Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cameron's Scottish Market

Cameron's Scottish Market (where I buy my Scottish foods) starts shipping frozen foods on November 30th.  Mark your calendars and order some Bridies and Sausage Rolls for your family for dinner!  (Not sure about Canada and can email them here.)

Friday, September 28, 2012

My Outlander Purgatory 1,000 Twitter Followers!

I want to throw out a huge CONGRATULATIONS to my sista-girl and Outlander Mentor, Tracey, who runs the MOP Outlander Twitter page!  Why?  Because we now have 1,000 followers on Twitter!!  Woot!!!

"My Purgatory" on Facebook

Guess what?  I created a "My Purgatory" Facebook page!

I will be discussing everything over there...books, tv, film, etc etc.

And I could also...ahem...use some "likes".  :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Tilted Kilt

Just saw an old friend's post on Facebook, inviting people to go to a bar called "The Tilted Kilt".  I think I may have heard of this place before from Clay and/or I went to the website to have a look for myself.  Two words:

Um, ew.

Is it me???  If the girls were cute and walked around in kilts, I think I'd be OK with it.  (Especially if they were serving fried pickles.)  But giant ta tas stuffed into giant tartan bras to match the aforementioned kilts?  Let me state again...

Um, ew.

I mean, the place was started in Vegas by an Italian guy who wanted to create a Celtic atmosphere in general; Irish, Scottish,'s all here.

And ta tas.  Giant, tartan, scantily clad ta tas.

And again, I ask: Is it me???  I am pretty hip...I'm pretty cool...I am not a stuffed shirt by any means. (See my My Dream Man Purgatory blog for confirmation.)  But this?  I feel like it is a slap in the face to the men who lived and died in those kilts in the Highlands all those years ago.  Men who, I might add, would probably dig the heck out of The Tilted Kilt.  Let's call a spade a spade.  I'm sure Jamie would have tried not to stare at any of the giant tatas...and he would have been extraordinarily uncomfortable when they - intentionally or not - happened to rub up against him.  Mmm hmmm.

I guess maybe I feel that if you are going to sport a certain culture's garb - past or present - you should know and respect its' origin.  But that makes me a hypocrite as there are an obscene amount of jeans in my wardrobe and all I know about their origin is that denim was a sturdy fabric created for the working man.

Where is the origin of the tartan bra?  The Tilted Kilt?  And should I therefore respect it?  I think not.  I think...unfortunately...that I am left feeling like this:

Um, ew.

PS - WHAT is that accent?  American-Actress-Scots-Mixed-With-Spanish?!?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Outlander Chat Tonight

Outlander Chat tonight.  9PM Eastern.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Outlander Chat Tonight

Outlander Chat tonight.  9PM Eastern.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Outlander Photo Contest

Congrats to all the winners of the Outlander Photo Contest over at Outlandish Observations!

And a collective "way to go" to Karen for all her obvious hard work on this project!  When she went off line last night to get some sleep so she could organize the photos this AM, I realized just how much work she was putting in!  :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Beyonce's "Single Ladies" Performed by 3 Best Men in Kilts

Thanks to Diane for sharing!!

Diana Gabaldon Webcast

Very cool email from Will Hanisko from The Poisoned Pen.  How cool is this?!

Hi Carol, 

I'm an employee of The Poisoned Pen Bookstore and I wanted to pass on a little info about an upcoming event we'll be having with Diana Gabaldon. 

She will be discussing her latest novel A TRAIL OF FIRE on October 23 2012 at 7pm. We've engineered it so that fans can virtually attend here:

I'll be passing fan questions along to her as the virtual event progresses. Right now, I'm really trying to get the word out so that fans all over the world can watch and even participate. 

The in person event details can be found here:  

I hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dragonfly in Amber Puzzle

Sooz has created yet another puzzle!  This time it's Dragonfly in Amber!

Click the puzzle to download!

Monday, September 3, 2012

No Chat Tonight: Happy Labor Day!

Chat will be canceled due to the Labor Day holiday in the United States (thus my cheesy, sparkling graphic.  Did somebody say "Edward"??) Hope you are all enjoying the weekend and we'll see you next week!