The Amadan

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  1. ... but was watching mini-series Harley & the Davidsons, and noticed, in episode #1, a wedding reception scene where quite a few participants were kilted. (No real surprise, as the Davidson brothers' father was born & raised in Scotland) That is all... you may now return to your normal business.
  2. Hi

    Welcome, from south-central Pennsylvania!
  3. Welcome, from the south-central valley, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
  4. Welcome, from the south-central valley, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
  5. Welcome, from the south-central valley, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
  6. Welcome, from the south-central valley, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
  7. Welcome, from the idyllic south-central valley of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
  8. Just bugs me, that I stooped to his level (which doesn't feel like a "win", to me). Normally, I would simply give an ambivalent glance, and ignore. What perturbed me, more than anything, was rudely interrupting the conversation of 6 people, with his sophomoric remark. I can take insults, all day long, and laugh at it. But display a lack of basic manners (especially towards my friends), and I have issue.
  9. Today, we celebrated St. Patrick's Day, at our favorite pub, which was packed. (needless to say, I was kilted, in Irish National Tartan, with appropriate hose, shoes, shirt, vest, tie, and leather 'cycle jacket)( I received many compliments, and photo requests) The wife & I were slowly making our way to leave, and we stopped to say goodbye to a small group of friends. As we chatted, I heard a voice, behind me say: "Mom?" I paid little attention, until I noticed my friends' eyes looking behind me. Again, I heard "Mom?", which interrupted our discussion. Turning, I behold an unknown gentleman, around 45 years of age, slight stature, nicely dressed in a manner that would lead me to believe he was of otherwise decent decorum "Excuse me?" I responded. "Is that you, Mom?", he further queried. "Does your Mom have a beard, sir?" (I have a rather thick blonde/white beard) "No, but she wears a skirt, too, like you", was his reply. "Really?" "Did your Mom ever beat your a$$?" I questioned. The gentleman nodded. "Well, then, I might actually have something in common with your mother, after all." His facial expression went from smug smile to concerned apprehension. "Sir, I have never, ever worn a skirt - this is a kilt". "Yes, I know that." he admitted. "So, you cannot feign ignorance; therefore that was an intentional slur.", and I returned my attention to my friends. As he walked away, he muttered something about "...just kidding..." Those who know me, understand that I am not of a belligerent nature - I can shrug off insults, and tend to defuse situations with self-deprecating humor. The few negative remarks I've experienced (kilted) usually came from 14-year-olds - not gentlemen dressed like a college professor. Normally, I just ignore, and move on. For some reason, this caught me so off-guard (and ticked-me-off) that I felt compelled to respond. Feel like a bit of a jerk, as I try to be a positive example of kiltdom. I guess I can attribute it to alcohol.
  10. Same here.
  11. Pick it up, next weekend. 103ci engine, Dobeck power commander module, screamin' eagle cams, hi-volume oil pump, police gearbox, Python exhaust.
  12. Our daughters are not too crazy about the prospect (they spent a LOT of time tending to us in hospitals & home). But, as I have explained to them & others - we thoroughly enjoyed riding. I was in a mild depression, having a favorite activity taken from us, by a total stranger's moment of inattentiveness. Admittedly, we'll probably be "fair-weather riders", from here on. Paid our bad weather riding dues, a long time ago. Just another step, toward "normal". Sir Haggis: love the look of the front end of the springer - nostalgic, yet industrial, all at once.
  13. After a very long wait (other priorities took precedent), the wife and I are commencing looking for a replacement motorcycle. Currently, the front-runner is Harley-Davidson® FLHTPi Police Electraglide: 103ci (1688cc, for our metric friends)
  14. Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2017, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that the United States Of America is necessarily greater than any other country, nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, Coca Cola®/Pepsi® predilection, age, Android®/iPhone® preference, physical ability, modern/traditional kilt attire, professional sports team affiliation, religious faith, sexual orientation, or Mac/PC choice, of the wishee. By accepting these greetings, you are accepting the aforementioned terms as stated. This greeting is not subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself/himself/others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.