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Raptor last won the day on May 3

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About Raptor

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  • Birthday 05/24/1956

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    Melbourne Australia
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    Reptile-keeping, Kaiju (Japanese monster movies), Tinkering with sgian dubhs, militaria, Tattooing through the ages, House Of Gordon, Australia
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  1. First wore the kilt in 1960. Didn't wear one for many years due to rebelling against my family & it's heritage. Pulled one back on for my Ma's funeral around 15 years ago & worn one ever since. I dont wear it as often now due to being on the bike almost daily.
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    Tony, I think the main issue is that only having 9 notes makes it hard to transpose pipes to a normal score when the pitch is so far removed from concert pitch. (Piper's A is closer to a true 466Hz B Flat at 470Hz).
  3. Thanks to the magic of time-zones, it's already New Year's Day here. My Hogmanay was quiet, spent at home with the youngest grandchildren, and I loved every bit of it. Every year I say "well, I survived another one", and this year I can TRULY say that, against the odds. I wish no less to each & every one of you, and here's to many more to come.
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    My Annual Salutation

    Whatever, Tony!
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    First Wool Kilt

    You wont look back, wool is the only way to go
  6. 8 yard traditionals in one Gordon or another every time.
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    Kiltology 101 : Kilting While Sick

    I managed to wear the kilt a couple of times during my recent illness. That said, I dont kilt as much as I used to as right at the moment I look like I just got out of Auschwitz & my scrawny little legs poking out the bottom of a kilt that is suddenly too big for me looks (to be totally honest) completely ridiculous. If I cant wear the kilt well, I wont wear it at all.
  8. Either Ghillies, brogues, or desert patrol boots, depending on where I'm going
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    Extended Absence

    Hello Tony. Haven't seen you since... well last time you thawed out!
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    Where's Raptor Been?

    Had an Oncology review today to get the results of Monday's exploratory surgery. It is my pleasure to announce that I am officially CANCER FREE! Not "in remission", but totally free of this bast4rd disease. I have 5 years of regular testing now to ensure it isn't trying to sneak back, but that's a very small price to pay.
  11. I'm not sure I like the tail, but the rest of it is fantastic!
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    Where's Raptor Been?

    Update... MRI tomorrow, followed by multiple biopsies next thursday or friday. This will tell them how much of my tongue they have to remove
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    Where's Raptor Been?

    Back to hospital for a med team meeting tomorrow. Scan results weren't as good as I hoped, but not real bad either. Tomorrow will decide how they are going to handle it. Worst case scenario is that I wont die but may never swallow again.