I have not been around much this weekend. You see I was captured by a band of cutthroat pirates and hauled off to ply a savage and villainous trade upon the high seas. You can imagine my surprise and shock. . .I dont even recall entering the Tasty Minty Julep competition.
Mind you I must admit it was fun for a while; I mean it got me away from Housework, the Dark Lords and my regular job. But, all that pillaging does get one down after the first twenty or so villages. Like I said to Nasty Nobby the bosun “Once you have seen one sacred edifice burn to the ground, you’ve seen em all”
I did enjoy the language though, that was fun. You know things like: “Shiver me Timbers.” and “Avast there ye scurvy knaves!” So much more colourful than “Oh Dear!” and “Hey You!”
As a career though piracy does lack the respectability one associates with Dark Lords and it does takes away all ones weekends. True there are overtime rates but once you have missed one episode of “The Good Wife” its so hard to get back into it.
So, with regrets, I decided to give it all up and return to the local dark lords. Black Tea cozy, my captain, shed a few tears when I left and made me promise to return for the summer gala BBQ. The guys bought me a Bon Voyage card, and a T-shirt that said ”Walk the Plank with Me!” It’s an old pirate love song. Then they threw me overboard to show me how much they cared. (Smile) Just us guys bonding. Well we could not hug or exchange emails. Anyway I am back, a little tired after the long swim, but I am back. . .until the next high tide anyway.