Wednesday, September 19, 2007

ARRRRRR, Or Sumpin' Like That, Matey

I am fully aware that I owe you a Q&A day. But today's annual holiday HAD to be observed and I have taken a little bit of heat before when I don't give enough notice of what holiday it is. So, hoist your mainsails and giddy up. Wait a minute, that's not right. I'll try it again. Yo yo yo, lemme show ya how to roll today. No, that doesn't feel right. Set your reactions on stun, because today is...Ok, that's not even close and now I'll be branded a nerd.

I'll give it one last chance. Ya better be gettin' yer eye patch on because today be Talk Like A Pirate Day.....arrrrrrrr. So hoist your colors you bloomin' cockroaches. Don't forget to show 'em your "larboard" side. Use your best ole salty pirate phrases me hearties or ye be walkin' the plank. There, I think that did it. I can just imagine how funny punny the comments will be today.

It's too bad I'll be in the field visiting clients all day because this really would have gone over well with my coworkers! I would have the entire staff talking like pirates within minutes of arriving in the office. I could even have worn an eye patch and cut off jean shorts with a tattered white dress shirt. Heck, I wouldn't even have had to shower after running tomorrow morning. Then I would have been able to take me an office wench and drink rum Diet Coke with Splenda added all day (you know, to make it all sugary and sweet and rummy like). Wow, I could've gotten away with challenging Female Coworker to a 'mailing tube' sword duel to the death (even though I'd still make the woo woo light saber sound every time I'd wave it around - TWSS). Did I just say duel to the death? If you HR guys are still reading my blog, I meant duel to determine who will pay for lunch. Sorry, I got a little carried away. I know, I know, it's 'talk like a pirate day' not 'be a pirate day.' I guess this means I couldn't hoist anything in my office (why does that sound worse than it is??) or 'seize' things from the office supply closet. Good thing there is still next year. Yes, for the record, I would have played the music from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride all day long too.

Oh well. Perhaps I'll still talk like a pirate around my clients tomorrow. As long as they don't tell my boss. I'll just tell them when I get to their offices that it's 'talk like a pirate day' and if they seem interested, I'll throw a little pirate lingo their way and see if it sticks. It should be a fun thing to do all day. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for my clients swabbies, to get sick of me. Arrrrrrr, shiver me timbers, I'm already annoying myself!! Dead men tell no tales, especially when they talk like pirates all day. Ok, I promise I'm done. I don't even know what that last phrase means. It sure sounded good and piratey though, didn't it?


katherine. said...

last year at work I forcing everyone to wear at least one item of was great fun

for the rookies

Patti said...

You used up all the Pirate speak words. Couldn't think of nary a one.

But maybe I could speak like Tom Gorzelanny. He pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates, if you weren't sure.
(I had to look that up)

CrystalChick said...

Arrrr... ye landlocked lubbers, after I swab out the bilge me off to drink some grog right smartly. ;)

Dr. A said...


(Nuff said)....

armalicious said...

Avast ye scurvy dog!

Too funny that you posted about this. I've already been talking like a pirate all day and leaving pirate-ey comments on other people's blogs. It's how I roll today, matey.

And the Diet Pepsi MAX (invigorating cola) hasn't really helped with my craziness today...just sayin'.

Michael C said...

Katherine: Now that is a great idea, matey!!

Patti: Yeah, you could talk like a Pittsburgh Pirate, but it might involve too much cussing and spitting.

Crystalchick: arrrrr, that be tehe spirit!!

Dr. A: Nuff said indeed ;-)

Armalicious: Ahhh, a good matey ye be! And what's this ale ye be speakin' of?

kat said...

Your bogus holidays kill me. Talk Like A Pirate Day? Is there gift giving on this "holiday"? Or is the pillaging of wenches and swine the gift here?

What is swine, anyway? It sounds pirate-y but I think I just made it up.

Open Grove Claudia said...

I love pirates. Did you know that pirate ships were the first democracies? I learned that from Pat Croce - who I also love.

Freedom - yeah.

FRIGGA said...

This is so exciting you even compelled me to do some research. Then I stopped when I got to this term:

"Splice the mainbrace"

And it just so happens I plan on doing just that tonite, so FINALLY get to celebrate one of your awesome holidays! :D
(Ya, I'm not so good on the talking like it, but now that I have my Pirate Dictionary I can practice for next year!)

Patti said...

P.S. to Kat: Swine are pigs.

Unless there is a second, pirate-ish definition I've not heard.

Patti said...

You're right. Maybe I shouldn't talk like a baseball player.
I try not to cuss, and I definitely don't spit.

Thembi said...

In celebration of this holiday, corn is on sale for a buccanear.


Odat said...

where can i pillage some grub around here matey? Haven't eaten in days....Yo-ho-ho!!!


meleah rebeccah said...


No one sent me a memo, or a notice.

I have been left OUT of pirates day.

I feel so 'out' of the blogging community.

All I said was I was only going to post 3 times a week,and suddenly I my blog has the plague. No visits, no comments, no love and NOW this....


Amy said...

You seriously crack me the hell up with the off-the-wall stuff you come up with lol. Thanks for the laughs!!

brandy said...

I'm soooo glad you gave me a heads up on this. I went to sub grade 3's today and told them all about it. We spent a large part of the morning writing sentences that included pirate lingo (which we brainstormed). Thankfully, I know the teacher who's class I took over so she will appreciate coming in tomorrow to read 32 sentences that all start with 'ARRGHHH MATEY!". Anyway, just think- this assignment was done because I got your notice. Feel good about that tonight friend.

brandy said...

Whoo. You posted a comment at my blog just as I was going to post another comment here. The world creeps me out.

Michael C said...

Kat: I swear this one is real ;-)

Claudia (in my best Dana Carvey impression of Johnny Carson) 'I did not know that.'

Frigga: That is great news. I think I had my mainbrace spliced once...hurt like heck!

Patti: The cussing I can tolerate...the spitting, well....

Thembi: I'm not sure if I should be laughing at that as hard as I am!!!

Odat: hope you are feeling better and have not come down with scurvey!

Meleah: Don't fear. I'll leave you comments...even after the same post has been up for 2 whole days ;-)

Amy: You are welcome and great job this week!!!!

Bran: I am so glad I got to you before you taught today. I wish I could see all the 3rd graders. And we have to stop voodoo cross commenting and each other's blogs!!

Airam said...

There is seriously a talk like a pirate day? I thought that was a joke!

Michael C said...

Airam: No joke! I wouldn't kid an honourary Southern Californian. See, there is even an official logo for it, which I stole and used for my post today.

AndreAnna said...

This would be way funnier if there weren't a guy at work this morning talking like a pirate at our staff meeting.

I was thinking if I had time to stab him in the jugular and make a run to my car in time.

Candace said...

OK, maybe you're not going ot talk like a pirate to your clients, but I double dog dare you to talk to them like Keaton does in The Last Time. ^_^ O. M. G.

Ralph said...

So this three hour tour wasn't on the SS Minnow? Who among you work mateys played Gilligan? Were you the Professor? And what about the question of who is sexier: Ginger or Mary Ann?

Yar, if it's a pirates life for you, why didn't you just commandeer this chum bucket of a boat?