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Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19

September 10, 2011

International Talk Like A Pirate Day Official Website

One o’ t’ finest holidays – well, celebration days – out thar be International Talk Like A Pirate Day. For t’ last few years I have sought t’ recognise Talk Like A Pirate Day. Join me!

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Talk Like A Pirate Day!

September 10, 2010


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Thoughts for the day, 23 August: weddings, semi colons and pirates

August 23, 2010

I’ve been thoroughly immersed in homework and trying to maintain a house lately (all those fun motherly things that arise when the family is ill). So much has happened recently that I think my brain has been overloaded.

Things that I’ve been thinking about include:

  • Why isn’t the semi colon key on my PC work as well as normal? It feels a little gritty (just thought of this one right now).
  • Why do I find weddings so emotionally distressing? Don’t get me wrong, on a philosophical, moral and religious sense, I am for weddings. From a sociological sense, I am for traditional rituals as important and significant means of signifying life stages and transformations, marking the movement of time and age. (It probably, dare I admit it, comes down to plain jealousy. I feel so darn insecure when I attend other people’s weddings. It makes me feel like my own wedding was a failure.* I think of all the little details I wish I had paid attention to. Okay, okay – it was heading on for 9 years ago now. Time to get over it, right?)
  • I am studying environmentalism, vegetarianism, food and nutrition sociology and animal rights at the moment. I have lost count of the times I’ve said (as I read the material before me), “I am soooo glad I don’t eat meat.” Purely on the gross-out level. That alone is enough!
  • How will I best go about marking International Talk Like a Pirate Day? [19 September.]
  • I love postgraduate student benefits at uni – like the right to borrow more books. Woo hoo! I have only just reached the conclusion that it is entirely feasible for me to visit one of the nearby campuses of my uni (my home campus is almost 2 hours away) to borrow books. Goody!
  • Spring is in the air. Birds are singing and fruit trees are starting to blossom. Everything smells like wattle flowers. (Sneeze!)

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*My marriage, on the other hand, is not a failure. It’s more like a success-against-difficult-odds testimony. As the marriage is clearly more important than the wedding itself, I guess I should celebrate this.

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Talk Like A Pirate Day

September 12, 2009

It’s like, the only annual feast day that I remember to get into… that, and all the ones that have personal spiritual significance. Talk Like A Pirate Day is awesome fun! πŸ™‚

For the article that originally brought it to popular attention, read:

http://www.miamiherald.com/283/story/100129.html

(accessed 23-9-2008)

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334. My Lomotastic Life

May 1, 2009

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Lomographs, 2008.

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A view of my pantry featuring, from left: vanilla extract, vinegar, Heinz tomato sauce, Australian extra virgin olive oil, Sanitarium Nutolene (peanut based protein stuff for vegetarians), Vegemite… Ah Vegemite.

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Pirate children…

My lomographs usually end up at www.lomohomes.com/fikalo

If you’re still wondering what on Earth lomography is, go to http://www.lomography.com/. It’s a lot of fun. I shoot using a Lomo L-CA+RL, with 35 mm film.

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Talk Like A Pirate!

September 16, 2008

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