Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts: Scotland

This was once a new dad blog. I am away from home now so I can't say much about my job as a father. Rather than go on without blogging I thought I would post a few random thoughts about my first few days in Scotland.

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  • I visited my first castle Sunday in Scotland. It was the Dumbarton Castle which is the place where William Wallace was lured and then captured before being killed. Needless to say I had to fight pretty hard not to rehearse my freedom line. I only said it to myself in my head.
  • I had steak pie for dinner. I was disappointed to find that it contained no steak and no pie. It was actually what I would call a roast. Even with the misleading name it was quite good.
  • Talking to Arica and Braden on Skype is more enjoyable than anything Scotland has to offer. It makes a huge difference being able to see them. On our first talk Braden laughed and smiled at me on the computer. Then he tried to attack the keys and he had to take a break so he didn't destroy Arica's laptop.
  • Every Scotsman first asks how you like their lovely weather when you meet them. Apparently they have a complex about this. I told one Monday that we had really nice weather the day before. He replied, "That was summer. I hope you enjoyed it."
  • Jetlag is not my friend.
  • Scotland is the home of golf. Having now been to Scotland and seen the weather I think that makes about as much sense as Minnesota being the home of pineapples. Yet it is true.
  • The bosses on sight wear very nice suits, then they tuck their suit pants into brown rubber boots. It kind of defeats the purpose. They may as well be wearing clown suits.

10 comments:

PJ Mullen said...

Beware of any Irishman named Stephen while you are over there. They may or may not mumble to themselves about it being their island.

Kristen said...

I so would've yelled "Freeeeeeedoooommmm!" You forgot to mention all the sexy Scottish accents the men had. Do tell...

otin said...

LMAO! about the golf!

ArtSnark said...

grand RTT - enjoy the weather!

CheekyMonkey8 said...

Oooo I'll have to tell all my uncles that you said that about their beloved Scotland. ;-) Hope your trip gets better! Did anyone ever tell you that you look a little like Tim McGraw in your header? Just sayin'... :-)

surprised mom said...

I envy your trip to Scotland. I've always wanted to go. I love the historical aspect of it and would love to visit all the castles there.
Skype is a wonderful tool and I'm so glad you can use it to visit with Arica and Braden.
Take care and have a wonderful time! . . . even if it is a business trip.

WeaselMomma said...

It only makes sense that a group of people who drink like the Scots would be the ones to come up with a game as pointless as golf. Talk about the original drinking game.

Brandy said...

scotland random! i guess you aren't falling in love with it and want to move your whole family there.

Captain Dumbass said...

Have you had deep fried haggis yet?

Mama Badger said...

Ignore Dumbass, and avoid the haggis. Drink as much of the whiskey as legally possible, though. And if you really love your wife, buy a kilt. Trust me.