Yesterday was the last Tuesday of January, also known as Up Helly Aa.
The Scottish fire festival where the island of Shetland builds a Viking Longship, holds a giant party, has a fire parade and then torches the boat.
I WANT TO SEE THIS.
So, I’m giving myself two years. I didn’t make it this time around, but by February of 2017, I will have gone to Scotland to watch a bunch of beautiful, crazy people light a boat on fire.
This is a promise to myself, and to my Wonder Twin, who wants to come with me.
2017 or bust.
I promise. In front of the entire internet. (And we all know, nothing on the internet will ever *truly* dissappear.)
In honour of *not* being there, I made my own
origami Viking longship
and set if on fire.
It’ll be better in Scotland.