Tuesday, September 19, 2006

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

A few years ago, my friend Jeff forwarded me an email that he had received at work. It was from some crazy guy who wanted to tell everyone about a special event coming up: Talk Like A Pirate Day! He even told everyone on the distribution list to stop by his desk because he'd be distributing eye patches throughout the day. We thought, 'What a nut! But, what fun!'

Little did we know, this "holiday" had caught on around the world. There's even an
official web site for it. So, for the last few years, I've told my co-workers and friends about it. And, of course, (I admit it!) now I'm one of the crazy ones distributing eye patches.

To successfully carry out the purpose of Talk Like A Pirate Day, it is essential that you include a few of these key phrases into your day: Ahoy! Blow Me Down! Shiver Me Timbers! Walk the Plank! Aye, Aye Captain! And, the ever popular Aaarrrrrrrggggh!

Below are some outstanding pictures from today at the office. Hope you'll spread the word to your friends, family, and co-workers!


Siren said...

oh. My. GOD!!!!! Not you too!

My husband has been walking around all freaking day doing the pirate voice!! He's so loving this goofy "holiday" he even put an annual reminder into his calendar. He's been dorky about the whole pirate thing since this lame skit his work group did a few years back for the SCRAP project - he got to fly out to Hollywood to play "Scrappy the Pirate" in the skit at some big dumb company convention. He did get a killer Halloween costume out of the deal though : )

Sandy-san said...

Tressa and Abbi are just adorable! I just want to (((hug))) them! =)

Sister Sandy