Appropriately enough, it was at Marc Gunn's appearance at our House Concert that we presented The Mister with his very own kilt, in his clan tartan.
When I married The Mister, I also came into possession of his two-inch thick geneaolgy, which traces his ancestry back to the Scotland of the late 1600's and early 1700's, through the clearances that broke his McPheeters clan and chased them to Ireland under the protection of the McLaren clan, and finally to America to the wilds of Pennsylvania in about 1727.
We had such a wonderful time with Marc that he will be back for a return performance in August of 2011, and I definitely want a hard-copy of his CD for him to sign to me, hence my reason for ordering from CD Baby.
Now let me share with you the confirmation email I received from CD Baby, and you'll see why I love this company so much:
It must be something to do with the personality of people associated with kilted men, because now I have to share the first page (of the nine page) quarterly newsletter that I received from Utilikilts, which is THE source for, get this, utility kilts, which will be the next purchase for The Mister's wardrobe.
Thanks for your order with CD Baby!
(1) Marc Gunn: Kilted For Her Pleasure
Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.
A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure it was in the best possible condition before mailing.
Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.
We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved "Bon Voyage!" to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, August 17, 2010.
We hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. In commemoration, we have placed your picture on our wall as "Customer of the Year." We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We miss you already. We'll be right here at http://cdbaby.com/, patiently awaiting your return.
2010 Summer Anti-CatalogueNow, these are really our kinda people! We actually strolled by the Utilikilts store when we were in Seattle for CatchCon, and we SHOULD have stopped, but you know, all the fun with the fellow fans, Captains and Crews kept us pretty busy.
Summer is in full swing here at UKHQ, and our Disco Season busy-ness has us all running around like headless poultry. But lest you think we’ve somehow forgotten you, dear reader, we sat down and scribbled out the summer edition of our quarterly-ish publication. Now, admittedly, we wrote this on cocktail napkins during happy hour at our favourite local watering hole, so we’re going to try to read our ever-drunker penmanship amidst the beer stains and whiskey slobbers, and keep it intelligible.
First up is the retail store!
Throw on your favorite Utilikilt, light up the grill and grab a cold one, because summer is here! Our favoritest time of year at the retail store, and here’s why:
1. Utilikilt = built-in air conditioning.
2. Every local brewer has a “seasonal” brew.
3. Four words: Huge Tracts Of Land
4. Summer music festivals.
5. We use The Duck Boats as moving targets for water gun fights.
There’s a fresh face sweeping the floors these days…it’s Rick! He’s our FNG and Chief Broom Pusher. He roots for the Sox and the Celtics. Truth be told, he’ll root for anyone if he’s got a cold beer in his hand. He’s been ‘kilted for about 4 years now and loves telling the story about throwing on his first Utilikilt…it was his girlfriend’s idea and involved lots of alcohol!
By the way, have you picked up your Green Camo Original yet? If not, you want to do that soon. I’ve seen the racks in the warehouse and the store…they’re looking pretty sparse if you wanna get your ass kilted in a 6 ounce rip-stop cotton. It’s lightweight, super-breezy, and won’t be around forever.
Did you know that you don’t have to wait for the newsletter to come out to find out what the freshest action on the Scratch & Dent list is? All you have to do is shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll fire back a PDF of what we currently have.
On a related note, a lot of dudes are coming into the store and saying, “Hey, I dropped a boat-load of weight and my Utilikilt doesn’t fit anymore. What do I do?” Well, Sparky, here’s the deal…whenever guys get too big or too small for their Utilikilts, we tell them to hit up one of them online auction sites (rhymes with eBay). This way, you get some cash that you can put towards a fresh Utilikilt. The other option is keeping it at the bottom of your closet just in case you need a “fat kilt”.
Some upcoming events at the retail store include a Naked/Clothing Optional ArtWalk (First Thursday in October) and we’re still trying to put some finishing touches on something we like to call BeerWalk (more on that later). In the meantime, we’ll keep truckin’ along…getting men out of their pants and into freedom!
Utilikilts Retail Store Overlord & Wrangler of Large Primates
620 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Then, in keeping with the kilt theme, just this week, one of my favorite blogs (Outlandish Observations) discussing one of my favorite authors (Diana Gabaldon), who writes about my second favorite Scotsman (James Fraser), posted an amazing collection of kilted men photographs. Be sure to take the time to read the comments below the blog post and click on the links provided. Pictures a little too risque for the original post!
So, this post maybe doesn't have as much to do with CD Baby (although I do LOVE that company), as it has to do with kilts!
Thanks for stopping by. The coffee is always on (and, check out your own copy of "Kilted For Her Pleasure")