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Shoving Yer Granny Aff a Bus – My first Highland Games Competition is Tomorrow

It’s finally here. My first Highland Games competition–old time Scottish heavy athletics–is tomorrow.

I’ve got my kilt. (Yes, pictures to come.  I’ll be twirling like crazy to make the skirt flair out as I giggle)

I’ve been singing “Ye Canny Shove Yer Granny Aff a Bus” (listen here, sung to the tune of She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain)

I’ve been throwing rocks all over the backyard.

I have tried to visualize success as I picture myself throwing a sack of straw, way, way, way up into the air with a pitchfork.

I roughed up some English bureaucrats who were trying to take my land.

Now there’s nothing to do but take a nap and carb up–still can’t do the haggis.

Wish me luck.  I’ll be out there with a more experienced lot, battling it out for last place!

photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/slemmon/

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  • Chris July 14, 2012, 7:00 am

    Good luck!! The others may have more experience, but I’m thinkin’ you might be the only librarian – which totally rocks!

  • Todd July 14, 2012, 1:48 pm

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on competing. I’m planning on competing next year.

  • Lana July 16, 2012, 12:57 am

    Good Luck, Brave Heart!! Take lots of pictures for sharing.