June 18th, 2006

Whale fluke

UtiliKilt. UtiliKilt. It's fun to say. (UtiliKilt!)

I visited tanuki_green and copperwise today while they were working the UtiliKilts booth at Portland Pride. No, I own no UtiliKilt yet. I did try one on, though, and...

...ahhhh, refreshing. There's enough Scottish blood in me (thanks, Grandma Jean) to make a kilt work! I felt bold in it. I actually twirled on one foot for some patrons who wanted a 360-degree view. And I told Tanuki "Now I understand how the guys in Braveheart felt mocking the British" ('cause, you'll remember, they raise their kilts, front and back, during a lull in battle). "But I wouldn't like the arrows," I added. "Yeah, those would be bad," he said.

And copperwise explained to me that there is a heat-holding quality to skirts, at least in cold weather, while staying nice and ventilated. "Women know that, guys don't," she said. So THAT'S it! I've wondered this for years. I once watched college co-eds heading across U of O campus on a really cold winter night and they were skirted, and I thought, "What, is there some magic heat-retaining quality to their pantyhose?" Wrong article of clothing, Chris.

And this, that I thought, I now know to be true: Oh my God, Caitlin R. Kiernan (She Who Is Known As greygirlbeast) needs a leather UtiliKilt.
Whale fluke

"And now, Weekend Update, with anchorperson Dennis Miller!"

The other stuff from this weekend:

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I got downtown twice this weekend. I succeeded in doing lots of walking, plus seeing friends and acquaintances (not only tanuki_green and copperwise, but also snippy, wearing her Gir earrings).

I also got to pet a 3-year-old pit bull who was getting lots of lovin' from the Portland Pride crowd. I've had enough visits with Dawn and Patrick's pit bull Bella to know why it's so right that pit bulls are nicknamed "pibbles." The girl at the Pawsitively Pit Bull booth was definitely a pibble, too. So was the seven-week-old pit bull that her owners brought over.

There were so many cute dogs (and at least one really teeny kitten carried in the palm of one woman's hand) at Pride today that I'd want to talk about them all! I wish I'd been taking pictures.

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Saturday, before going downtown, I spent a couple of hours in the office, taking care of some pre-vacation business and catching up on some work. Message To Tarah: I spent time perusing the sample wedding photos. I think I can do some similar shots. Looking forward to seeing what's possible! And I have the addresses of the various wedding-related places!

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"I'm eating myself out of house and home!" I told myself this weekend, half-facetiously. I'm trying to eat most of what's in opened containers in my refrigerator pre-trip. Good excuse to skarf it down!

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Watched some DVD'd Beavis and Butthead. So wrong. So right. 'Nuff said.

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I got my hair cut yesterday, taming the mane in time for the trip. Now no one at the wedding will point at me and quote South Park's Cartman going "Goddamn filthy hippie!"