM