WMD’s Mar 26
Walcome and hello! Hoo’s it gaun, ya bints and ya bampots? It’s time for the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!! The week of Mar 26, 2018! You know, I’ve noticed something. I’m getting lazy with this paragraph. I need to work something cool up. Keep it changing. Hmmm……
Questions or comments
If you happen to have a question about the TKS, kilting, rules and etiquette, drop us a line. We’ll be happy to answer it here. We can start having a “Kilt Talk” section…or a mailbag section. Yeah I’m remembering back to the days of CarTalk. They had some GREAT questions and letters. Anyone remember the “Andy Scale”? We need that.
Since many of us are games aficionados (yeah, really trying to put that dictionary to good use that I got for Christmas), I am going to try and list upcoming Highland Games. So if you know of a game, share the date with us and we will post it here.
04/20-22/18, Loch Norman Highland Games – Huntersville, NC
05/18-20/18, Smokey Mountain Scottish Festival – Maryville, TN
05/19-20/18, Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival – Albuquerque, NM
05/19/18, Fairhill Scottish Games – Newark, DE
For a list, check out the Association of Scottish Gamasgf.org
es & Festivals at their website.
Want to throw?
Many of us #kilties start out wondering just how does one enter in the realm of Highland games? Well there are many ways, but the best is to find a group of guys and start training with them. And as such, may I suggest checking out Facebook. This group, the Celtic Strong Throwing Team, happens to be a group of friends that train in south Florida. Go check out their Facebook group and search for other groups near you.
What are the events?
Ah, the actual athletics. Well, there are 6 basic events. A detailed listing can be found at the Southeast Alabama Highland Games webpage. Go there and check out the athletics section. But the short answer is: caber toss, sheaf toss, Weight for distance, Weight for height, hammer throw, and stone throw. You have to compete in all 6 to have a chance of taking Games Champion.
Kilts in the News
This week’s kilts in the news is going to be specific to us. We are ramping up for our annual kilt sale. Kilts, fly plaids, flashes, pins, skirts (for the lassies), all of it. We may have some new products this year. We try to introduce something new every year. Last year was the TKS hybrid kilt. Love the look of it. We’ll have pics in the store.
But, the sale will start in May, so get ready, be prepared, and know your size.
Dae ye talk Scots?
Time for this week’s installment of Scottish Slang! This week, “radge” . Translated to “rambunctious or loopy”. For instance, ‘he’s a radge’ would suggest that he is as mad as a hatter. Similarly, ‘that’s well radge’ is used if something is utterly crazy or even unfair. So now, when you drinking buddy goes off the deep end, just start calling him a “radge” and have a good laugh!
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