Monday, September 18, 2006

Shiver me timbers; is it that time o' year again already, mateys?

I got an e-mail from my dear old friend Doug today...


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From: "Doug"
To: "Stefanie"
Subject: Arrrrr.


Maybe you mentioned this on your blog. I haven't read that yet today...
http://www.talklikeapirate.com

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Replies ensued...


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From: "Stefanie"
To: "Doug"
Subject: Re: Arrrrr.


Actually, I was going to mention it tomorrow.

I'm so predictable.

Really, I wonder if I should bother. My guess is everyone else will be posting about it as well.



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From: "Doug"
To: "Stefanie"
Subject: Re: Arrrrr.


I think you should. It's kind of one of your things.


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From: "Stefanie"
To: "Doug"
Subject: Re: Arrrrr.


"One of [my] things?" What do you mean by that??


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From: "Doug"
To: "Stefanie"
Subject: Re: Arrrrr.


You always mention pirates. OK, not "Always," but you've mentioned pirates a number of times. I think people would think you forgot about National Talk Like a Pirate Day if you didn't mention it. I think you should mention it today so people don't miss out.



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In actuality, I've mentioned pirates exactly* three times, if Blogger's search function can be deemed reliable, but I'll give Doug props for remembering any idle prattling at all from my brain instead of squabbling over details.

To tell the FSM's honest truth, however, I almost did forget about this notable holiday. I remembered it about a month ago, and made a mental note not to forget the date, but my mental notes obviously aren't too dependable, as I didn't think of it again until today, when I received a Hallmark e-card from my younger sister. The occasion? Talk Like a Pirate Day. Shockingly, however, Hallmark isn't yet acknowledging this Pastafarian holiday in their events, list, and henceforth, she couldn't find a Pirate card. Instead, she sent a card featuring a singing Viking monkey. God love that girl; she never fails to crack me up.

In any event, consider this your reminder if you forgot to mark your calendars. Tuesday is the day to wear your eyepatch and your skull and crossbones and to swing your splintered peg leg with pride and shout "Rrrrrr" as many times as you can feasibly (or unfeasibly and abruptly) work it into conversations.

Aye aye, mateys?


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* Oddly, I've been meaning to delete this first pirate post for quite some time, as most of the links in it are dead now anyway and I'm entirely sick of being deemed the Internet's authority on the K#nner Tree T#ts playhouse, a phrase that brings more Google searchers to me than any other. At least people have stopped coming here for human castration stories... or, they were until I mentioned it again here, anyway.

5 comments:

nabbalicious said...

Whenever I hear "shiver me timbers" (you know, every day), I think of the time my friend Al was telling a group of us how he had seen a porno movie and one of the male actors said, "Oooh! Shiver me timbers!"

It scarred me for life, and I didn't even see it.

Darren McLikeshimself said...

Frankly, I think every day is a good day to wear your eyepatch and your skull and crossbones and to swing your splintered peg leg with pride.

Pirates. Are. Awesome.

Stinkypaw said...

Well a very Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day to you!

I'm sure you've seen this site before: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

And check this out: http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10001&partNumber=QXD6376_DK&rank=P1R1S&searchValue=pirate

Say "Aarrr!!" Have a beer, burp in public, let it go and feel good!

Red said...

See, my only issue with talking like a pirate for a day is that after you blabber on for awhile about your parrot and your hook hand, what else is there? I suppose looting could take up some time.

nabbalicious said...

Red, you could push people off ledges while you poke them with your sword. That's fun!

Also, is it just me, or are some of the word verification words longer than the comments themselves?