Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. In honor of said day, me hubby and I celebrated with me lad's mates at his school. All pirates present were thilled. We got some ideas from the Talk Like a Pirate Day website and others from places here and there. We read stories and poems. We made them hats out of folded newspaper and cut out eyepatches from the website that had the Jolly Roger on it. They had cupcakes that had ship decks for icing [chocolate piped to look like planks of wood] and a flag on a trimmed down bamboo skewer. They made pirate parrot paper sack puppets. My son said they all had fun. The class told us thank you a dozen times over!

From this site you can take any number of quizzes or put your name in a "generator" and get "special piratey names."

One site called me: Crafty Gertrude Smithe

Another said this: Calico Grace Read
Often indecisive, you can't even choose a favorite color. You're apt to follow wherever the wind blows you, just like Calico Jack Rackham, your namesake. Even through many pirates have a reputation for not being the brightest souls on earth, you defy the sterotypes. You've got taste and education. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.

Good 'ay me mateys!