Saturday, May 3, 2008

Welcome Aboard


Aarrr! Welcome aboard, me beauties. Any mate of Miss Donna is a mate of this here ol' bucket. There's a tankard of me finest grog for ye, so drink hearty. It be nigh on twenty grand glorious years we be cruisin' this here water, though it once was the territory of ol'
Jose Gaspar. Any ship can drop anchor now since he lost all his teeth and got fat and happy on cigars and sangria. Avast, me ship is me pride and joy so landlubbers can linger awhile and listen to the cabin boy play beauteous melodies on th' hornpipe.
The deck be swabbed and ready for company, but stay away from that scallywag of a bosun's mate.....he'll rob ye blind.

I see ye left yer cutlass behind so have a peek at me booty that was captured from yonder lagoon.


Shiver me timbers! Yonder caravelle is gaining on us and we'll have to teach them lily-livered bilge rats a lesson.
Raise the Jolly Roger an' stow the pieces of eight!
The scallywags won't touch a single doubloon of this here grand fine ship. Ye sprogs get ready fer some fierce swashbucklin' on the open seas....man the guns and we'll be keelhauling the scurvy dogs!

Thanks to Talk Like A Pirate Day for the language lesson.



23 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a great and imaginative tale, not to mention all of your very pirately eye candy to dance around your words. Such a great adventure for this fun soiree. Karen

cd&m said...

Lots of Scalleywags over at Donna's drinking far too much rum ... yo ho ho and a bottle of rum....

Christine LeFever said...

I'll take a sip o' that Sangria, but pass on the cigar; don't cotton to going the fate o'ol' Jose!

Christine
Zwee!!!!!!!

Melissa Valeriote said...

I'm sorry. I don't speak Pirate. Is there a translation book for us clueless scallywags? GREAT post!

Mo'a said...

Does the bosun's mate have Ravens in boots?
Great story and wonderful to meet you...pass the Grog and let's dance.

rochambeau said...

A great tale. One of your pirates has been by my place too. Have a wonderful time today!
Constance

Sylvia Anderson said...

Wonderful story! Love all of your pirate pics too! :)

Dorian Fletcher said...

Rum seems to be the word of the day - aye and here's to you with a toast from me tankard!

Ottilias Veranda said...

Aye to that! Great tresure chest!
I see Yo´ve been doing Your homework on Pirat language!

Cheers Matey!

Liisa

fated follies studio said...

i love the booty and the pics and the little tale. thanks for sharing. enjoy your weekend!

jenny

Nancy said...

Great story...Love the chests and the boat...I could get into Sangria right about now!

Have fun!
Nancy

Donna O. said...

Thanks for the warning! I'll guard my treasures and keep a watchful eye! In the mean time, join me for another swig of rum!!
D.

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Permission to drop anchor here for awhile? Looks like a kindly port and I believe we're all out of rum on this here vessel. You've a mighty fine lookin' mate on the masthead too dearie ;- )

Magpie Sue

Fete et Fleur said...

Thank ye for the invitation to come aboard! If ye wouldn't mind Sangria sounds fine!

xx Nancy

Karen from A`Musements said...

Aaarrrhhh! The two salty dogs who wrote the "Talk Like A Pirate" manual aaaaarrrrhhhh from here in Oregon, which is why I am stuck with ye olde briney main lingo... Shiver me timbers, and all that!
Wonderful blog entry...
ahoy, avast and exit, stage right!
xoxo
karen from A`Musements

bluemuf said...

Great tale and photos.

Karen

Du Buh Du Designs said...

Did someone say Sangria?!?! I just love that image of the lady above. I have given that look many a time! Cabin boy needs to step it up and clean the deck before the late night revelers arrive:)
Happy Soiree!
~Christine

Sandi McBride said...

OH I love it love it love it...can I have a peg leg and an eyepatch? I would ask for a hook except I'd probably put my eye out! Great fun this morning thanks to you my pal!
Sandi

Lori said...

how FUN!!! i loved your "pirate" speak, well of COURSE there is a website for everything...great post!!!

Bethany said...

lol I loved this post...pirate talkin' and all!!

Tonja said...

Fun post!

Kari & Kijsa said...

So much fun matey!! Ahoy there!! Have a wonderful evening!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Cindy's Red Door said...

I love the pirate day celebration day. What fun and your writings are evidence of a totally awesome imagination!
I will return to visit often.
XO Cindy