Monday, August 7, 2006

Back in Glasgow

Alas, the week in Millport is over. But Glasgow is still here for a couple of days.

I tried Irn-Bru for the first time. Irn-Bru is this orange, carbonated soft drink that is actually more popular in Scotland than Coke. It tastes like, well, a carbonated orange soft drink. I can only chalk up its popularity to provincial preferences.

I discovered that the soccer rivalry of Rangers vs. Celtic doesn't have to do with mere team preferences. It is actually sectarian rivalry - Celtic is the Catholic team, and Rangers is Protestant. Things are nasty up here! Why can't everyone just be friends?

I dropped by Boots today to check out the newest in IBS medications. I got a box of Buscopan, which I'd never heard of before. I got back to the flat and read the box: "This medication is not recommended for use if you have megacolon."

Not recommended if you have megacolon. MEGACOLON. What the HELL is MEGACOLON?

Saturday SATURDAY SATURDAY!! AT THE COLISEUM, ONE NIGHT ONLY, IT'S MEGACOLON!!!! YOU'LL BUY THE WHOLE TOILET SEAT, BUT YOU'LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Dara said...

I tried Irn-Bru for the first time. Irn-Bru is this orange, carbonated soft drink that is actually more popular in Scotland than Coke. It tastes like, well, a carbonated orange soft drink. I can only chalk up its popularity to provincial preferences.
That's Irn-Bru Orange. Traditional Irn-Bru takes exactly like carbonated Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum.

I'd like to say I'm only making this up, but I'm not.

Joshua Trupin said...

Dara! DARA!!

Hi DARA!!!!

Anonymous said...

You have pictures now of restaurants I've been to and boats I've been on!

I'm so jealous. We were going back last summer but stuff happened and we had to abandon the trip.

Great photos of seashore life. And of young, extremely hot Sottish men.

So sorry about Edina, of course, too. I'm glad the kids handled it so well. Not that it's any of my business, but I think you did the right thing.

ScubaOtter said...

According to http://www.fpnotebook.com/GI3.htm

Megacolon (a.k.a., "Ogilvie's Syndrome") is defined as: Bowel distention based on abdominal XRay
1. Rectosigmoid or descending colon >6.5 cm diameter or
2. Ascending colon >8 cm diameter or
3. Cecal diameter >12 cm

Hey, YOU asked.

Mrs David Feher said...

If you like England so much, why don't you move back there you Limey?