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Topic: The wearing of the kilts at PNWGIII! (17 msgs / 328 lines)
1) From: Dave Nielsen
After attending PNWGII last year and seeing Alchemist John running
around in his fine UtiliKilt I too have joined the growng ranks of men
abadoning clothing with legs and am using a kilt myself.  I would
expect to see at least two kilts being worn for PNWGIII.  John will be
sporting his aka last year and I will be sporing one of similar
construction in black twill.  Who else can we convinve to join the Tom
and Marias Kilt club.   Bring them small, tall or in between.  Rules: 
You must wear a kilt to compete.  We'll have prizesfor
best/worst/messiest....  What have you, wear a kilt and wim somthing. 
Judges ti be announcd. If you are wearing a kilt you are in the
contest - your kilt koolness will be graded and prizes awarded on
levels of kiltship.  Judges to be announced...
More later....
--Dave

2) From: Alchemist John
I guess that decides it - I was not sure if I was wearing mine - I guess I am
Mike, Les,  you know you want to...
OH, when I was at the SCAA convention, I was wearing it, and was told I had 
"cute legs".  blush
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3) From: gregcoffeeroast
Dave,
Should I be wearing my sunglasses to the PNWGIII??(-;
Greg
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
O' that the qauntlet had been thrown down sooner! Dave spurred me to action 
long contemplated, yet 'tis now too late for the Gathering. Spent the last 
two hours searching the web and on the phone but alas, a kilt in anything 
but a generic tartan cannot be had in less than 8 to 12 weeks:-(  Though I 
could and may rent a kilt of generic weave while waiting for my Clan tartan 
kilt...
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Sweet Maria's Home Roasters Gathering infohttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmFrom: "Alchemist John" ">http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/pnwgIII.htmURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmFrom: "Alchemist John" 
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 6:15 AM
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5) From: Dave Nielsen
Wow, one too many glasses of wine can sure impact the spelling and
composition abilities!  I will be providing the prizes, coffee related
of course, but don't know that I could be a good judge of men's legs,
not that the contest is gender limited, so I'll recruit a couple of
judges from the attendees and let them decide.  BTW, I haven't tried
it to see how it will look but I might combine my PNWG traditional
Hawaiian shirt with the kilt for a multicultural experience.
On another note, has anyone had luck or other experience rebuilding
Ulka type pumps used in espresso machines?  The pump in my SMK5000 is
leaking and is unusable.  It appears to be leaking on the pressurized
side but haven't had it apart that far.  Are there o-rings or other
serviceable parts that I can try replacing?  Any info on the subject
would be appreciated.
Thanks,
--Dave

6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Then there were 3...
If you keep trying and working at it long enough you just might find the 
right set of circumstances. I kept searching and even called a kilt maker in 
Scotland who said he could make it and  have it to me in 3 weeks, but would 
charge an additional $300 rush order fee! Not. Was about to order a cheap 
acrylic National Irish tartan kilt but they only had dress (fur) sporrans in 
stock (out of casual day use all leather). So while browsing other sites for 
accessories decided to make yet another phone call. Talked to a kilt maker 
in SoCA who while out of the tartan I want, the owner just happens to be in 
Scotland returning Tuesday. He's going to pick some up and they'll have it 
made and to me in time, for only a $50 rush fee. She said it's going to be 
the fastest rush order they've ever agreed to do! And the $50 rush fee is 
cheaper than renting anyway. (Went with package deal including matching 
tartan flashes, kilt hose, nice three tassle black leather sporran with 
Celtic knot design, kilt belt & buckle, and traditional Highland kilt shirt 
plus added a sgian dubh with celtic knot design polished pewter mounts:-) 
Some day I might learn to do things half way, but I doubt it! Though I just 
realized the package didn't include and I forgot to add a kilt pin... oh 
no!-)
miKe
From: "miKe mcKoffee" 
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 9:00 AM
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7) From: Alchemist John
Way to go.  Traditional even.  Anyone else?  Did you check with Utilikilt 
where Dave and I got ours?
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8) From: Brett Mason
The answer has been offered many times, slightly different context....
Buy some Hawaiian shorts, then send it to someone on the list to make them=
 
crotchless...
Brett
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9) From: Rob Stewart

10) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yeah, I checked the Utilikilts and literally dozens and dozens of other 
places US and abroad. The Utilikilts seem like very nice everyday kilts to 
be sure. I really have been thinking about getting a kilt of my Family 
tartan for many years. This just pushed me over the edge. Now I'll have full 
"casual" and will add formal accessories later. When the occasions arise no 
more suites for me!
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Sweet Maria's Home Roasters Gathering infohttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmFrom: "Alchemist John" ">http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/pnwgIII.htmURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmFrom: "Alchemist John" 
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 9:16 PM
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11) From: Alchemist John
NO! :P
At 21:45 5/25/2005 -0700, you wrote:
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Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

12) From: Angelo
And who will be playing the GBH pipes at the event......?
Maybe you can hire an off-duty cop or fireman.. It's difficult to imagine 
people walking around in kilts without hearing the strains of the pipes....
Angelo
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13) From: miKe mcKoffee
Penney whistle but no bagpipes, maybe someday. Do have pairs of hi-fi 
speakers fed from main system just about every room (including separate 
pairs backyard both decks and frontyard (front for Christmas & Halloween 
primarily) so could pipe it electronically! May drive some people nuts, ya 
either love 'em or hate 'em;-)
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Sweet Maria's Home Roasters Gathering infohttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmFrom: "Angelo" ">http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/pnwgIII.htmURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmFrom: "Angelo" 
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:44 AM
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14) From: Wandering Curmudgeon
Well NOW I'm not so sorry about missing the gathering :O)
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15) From: Zara Haimo
What with all those fine gentlemanly legs on display, I'm even sorrier that
we can't make it this year!

16) From: Richard Weinberg
miKe go to larkintheam.com for your sporran. they have them as bagpipe grear 
there are in san fran. richard in indy

17) From: Alchemist John
Here goes MM disrupting this (lol mm) but Utilikilts are just that - 
Utility kilts.  Useful for everyday wear, no plaids, no bagpipes....  To 
keep this on topic, they have a ton of well placed large pockets.  It is 
amazing what I can carry without disrupting those nice pleats :-)  extra 
PF, tampers, coffee, chocolate, cocoa beans - good solid alchemist clothing.
At 13:44 5/26/2005 -0400, you wrote:
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Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/


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