Kilt Up!

ScotWeb kiltsMany people know I love my kilts. I love the freedom and comfort that comes with wearing my non-bifurcated bottoms. While I primarily wear Utilikilts, I love the heavier weight and warmth of a traditional wool kilt. Quite honestly, the best place I’ve found to get a kilt is at ScotWeb. Their prices may seem high at first, but if you look at the care they take in making certain you get the best attire, material, and service possible, you cannot pass up this incredible provider of amazing Scottish attire.

Some information about ScotWeb from their site:
About Scotweb
Scotweb was the world’s first company to market kilts, bagpipes, tartans, and other Scottish speciality goods online. We still offer the world’s largest choice of tartan products, plus an unrivaled range of superb Scottish cashmere, authentic knitwear including our famous hand-knit Arans and Fair Isle woollens, the finest Celtic jewellery, and much more. We guarantee unbeatable prices for comparable quality.

Almost all our goods are custom-made in Scotland, with the rest mostly from Ireland or elsewhere in the British Isles. We never sell the imported copies found elsewhere, so please don’t be fooled by similar-looking imitations. If you want the real thing, of a quality to take pride in and to hand down to as an heirloom, trust Scotweb.

But product standards are only half the story. Scotweb’s staff training programme is unique in our industry, so we can deliver advice and support to far exceed your expectations. If you have any questions, either simple or expert, please just get in touch. We’ll do all we can to make your purchase not merely worry-free, but a real pleasure. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Sometimes you have to follow through with a bad idea

Experiencing life is about perceiving changes. Changes help put your life in perspective. Without changes in your life, you would not be experiencing life; you would merely exist. Say, for example, you have a day where you get up, do your daily thing, and everything goes really well. Now, imagine that every day is just like that. Pretty soon the days aren’t good days, they are simply days.

Almost everyone has a little voice in their head; something to stop you when you are about to do something stupid. That would be what is usually depicted as the angel sitting on your shoulder. We also have a voice that points you down the crooked path. That’s the devil we see on peoples’ shoulders. I think most people listen to the angel more than they do the devil. In the big picture, I think more people do what they consider “good” things than not; getting to bed at a decent hour on a weeknight, feeding and clothing your children, not stabbing that hobo in the eye with a spork. Those are the actions of a lot of people, and our world is probably better for it.

But sometimes you give in to that other voice. Sometimes it’s a sneaky voice and you don’t realize what you are doing until it’s too late, other times you look right at your best friend before a night out and say things like “We’re drinking tequila tonight,” or “I’m going to vomit tonight. I don’t know when or where, but I am giving you a heads up that it is indeed going to happen.” Sometimes you need to embrace the other side, walk arm in arm with the devil, and hope to God you survive. Sometimes you think after 6 hours in a bar, “Shit, this hangover is gong to be a killer.” But that’s alright. In fact, that’s great. You are giving yourself a measuring rod for your fun. How can you truly appreciate how much fun you had if there are no consequences? So next time you have a truly horrible idea, don’t flinch; look the devil in the eye, grin real wide, punch him in the mouth, and say, “Your move, bitch.”


Quantum Entanglement, The many-worlds interpretation, and Déjà vu

Entanglement has been shown to be a correlation between two particles. This correlation is such that, even with an infinite amount of space and/or time separating the particles, physically manipulating one particle will result in a reaction in the correlating particle. Now sit and think about this: even with an infinite amount of space separating the two particles, they are linked so much that physically manipulating one will result in a reaction by the other. Amazing.

The many worlds interpretation postulates that there are an infinite number of universes in which everything that can happen did happen. For every choice you make there is a universe for each possible outcome. Now sit and think of how many choices you have in a day, or even an hour. It’s almost infinite.

Think of all the choices you have made. How many of those choices would result in an extremely different life than you’re currently living?

  • Would the clothes you picked out make that big of a difference?
  • What about what you had for breakfast?
  • Or maybe which way you took to work this morning?

Chances are any of those things could have changed and you would still be sitting here reading this. So would it be that difficult to imagine out of all those realities, that more than a couple of them would be remarkably similar? It’s been said that people only use about 10% of their brain capacity. What if that’s because only 10% of the particles of your brain are in a universe that is close enough to this one that they can work as one functioning brain? It is my theory that every particle in the human body is entangled with an infinite number of particles in an infinite number of parallel universes. So in essence, our bodies and minds exist not as separate entities in these parallel universes but as one being spread out across the multi-verse.

Now most of us have experienced déjà vu at some point. I theorize that déjà vu is not some feeling that you have experienced something before, but rather you are experiencing the same thing, at the same time, in different universes. Think on it for a minute. Most of the times you have experienced déjà vu, has it been before or after something has happened? After, right? That’s because you can’t recall doing something until after it’s happened. I have never had an experience where I walk into a room and think, “Man, I’m about to have déjà vu.” It has always been, “Whoa! What just happened?”


Like a fog that creeps in from the swamp

So am I to your conscience.  I obscure and confuse. I tell you what you should do, not what everyone else wants you to do. I am the anti-conscience. You don’t want to listen to me, but you can’t help it. Deep down, you know that it really IS funny to kick crutches out from under someone. You can’t laugh in public, but come to the bar, I’ll buy you a drink and we’ll have a good laugh. I’m your one true friend, no one understands you better than I do.  Your happiness is my only concern.

Glyphrunner: I’d like to welcome thebiggdub to Glyphrunner’s Gleam. He will be providing assorted commentary and random thoughts, as he is the other half of my brain.


Patriotism – what is it to you?

Patriotism. We hear this word a lot, whether it’s at the recently concluded Olympics, during the political campaigning season for the upcoming presidency of the United States, and more.

What is patriotism? Defined by Merriam-Webster, patriotism is “love for or devotion to one’s country.” Ok, so it’s loving or being devoted to your country. Really, though, what is patriotism? How does one truly demonstrate their patriotism?

Is patriotism demonstrated by wearing a lapel pin*, putting one’s hand over their heart during the national anthem, or standing and facing the flag when it goes by in a parade? Or is there something else that demonstrates and proves your love and devotion to your country?

I don’t care where you are, what country you’re from, or what sort of government structure you reside under; please share with others how and why you are patriotic.

*My reference to the CNN article on Sen. Obama is not meant to endorse or condemn the gentleman. It was merely used as a recent example of the patriotism mystery.


Tips for improving your handwriting

I don’t know about you, but my dependency on the keyboard has severely impacted my handwriting aesthetics, comfort, and speed. Far too often I want to just throw the pen away and type up a letter or homework instead.

Fortunately, handwriting expert Dyas Lawson comes to our digital-era rescue with a great piece laying out some tips for improving your penmanship.

Link: Paperpenalia.com – Tips for improving your handwriting