.... well, I'm back..... and it appears that my latest jaunt overseas has seen me weighed, measured, judged, and found to be just a wee bit lacking..... and so I sit before you today a semi-changed man....

... I say "semi", of course, because the plans are still in the preliminary stages.... but it does appear that I may very well begin to change my hedonistic, sedentary lifestyle for something a bit more befitting a Gentleman of My Caliber..... well, at least that's the plan at the moment.....

... I mean, imagine my utter shock upon finding out that my Brother-in-Law - my usual, faithful, earnest, and eager compadre in all things debauched - was rising at 6am every morning for cross-country jogs!..... I tell you, it was enough to make one immediately order a plate of bacon & a gin and tonic just to keep the Earth from spinning off of its axis....

.... and my Father in Law?..... his garden - full of flowers, heather, and various shrubberies - is absolutely immaculate..... indeed, if one cared to cast their eye in any conceivable direction they would be greeted with firm stems, delicately moistened petals, fragrant blossoms, and expertly manicured blades of grass.... and I made a mental note this morning as I strode across Hell's Half Acre with my cup of coffee to never, EVER send him any more photographs of my OWN meager attempts at "gardening".....

..... that said, though, the trip went well..... fine food, excellent company, exotic locales, and lashings of fine single malts ensured that smiles were never far from anyone's expression.....

..... but now it is back to the grind of Normal Life..... and perhaps the occasional bag of lawn fertilizer and a jog now and then...... then again, maybe I should just wear baggy clothes and hire a gardener......

.... photos to follow soon!.... most notably?.... The Kildrummy Castle Hotel, Melrose Abbey, The Scott Monument, and Abbotsford.....

by Eric on May 16, 2009 | Bullshit (14) | TrackBack (0) | Scotland 2009
Bullshit So Far

Welcome home!

And I must say, your phrase: "firm stems, delicately moistened petals"....ummm....uh...nicely put.....uhhh...

Bullshitted by DogsDontPurr on May 16, 2009 02:03 PM

.... hmmm.... well, it does mist, rain, and drizzle there quite a bit...... Morning Dew is quite heavy on the eastern coast....

Bullshitted by Eric on May 16, 2009 02:11 PM

So does this mean you are going to being gainful employment as a gardener or a marathon runner??? LOL.

Can't wait to see the pictures! Yay!

Bullshitted by Teresa on May 16, 2009 02:16 PM

I swear that last post seemed to make some sort of sense when I typed it... good lord!!! And I haven't even had anything alcoholic to drink.

I give up!

Bullshitted by Teresa on May 16, 2009 02:17 PM

As Mr. O'Donohue says in his blessing,

"May dawn find you awake and alert and approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities and promises.

May evening find you gracious and fulfilled."

See, there's a LOT of room there for interpretation. I, myself, favor the cup of coffee and the surveying of the "estate" moreso than jogging.

Bullshitted by Kath on May 16, 2009 03:11 PM

Welcome back, laddie! Looking forward to the inevitable Debrief... but meanwhile, it's good to know you and Fiona are returned safely home.

Bullshitted by Elisson on May 16, 2009 06:37 PM

Growing things and running no where - not my cup of tea, but I can't wait for the photos.

Bullshitted by Lou on May 16, 2009 07:36 PM

Ooo! Photos, please!

Welcome home. Don't let this news scare you back across the pond.

Bullshitted by Omnibus Driver on May 16, 2009 10:46 PM

herzlich Willkommen zu Hause

Bullshitted by Sam on May 17, 2009 06:46 AM

Give reality a couple of weeks to grind this down.

Bullshitted by Cappy on May 17, 2009 05:25 PM

Glad you're back. Go get some sleep.

Bullshitted by Jerry in Indiana on May 18, 2009 07:19 AM

Oh yes, pictures please,,,,

(welcome back!)

Bullshitted by Michele on May 18, 2009 08:55 AM

heh, were you NOT aware that gardening is indeed the pastime of a gentleman? Of course most gentlemen hire an illegal Mexican to do the work...we redneck gents have to do it ourself

Bullshitted by GUYK on May 18, 2009 01:42 PM

If you take up running, get the right shoes!

Bullshitted by Bou on May 18, 2009 04:37 PM