Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Scots will welcome me with open bars

I'm off to Edinburgh tomorrow! I know, you're terribly excited for me. I'm terribly excited for me too. According to Marie, they have a disco there where they serve the drinks in fishbowls and another pub called The Three Sisters where, if you do three of their shots you get a free t-shirt saying 'I drank the Three Sisters'. How cool is that? Then again, Marie is hardly reliable. This is the girl who finished school five years ago and is still in college, after all.

I will kill in Edinburgh, I can feel it. Metaphorically, I mean. I've been walking around perfecting my Scottish accent all week. Or should I say, mah Scottish accent. Oh. Accents don't carry through in text. Whateva'. And I have an Ian Rankin book picked out to walk around with. And if I remember my father's ramblings correctly the Aughneys have only been hard-drinking, farm-labouring Irish wastrels since the 1740s: before that we were Scotch wastrels.

13 comments:

fuzzbrian said...

try out the mars bars while you're over there.


Deep Fried Pizza is another delicacy. What classy people. You'll fit right in.

Huw said...

Three shots, and you get a T-Shirt? I'm dubious about that, and having consulted my bumber book of stereotypes it seems far too generous a gift for far too easy a task for those tightfisted alcoholic Scots.

Elisa said...

Edinburgh is a great city. Try and find a tiny little pub called 'The Oxford' which is where Ian Rankin sets some of the scenes in his books and also he also drinks there as well.

Curly said...

You have to do more than three shots in the three sisters (The Six Tits), I think it's more like 13. There are other pubs that do t-shirts too - so you could end up with an entire wardrobe by the end of the trip!

I also recall that the t-shirt says "I shot the three sisters"

Sorry Marie.

stephenesque said...

I shall expect pictures of you being sick all over kilted gentlemen

Anonymous said...

I object to your comments about marie s 5 yrs in college and dat comin from a 3yr arts degree (8hrs a wk was it?)_anon 5th yr,limerick Bsc. PE agus gaeilge (someday), previously Bsc. sports and exercise sciences-28hrs a wk!!!

Marie said...

I didn't say you got a free t-shirt after doing three shots I said you have to do all the shots on the menu and then you gat a free t-shirt saying I shot the three sisters and their called party bowls not fish bowls. God you never listen to me.

Marie said...

Thanx for sticking up for Amy your a person I'd like to talk to at our class reunion on the 10th of the 10th 2010, Lucy is one I'll try to avoid.

Wee Lassie said...

LUCY SCORED A SCOTTIE--- THIS I KNOW BECAUSE I WAS THERE! --- HA !
That'll teach you to laugh at me when I fall down ... slaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag

Voodoolady said...

Lucy you dirty slut

Marie said...

I hope he was wearing a kilt and was a true Scotsman...

wee lassie said...

No but he was wearing a bandana / skull cap... WHATEVER -

Marie said...

doWas he from Westside or Eastside???