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Avast, Ye Land Lubbers!!

Listen up mates!  Grab yer arm hooks, yer peg legs, yer eyepatches and piratey chatter!  Today is one of my all-time favorite holidays, International Talk Like A Pirate Day

A year ago today we were nearing “Tiki Torch/Robot with a Toupee” town, and although The Ig only had black shorts to don and I had to make due with a bandana and a chicken stick for a sword,


we were still able to make the most of the holiday.  I distinctly remember a van pulling over, the side door sliding open, and me dancing around fiercely wielding my chicken stick and yelling something like, “Avast, ya scurvy bastards!  Away wi’chya unless ye be wanting to walk the plank!” 

The man obviously had no ideer who he was dealing with, as he laughed before they drove away.  Had he known it was ITLAPD, that I was a descendent of a notorious pirate listed in the Pirate’s Book of Who’s Who, then surely the man would’ve been shakin’ in his land lubbing boots.

And had I known the first link above listed pirate speak in Mandarin (!!), then The Ig and I could’ve really impressed the locals.

Maybe next time!

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3 Responses to “Avast, Ye Land Lubbers!!”

  1. laura Says:

    There is really nothing more frightening than a pirate with a chicken stick! I think he laffed in fear or maybe you reminded him of a rerun GILLIGAN! Laura

    I put AT in my bedroom now. Billy liked him. Billy is in heaven now. I miss him very much. You still have your chicken stick?

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  3. Jamie Says:

    Laura; that’s what I thought!! I mean, could anything be MORE terrifying than a chicken stick, for Shibble’s sake?!

    Jer; oh no! Sorry about Billy, but heaven’s a great place, so I’m certain he’s very happy!
    No, I don’t have my chicken stick; I had to eat it at the end of the day!!

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  5. Richard Jamieson Says:

    I never knew you shared a interest in the best holiday of the year. I always said that if I won the lottery I would become a pirate.
    Just have to buy a big boat, a parrot and drink rum right from a wooden keg. That seems easy.

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