Monday, September 15, 2008

Manic Mondays! Don't know why I'm amazed at what people at work manage to screw up over the weekend and expect me to fix with a wave of my magic wand! ugghhh I knew I wasn't getting a carpet delivery today, as I got everything that shipped on Friday. So I figure Oh, cool I can catch up on some little stupid stuff right??? NOOOOOO I actually got out of work an hour late by the time I was done. Geez! And they don't even keep enough details for me to figure out what happened. even sherlock holmes needed some clues!

Then I come home, and my door is wide wide open, not unlocked mind you, open. actually the lock was locked but not to the frame. Darling daughter must have been late again. Well she's grounded. she just doesn't get, make sure the door is locked. I'm waiting to come home to emptiness one afternoon. Or worse, come home to the guys emptying it! It's even worse. curt left the window ac on when he left, so to quote my dad - we paid to aircondition the entire outdoors!!!

Tried to take a nap, as I have that fencing booster club exec meeting tonight. Curt's going to the library with angel for another meeting on her ecquador trip next summer. So since I'll be up past my bedtime i figure nap, right. NOOOOO I'm to pissed off about the door to sleep. So I'm checkng out the net instead.

So I'll leave you with 2 things. first - can anyone tell me what I'm doing to cause the first paragraph to underline??

Second Here's a start to preparing for Speak like a Pirate Day on Friday!

The basics

Pirate lingo is rich and complicated, sort of like a good stew. There are several other sites that offer glossaries that are pretty good, and you can find some of them on our links page.

But if you just want a quick fix, a surface gloss, a "pirate patina," if you will, here are the five basic words that you cannot live without. Master them, and you can face Talk Like a Pirate Day with a smile on your face and a parrot on your shoulder, if that's your thing.

Ahoy! - "Hello!"

Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, "Whoa! Get a load of that!" which today makes it more of a "Check it out" or "No way!" or "Get off!"

Aye! - "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."

Aye aye! - "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."

Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win it all," "I saw that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!

1 comment:

  1. Aaarr me hearty you have been posting up a storm, I very vaguely remember coming home once to the door open like that too one day. Not fun, and next months electric bill should be fun!!! Sorry to hear about work driving you nuts and the lack of a nap!! Just don't go walking the plank on me


I've gotten rid of the word verification for posting comments. To tell the truth, I have trouble reading the new stuff they are using. Feel free to disagree, but spammy or obnoxious comments will not go up.