Sunday, November 13, 2011
Last year at the Baltimore Irish festival, She(WMBO) bought a very nice kilt for me and then insisted that I enter the "Men in Kilts" competition. So I wore the kilt, got all dressy, (jacket, tie, nice shoes, proper socks with flags, a fancy sporran) and I acted all proper.
The guy who won came on in a denim kilt, a tight tank top, and an attitude.
Since then I have acquires a kilt I use for running on colder days.
Today, was the Men in Kilts. I entered the over 50 competition. I wore my running kilt, my Brooks PureConnects, my triathlon top, and my four medals - Maryland Half, Celebration Triathlon, Baltimore Marathon, and Savannah Rock and Roll. I introduced myself as "Tim from Catonsville, Triathlete and Marathoner." And I strutted into the spotlight like I effing owned the place.
And the winner was ...
A guy shorter than me wearing a dress kilt and a Brian Boru jacket.
Hey, that's what I did LAST year!
I still looked a 100 times better than the other six contestant all with no need of a sporran because their bellies hung low enough no one would have seen it anyway.
Edited around 8:00 AM Monday morning:
I would love to have had pictures, but....
She(WMBO) couldn't figure out my camera. So, no pictures! Grrr. I think she was expecting it to act like an instamatic. Cameras nowadays all want to meter the scene, especially the better cameras like the Digital SLR I got for me after Savannah. And she was too quick on the button.
Just sayin' is all.