Friday, April 27, 2012

The Big Five Oh

Here it is people. The big 5-0. My fiftieth birthday. The official launch of a year in a kilt. Today was not too bad but I'm just going to have to get used to that number 50. It doesn't sound right. It doesn't feel right. I don't even know what 50 is supposed to feel like but I guess I thought it would feel worse than this. Doesn't feel much different than 25. Just looks twice as bad. Today I celebrated in my MacDonald SportKilt. I've discovered that the SportKilts make nice summer kilts. Light fabric, cool and easy to manage. I'll be seeing a lot of them in the coming season. Winter kilts are moved to the back of the closet. Time for some serious kilting.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Got Kilt? No, Not Yet.

In spite of my previous rant about utility kilts I decided to try one last time for the perfect utility/work kilt. I made this decision after checking out the GotKilt? website and noticing that they can make one in an extra long length, something I've realized I need if I'm going to do work in a kilt. I put in an order for a kilt (plus a few other items) and prepared for the extra 6 week wait that a specialty kilt requires. Since it has now been over 7 weeks and I haven't seen or heard sign of my new kilt I sent an email to the company which has of this posting gone unreturned. Today I went to the company Facebook page to see if there might be additional contact information and I noticed a few other customers complaining about a delay of their orders as well. So now I'm a little concerned. Hopefully the Got Kilt? company will get my order shipped soon and I'll be able to give the new kilt a great review. Stay tuned.

You may notice I haven't posted in awhile. I thought it might be nice to wait around for the big 5-0 day to arrive before I started regularly posting again. That day is creeping up faster than I want to think. Friday. April 27. No turning back. I'll be strapped into the kilt for a good long year, come what may. On a positive note, I plan on hanging out at the Georgia Renaissance Festival on Saturday after my birthday. If you're going to be there and you recognize me, buy a tall, poor, middle-aged kilt-wearer a tall, birthday Guinness. It's the least ye can do.