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Topic: 38 days 'til the Spokane Highland Games
Message: Posted by: critter (Jun 28, 2011 08:16PM)
My best friend is coming into town to compete against me.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jun 28, 2011 08:22PM)
Its 179 days to Christmas.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jun 28, 2011 08:34PM)
I'm more excited about the games. Christmas is kind of gonna' suck this year.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jun 28, 2011 08:35PM)
Why?
Message: Posted by: critter (Jun 28, 2011 08:46PM)
It's my first Christmas without my Grandma.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jun 28, 2011 09:14PM)
Well I am very sorry to hear that Critter. Good luck in the games and although I am sure these events are not going to be easy to win I hope you do well for her.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jun 28, 2011 09:17PM)
Thank you. I came in last place last overall last year, so I have nowhere to go but up :)
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jun 28, 2011 09:59PM)
Are you man enough for the caber catch?

John
Message: Posted by: critter (Jun 28, 2011 10:08PM)
Well, how big a caber?
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jun 28, 2011 10:38PM)
[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3510/3457687479_d8cca50f4a.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: critter (Jun 28, 2011 10:42PM)
Oh that's just a little one. I wouldn't have caught it [i]there[/i] though ;)
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 1, 2011 10:40AM)
35 days.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 1, 2011 11:23AM)
I think I just found my good twin!
This is from last year:
[img]http://www.spokanehighlandgames.org/GamesWebsite/Media/transparent.gif[/img]

I do not remember seeing this guy at all but he looks just like me!
And he's doing me favorite event!
I did bad at this event last year but I've practiced all year and I think I'll crush it this year.

*Edit* Hm. Apparently this pic don't transfer.
Well he's the bald dude with the goatee and sunglasses getting ready to put the stone in this set: http://www.spokanehighlandgames.org/GamesWebsite/Photos/Pages/Athletics.html#9
if anybody cares.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 7, 2011 11:19PM)
29 days.
Let me try this pic of my doppleganger again:
[img]http://www.spokanehighlandgames.org/GamesWebsite/Welcome_files/Athlete1c.jpg[/img]

There we go. That guy looks just like me! It's freaky! How did I not see him?
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jul 7, 2011 11:27PM)
I'm rooting for you this year!
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Jul 8, 2011 06:04AM)
THat's like rock chunkin' in a dress...
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 8, 2011 05:32PM)
[quote]
On 2011-07-08 00:27, LobowolfXXX wrote:
I'm rooting for you this year!
[/quote]

Thank you! :)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 8, 2011 06:59PM)
How's things?
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 8, 2011 10:36PM)
Thrown, in general.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 8, 2011 10:45PM)
[quote]
On 2011-07-08 23:36, critter wrote:
Thrown, in general.
[/quote]

:)
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 8, 2011 11:03PM)
I've been training my butt off between schoolwork. I do some light throwing on my weightlifting days, and more throwing on other days. I alternate between the gym and the rock pit. Today was the rock pit. Did my usual boulder lifting. I sure feel stronger than last year. And my technique is a thousand times better. Especially on the Braemar stone put.

28 days. I will be ready.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 8, 2011 11:17PM)
All the very best bro.

Stay strong, mind, body, spirit... ;)
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 8, 2011 11:19PM)
Thanks. Back at ya.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jul 8, 2011 11:35PM)
[img]http://www.putlearningfirst.com/language/12dial/oor-wullie.jpg[/img]

Crivens!
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 8, 2011 11:41PM)
I always liked this one:
[img]http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/mgt/lowres/mgtn14l.jpg[/img]

My girlfriend is taking photos of our Scottish Terriers for the photo contest :)
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 11, 2011 08:33PM)
25 days until the Highland Games.
[img]http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/amc0694l.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 26, 2011 06:08PM)
10 days 'til the Highland Games.
Put me in coach!
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jul 27, 2011 07:14PM)
Here's some [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ35SOU9HTM]inspiration[/url] for you Critter.

John
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 28, 2011 12:32AM)
Thanks John,
That's always been one of my favorites.
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 1, 2011 11:02AM)
The Games are this Saturday.
[img]http://powerathlete2000.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/finver.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Aug 1, 2011 11:06AM)
Best of luck from the whole clan!

[img]http://www.colinstewart.co.uk/sites/default/files/images/TheBroonsFamily_0.png[/img]
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 5, 2011 06:00AM)
How was it critter?
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Aug 5, 2011 09:17AM)
According to my calculations they begin tomorrow. Fill your sporran with prize money, critter!

[img]http://concal.org/sites/concertocaledonia.localhost/files/imagecache/blog_entry_img_big/wysiwyg_imageupload/2/1946-09-01%20oor%20wullie.gif[/img]

John
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 5, 2011 09:28AM)
ALL THE BEST CRITTER! :wavey:
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 5, 2011 10:10AM)
Thank you :)
It is tomorrow morning. Then the world championships are in the same location in the afternoon so I will stay to watch that.
Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Aug 5, 2011 02:17PM)
Go get 'em, lad!
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 6, 2011 10:17PM)
My best friend and I tied for 4th place, a decided improvement over last place from last year :)
Also, my girlfriend won first place in the photography competition for people and for overall.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Aug 6, 2011 10:30PM)
Congratulations, Critter. Got any photos for us?

John
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 6, 2011 11:26PM)
Will have soon. They had a PR guy there who is emailing me pics :)
Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Aug 7, 2011 01:14AM)
Well done!
:thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Aug 7, 2011 02:01AM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-06 23:17, critter wrote:
My best friend and I tied for 4th place, a decided improvement over last place from last year :)
Also, my girlfriend won first place in the photography competition for people and for overall.
[/quote]

Nice job!! Do they have a special prize for Most Improved Lunatic?!
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 7, 2011 06:02AM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-06 23:17, critter wrote:
My best friend and I tied for 4th place, a decided improvement over last place from last year :)
Also, my girlfriend won first place in the photography competition for people and for overall.
[/quote]

:applause:

Well done critter!!!! :)
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Aug 7, 2011 10:07AM)
Good job homie. Proud that you did whatever it is you did.
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 7, 2011 10:20AM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-07 03:01, LobowolfXXX wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-08-06 23:17, critter wrote:
My best friend and I tied for 4th place, a decided improvement over last place from last year :)
Also, my girlfriend won first place in the photography competition for people and for overall.
[/quote]

Nice job!! Do they have a special prize for Most Improved Lunatic?!
[/quote]

I actually thought when I read the newspaper article that there should be a 'most improved' prize.
He said in there something like 'you're just trying to improve your own scores and it's not about competing with others.'
Great, but if that was true then why would we have an awards ceremony for anything but most improved? :)
But I do understand what he means.

Thanks for your support everybody!
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 10, 2011 01:38PM)
[img]http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/critterdun/P2110261.jpg[/img]

Here's one. I'm trying to upload some more but it's taking a while.
I also have a short video I will be putting on YouTube.
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 10, 2011 01:42PM)
[img]http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/critterdun/P2100253.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/critterdun/P2110260.jpg[/img]

Didn't get as many pics as I hoped. Really wanted a caber one. Maybe there's one in that media guy's set.
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 10, 2011 02:03PM)
Okay I added a bunch more so here's just a link to the album:
http://photobucket.com/critterdun
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 10, 2011 02:12PM)
And here's a short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uxCUlVCCv8
Not my best throw but the people who were videotaping kept taking off.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jul 30, 2012 08:24PM)
It's that time again. This Saturday. I'm a bit worried this year since I missed several months of training due to injuries. I'm also leaner now. Will do my best.
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 3, 2012 10:19PM)
Tomorrow is the day. My son is coming to watch for the first time. I got him his own kilt that matches mine.

This is the song I always listen to right before I leave:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-64CaD8GXw
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 4, 2012 09:04PM)
3rd place! Up 1 from last year and my first "podium" finish! I got a ribbon this time :D
Message: Posted by: TonyB2009 (Aug 5, 2012 03:05PM)
Well done.
Message: Posted by: critter (Aug 5, 2012 04:58PM)
Thank you :)