While we frequently make shit up here on the Moonpie Chronicles, this is real. Here we see Rick and his esposa waiting for the bus to take them to his graduation from the MFA in Creative Writing program at UNM.
Rick, being the penny-pinching Scot that he is, could not see laying out $80 for a cap and gown he would never wear again.
"I've a perfectly serviceable kilt and sporran," he said. "Time to wear it before I lose too much weight."
Oh, how we laughed and laughed over that one.
So, yeah, while his classmates were kicking it old school, Rick was... well... something else.