Monday, September 18, 2006

shiver me timbers!

Tuesday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yarr!!! These crazies over here have more info. Incidentally they also have advice on how to Knit Like a Pirate, including directions for a pirate-themed skull & crossbones tote. Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!

Of course, in order to properly celebrate the day, one must know one's pirate name. I found a website with a quiz to determine it. My own nom de pirate is Iron Bess Bonney. How ya like that? Fear me! Yarr!

I guess I don't have much to report for yous today. I stayed home from work with a stomach bug and sick days don't really allow for much activity. I'm not a puker (with the notable exception of migraines, which this was not) so getting a stomach bug was an odd change of pace for me. I think there's something to be said for just puking and getting it over with, rather than having the intestinal pain but no puking, which is my usual gig. And now I have once again Over Shared. You're welcome, by the way.

But I've now had (and kept down) some ginger ale, some Lipton noodle soup, and some peanut butter on toast, so I think the pukies have left me. Good riddance. Iron Bess Bonney here was just about ready to make them walk the plank! Avast!

So go channel your inner Jack Sparrow and talk like a pirate. And if you take the pirate name quiz, please let me know the result. Aye!


jin said...


Iron Jenny Roberts

A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you one tough mutha. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes -- but who really cares? Arr!

jin said...

P.S. Johnny Depp can shiver me timbers ANYTIME he wants to!!!

Anonymous said...

Johnny Depp melts my butta. I'm Bloody Jenny Kidd. -Anonymous stalker signing out..

Lesley said...

jin - I agree 100% about JD. And Real is cool with it. Isn't that nice of him?

anonymous - Aw, I love anonymous stalkers! It makes me feel like there's a lot more people reading than there actually are!

Anonymous said...

I'm Red Anne Cash, Something about "having a passion for life," which I guess is good for a pirate, and "a certain style, if not flair."

And I also find that I mentioned "Talk Like a Pirate Day" in my last Sunday's sermon a bit of kick in reading your post.

Hope you're feeling better.


Anonymous said...

Of course people are reading, no doubt you have many a secret stalker. I for one had to read once I found you named your car. (And I have a friend who stalks and she told me to read). How can you not love a beetle named Rizzo? Personally, I have an Element named Bridget. :o)

Real said...

Black James Flint

Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

Katy said...

oh now it makes sense why my moring radio show was talking like they choked on something

Jenn from WA said...

Captain Jenny Rackham

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

Regarding Mr. Depp...I have just one word... YUM!

Laura Belle said...

Bloody Bess Bonney. Sounds familiar. Must be our extremist answers...huh, Lesleygirl. I know you answered "Kermit is sexxxxy too!" Heehee.

Off to work. Enjoy your crocs.

MoSup said...

Red Mary Kidd

Freak Magnet said...

OK. I didn't see this one coming.

Dirty Prudentilla Flint.

And no, you can't call me Prude for short. Because I'm not. Most of the time.

Anonymous said...

Captain Jenny Bonney

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

Fun Quiz!

I'm a stalker as well, but not so secret. This IS my first comment though. I can never resist the quizzes. I wish I would have read earlier in the day so I could have talked like a pirate all day. That would have totally freaked everyone out. Thanks for keeping us posted on the days Hallmark doesn't tell us about. I can always count on you!

Lesley said...

cinda - How did you work pirate-speak into a sermon? ;)

anonymous - An Element named Bridget, how fun! Sometimes I forget that not everyone names their car, and then people look at me funny because I say things like "It was cold this morning and it took a few minutes for Rizzo to get her ass moving."

real - I had to respond off-blog. You know why. ;)

katy - The talk-like-a-pirate website had advice on how to talk like a pirate in German. I thought that was really weird.

jenn-wa - Mr. Depp would be one busy (and lucky) fella if he stopped by!

belle - Kermit is sooooo sexxxy! Of course I had to check that one off. Twice! And the crocs are heavenly.

mosup - So does that make you a Great Lakes pirate? Interesting.

freak - I would never call you a prude. Maybe it gave you that name to be ironical?

anonymous 2.0 - My not-so-secret stalker! I like that pirate name, I think it means we're related. Or pirate-related, at least. I think I may start making up non-Hallmark holidays to tell everyone about. Fun!

Anonymous said...

Pirate speak into the sermon. I was reading in a homiletics magazine about the day and then took it in my own direction. I connected it to the James text for this week about the the rudder on a ship compared to our mouths and how we speak has big implications.
So, instead of speaking like a pirate day, I brought up how we speak all year round. Do we use our voices to destroy or build up? Do we speak for justice or stay silent? Do we speak words of mercy and care or use our words to harm? Knowing yes, we do both, but mostly I went to the need to speak for those with no voice all the time. not just once a year.
Okay, that's enough of sermon geek for me. Got to get back to next Sunday's sermon before the confirmation kids get here