Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tracey Tries the Haggis: Round 2

The chardy swig at the end is PRICELESS!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Outlander Chat Tonight

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"I Know That Dude!"

SPOILER ALERT:  Dinna read unless you are 48% through The Scottish Prisoner. 

I know the Twilight fans will appreciate my giggling when I read "the Auld Ones" last night.  I couldn't help but picture Carlisle, Edward and the gang hunting in the woods in their suspenders and fedoras.  Yeah yeah...that was "the Cold Ones"...but still.

OK so TELL me I didn't sit right the hell up in bed as I was reading about "a most philosophical sort of Jew" named Sterne and his fascination with all things Harvey Klinger (aka BUGS for those non-Brady Bunch loving Outlander fans.)   WOW.  Didn't see THAT coming.  I love how Diana throws us these little bones so we can have some fun.  So Jamie heard about him before Claire ever met him in Voyager!  Outstanding!

Lastly for this post - WHY did Jamie have the feeling someone was behind him while the Abbot was telling him about the hand (and subsequent body) found in the peat?   Please do NOT answer that if I will find out later!  (Spoiler Freak, party of 1?)  If it doesn't come up later, please do comment away! :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Downton Abbey Purgatory

Oops!  I did it again!  Come check out My Downton Abbey Purgatory!  And thanks to Julia for the great idea. :)

10% Off Everything Red in the MOP Shop!

From today, Tuesday January 24th through Tuesday February 7th, get 10% off anything RED in the MOP Shop!  Enter coupon code RED2012 at checkout!

Monday, January 23, 2012

If it's Not Lawrence Tynes, it's CRAP!

A friend of mine from Scotland (remember Hugh?  Or as I like to call him "Thee Mullet" since he sported a fantastic one back in the 80s) just told me Lawrence Tynes - aka kicker for the NEW YORK GIANTS (whoo hoo! Superbowl, baby!) - lived in his hometown in Scotland until he was about 10 years old.  So of course I did some Googling...and found out he was also the grand marshall of NYC's Tartan Day Parade back in April of 2008.

Not too shabby!

Outlander Chat Tonight

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

A. Malcolm: Printer

Whilst searching for iPhone cases, I came upon this.  Um, is this the coolest thing ever?  Survey says:  YES!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

First Reads at Good Reads

Check out this Good Reads page (Thanks Lesley!)  It's chock full of "First Reads".  Check out what they have to say about it:

Be the first to read new books!  Prerelease books are listed for giveaway by publishers and authors, and members can enter to win.  Winners are picked randomly at the end of the giveaway. 

Be a Laird or Lady of Glencoe

Ever thought about becoming a Laird or Lady of Glencoe?  MOP friend Tracy thinks you should...and so do I!

We Interrupt This Outlander Blog...

I've finished "Monarch of the Glen" and am 3 episodes in to "Downton Abbey".  My thoughts:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

No Mop Chat This Week

This week's MOP Chat will be canceled in observance of Martin Luther King day.  Have a great week and we'll see you next week!  :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Diana Gabaldon!

I am "away on business" (for the first time in 10 years!) and this is the first chance I've gotten all day to throw out a big"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!" 
to Herself, Diana Gabaldon.

Hope it was a SPECTACULAR day!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Outlander Chat Tonight

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dirty Dirk Fun

Check out what Belinda got for Christmas!!!  How hilarious is this?!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

So... where did the Jacobites park their cars?

So as I'm suffering in the doctor's office waiting room today with tendonitis of the rotator cuff, Tracey emails me and says "Oh please blog this!"

I concur.  Absolutely hiLARious.  Never in my life did I think I'd actually LAUGH about something that has to do with Culloden Battlefield.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Scottish Mummers!

If you are familiar with the annual Mummer's Parade in Philadelphia on New Year's Day,  you will love this.  If you are not familiar with the annual Mummer's Parade in Philadelphia on New Year's Day, you will love this.

No clue about the double S.  I have to assume all those people know how to spell Scotland.  ;)


Outlander Chat Tonight

Outlander Chat Tonight - 9PM Eastern!

My husband Tom is moving along nicely in Dragonfly...and I am going to try to wrangle some good commentary out of him while we're chatting.  Up until now, it's been verra amusing.  Let's just say last night he told me Claire "never listens to Jamie and just charges in with both breasts."

Needless to say, I almost fell off my chair from laughing so hard.  Should be interesting, folks.  ;)