WMD – Dec 4 – Random babbling

WMD Dec 4

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Dec 4, 2017!  Now on to Christmas!

Kilt Order Update

Most everyone is caught up.  A couple of invoices are still outstanding, but hey, that is expected.  Just don’t forget.  On the hybrid front.  We are working with the manufacturer to get it straightened out.  It seems there was an issue concerning the order and we are working to get it covered.  We sincerely apologize for this and are working as fast as we can to get it straight.

Christmas

Seeing as how we are now entrenched in the Christmas season, it is time to start decorating.  For those of you around Milnathort UK, there is a Christmas tree company called The Kilted Christmas Tree Company.  Yeah, that sucks for those of us over here in the US, but hey, at least one exists.

Kilted Christmas Tree Co
Kilted Christmas Tree Co

In Riverview FL, there is a bar called The Talking Pint which is hosting A Kilted Christmas!  Kilts, ugly sweater and all.  They have a FB event listed, so if you are in the area, go have a good time!

I am sure there are other kilted christmas events going on, so if you know of one, let us know!  We will share it.

And please make sure to share your kilted christmas pictures with us.  We would love to see them.

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WMD – Nov 27 – Christmas Ideas

WMD Nov 27

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Nov 27, 2017!  Now on to Christmas!

Kilt Order Update

Invoices have been sent, and kilts that are fully paid are on the way.  However, there has been a little hiccup with the hybrid kilts.  We are working diligently to get a resolution on this.  We will keep you informed.

Christmas

Well it is that time of year again.  Christmas.  Gift giving.  But what to give the kiltie or the lassie who has embodied the kilt life?  Well here are a couple of suggestions.

Ladies, get your man Kiltology Vol 1 and Kiltology Vol 2 from Amazon!  These are great reads and he will get a good laugh at them.  Kevin Thompson (the author) has a few other good books on Amazon as well.  But these are a good starter set for him.  Also, show him this picture.  He’ll be happy.

Gentlemen, get your lassies this!  (I feel like the announcer from the Price is Right for some reason).  101 Men in Kilts, also from Amazon.  It is sure to put a smile on her face and a fire in her belly.  Just make sure you are wearing your kilt (regimental 😉 ) when you give it to her.  Also you can let her see this picture as well.

Yes, I know.  I stole it from shutterstock.  But this is a joke blog, and I am not making any money off of this image.  I just wanted to make it even for the lads and lassies.

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WMD – Nov 20 – Happy Thanksgiving

WMD Nov 20

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Nov 20, 2017!  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

Kilt Order Update

We are packaging all the kilts up and getting them ready to ship.

 

Thanksgiving

All of these blog posts are all in good fun.  But it is times like now that I hope everyone comes together and shares in laughter, smiles, friends, and family.  The TKS wishes every one of our members, and every one of our “not yet a member” a safe and happy thanksgiving.

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WMD – Nov 13 – Kilt News!

WMD Nov 13

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Nov 13, 2017!  Now running 5 posts with the new header format.  Something is wrong with me!  Or maybe the drugs have finally taken hold.  We may never know.

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Kilt Order Update

Good news and bad.  The good.  We have received MOST of the kilt order.  There is one more package to arrive.  But as we wait for that package, we have begun sorting the ones we have and putting names to kilts.  So be ready and keep an eye out for your final invoice, or if you have paid in full, just keep an eye out for your kilts!

Life in a Kilt Podcast

A few posts back, we mentioned a podcast called “Life in a Kilt”.  I have been listening to these guys for a bit now, and a great thing happened.  On their recent podcast, they gave props to the TKS!  Got to show some love to these guys.  I said it before, and I will say it again, if you want a good laugh, go listen to these guys.  They are amazing.

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WMD – Nov 6 – 5 types of Kilties

WMD Nov 6

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Nov 6, 2017!  Hey, 4 posts with the new header format.  Holy hell, what is wrong with me?!?!?  As promised, here is the ladies version of WMD.

kilted WMD
kilted Weapons of Mass Distraction

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Kilt Order Update

I got notice this weekend that the kilts are in the US and on their way to my location.  We should be sending then to everyone very soon.

Funny Kilt Posts

Every week we try to enrich the lives of Kilties (FYI, credit to Kevin Thompson of the Brotherhood of the Kilt for teaching me that term).  A couple of weeks ago, we shared Life in a Kilt Podcast, last week we shared A Month in a Kilt to raise prostate cancer awareness.  Well this week is more comical.

I’d like to share a post that someone wrote about the 5 types of kilties you meet.  His post is at “Something Clever“.  The specific blog post is titled “The Five People You Meet in a Kilt“.  This is funny.  And oddly enough I have met at least every one on the list.  I hope I fall under the former #3 and not the latter.  I have come across quite a few of #2, mainly on posting boards.  So go look, see if you can find yourself, and have a good laugh.

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WMD – Oct 30 – Life in a Kilt

WMD Oct 30

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Oct 30, 2017!   Hey, 3 posts with the new header format.  Holy hell, what is wrong with me?!?!?  And you can see, I’m keeping up with the image.  This week, I’ll share the men’s version of the WMD (Weapons of Mass Distraction, aka WMD).  Next week will be for the ladies.

WMD
Weapons of Mass Distraction

TKS Store

Yes, I am still pimping this.  Why not.  We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Kilts in the news

I don’t know if I would call this “Kilt in the news”, but I think it is a neat thing.  I stumbled upon “Life in a Kilt Podcast.”  Rick and Cheri are the hosts.  The premise is a guy who lives life in a kilt.  Most episodes the hosts test out and rate a beer during the podcast, and they discuss whatever.  One episode was the discussion of Hugh Hefner, one was talking about their upcoming DragonCON trip, and whatever else may come across their mind.  These guys seem to be along the same lines as the TKS.  Just having a good time kilted.

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WMD – Oct 23 – Month in a Kilt

WMD Oct 23

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Oct 23, 2017!  Still chugging with the new naming scheme.  So far so good.  But I got to add an image.  What to add (you know, that annoying SEO).  Here’s one:

Kilt order Update

We have heard back from the tailor.  The kilts are being finalized this week.  Now shipping will take some time, and there are a few extra items that were ordered that are being completed as well, but the good news is we are in the short rows for the kilts now.

TKS Store

Yes, I am still pimping this, and probably will for a while.  No pressure.  We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Men’s Health

Every week I try to find some kind of “Kilt in the News”.  That doesn’t always go as planned.  You get all sorts of stuff when you search Kilt in google under news.  You find out about the guy wearing a kilt who tried to rob someone, or you get a TONNE of articles about Highlander and their actors, or you get article after article about The Tilted Kilt (fyi, NICE place to go eat).

But I came across this on Facebook.  There is a page dedicated to A Month in a Kilt.  The premise is basically like October for Breast Cancer, and April for Child Abuse.  It asks each man to wear a kilt for a month.  The idea is an awareness-raising project to call attention to Men’s Health Below the Belt, particularly the necessity for early cancer screening.

I have to admit I like their post:
#AMonthInAKilt in November. Anyone can stop shaving. Make your statement on men’s health seen and heard. Kilt up and join me in A Month In A Kilt.”

Now, I am sure most of our readers already go kilted as much as they can (except me, stupid OSHA), but pass this around to all of your friends and let them know about it.

AMiaK even has shirts for sale at $15+shipping to support the cause.  They have a good bit of information on the facebook page.  So I don’t end up getting things wrong, head over there and get all of your questions answered.

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WMD – Oct 16 – K9 Kilted Cop follow up

WMD Oct 16

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Oct 16, 2017!   As you may have noticed, I have updated the title some.  I realized that after posting for a while, it got tricky to know what the post was about.  So hopefully this new method will help people to know what is going on.  I may go back and fix the old one, but I doubt it.

Wow, it looks like I am finally back on track!  Feels good.

TKS Store

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Kilt bet goes high dollar

A few posts back, I posted the news article about the New Richmond WI Police chief making a bet that if they raised the $50,000 for their K-9 unit, he would wear a kilt.

Well I have followed up on this.  Great News!  They made their goal.  So, I have spoken with the department’s POC (Point of Contact), Lt. Koehler, and this is what she informed me:

Have you made your goal yet?
Yes, we met our goal in July

Are you still taking donations?
Yes, we are still building the program so that it is a success for many years to come.

Where can someone donate?
The New Richmond Area Community Foundation is accepting the donations on behalf of the department. (see below)

Has the chief worn his kilt?
Yes, he wore the kilt as promised for one week of work and a special event, which was our parade for Fun Fest our local festival.

What type of kilt is it?
He wore a stone colored 5.11 Tactical kilt

What did the chief think of being in a kilt for a week?  Does he plan to continue to wear the kilt?
I think that he enjoyed wearing it.  It was hot that week which he appreciated having the kilt to stay cooler. I think that he plans to wear it again, perhaps there will be a new bet that will get him back into it!

Has the chief been converted to a “kiltie”?
He is wearing regular uniform pants, but I think that he would wear it for special occasions in the future.

The K9 will arrive in Jan/Feb of 2018 and the handler is excited to be going to training with him in March of 2018.  The bet that the chief made, helped to promote the K9 and after he wore the kilt we received additional donations

The Department will continue to take donations to help keep funding the program.  Donations can be made by contacting the New Richmond WI Police Dept at (715) 246-6667 or online at http://nracfoundation.com/make-a-gift/, please put “NRPD K-9 Fund” in the memo.

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Stupid SEO

Every post I do has this little SEO (Search Engine Optimization) rating.  Supposed to make the webpage better.  Well you have seen me complain about it before and every one of these posts that little SEO light complains that there isn’t a picture in the post.  Well fine!  Here’s a chicken!

Chicken
Chicken

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WMD – Week of Oct 9

WMD Oct 9

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Oct 9, 2017!  This week we have another VERY informative article by Rev Hernandez, and just some general comments.  Don’t want to overload you too much.

Apologies

My sincere heartfelt apologies for missing last week (Oct 2).  Early in the morning of Sunday, my wife’s grandfather passed away.  Coming in so quick, we rushed to the family so she could be with them.  Thank you for your understanding.

TKS Store

Yes, i am still pimping this.  Why not.  We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Thoughts on fashion

You know, it’s always the ladies who have a lot to say when it comes to our clothing choices. It struck me long ago that a man might dress like a slob, or refuse to change clothes, but it is the woman who forced him into the interminable jeans and sports shirt in the first place. The woman will screech bloody murder any time an expensive man’s garment is being considering for purchase.  The woman will cast all the aspersions, if any, on the glorious kilt.

One of my brothers used to spend his decades dressed like a farmer. He learned from his first father-in-law. It was rugged jeans, square-toe boots and flannel shirts for him. Then he met a woman after his divorce. In three months she had him dressing the way he swore to Almighty God he’d never dress: childishly striped short sleeve shirts and shorts. The first time I saw him I couldn’t quit laughing. He looked like Linus from The Peanuts and only needed his security blanket (which function I guess was served by his wife).

My wife used to raise a ruckus like that every time my talk turned to kilts– but at least she was all for it, once she saw me in one. Best of all, in her mind, was the relatively low price. God bless her, she tried early with me, first steering me to the teens’ department when I was in my early 30’s. It never worked: I’ve always dressed the way I want to dress.

I wonder why this happens. Men wore dresses, kilts, blouses and high heels for centuries before women did it. During those long gone millennia, women only wrapped themselves in bolts of cloth. It was the guys who enjoyed tailored clothes, which have since been hogged by women. They left modern man with pants and tee shirts. So I’m touched whenever a lady says she loves her man in a kilt, because usually they only love Mel Gibson in a kilt. Progress, what price?

So you men lucky enough to have the spouse by your side, be grateful. Not only is there someone who understands you better than your mom, she won’t yell at you half as much. She’s probably into it, helping you with a style or a tartan, helping you find a better deal or a trustworthy kilt maker. She might even be trusted to obtain your kilt hose. Lucky you.

For the rest, it’s suit up for battle and kilt on!

Rev E.A. Hernadez

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WMD – Week of Sept 25

WMD Sept 25

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Sept 25, 2017!  This week we have another VERY informative article by Rev Hernandez, and just some general comments.  Don’t want to overload you too much.

TKS Store

We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Words about proper kilt attire

This week we have another AWESOMELY written article by fellow TKS member Rev. E.A. Hernandez

Kilted men and dreamers alike can get lost in the primary details of good kilt style and fit.  It’s painfully obvious that the average man cannot measure himself, because most average men can barely dress themselves, and we all know that a good kilt is the measure of the man. Assuming your spouse won’t murder you for even thinking about a kilt, in which case; let’s address those FAQs that are never answered.

I’ve seen a few ridiculous techniques for establishing kilt length. A trade standard is 22.5″, normally rendered at 23″- but the kilt has to be longer in the back, so live with it. A good kilt maker knows how to avoid the “dope slope”, which is the peacock tail effect that happens when you move in a too-short kilt. Think of it backwardly: would you like a kilt popping up in front all the time?  Heaven forefend! There’s no such thing as a rear kilt pin….

Your waist is where your belly button is- don’t argue. You know it’s true but instead you use your hips as a measurement because they’ll be close to what they measured in high school. But your hips are not your waist, and a kilt is worn at the waist. Kilts are not pants, and we all seem to forget that only when it comes to measurements.  Try to think of a cone-shaped “skirt” encircling a cylindrical pillar; that’s approximately what a kilted man is. (Usually it’s a fat pillar.)

Do you want that to look graceful, manly and well kilted? Then get your measurements right. Ask a kilt maker to help. Con him into thinking you belong to a big American kilted fraternity and that you’re THINKING of buying your kilts from him. It sounds devious, I know. Needs must, men, needs must! By the way, as to tartan, choose what you damn well please. There are no rules as long as you’re not infringing a copyright.

A “utility” kilt is far better than a woolly mammoth tartan kilt, as far as I’m concerned. A utility kilt is so beautifully like a pair of jeans around the waist, washes and dries easily, and I doubt anyone would dare to criticize if you wear one formally. I know a lot of ministers who wear black utility kilts all the time. I think a part of the allure is the lack of tartan- no dreaded justifications and no prodding about which Clan tartan you’re wearing. Just blissful black.

Next time, possibly, I’ll tell you all about kilt hose. Then again, if you imagine ladies half-hose in dreadful thick wool, you know what kilt hose really are. In fact, just get cotton knee-highs.

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