Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Robbie Burns Day, Is It?


Then it's time 
to make fun of 
the Scottish again!








My Scottish ancestors are probably
rolling over in their graves, but
hopefully it's with laughter!

46 comments:

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

OMG that kitty!
And I totally cackled with that first one. I have tried Scottish cuisine.

XOXO

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hahaha! a war kitty!

Travel said...

I place I have yet to explore, it is on the short list of place to see before the final curtain

Boud said...

My Scottish Handsome Partner used to say most of the Scots jokes were made up by Scots! So I think you're safe with your ancestors.

My dad was in a highland regiment in WW1, complete with kilt, sporran etc. He told me it was a deadly secret what they carried in the sporran! I never knew it was kittens.

Bob said...

Glock ness.
I am such a child, I'll be giggling at that all day!

Mistress Maddie said...

I would love to be able to celebrate with you, but my kilt and bagpipes are in the shop toots.

Marcia LaRue said...

Oh, I love the kitty, too!

JM said...

I have always wanted to wear a kilt. They look comfy and classy to me. But then I would just be that Asian in a skirt.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ JM -- Hey, get yourself one of those non-tartan "utility kilts" that hip guys wear and your dreams will come true! Or just wear an actual Scottish plaid kilt and to hell with the naysayers! Go for it!

e said...

Funny memes! Those last two were absolutely spot on! That tortuous bag of wind... love it.
I've been following a Scottish sheep farmer on IG and YT for a while now. He's a cheerful fellow named Cammy. Sometimes when he and his mates get to talking and laughing I can't understand a word of what they are saying - but it still makes me laugh. The Sheep Game is his claim to internet fame.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm sure there are hundreds who already asked: May I please adopt and thereby save the life of that innocent war kitten? It's precious, and that bag simply won't do.

pam nash said...

hmmm - 3am might be a tiny bit early for bagpipes. Better to wait until 6am then wake up world!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ e -- I find a Scottish accent one of the most impenetrable to understand! I need subtitles!

This N That said...

Glock Ness monster..LOL..and the sweet kitty..!!

Mike said...

I was reading a while back about a restaurant where the male servers all wore kilts. It seems one of the servers was complaining online about the women patrons that thought it was OK to reach under the kilt to check things out. He was complaining. I want to know how to get a job there.

If I wore a kilt I definitely wouldn't wear anything under it. That would be 90% of the fun of wearing one.

Polly said...

ha, ha, I love the cuisine one, and I'm a sucker for a kitten photo!

Tasker Dunham said...

3 a.m. !

Adam said...

My last name is Scottish and I kind of wonder what exactly my Scottish ancestors did

Guillaume said...

I have Scottish ancestors myself. They must be rolling in their grave because I married an English woman.

Anne Johnson said...

We used to have a bagpiper in our neighborhood. I loved it. He moved away, dammit.

Joanne Noragon said...

I think the kitty has it, tiny pointed toes down.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I'd love a bag to carry kittens in.
The 3am bagpipes one always makes me laugh!

Richard said...

Thank you! Happy Robbie Burns Day to one and all! I usually celebrate with Fiona Ritchie, so it will be Thursday.
Ms Ritchie has been doing the world famous radio show
Thistle & Shamrock for years and it is great. You can stream it. She is a Scot, but if it is Celtic, she goes there. Breton, Bulgarian, Afro-Celtic, no place is too far away for her to find the music she loves to share.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Richard -- Thanks for the info and recommendation about Fiona Ritchie and her "Thistle & Shamrock" radio show -- I'll check it out!

Tundra Bunny said...

Those better not be rabbits' feet dangling off that Sporran!

River said...

Loved these. My first husband had Scottish ancestors, so my kids can wear kilts if they want to. None of them want to, but I did buy my youngest a cap and scarf in the old Carnegie plaid for his last birthday.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Tundra Bunny -- Och, nae -- the puir wee bunnays!

Kirk said...

Scottish cuisine? There is such a thing?

Of course, there's the whisky.

Martha said...

The one with the kitty! HAHAHA

The Blog Fodder said...

My late Russian friend Sasha was a translator of all things agricultural and superb at his job. His first gig was with a group of Ukrainian dairy farmers at a university in Scotland. He said it was horrifying.
Do you know how Scots find sheep in tall grass? Delightful

DVArtist said...

Ha ha ha I love these.

Linda said...

"While we checketh your I.D." made me ROFL! Oh and that kitten in the sporran is so cute! Thanks Debra for the laughs!

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH- I didn't think anyone else knew who Robert Burns was. I grew up hearing his poetry read to me by my father. Did you ever read his Bessie's Boil? If not, look it up. I used to be able to quote it without reading. lol
Hope you have a great night, Debra. xo Diana

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ NanaDiana -- I'm a big Burns fan, but I can't recall "Bessie's Boil" at the moment. Would that happen to be the one with the line "upon her cloot she coost a hitch, and o'er she warsled in the ditch"? The only Burns poem I can recite in its entirety is "To a Mouse, on turning her up in her nest with the plough, November 1785." Always nice to meet another Burns aficionado!

^.^ said...

Darn! This cat mckossak missed Robbie Burns Day again! 🤣

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Cat -- There's always NEXT year! Get your haggis ready!

Frank said...

Didn't bagpipes came from the Romans? There are zampogne still in Italy.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Frank -- You're right! Several cultures have their own versions of bagpipes. But none so loud, piercing and far-carrying as Scottish bagpipes which were, of course, designed and created to be heard above the noise of a battlefield.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love the bag pipes. It is a love it or hate it instrument. My dad is half Scottish so we have the plaid, a crest and a clan society. Fun traditions (not the food of course)!

yellowdoggranny said...

happy Burns day. I love the Scots...They have the best sense of humors..

CraveCute said...

Love the kitten "purse"! I'm one fourth Scottish. The only Scottish food I like are scones, shortbread and Scotch Eggs.

Rommy said...

The Glock-ness monster feels more like an American cousin of Nessie's.

DB Stewart said...

Omg the Scottish variant is brilliant! My Scottish grandparents (3/4 of them) would have enjoyed the laugh for sure.

Fundy Blue said...

LOL ~ Debra! It's been too long since a Robbie Burn's Day event. I'm still reeling from the fact that I discovered I was almost half Irish when I had my DNA checked. I thought I was almost purely Scottish. It broke my heart. It left my husband of Irish descent scratching his head and laughing. Such is life! Thanks for the laughs!

Barbara said...

I love the Highlander. I wish I knew someone with that vehicle to share this with.

Magic Love Crow said...

I want that war kitty! LOL! Big Hugs!