Alas, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and I'm home sick with a head that feels about two sizes too large to be contained in my current skull, combined with a wicked sore throat and sneezing. All in all, not very pirate-y feeling. I can barely muster up a half-hearted "arrgh". There will certainly be no looting or pillaging in my current state.
Instead, I encourage my northern blogger brethren to feel free to go on a pirating spree. Go forth and terrify your local communities by wearing an eye-patch, swinging around a cutlass and generally making a massive nuisance of yourself. Besides, isn't it past time you had people in town looking at you even more strangely than normal.
As for myself, I think I might settle down and watch the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and read "Polly and the Pirates".
It's not a particularly terrifying pirate tale, but the story of a boarding school girl who finds out her mom was a Pirate Queen and hid away a massive secret treasure is amusing enough fare when your brain is a stage up from mush, as mine is today.
Anyway, go have fun. Arrgh and all that good stuff. Drink a grog or two for me.
1. When we are together - Texas
2. City of blinding lights - U2*
3. Over my head - The Fray
4. Sleep spent - Death Cab for Cutie
5. Gypsy biker - Bruce Springsteen