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Eating Haggis with Chopsticks

Yes, that’s right. While I generally try to avoid posting pictures of myself (except for the extremely rare occurrence of a flattering shot), and I especially try to avoid pictures of myself eating, it’s not everyday that I get to eat haggis with chopsticks. This picture was taken in February of 2008. The event was …

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PNW Highland Games 2009

As it turns out, I have a lot to learn about packing my daughter up to go anywhere more than 5 minutes away from home.  This weekend was the PNW Highland Games in Enumclaw, Washington.  We go every year. Every year we get sunburned, eat greasy food, and listen to really loud music – and …

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Featured Prefromers

For future reference: Make sign then get drunk This little error was duplicated on the North stage sign as well. the band had no end of fun with this spelling error. they kept saying things like “we’re just the prefromers, you’ll have to come back later for the fromers” Other posts you might enjoy: Falling …

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And you thought haggis was strange

People show up at the little grocery tents to pick up the Scottish delights that are so difficult to find around here throughout the rest of the year. Some of the foods don’t surprise me in the least, such as the canned haggis (and vegetarian haggis), shortbread cookies, marmite, and Irn-Bru (like orange soda but …

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The Original Marching Bands

Part of the ritual of the Highland games is the massing of the bands. At moment’s like these, it is not difficult to understand why the bagpipes were considered weapons of war. The piper in the blue and green kilt below is Tyrone. He is the Pipe Major for the Elliot Bay Pipe Band and …

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