Saturday, August 25, 2007

Today's Laundry List, Plus One for Pop

We had to be ready to go at 7:00 a.m. this morning. It is now 10:50 p.m. and I have no idea where the time went!

Today we road from Killen to Aviemore, with a stop to lead a HOG rally along the way. It was Amazon Heart that lead the way. The Scotish Highlands are beautiful. They do remind me of the Lake George area of New York. Lots of piney things, but with gorgeous heather tucked in here and there for prettiness. If they have a lot of something in Scotland, it's sheep. That's not a joke. So I found myself singing Bah Bah Black Sheep to myself much of the time. However, you should know that this is not a PC thing to do. You may only say "fleecy sheep" now.

Oh, I also learned the way to say "F Off" with a simple hand gesture. This was purely by accident, as when we would ride past other bikers, I'd toss off one of my American-style peace-out signs down to the right. Apparently, this can be misconstrued as F-off because a backward peace sign means just that. Yay me and my international relations skills.

Also attended the Scottish HOG rally evening festivities. FANTASTIC! I heard these amazing Scottish bands that rocked Highland style. Awesome stuff. I wore my Harley shirt with sleeves and made lots of new friends. Can't get them here. Between sets, they played good old American rock. Including Bon Jovi! Woah-oh, we're half way there! Woah-oh, livin' on a prayer! Fun to watch the Scottish rock out Jersey-style.

And, just for Pop: I ate haggis. And it was good.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

One of my friends tried to order two pints in a loud pub once with that same hand gesture - index and middle fingers up, palm faced in. Educational evening, that was.

"So I Married an Axe Murderer" on haggis: "I think it's repellent in every way. In fact, I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare."

Miss miss miss miss miss you!!