Thursday, September 18, 2008

National Talk Like a Pirate Day.....who knew??

Tomorrow, September 19th is National "Talk Like a Pirate Day".
I never even knew this day do I miss so much??
For those that may be is some basic Pirate lingo...
(courtesy of some article I found on what else...the internet)
Pirate lingo is rich and complicated, sort of like a good stew. Here are the five basic words that you cannot live without. Master them, and you can face Talk Like a Pirate Day with a smile on your face and a parrot on your shoulder, if that's your thing.

Ahoy! -- "Hello!"

Avast! -- Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, "Whoa! Get a load of that!" which today makes it more of a "Check it out" or "No way!" or "Get off!"

Aye! -- "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."

Aye aye! -- "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."

Arrr! -- This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win it all," "I saw that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!

Advanced Pirate Lingo

Once you've mastered the basics, you're ready to start expanding your pirate vocabulary. Try these for starters:

Beauty -- The best possible pirate address for a woman. Always preceded by "me," as in, "C’mere, me beauty," or even, "me buxom beauty," to one particularly well endowed. You'll be surprised how effective this is.

Bilge rat -- The bilge is the lowest level of the ship. It's loaded with ballast and slimy, reeking water. A bilge rat, then, is a rat that lives in the worst place on the ship. On TLAP Day: A lot of guy humor involves insulting your buddies to prove your friendship. It's important that everyone understand you are smarter, more powerful and much luckier with the wenches than they are. Since bilge rat is a pretty dirty thing to call someone, by all means use it on your friends.

Bung hole -- Victuals on a ship were stored in wooden casks. The stopper in the barrel is called the bung, and the hole is called the bung hole. That's all. It sounds a lot worse, doesn't it? On TLAP Day: When dinner is served you'll make quite an impression when you say, "Well, me hearties, let's see what crawled out of the bung hole." That statement will be instantly followed by the sound of people putting down their utensils and pushing themselves away from the table. Great! More for you!

I'm pooped...I have been watching my grandchildren during the day, as my daughter's babysitter has had a family emergency and is unavailable this week.
It is tough to keep up with a 4 year old and 2 year old (who is newly potty trained).
I may not be able to keep up with posting....heck I can barely go to the bathroom (and certainly not alone).
But this weekend we are headed to I think I can hang on for another day....I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN,.....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Layne got his first "boy" haircut

Our grandson Layne got his first boy "haircut" . He went from this.....

To this.....

Wait a minute, send his grandfather to take him to the bathroom and he comes back like this....

This is really what he looks like....

Our handsome little boy!! Love you Laynie!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Excuse me....I think I am losing my mind...let me know if you find it!

I think that I am slowly losing my mind. I don't know if it is age (my kids would say that it is...), but geez I am only 40 something. Or maybe it has something to do with all that reckless behavior in the 70' mother warned me!!! I didn't think I burned that many brain cells but I guess it is catching up with me.
I just can't seem to accomplish anything. Nope, nothing, nada......I get side tracked so easily and can never concentrate long enough to complete something.
And then there is this darn computer and blog. I love this blog...I really do. Heck 6 months ago I didn't even know what a blog was, then I was looking up a recipe and BAM...I ran into the Pioneer Woman blog and my life has never been the same. But I am really envious by everyone's photos, layouts, creativity, whoop dee woos....and I can't figure out how they do it.
When I had my little giveaway someone asked me why they couldn't link to my recipes....DUH...I have no idea how to do that. I have no idea how people can write something with a line through it...
I bought a top of the line camera...I can't seem to make sense of the book that came with it.
I bought Photoshop elements....I know it can do some pretty fancy things...but I can't figure it out......
I just don't have the patience anymore either....
I used to close multi-million dollar real estate transactions.....why can't I figure any of this out?
Please send help.......please....thank you

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The random number generator was falling asleep, but before he was officially out I asked him to pick the number and the number he chose is....53
Congrats Jacqueline in Atlanta! You are the winner of the Brighton business card holder.
Thanks again everyone.....thanks for visiting my blog!

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