16 July 2009

Highland Games pictures, as promised!

A sampling of the bonny kilted men of the 2009 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Disclaimer: Because I'm a weenie about asking men if I can take their picture, most of these are rear views. LOL)

Proof that no matter what size and shape, a man who knows how to wear a kilt is sexy. Period.

Kilted guy, species Stageus securitum, subspecies dontmesswithme.

Kilted guy, species Marineii homeonleaveus.

Kilted guys. Left: Kiltus traditionalis. Right: Kiltus lurvemycamoii

Kilted guy (my sister's personal favorite), species Tallbootius cavalrii.

Ibid. No, we were NOT stalking him. Okay, maybe a little. Who can blame us for noticing the nice, er, swing of his plaid when he walked? At one point he wore a Civil War kepi but I didn't manage to snap a picture of him wearing it.

Two kilted guys, traveling in pairs for safety from marauding women with cameras. :)

Torchlight Calling of the Clan ceremony. At first it was so foggy on the mountain we could see nothing but the eerie glow of the torches floating in the thick mist. Toward the end it lifted just enough to pick out the silhouettes of kilted men around the torches.

Kilted guy, species Securitum plantmybootinyourarseii.

Kilted guy, species Shawneus backoffladies-he'smarriedii

Kilted guy, a rarely seen subspecies called Cellphoneus waterbottlii.

Kilted guy, species Haha caughtyoutakingmypictureus

Kilted guy, species Competitorius bagpipeii

Not a kilted guy. Has no one heard of Photoshop??

Kilted guy, species Indianajoneus wannabii.

Another rare species, known as Nerdicus sonyii, distinguishable by the camera mounted on the head of his staff. (Um, that sounded kind of dirty, didn't it??)

Kilted guy, species Singingtooloudicus annoyinglii. (They had him set up next to the author tents.)

Kilted young 'un, species Toocuteus forwordsiana.

Species Takeoffyourshirticus prettypleaseii.

Never too old to appreciate a couple nice sets of shoulders!

Highland wrestling, teen division.

Kilted guy, species Romancecover modelii.

Hope you enjoyed! Next year maybe I'll work up the courage to ask for frontal shots. ;)


Diane McEntire said...

Loved it, loved it, loved it. Your depictions are soo funny! Thanks for the eye candy and the laugh. Diane McEntire

MsSnarkyPants said...

Love your species names!

Guy number two is either a friend of mine from high school's dad or his twin!!!

booklover1335 said...

Thanks so much for the photos. We don't have anything like that where I live. And completely enjoyed the species and subspecies comments. LOL had me smiling and laughing out loud. Loved it!

ebellej said...

Wonderful commentaries! I laughed out loud several times, thanks, i needed that! EB

PhyllisC said...

Thanks for the pictures - gotta love a man in a kilt! But your comments really made the pictures. Loved them,