Out and About -- In the World at Large

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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Kirbstone » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:51 pm

Och Alastair, and you are the Brraive wee thaing! 59Deg. North ! That must be nearing the Magnetic North Pole.....

Together with 1959 and 1976, 2018 will be remembered here as seriously long, dry & hot. We've masses of wilting schiveled raspberries with not one worth picking, alas. Zero rain for nigh-on two months now and afternoon temps daily between 26 and 34 deg. Centipede. Now 26 is OK, but 34 is just Toooo Dorn-hot!

Next Sunday I have volunteered to enter the aquatic Collisseum down near Cork (52 deg N !!!) to do gladiatorial battle with other former young-bloods, now seriously geriatric, but still able to stagger down to the water's edge with a single sculling boat (pic). This will once again be a 3-hour drive, boat assembly & deployment, a 4-minute race as enjoyable as banging yer 'ead against a wall, boat back on the roof again and a further 3 hours home.

Tell me I'm mad, but out there I'll start off against 7 other eejits just like myself! I'll drive there & back miniskirted of course.

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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Freedomforall » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:13 am

Kirbstone wrote:Och Alastair, and you are the Brraive wee thaing! 59Deg. North ! That must be nearing the Magnetic North Pole.....

Together with 1959 and 1976, 2018 will be remembered here as seriously long, dry & hot. We've masses of wilting schiveled raspberries with not one worth picking, alas. Zero rain for nigh-on two months now and afternoon temps daily between 26 and 34 deg. Centipede. Now 26 is OK, but 34 is just Toooo Dorn-hot!

Next Sunday I have volunteered to enter the aquatic Collisseum down near Cork (52 deg N !!!) to do gladiatorial battle with other former young-bloods, now seriously geriatric, but still able to stagger down to the water's edge with a single sculling boat (pic). This will once again be a 3-hour drive, boat assembly & deployment, a 4-minute race as enjoyable as banging yer 'ead against a wall, boat back on the roof again and a further 3 hours home.

Tell me I'm mad, but out there I'll start off against 7 other eejits just like myself! I'll drive there & back miniskirted of course.

Tom


You must be mad!! Sounds like fun.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby crfriend » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:19 am

Kirbstone wrote:Tell me I'm mad, but out there I'll start off against 7 other eejits just like myself! I'll drive there & back miniskirted of course.

Row it in your mini, Tom, and don't tell me you aren't tempted or don't have the cubes to tell off your compatriots.

Whatever the attire, row for the life of ya (within reason) and go home as the triumphal warrior!

By the by, of course you're mad -- utterly. Keep it up, though, and keep alive! We'd miss the alternative.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby moonshadow » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:17 am

crfriend wrote:... or don't have the cubes


Cubes? If that means what I think it means, then I have to say, if mine were "cubes", I would certainly wear a skirt as I would imagine trousers would be most awkward.... :lol:

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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby SkirtsDad » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:27 pm

A rare shot of me in town as I was there with a friend who has a smart phone, unlike me. Usually when I go to town in the daytime I dress down a little but today I didn't bother to change..... and.... hardly a glance from anyone, at least, not that I noticed.

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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Kirbstone » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:54 pm

Carl,

During such activity skirts are Totally out. Balance & speed are of the essence and near skin-tight apparel is universal.

The attached was taken in Seville, Spain at 1.40PM in 45 deg. dry heat. Too-dorn hot for us Irish.
Iffy pic. quality as it's a scanned photo. Original is with the photographer.

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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby crfriend » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:47 pm

Kirbstone wrote:The attached was taken in Seville, Spain at 1.40PM in 45 deg. dry heat. Too-dorn hot for us Irish.

I always love the photographs -- great stuff. 45 is too hot for most of us; I suspect even Anthony doesn't much like it. I'd be looking for shade in a right proper hurry!

You might be able to get away with a short skirt, but it would cause some sideways glances. The short stuff doesn't tend to get in the way all that much like the longer stuff can. However, given the seagull's-eye view, I can see why a short skirt might not be recommended. There are places that don't need to get sunburnt.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Jim » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:42 pm

A personal record for me--over a week without wearing pants (not including weeks at nudist resorts). Grocery stores, hardware stores, restaurants, Great Falls Park, Kenilworth Aquatic gardens, church, biking miles to different locations in the DC area, etc, all wearing above the knee skirts. These are blue denim, khaki, and camouflage, with a fly, belt, and standard pockets. I didn't notice anyone paying attention to the skirts, even in the parks full of people with cameras. My current "job" is taking care of my elderly mom, so I'm with her, my wife, my brother & sister-in-law, most of the time. Maybe I'll get a few pictures up later from the parks.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby kidme » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:13 am

flew back home from Denver to Singapore, wearing a simple baby blue blouse (looks like a shirt) and a ankle length skirt - still presenting 100% masculine. Was with my colleague throughout - 2nd time he sees me skirted - he had problems putting a term to the skirt - asking me to be careful with the "thing" at the escalator.. It was more than 24 hours door-to-door, with a layover at SFO during peak hours.

The body scanner did pick up something at my hip, resulting in a simple pat down. The male TSA during pat down just smile and ask me "no pockets?" - which I nod my head and he waved me off. Not sure what triggers the scanner, as I had no pockets and no metal on me.

Didn't take any photo, it just reminds me of some kind religious attire...

Although this ankle length skirt is more comfortable than pants, denim skirt or the mini athletic skirt, it is not very practical on the plane, especially during visits to the lavatory. I guess that explains we don't see much women wearing long skirts despite being comfortable. Maybe I will go back to track pants on the next trip...

In conclusion, definitely no issue traveling skirted - as long as it is a decent presentable attire, carry oneself confidently, as a fashion forward man.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Fred in Skirts » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:03 pm

I use to fly from Augusta Ga. to Denver Co. to see my daughter all of the time and always in a skirt. I never had any problems with TSA or any body else. Now my daughter is moving to Omaha Ne. and I will be flying out there to visit with her. I have always had a great time on the airplane with the flight attendants because of the skirts, it seems like I received better treatment from them that when I was in pants. Traveling is skirts is so comfortable and enjoyable that we should all try to do it. It's so easy too!! :D
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Caultron » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:08 pm

kidme wrote:...The male TSA during pat down just smile and ask me "no pockets?" - which I nod my head and he waved me off. Not sure what triggers the scanner, as I had no pockets and no metal on me...

That may have been it. A man with no pockets or nothing in his pockets might be unusual enough to be suspicious.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby skirtyscot » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:44 pm

kidme wrote:Although this ankle length skirt is more comfortable than pants, denim skirt or the mini athletic skirt, it is not very practical on the plane, especially during visits to the lavatory. I guess that explains we don't see much women wearing long skirts despite being comfortable.


I have done this and I don't see the problem. Lift up your skirt, keeping it clear of the toilet if it is not very clean, and do your business. Where's the impracticality?

Often the AC is turned up a bit too high on planes so you get rather cool in shorts. A long lightweight skirt solves the problem.

And of course you're confined enough in an aeroplane seat: why confine yourself even worse in trousers?
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby oldsalt1 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:55 pm

Just came home had to go to the local IRS office to file some business returns. Had about a 30 minute wait which wasn.t too bad. Wore a denim skirt. There were 5 women in the waiting room one in a dress and surprisingly 2 in skirts. One of them kept looking at my skirt. I think she was pissed I had nicer legs and my skirt was shorter. :lol: :lol: :lol:

This is crazy please Understand my thought pattern. Here I am, ME, Dan, myself, actually sitting in the middle of a government office wearing a skirt. To the members of the café going back do any of you think this could ever happen

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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Sinned » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:37 pm

I was in an insulin awareness seminar in a skirt with several others and nothing was said.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby STEVIE » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:21 pm

Six nights and days in hospital which was not planned.
No trousers no problem.
I actually gained some minor interest too.
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