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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Old Fools Journal:DoesThis Make Me Look Fat? or Why would anyone care what I wear under me kilt?

Why anyone would care to look at an old man in a skirt mystifies me but since you ask here it is. This is the Wallace tartan I just received (Birthday present from me). I really like red and black but the real reason for this one is my deceased step-son is a Wallace. He is gone but not forgotten.
The material has a wool look and feel but it is acrylic. The good part is it is easy to sew, holds a crease, machine washable and most importantly feels really sexy against your skin. The bad part is it burns like a fuse.
This one is from Stillwater Kilts in Minnesota and is the cheapest on the market. I can't buy the Tartan for the price of the kilt so I buy these then custom fit them for me. This one is going to be fitted with my first attempt at slash pockets.


I thought I was getting a head start on a failing computer but I just made it under the wire. After transferring everything to the new computer I decided to clean and straighten up some wiring. When finished and upon starting the computers the old one refused to boot. It did not just refuse to boot but refused to even do the pre-start check. It is now a shelf or a boat anchor.
It has some components I can and will use and the aluminum case will probably be used in the next project that requires some thin sheet aluminum stock. It has been a good machine and will live on.
The specs are: Refurbished E Machine bought in 2004. It was not state of the art then, it is an antique now.
The new machine is another refurbished E Machine less than a fifteenth the size of the old one, twice the features and half the price.
A full report is coming soon.It's name is Eryna MacHine.

23 comments:

Gunnar Berg said...

Occasionally I find myself struck dumb. Gob-smacked. This morning is one of those times. I attempted to view the video, but it says it is "private". THAT'S OKAY!!! I'm not certain I want to see what it might show anyway. ;o)

Gunnar Berg said...

Glad you didn't sit. Years ago I was at a bonspiel and one team were in kilts. After an evening of drinking beer they were sitting on a bench, half hammered, with everything hanging out. Why are females so nice to look upon and males so revolting?

Johann Rissik said...

Those calves! The hint of those thighs! You're a wild old bugger. I am glad spring seems to have gotten a good hold on you ;)
May add an "Explicit Adult Content" warning :)

Ben in Texas said...

Was that creaking in the video your knees or the floor? :-)

You a brave man to wear sumthing like that, hell I won't ever go out in public with my Bermuda shorts on.

PaddyAnne said...

I could be rude and ask if that's a sporran I see in there, but.. I'm just not that rude!! :)

Emmy said...

Awesome tartan! It looks very distiguished on you :)

Once again, happy birthday!

Big Oak said...

I agree, what you put or don't put under that thing is your business. I don't need to know. It is a good-looking kilt!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Looking good. Glad you let us all see what real man looks like. Maybe I better not let my wife see this blog (grin).

Steven Cain said...

Regimental!

Steve A said...

Good think it's a Wallace plaid and not a Campbell!

frann said...

It is the argyle socks that really make the outfit! Did you feel a breeze..

VQ said...

Old guy walks through living room and back. The excitement here is getting to me. Riveting. Play it again!

limom said...

That kilt is cool.
In more ways than one.

workbike said...

Why does a kilt look distinguished but shorts just loon plain silly?

I could use our family tartan and mak a kilt, but it's a purple mix and may gove people the wrong idea. BEsides it's a 'welsh' tartan and I'm not sure we ever really had one...

workbike said...

Er... note to self: Next time proof-read before posting comment. It should read:

Why does a kilt look distinguished but shorts just look plain silly?

I could use our family tartan and make a kilt, but it's a purple mix and may give people the wrong idea. Besides it's a 'welsh' tartan and I'm not sure we ever really had one...

Dani said...

Looking good, OF, looking good :-)

from another OF

Ted said...
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Ted said...

What mystifies me but since you ask here it is.(why any grown man would want to wear a skirt?)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Ou-la-la!! Your Wallace plaid is very becoming...

A computer with a name.. well you should hear what I call mine sometimes... no, maybe not.

Lord Wellbourne said...

Looks good and you have the gams for it! I wear my Douglas Tartan kilt every now and then during the summer--especially when working in the yard. Note to Mr. Berg...either can be revolting depending on your perspective. Speedos are revolting, kilts are practical.

The Old Bag said...

Very hip and "now." Are you always so cutting-edge??

Nancy said...

I am all for men in kilts! Nothing wrong with them at all! Have you heard the song "The Scotsman"? Hope your mouth is feeling better.

paleotool said...

Keep on wearing the kilt! It takes some courage to wear it in some parts of the country. I have never had a complaint or even bad comment from a woman while kilted but there are some very insecure males in our species. It shows you are an alpha male. Or at least silver backed.