|Now we're going to have to re-name the Holiday...
||[Sep. 20th, 2007|09:53 am]
After last night's concert at Piratz Tavern we will need to rename International Talk Like a Pirate Day to International Talk Like a Dirty Pirate Day. Fortunately, my Mom lives far enough away so that she couldn't attend -- with my luck, last night would've been the night she decided to check out "this whole pirate thing".|
last year on ITLP Day, I get a phone call from her. "Well, today several kids (she was a high school vice-principal at the time) told me that I needed to announce that it was National Pirate Speak Day when I made the day's announcements.
(This is so like my Mom -- when she doesn't really approve of something, or thinks it's sort of dumb or socially unacceptable, she will deliberately mis-remember or mis-pronounce the name of it. Which is why, at age 45 I still have to hear her say, on every visit "Your father got you some of that Mello Yello you drink." Diet Mountain Dew, Mom. It says so on the cans that live in the fridge for the entire time I visit, right there at eye level.) But I digress.
"And I thought they were just pulling a prank on me and it sounded silly, so I didn't."
(Yes, the cynical, paranoid, rain on the parade, squash the fun thing -- I am born and bred that way...it's in the genes and the upbringing. Appreciate what I had to overcome in order to even consider playing at a Renaissance Faire.)
"But then later, a teacher mentioned it to me and I thought surely it's a joke, but maybe I should check it out."
(And that's why, despite her sometimes knee-jerk, first impression judgements, I love her, because she will reverse in light of evidence...)
"So, I thought I would call YOU, because if anyone knows about this, it would be you."
(Which is either a compliment, or a revelation that despite being pretty hip, Google still eludes her.)
Well, yes, Mom, I'm actually dressed as a pirate in a car full of pirates, on my way to Piratz Tavern to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, as it's actually known.
"Well, then, I guess I owe those kids an apology. Have a great time, tonight sweetheart and maybe later you can explain why there's an International Talk Like a Pirate Day."