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These short gray days make me want to hop on a boat and go burn an Irish monastery for some reason...
— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) November 27, 2013
Breathing makes me feel that way.s
I have trace amounts of Scandinavian DNA, as do many people of Irish descent. Somewhere in the distant past, one of my ancestors' villages was probably raped and plundered by people who got the same feeling :)
Count me in.
1. Have big war axe.2. Poor. 3. No patience for farming.4. Like foreign wimmin.5. Will travel.Where do I sign up?
Tam has a víkingr in the woodpile.
Channeling our inner viking today?
Spoken like a true ginger...
That's probably healthier than sitting around and moping...as long as you don't fall from a parapet.
I wouldn't mind following some of my ancestors' footsteps and roll on into Hastings to hand out a world-class smackdown on some schmuck named Harold.
Surely that's out of season... doesn't monastery-pillaging season run from June 8 to October 14?
Not really a hop- it took six miserable, cold, puking weeks:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWU7XwED_yAhttp://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/the-sea-stallion-from-glendalough/
Have waterproof matches, will travel.Wire stainles at gmail.com.
I feel your pain. I am sure I inherited it from my Scotch-Irish Ancestors, and my Red-headed Spouse would lead the charge. As I would not want to get in her way.
After we catch some Celts, we can take a Mediterranean cruise and sell them to the Greeks or Arabs. Spend a nice warm winter there, hangout with the Byzantine Empresses, beat up her husband if he protests, kidnap her niece, and head back north with a boat full of wine and jewels.
Ireland still has monasteries?
If some folks are up for a bit of viking, there's this town up between Virgina and Maryland on the Potomac river...
I'm guessing that a Light Box won't much help with that, LOL.
I do believe there are a whole 'bunch' or such places in some far off land called...Washington...Have at it!!
I have heard of a number of such places in a far off land called... Washington D.C.....Have at it!!
staghounds,"Not really a hop- it took six miserable, cold, puking weeks:"Why do you think they were so cranky when they got there? ;)
Tam: more motivation for the plunder and pillaging.
Why do you think they were so cranky when they got there? ;)I thought it was because they were Norsemen and that was their default setting.
I can probably find a few wolf pelts if someone can bring the mushrooms.BGM
Bram said...After we catch some Celts, we can take a Mediterranean cruise and sell them to the Greeks or Arabs. Spend a nice warm winter there, hangout with the Byzantine Empresses, beat up her husband if he protests, kidnap her niece, and head back north with a boat full of wine and jewels.Did I miss reading one of the classics or something?BSR
BSRVarangian Guard, Here is the text. There will be a quiz on Monday. ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangian_Guard
Thanks!Interesting reading - didn't know that Dalmatians were used as anything other than firehouse dogs . . .About 700 Varangians served along with Dalmatians as marines in Byzantine naval expeditions against the Emirate of Crete in 902 . . .:-)BSR
Is that why you are sporting a bear skin shirt?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BerserkerOr was it because it was Woden's Day?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wednesday
Ed,Too many questions.Just put on this pelt, try some of this mushroom stew, quaff some mead, and we can deal with any remaining questions (and/or questioners) after the raid.BGM
So far, Tam, I've got about 10 volunteers to go a viking with you.
I'm part Irish and I feel that way most days. The common factor seems to be the monasteries, not where we come from.
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