Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I'M IN!!!!

I got this email yesterday just before getting on the plane to Montreal.

Hi Andrew;

ok, fine.

I need your AGE now, (and other general usual information - address/phone contact)

I will send your name to our Timing company to add to the list asap (once receive above info). We had a couple VIP race bibs left, so you won't have your name on the bib like everyone else, but it will say VIP.

The late fee is $60, payable to The Perth Running Goats Club.

For those registering before it closed (!) we had an option to obtain the kilt from us - if you didn't have one. We have ordered more than 800 kilts. I doubt we have any option still to get one (although it would be a shame for you to spend money renting when our kilt purchase was only $30 (our material is a lighter acrylic type weave). Just in case ... what size would you need (should measure around at the belly button)

I feel so Scottish!!!

As my friend Scott always says, "If it's not Scottish, it's crap!"

Some boring pictures from the Montreal business trip:

Westward take-off before turn over the lake to Montreal

In-flight breakfast: fruit cocktail and a sticky muffin

Breakfast all gone!  (ORTE the Porter airlines Hedgehog Maskot)

A Dash 7/8 like the one we flew in on at Trudeau 

Taxing out to take off home

In-flight snack ... about 4 chips inside this bag

Only sun we saw was above the clouds

landing in Toronto and a sailboat leaving harbor

Welcome to Toronto - drizzle


Ewa said...

VIP!!! Wow.

Johann said...

VIP in a kilt...impressive!

Xaarlin said...

VIP! That's awesome!

NattyBumpo said...

AND you may end up with two kilts!!!

Alanna said...

Glad you got in!

I want those Terra chips. I have no self control with the big bag and have been known to eat far more than one serving at a time... 4 chips sounds about like the perfect amount.

Paul said...

You are lucky!

RE: "If it's not Scottish, it's crap!"

This expression comes from a regular Saturday Night Live skit quite a few years ago! I use it myself. 8)

XLMIC said...

Awesome pics! They make me feel like I am right there with you! Lol …really.

And I love LOVE how it is your friend SCOTT who said that about not Scottish being crap…did you make that up? Please say 'no'!

You are going to have a great time!

Brian said...

Congrats on getting in! And VIP, no less. Can't wait to read the race report!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Congrats on getting in!!!! It's going to be awesome!

runninglawyer said...

VIP??? I guess that might make you easier to find in the crowd - I'll say hi if I see you!

Kate Geisen said...


trailturtle said...

Perfect. I'll look forward to one of those "Star Runner" pics I've been waiting for :)
Run well and HAVE FUN! Ann

Still Running said...

ORTE is a hedgehog? Or is that more of your Scottish dry humour? I thought it was a raccoon. Looks just like the ones outside my house on garbage day, what with the knife and fork and all.

Teamarcia said...

Yay for the VIP entry! WHat kind of Scotsman are you with no kilt? Will yours be red or green? Enquiring minds wanna know.

ShutUpandRun said...

YES! You are in! Which begs the question: you aren't going to wear undies are you?

mjcaron said...

Wow. Not sure which race that was for but congratulations on your entry and your kilt.

Anonymous said...


massaad said...

Thats a raccoon not a hedgehog! geeze :)

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