Puttin' on my sporran, or: dinner at the Rockefeller's

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  1. B_Nick8

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    So, Jason has been at me for weeks to go with him to a reception for his cousin's wedding. They were married in Scotland just this summer in what I'm sure was a lovely ceremony.

    It's a small, intimate dinner party for 700 and it's being held at Kikuit (yes, Carol married a Rockefeller which is a big blah, blah, blah). I generally dislike this type of function so I gave the usual excuses: I think I have other plans; I can't find my tux (what, I'm rooting around my massive New York apartment?) and even if I did, there's no time to get it dry-cleaned, etc.

    But he trumped me, big time. I got a pm with a "wonderful" solution telling me I didn't need a tux because,although it was black tie it was also, get this, preferably "Highland dress". As in, because just everyone has one hanging in their closet (and I'd made the mistake of admitting so in a post while I was in Edinburgh a week ago) all you have to do is pull out your kilt. Your KILT!

    I could post his pm, but that might be a bit too overt. The point is, I've found my tuxedo. Really quickly. The last thing I'll be doing is going up the Hudson commando in a skirt. Seriously.

    Tell him.
     
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    Her name is Anne. You'll love her. She's delightful. Carol is her aunt, my cousin.

    Highland dress isn't odd at all. As I've stated, I know plenty of people who wear that sort of thing to this sort of thing. Wear whatever pleases you. I think you'll have fun as you know so many people already.
     
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    Carol. Anne. Whatever. :rolleyes:

    I'm doing remarkably well to remember the names of your innumerable family (whom, for the record, I adore) as it is.
     
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    I have pictures that I brought home absolutely and specifically for you. Wait for it...(Jason will need to scan/transfer), wait for it...so funny. I only had you in mind. :biggrin1:
     
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    Pix, or it didn't happen. :tongue:
     
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    Forthcoming, and you can hold me to it.

    But it's up to Jason to post them so berate him. ;-)
     
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    I do hope your sporran is NOT made from the snowy pelt of a baby Fur Seal Nick8.
    Not very PC.
     
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    No, Actually. My sporran is not furry, which is what would apparently be an evening one (Seriously, who knew?). Mine is daytime wear, an embossed leather one with tassels.
     
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    Sealskin is banned for import into the US. Unless it's a pre-ban item, you can't buy one or bring one into the country. A friend of mine is Icelandic and his wife ran afoul of this when she brought in a sealskin dress while on a business visit. Because he worked for Icelandic Air and because she had no intention of leaving it in the country, she got away with it but was lucky.
     
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    Nick8 in a tuxedo....

    *faints*
     
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    Nick8 in a kilt: :puke:

    :rofl:
     
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    You know there aren't actually any real "clan" tartans right ? All that was invented by Walter Scott.
     
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    Come on Nick! Get the kilt on, let the breeze blow aboot yer big wally, and have a nice time.
     
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    Believe it or not, I'm packing it, just in case I'm insane enough to change my mind. :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh.

    :cool: :puke:


    :tongue: :rofl:



    These little things make my head hurt. There's just something innately undignified in pasting these onto the end of sentences, like punctuation.


    :rolleyes: (rolls eyes)
     
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    You know, I'm surprised at myself with how entertaining I'm finding this thread to be ... :smile:
     
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    If Willtom is resorting to emoticons, the world is coming to an end.

    I may as well wear the kilt.

    *sigh*
     
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