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Men in skirts and other interesting diversions

Reykjavík is filled with Scots wearing kilts at the moment. They’re over here to support their national football team, which is playing Niceland as we speak. As a matter of fact I should probably turn on the telly and see what the score is … scuse me …

0:1 for Scotland, 27 minutes into the game. Boo.

EPI’s down there, probably shouting himself hoarse and freezing his butt. Although not as much as the Scots, who proved definitively on Kastljós last night that they were not wearing anything underneath those kilts, bless. You gotta love the Scots … don’t they just have the most adorable accent ever? Not to sound patronizing or anything … it’s true. Plus they really know how to have a great time. In fact the sports announcers are talking about that at this very minute … what a great crowd they are, “… they come to the field to have a good time and to entertain others.” They just sing their songs and walk around town wearing skirts and spreading love and cheer. We’ll take more like them, please.

Meanwhile, aren’t you glad the Earth wasn’t swallowed up by a black hole today? I have to admit that I felt a bit queasy yesterday when they started talking about that Big Bang experiment down in Switzerland. It was scary enough to make me heed the advice in Fréttablaðið yesterday on some things NOT to do, just in case the world ended:

  1. negotiate with tax authorities
  2. start reading War and Peace
  3. watch Rob Schneider movies
  4. start the cucumber diet
  5. listen to The Collected Works of Yoko Ono
  6. buy furniture that needs assembling
  7. go to a fortune teller

… Of course I am now mega-relieved and shall be embarking on the Collected Works shortly.

MEANWHILE IT IS COOL OUT THERE
And the man who is supposed to fix our roof and has to do so before the temps drop below 6°C is resolutely ignoring my calls. Can’t imagine why. Guess he just doesn’t know what a barrel of laughs we are and what a blast he’d have IF HE ONLY GOT HIS LAZY ASS DOWN HERE. What is it with tradespeople the world over? Are they missing the gene that makes people want to keep their promises? I ask you. We have 14°C supposedly [I don’t believe it though, it sure doesn’t feel like it] or 55F and this morning the sun came up at 6:37 am and will go down at 8:10 pm.

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  • mary September 10, 2008, 9:30 pm

    I love men in skirts, my husband has on being part Scottish!

  • Bluegrass Mama September 10, 2008, 9:36 pm

    My father went through a kilt phase a few years ago, but I certainly hope he was wearing something underneath it!

  • Jessie September 10, 2008, 10:18 pm

    Nothing like a Scot in a kilt, and you’re right, always entertaining. I suppose if they’re going to wear the kilts, they might as well go all out and forget the undergarments! 🙂

  • Karen* September 11, 2008, 12:16 am

    Any of them have thick long hair? I think that thick luscious well cared for long hair goes really well with kilts aka “Duncan McLeod, of the Clan McLeod” – mmmmm. 🙂

  • Abby September 11, 2008, 1:38 am

    While my fair city has its share of poor tradespeople, I have to say that all of the worker bees on my room addition have been great so far. That local Protestant work ethic is one of many reasons not to move away, even though the Fort is rather provincial and dull.

  • alda September 11, 2008, 10:11 am

    mary – does he go nekkid underneath?

    Cat – if he wanted to be like an authentic Scot, then he should have left his ‘smalls’ at home.

    Jessie – it’s the Scottish way, I’m told.

    Karen – yes indeed. Did you watch the clip I linked to?

    Abby – can you send one or two of them over here? Please?

  • Chris September 11, 2008, 11:05 am

    Must be a general problem here. It took us a while, to get the plumber to work…

  • Melissa September 11, 2008, 2:20 pm

    *flies to Niceland and brings her “kilt inspector” card* I’ll be there shortly!

  • Crista September 11, 2008, 8:36 pm

    Kilts = yummy!

    When my redheaded husband wears his kilt, I tease him that we need funky music from the 70s in the background so we can play “Scottish Pizza Delivery Man” some evening!

  • bamamoose September 12, 2008, 3:13 am

    Thanks for the link that answered that age old question!

  • JoeInVegas September 12, 2008, 9:07 pm

    Yes, thank you, I too have wondered (but not too much) about under apparal. I’ve never heard, what do the women in Scotland wear? Do they put on the pants in the family?

  • Rachael September 17, 2008, 11:24 am

    There were still a few Scotsmen in Iceland least weekend… they were v. easy to spot. They were either wearing kilts or t-shirts proclaiming their Scottishness. I saw a whole bunch of them going into the Blue Lagoon, so presumably the kilts came off and the swimsuits went on soon after.