This blog is undergoing some growing pains, as usually occurs when I rely on other people for pictures because I fail to charge my camera (oops). In the meantime, I wanted to share something cool that some friends participated in today. Tonight is Burns Night, a holiday in honor of Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland (it's his birthday, in fact).
Traditionally, this is celebrated with a Burns Supper including haggis, neeps, and tatties. Burns's poem, Address to the Haggis is read before eating. Another traditional Scottish activity, dancing, often occurs at events called ceilidhs.
Why am I telling you this? Because in honor of Burns Night 2012 some awesome people had a flash mob ceilidh in Edinburgh. Here's a video of it!
and pictures of the dancing haggis...
(Sorry, I couldn't make those embed.)
Basically, I want to dance all the time. Instead I spent all day reading about the insula's role in disgust recognition. Good thing I love my thesis...