Talk Like a Pirate Day: Aftermath
This year's Talk Like a Pirate Day went quite well. First, I flew a black flag from my car and drove around playing pirate songs with my windows down.
Flogging Molly - Seven Deadly Sins
David Rovics - Black Flag Flying
Lazytown - You Are a Pirate
Flogging Molly - Salty Dog
Mutiny - Here's to Adventure
Pirates of the Carribean Soundtrack - He's a Pirate
Flogging Molly - Queen Anne's Revenge
Murder by Death - Dead Men and Sinners
Rockin' Chair - Wooden Boats, Iron Men
Tom Smith - Talk Like a Pirate Day (official theme song)
The Mad Caddies - Weird Beard
Bread and Roses - Let the Wind and the Sea be my Grave
After I finished with that, I dressed in full pirate garb (puffy shirt, feathered hat with a skull-and-bones insignia, stuffed parrot on shoulder, eyepatch, etc.) and went to the library, where I checked out Mutiny on the Bounty and Treasure Island. One of the librarians was celebrating, too (I guess you could call her a bookaneer...but it'd probably be best if you didn't), so we took a few pictures together.
By that time my roommate was awake, so we went to a nearby grocery store and had a swordfight in the parking lot. All nearby buckles were sufficiently swashed. Aftewards, I did some juggling, picking up enough in tips to buy us some water.
Then, we came back home to watch yesterday's episode of Wife Swap. No, that's not something I'd normally do, but one of the families was a pirate family, the husband being none other than Ol' Chumbucket, co-creator of Talk Like a Pirate Day and co-author of "Pirattitude!". Captain Slappy, the other co-creator, made an appearance as well.
All in all, it was my best TLAP Day yet.
"Anarchy! The scourge of every sea! The Antichrist abord a rig, with us, your cut-throat thieves!"
-"Salty Dog" by Flogging Molly