Friday, January 25, 2013

Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2013

Of course I have to throw out a shout out to our favorite Burns Night celebrator, TODDISH MCWONG!  Remember when I posted about him and his AWESOME celebration entitled "Gung Haggis Fat Choy" a few years ago?  Well he's still going strong in 2013!  He posted this info about his anual event in Vancouver and I HIGHLY recommend you attend if you are in Vancouver on Sunday!

Gung Haggis Fat Choy is getting closer to 1765... But only going back as far as 1858... to acknowledge the founding of British Columbia by Sir James Douglas to proclaim the Colony of British Columbia. Douglas was born in Guyana (then called Demera), to a Scottish father and Creole mother from Barbados. He then went to school in Lanark Scotland, before coming to Canada to work for the Northwest Company.

2013 Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner is January 27th Sunday at Floata Restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown. 

Check our website

AND...check out last year's AWESOME event:

Happy Rabbie Burns Day!

Happy Robert Burns Day!  Where are you eating YOUR haggis?!

What?  You think I was kindof hot?
Perhaps that's because I WAS, y'all!
Now eat yer haggis and go tae bed
ye brash lads and lassies!

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, 
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o need,
While thro your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An cut you up wi ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!

Then, horn for horn, they stretch an strive:
Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,
Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve
Are bent like drums;
The auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
'Bethankit' hums.

Is there that owre his French ragout,
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi perfect scunner,
Looks down wi sneering, scornfu view
On sic a dinner?

Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As feckless as a wither'd rash,
His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit;
Thro bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!

But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread,
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He'll make it whissle;
An legs an arms, an heads will sned,
Like taps o thrissle.

Ye Pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies:
But, if ye wish her gratefu prayer,
Gie her a Haggis

Monday, January 21, 2013

Outlander Chat Tonight (Meeting at Diana Gabaldon's Fairfax Appearance to be Discussed!)

Outlander Chat tonight.  9PM Eastern.  I plan on discussing Diana Gabaldon's signing at the Fairfax Public Library in if you're planning on going, come say "Hi!"

Friday, January 18, 2013

Men in Kilts

Thanks to Karen and everyone who has sent me email or posted on my Facebook wall to alert me that MEN IN KILTS window cleaners have now opened a location at the Jersey Shore!!!  (As soon as I can convince my husband to let me hire them, I'll let you all know!)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kilts on Pinterest

Can I repin an entire board?  Yowsa.
Thanks to Sheri for letting me share her FANTASTIC Pinterest board!
Make sure you click the link to go see the whole thing!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Diana!

Just have to shout out a huge Happy Birthday 
to the awesomest, gracious to her fansiest, enjoyer of vinoest, wife of my best friend Dougiest, creator of Jamie Fraserest and MOSTest distinguished writer on the planet, y'all!


Many happy returns!

Là breith sona dhuibh!!!

What if Ben Franklin were on Facebook?

Too hilarious not to post...profanity and all.  Enjoy!