WMD’s Mar 5
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 5, 2018!
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.
03/17/18, Southeast Alabama Highland Games – Dothan, AL
03/23-25/18, Saltwater Highland Games – Myrtle Beach, SC
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 Games & 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
Well a rarity has happened. It seems that the music gods have smiled upon us lowly southern dwellers.
Many follow the Dropkick Murphy’s and know that for the most part, around March 17th (St. Paddy’s day) they stay up near home in Boston. Well this year is different it seems. March 5th, they are in Birmingham Alabama, and March 7th they are in Atlanta Georgia! Well guess what, the TKS will be represented at the ATL show! Yup yup! So hopefully next week’s blog post will show some pics of us at the DKM concert! taking into consideration we survive…lol
Dae ye talk Scots?
Time for this week’s installment of Scottish Slang! This week, “scunner” . Translated to “an irritating person” as in: “oh you’re a right scunner.” Now you can call your friends irritating, and odds are they won’t know. Unless they read this blog as well. Which they might. Who knows?
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