In case you haven’t heard, ’tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day! If ever you wanted the perfect occasion to wear that puffy shirt to work or say, “Arrr!” without strange stares, this is it.
So, what does this lass have in mind for the day? Well, first off, infecting the school with pirate lingo. While this could be dangerous and I might immediately regret it since word of Talk Like a Pirate Day will likely spread during lunch — resulting in a room of already enthusiastic 8th graders speaking to me only in pirate — it only happens once a year. And no one has to find out that it started with me. Besides, it can’t be that bad, right?
While I could easily whip up a pirate costume (thanks to years of acting and working in kid’s church), I’m going subtle. Fortunately, I know it’s subtle because my husband didn’t put two and two together until I pointed the pirate-esqueness of my outfit out to him.
And, of course, the only proper thing to have for dinner: fish.
All accompanied by an “Arrr!”
So, me hearties, enjoy the day! What do you plan to do to celebrate?