Ten Outlandish Things Canadians are Thankful for this Thanksgiving

Let’s REBLOG for our American Friends  who are Celebrating THEIR Thanksgiving…you know late.  At least us Canadians will be ready for the next Turkey coma that is up in just a few more wks for Christmas. We don’t know how you people do it. You are true turkey troopers!


"Oh no I left my bagpipes in the oven."


As you may or may not know, this weekend is the second one in October.  To Canadians this is Thanksgiving weekend, when we stuff a dead bird (preferably Turkey- magpies are harder to catch), stuff our face with pie, and yes, boil up that corn, and stuff.

We also talk about what we’re thankful for. There’s no Black-Jack Friday, but there might be football, yes CANADIAN football (and we have bigger…. err fields, ya ken? And we go down one less, because we get it done sooner…) And WOOHOO!!! Finally us Canadians get to do something before the US does… we can do up a We’re Verra Thankful post (small steps, baby…)


So what has been our biggest Thank your Starz-Gods moments so far?

Let’s ask the Alberta Heughliots what they say, eh?


10. They are actually filming this puppy in Scotland!  Really, it’s breathtaking.  And it’s become it’s own character.  And we want to go there reallllll bad

We will settle for Nova Scotia right now, but that’s not going to last much longer!



9. Diana’s and Ron’s cameos on episode 4. It was a case of  ‘Wheres Waldo’ for Ron, but Diana played her part with snappy grace!

May I present: Iona MacTavish and Sir Ron Where’sWaldo….


8.Corn  jokes….. that is all.  Graham MacTavish is never going to live this down……

mind yer

7. Tobias Menzies has made us like Frank!  Never in a million years did we think this day would ever come (except Karen, she knew) -to most of us- he was always just kind of there – ya know what I mean?  And we thought we hated BJR –  we ALL loath him now!  (And Tobias is a crack up on twitter – luvs ya!)

frank bjr 2


6. The Terrific Trio – Ron, Maril, and Terry.  We curtsy to your greatness. What you all have created, let no man divide – or something like that.




5. Tag-team comic relief – and they’re not Just For Laughs – what shall we call them? Rungus? Angpert?  Sounds like something you’d get at Shoppers Drug Mart for that itch… in that place you’d rather not talk about…from that person you’d never repeat their name.


Otherwise known as the wisecracking Scottish bridesmaids


4. Cast and Crew Twitterplay.  If Sam’s accidental faux pas birthday greeting to Cait and the ensuing day of mirth as the rest of them jumped on board didn’t convince you to join twitter, there’s no talking to ya.  Plus this is a great legal way to stalk. get the lowdown on on all the Outlander-ville gossip and goodies.



3. Caitrona is stunning as Claire.  Nice round bum and all…GirlCrushes abound all over the Heughliots group.


Cause we’re into equal opportunities here…


2. Sam IS Jamie!!  No ifs, ands,or ummm butts about it…….. He’s the total package, including his voice….. it’s like butter, with Canadian back bacon wrapped around it….. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

defibrillator Better now? Yeah, I need another shock back too.

sassenach vid pic

Get yer butter heeeeeeeeeere…….

Speak Outlander: Lesson 1


Which leads us to the number one Outlandish thing we are Thankful for this year – that One Fine Arse.  It was delivered to Canadian screens just last weekend.  In case you forgot, we found you a reminder… You’re welcome. Could we have shown you complete unblocked version of this fine arse? Well of course we could have. However, we know that your imagination is in full bloom right now and you are trying to move Claire’s hand from the screen and you are trying to look past her nightie. We call this an “interactive” picture.


SWEET Mary, Joseph and Bride…….

And because we had a hard enough time getting this list down to just ten, we also have an honourable mention:

Yes it’s Claire and her Soberphobia.  Can’t understand the Gaelic? Have a dram…   Can’t warm up? Have a dram…   Can’t wait to get on with the wedding night?  Have a dram, or three….. or eight……


Bottoms Up!!


Bob and Doug MacKenzie approve…..

bob and doug

Right on, eh?

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AB-Ootlander- Canadian girls like Castles too.

As I always need to mention. We, in Canada, are behind our American friends by 2 weeks when it come to viewing Outlander on our TV’s via a network.  Their network is Starz. I need to acknowledge their fantastic promotions (numerous T-Shirt, Swag, Pocket Jamie swag give aways & ummm a Trip to Scotland with a show WALK ON! ) and lets not forget numerous fan events across the US.  Our network is Showcase. They gave away a $25.00 Subway gift card during episode 4 to the person who told them how many times Jamie said Claire during the episode *cough* once *cough*.

Nice Try! Maybe next time.

Nice Try! Maybe next time.

Digression. It’s one of my issues. One.

We go onto Episode 2, What happens in Canada on Sundays when Outlander comes on? A few things. In the afternoon – our local Liquor Depot or Liquor Spot (Yup – we name our Liquor stores such things) gets an influx of fans stocking up for the #OutlanderCANDrinkingGame. Churches shut their doors. It’s true I am totally making that shit up. See?

Everything on the interwebs is true.

Everything on the interwebs is true.

One of my favourite things about our Showcase experience is our “List of Benefits”  before the show starts. Course Language. Adult Content. Violence & Nudity.  Some people call them advisories. Aye – Eh. Potato- Potahto and one of my favourites from a twitter friend…its like comparing Jo n Kezzie. Neither here nor there really.

Castle Leoch. Now every Canadian kid loves castles! We don’t have many or any here but I can promise you – there is a generation of us that pulled up a little rocking chair with Rusty, Jerome the giraffe and the Friendly Giant on the CBC. We got cozy and he read. Oh how I loved that castle.

Let's take trip down memory lane. Look Up! WAAAAAY UP!

Let’s take trip down memory lane. Look Up! WAAAAAY UP!

SQUIRREL! Back to Castle Leoch shall we?!

Claire shows up in the middle of the mud and shitdung (it was a double negative kinda sorta but Mrs. Fitz said it and I liked it). Claire stood out like a nun in hoooooor house. Mrs. Fitz came off as just a bit more than suspicious to start but warmed up nicely I think.


We all just really wanted Claire & Jamie to be alone for a while. Claire demanded it. Again. She is good at that demanding.episode 2-04

He takes of his shirt

Hummana Hummana Hummana

Let’s just enjoy this for a moment. Absorb this goodness.  For all those people who think I am objectifying this man. I am admiring what  has been created for me to admire. Look at that beauty. For what it’s worth, I think Claire is hot too and even though I am completely heterosexual. I get why men would think she was hot and don’t begrudge them her beauty.



You have to take the bad with the good. Jamie’s back is a part of his history. Sad Sad history. *sigh* Jaaaaaaammmiiiieeee.

We go through some lovely moments with Jamie & Claire, some not so lovely moments. You know, where he recalls his first experience w BJR. We react when Jamie speaks – don’t we?  He recites an iconic line from the book “Ye need not be scairt of me, or anyone else here, so long as I’m with you” Diana was right…it was important that they kept that in there. THANK YOU RON! iconic

I think all of us enjoyed seeing Claire climb out of bed the next day, disheveled & looking like she didn’t know what way was up.




Getting dressed and set to meet himself was a blast to watch, loved the music, the clothing and I was just a little sad to know I had a built in bum roll. Let’s just call it evolution.

Off she goes to meet with TwistyLegs MacTwisterson. Doesn’t every blog have a name for him besides Himself? Colum? Laird? All I know is…those CGI legs are hard to look at…they look like they are going to snap at the ankles any second. They discuss hospitality, lack of & going home. Yeah right Claire. You really should read the book.


We had plenty of commercials. Promises of leaving the castle. It was time for Claire to play her own version of a drinking game! Only she did it while sitting between the MacKenzie brothers.  Yes, would have been WAY more appropraite if it were Bob n Doug…but nope. It sooooo wasn’t.



Yeah. That happened. Claire knew it was probably the best aka worse note to leave on.



A good night sleep brings Claire a gooooooood idea. Time to head off to the stables for some Jamie time. Nothing like a lil Ging in the morn.


He apparently likes a girl w spirit. Which excites me.spirit

Avoid Looking all together. GOTCHA!

Avoid Looking all together. GOTCHA!



I am not sure WHO I complain to…but I think it’s a legitimate complaint.

We go on to laugh w Rupert. Meet Geillis. Who THANK YOU VERY MUCH plays her perfectly.  Her voice is like a melody of batshitcrazy and I loooooove it!

We also meet loose Leery (there are so many names for her…I will stick to this one) in front of Judge Himself. If you read that all grammatically messed up, it won’t flow. Don’t try too hard. Jamie takes a beating at the hands of his buddy Rupert because Dougal told him to…and told to more…and more. Jerkface.  Murtagh shows his awesome, silently at the end…again. And yes, I know I spelled his name wrong in the tweet.


Claire fixes Jamie up –  again. He might have done it to save loose leery the embarrassment, or he could have done it so she could fix him again.

Now we see Claire going back down to the room. You know. The room. The one she and Frank had to bang their way into in Episode 1. No pun intended…ok…well on second thought- total pun intended.

that roomYep, I was right.  No face for you!

In fact…dun dun dun. You will be Castle Leoch’s new healer Claire. If you can’t join them – BEATON.

you are staying

That’s all she wrote…for episode 2 anyway…3’s ketchup will be up soon.


Heughliot at Large