There is periodic discussion of non-traditional kilts on the forums to which I belong. Lately, someone posed the question, Have you seen anyone compete solo wearing a Utilikilt? I usually comment on these threads, since, unlike the majority of pipers, I regularly wear both traditional and non-traditional kilts.
Many pipers (or at least, the vocal . . . → Read More: Utilikilts – what do pipers think?
I watched Ace of Cakes last night on the Food Network. This is a great show, about a funky cake-making company, Charm City Cakes,with a cool owner, Duff Goldman.
Last night Duff was commissioned to make a Scottish-themed cake, so he chose a Highland Cow. The cake looked like a million dollars (probably was) and, . . . → Read More: If it goes past your knees, it’s just a skirt
When I play solo I wear the Macfie tartan. I am a Macfie.
Although I inherited my Finnish surname from my father’s family, my mother’s family is all scottish and the Macfies of Colonsay were her father’s ancestors.
The Macfies (or MacPhies and other variant spellings) lived on the Island of Colonsay until . . . → Read More: I am a Macfie
Yet another person comes face to face with the Utilikilt and cannot understand it.
We went to check out a new fitness center yesterday. I was wearing my new Utilikilt. Mister oh-so-cocky membership salesman was curious:
What on earth is that you’re wearing?
It’s a Utilikilt
He was still unsure:
But what is it?
I explained, patiently. It’s an . . . → Read More: More Butt kicking, and this time it’s about the kilt
With lightning speed, my new Utilikilt arrived from Seattle Thursday. Of course, I have worn it every day since. It might even be helping to scare up some business.
My kids persuaded me to take them to a gross fast food restaurant. The staff commented on my accent and my kilt, but . . . → Read More: My Newtilikilt causes a stir, but I am not refused service.