April 27th, 2009

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the post Highland Games report

We had a great time at the Scottish Highland Games in Woodland yesterday, as follows:

- Heard good music from Golden Bough and Culann's Hounds
- Ate a meat pie and ice cream and kettle corn.
- Had a Guinness and a Scotch Ale
- Was very entertained by some very good frisbee dogs
- Caught some sheep herding, with very cantankerous and uncooperative sheep
- Stared in amazement at the athletics competition, where very big people throw around very big items (rocks, weights, telephone poles)
- Threw a frozen haggis 30 yards in the Haggis Throw (alas, finished out of the top 3)
- Competed in the Bonnie Knees contest (alas, did not place in top 10)
- (kids) Played in the kids area in the games run by clowns
- Watched some Scottish Highland Dancing
- Sang along with "Amazing Grace" and tapped feet to "Scotland the Brave" at the end of the Games.

Scottish Games are always a real blast, and by the end of the day we were very tired.
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 07:03 lunches made, breakfasts made, some work done, now it's kid to school, workout, and off to the office! #fb #
  • 07:18 Sunday (afternoon) puzzles: Jumble = 1:34 (!!); NYT xword = 21:10 (!!) Great times. #
  • 07:18 Monday (morning) puzzles: Jumble = FAIL (couldn't get final pun); NYT xword = 4:58 #
  • 12:14 lunch break = one speedily-inhaled chicken taco salad and quick work on a math contest presentation #fb #
  • 14:52 Once again cirby road is messed up #
  • 17:13 at home, making dinner while E helps A with her science fair project display board. #
  • 21:09 watching HEROES, believe it or not. I thought I should check in and see how it's going, since I haven't really watched the show all season. #
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