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Arrgh! Pirates!

Yikes! Pie rats!

Yikes! Pie rats!

Aye, Aye Captain

International sensation “Talk Like A Pirate Day” is Friday, September 19. By now you’ve probably got a pirate name, outfit and know how to talk like a pirate. If not, go here – fast – because there isn’t much time.

With the basics safely under control, it’s time to make yourself stand out. This wonderful holiday only comes once a year, so make the best of it and gather unusual props.

Pirate Props To Make A Statement

1. Carry a parrot on your shoulder all day. Make sure it’s wings are clipped and it doesn’t eat your ear.

Think of her beak as a very sharp, strong can opener on the end of her face

Think of her beak as a very sharp, strong can opener on the end of her face

 

2. Combine International Pirate Day with Bring Your Dog To Work Day. It’s okay if you don’t work in an office, just bring your Pirate Dog with you where ever you go. Be sure he/she has a pirate name.

 

Dewey The Destroyer

Dewey The Destroyer

3.  Find a cohort to dress up with you. Make them call you Captain and do your bidding. Better yet, find a dog and human wearing matching pirate costumes.

 

Scurvy Stephen with Mia the Merciless and Dewey the Destroyer

Scurvy Stephen with Mia the Merciless and Dewey the Destroyer

4. Make an Aye Aye your companion. Be sure to name him Captain. If you’re unfamiliar with the Aye Aye, check out Ze Frank’s hilarious short video “True Facts About the Aye Aye”.

Happy National Talk Like A Pirate Day!

May the F-Arrr-ce be with ye, Mateys!

Your IFF,

Poopdeck Pam

No Man’s Land

Gnome Man's Land

Gnome Man’s Land

The power of positive thinking and self-fulfilling prophecy often go hand in hand.

The young woman who married a dog is a perfect example.

Village elders told 18 year old Mangli Munda that she was cursed with bad luck and hounded her to marry a canine in order to lift the spell.

Not thrilled with the arranged marriage, Mangli said: “I am marrying a dog because the village elders believe that my evil spell will be passed on to the dog.”

Fortunately the wedding is not legally binding. Mangli won’t need to divorce the pup before remarrying.

Apparently other young women have taken the same path with grrrreat success.

Who knows whether the evil spell is actually absorbed by the dog. The important thing is that Mangli and her villagers believe it is. As a result, the curse is broken.

I’m all for the power of positive thinking and think I’ll try it out myself. Maybe a self-fulfilling “profitsy” that nets long-term financial security, at least for my dogs.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Sheru & Mangli

Sheru & Mangli

Photo credits: Barcroft India

Footloose

Loose feet

Loose feet

Oops – I Did It Again

If you’ve read the “About Me” page on this blog, you know that I can read minds.

Reading minds on the Internet is easy. But I recently learned that I can read minds in person, too.

It was a conversation at a conference that lead to my revelation.

Sam: I see you’ve got a Ph.D. What’s it in?

Me: Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Sam: You’re a psychologist?

Me: Yes. I can read your mind, too. I know what you’re thinking right now. You don’t believe I can do it and you’re trying to come up with a question to prove that I can’t.

Sam: Yes, you’re right. [chuckle]

Me: The only problem is that I can only read your mind once. Right now you’re thinking “Ah! This is proof that she can’t read minds”.

Me: Huh, looks like I just proved us both wrong.

It was an entertaining exchange and an epiphany for me. I really didn’t know I could do it twice.

Of course, I know what you’re thinking – I didn’t really read anyone’s mind.

Hey! I can do it three times now!

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

I'm a little psychoic

I’m a little psychoic

Gluten

Glue Tin

Glue Tin

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