Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Booty Call

The paper informs me that tomorrow is national Talk Like A Pirate Day (or, as I like to say in my snobby, pendatic tone) Talk Like a West Country Person Day. The paper also encourages me to go on a Pub Crawl, with free drinks for dressing up like a pirate. However, as much as I like to drink, also to dress up, I won't be partaking because The British Royal Navy certainly doesn't condone pirates, and What Would Lord Nelson do? He would clap them all in irons. So until they have a National Lord Nelson is Awesome Day, I will be primly sitting this one out.
Speaking of the awesome, check out this contemporary painting by Mark Churms I know, I know, I have enough Nelson stuff, but I really like this painting. The technique is incredible.


Well, I am off to study. I have to learn a bunch of vocabulary for the GRE--luckily I already have a leg up, since JK Rowling tends to use a lot of their words in her books. Stupefy! Enervate! Obliviate! wait--no, don't obliviate...damnit...

3 comments:

Laura said...

Ha! Remember when Brokeback Mountain came out in theatres and I wanted to dress up but having not seen the movie yet I didn't have an apropriate costume nor did I have time to make a cowboy/girl costume so I wore my old costume from Pirates of the Carribean?

yeah, that never happened. Funny how I remember it though.

Samantha said...

Rrrr! If I were a pirate ship...would you shiver me timbers?

I find when studying frequent coffee breaks and the occasionally perusal of fall foliage sets me back on track. I don't know how kids get into the academic mode here without the cues of autumn...

Nicki said...

arrr. ye can have my booty, but hands off me chest!