Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What Time is It?

SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you've read Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. 

So I watching the Outlander Season 2 premiere last night. Hubby was flipping channels, saw it, and stayed there. Either I have him trained, or that man is a bonafide Outlander fan! 😂

And as I was watching, I saw something I hadn't remembered from the first thousand times I watched it:

Claire realizing Jamie is dead. No, worse...Claire realizing that Jamie's been dead this...whole...time. Just like me! Just like ALL of us!

When I started Dragonfly in Amber, Tracey made me read Page 1 with her on the phone. And then I got upset and started to cry.

"Jamie's DEAD!", I said.

"Jamie was dead the day you started the series", Tracey said.

And last night, I watched Claire come to that realization, too. 😢


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

It's HERE, y'all!! NEW Diana Gabaldon!

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall!

"A magnificent collection of Outlander short fiction—including two never-before-published novellas—featuring Jamie Fraser, Lord John Grey, Master Raymond, and many more, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon."

Bannocks Shortcut? ❤️


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LochCarron: Clan Battlefield Map

Got an email from Tamara at LochCarron regarding their new, interactive Clan Battlefield Map:

At Lochcarron, we have created an interactive battlefield map that details all the Clan wars that took place across Scotland from the 12th to the 18th Centuries. An added feature of being able to filter battles in Outlander and by the different clans.

http://www.lochcarron.co.uk/scottish-clan-battles-map/

We thought this would be a great way to uncover the rich History of Scotland and it’s famous Clans. Users are able to click on the various battlefield spots to uncover more information on the battle itself and the clans involved. 

Wow. This map is so neat (and kindof chilling.😱) You can click each red circle to read more info about each individual battle. (And I know which ones you're all going to click first. 💔)

Thanks Tamara!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Building off the Grid

SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you've read "The Drums of Autumn" by Diana Gabaldon.

I am watching a guy named Joe Donovan on DIY ("Building off the Grid") build his own house – from scratch – in extremely rural Montana. Why am I mentioning this? It is reminding me of a certain awesome, fictitious couple who came to the US with nothing but a dream and the clothes on their back, and built a life for themselves on The Ridge.

Holy crap, I think I'm tearing up. ❤️



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

KILTY as Charged 😂

I wasn't even shopping for a book, let alone book about a hot Scot, but there it was, and she had me at "A Highlander followed her home...Can she keep him?"

And the tag line about Haggis?  Pretty damned amusing.

Kilty as Charged? Eeek, kindof silly, kindof intriguing.

Has anyone read this? It only has 43 reviews as of this moment, but it gets 5 stars...so I'm kindof inclined to give it a try!






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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Wee Jamie Fraser Reference...Sortof!

Went to the Museum of the American Revolution last weekend with Tom and the kids...and came across this awesome find. I know, I know...the spelling is different. But still. Tell me you wouldna have snapped a photo faster than you could say, "It's spelled with an S!"



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Droughtlander Methadone


I've been meaning to mention this book, suggested to me but MOP friend, Shannon, who has appeared in a few videos with Tracey and me over the years: Surrender - Book #1* in the Mackinnon Rangers series* by Pamela Clare.

DISCLAIMER:

1) I am NOT comparing Pamela Clare to Diana Gabaldon. 
2) I am NOT comparing Ian MacKinnon to Jamie Fraser.

This book is a FUN READ! It's historical fiction (French and Indian War, Ticonderoga, etc) set in 18th century America and Scotland. It offers solid characters, familiar settings, decent writing and some TASTY lovin' scenes. (Lordddddd the tasty.) I really enjoyed it...and I figured I'd pass it along while you're waiting for the REAL DEAL to come back in September.

ENJOY! 📖


*Like all bloggers who link to merchandise, I earn a few cents here or there from Amazon, Google, etc if you buy anything on their websites after clicking on my links. It's not a lot, but it buys me a latte or a Wawa soda that's chock full of caffeine and helps me keep on blogging. :) So THANKS!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy Birthday Jamie Fraser!

My favorite MOP videos of all time.  We made these on May 1st, 2010.

Happy Birthday JAMMF.  :)

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

MOP Presents: Droughtlander Diversions!

UPDATE 4/2/17: We've been having some technical difficulties with YouTube, guys. For some reason, this is cutting off at 24 minutes. As soon as we get it straightened out, we'll repost the full version.

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for your patience and understanding!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bring on Voyager!

Am I the only one watching Black Sails and getting mighty stoked for Outlander Season 3 on Starz??