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24 February 2008 @ 11:09 pm
What *does* a Scotsman wear…?  

From Mom:

There were still a lot of Scots in town today from the Ireland/Scotland rugby match yesterday. Yesterday there were hundreds of men wearing kilts everywhere we went. Today, we were strolling past a pub and there was a man in a kilt standing in front of it.

And a youngish woman had evidently asked him what a Scotsman DID wear under his kilt, because just as we got even with him, he modestly turned to the side and pulled up his kilt. The young woman squealed, and took his picture with her mobile. :)

Yesterday we went into Waterstone’s and I noticed CAPTAIN’S FURY, 4th in Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series, and in a fit of weakness I looked at the price. The price, inexplicably, was €9.99, so we bought it and I read it today, which is the first time in a Really Long Time that I’ve bought a book and read it immediately. And it was good and I want the next one and to my delight it made me want to go back to writing my own book. I hope my hand is up to it tomorrow!

Ted made a totally wonderful dinner of steak and baked potatoes and corn on the cob and garlic bread, and followed it up with a pineapple upside-down cake which was amazing. *swoons*

miles to Minas Tirith: 117.8

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Kerry aka Trouble: Mecontrouble on February 25th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Someone sent me this picture long ago and it has always been my favorite answer to this question...
What is under there?
jesshartleyjesshartley on February 25th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
The Viking has two answers... For polite people, he says... "Blue ribbon... Best In Show... Large Breed Category..."

For rude men, he'll say "Lipstick. On a good day, several colors"... and if they're really rude... "Your wife's shade."

Tamijadzia325 on February 25th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
Codex Alera
I adore that series! It's so funny that you mention it because I just reread the first three this past weekend. I have the fourth on hold from the library. I'm in fifth place - hopefully just another week or so until I can get it. I'm dying!

Jim left the end of book three in a great and exciting place, I can't wait to see what has happened in the two intervening years. I've that coming and the new Kim Harrison is out later this week! Can it be the weekend now?
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on February 25th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
I believe one of the standard answers in there's nothing worn under a Scotsman's kilt; it's all in perfect working order.
kitmizkit on February 25th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
*laugh*! I'd never heard that one before :)
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on February 25th, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
Of course when you're in Scotland, you don't see anything like as many kilts as you do when they're off on Rugby weekends. There are, however, many many shops in Edinburgh *selling* kilts, and you can buy Haggis on practically every street corner. And delicious it is too. I think we still have one in the freezer...
cinnamonbitecinnamonbite on February 25th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Haven't heard it? Half our pipe band has that on a t-shirt. Come on now, I live in Florida and have heard EVERY kilt joke imaginable. I've even heard songs sung about blue ribbons at ceilidhs. How can you live close enough to smell the fresh haggis and not be blase about the whole kilt thing?
sammywolsammywol on February 25th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
The food sounds too good. I haven't had my dinner yet. *drools* Hope Ted's head is better if you are putting him to work, or doe she do 'rest'n'recuperate' just as well as Mr Wol?
UrsulaVursulav on February 25th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'm told that if you wear anything under it, it's a skirt.