If you want to know anything about me, know that I love pirates, just about as much as I love zombies. Yes, they were the unwashed scum that came off the underbelly of the explorations of the New World, but they were also, until recently, culturally relevant and kinda cool. And I like the whole idea of democracy among scoundrels…
But so does, apparently, someone else from the Tidewater Virginia area! Because this happened!
Yes, that is a real functional boat that was hand painted to look like wood. With a mast. And sails. And a skull. And a tiny prow cannon. And rigging. And other nautical terms I don’t know. And you can tell it’s a real honest to goodness seaworthy boat by the license number painted on the side in fancy Olde Time-y script!
We saw it on the way home yesterday, and the picture would have been less shoddy had it not been raining. And I hadn’t been sitting in a moving vehicle.
Fun facts: “Pirates and privateers (thieves who had the blessings of their home countries) were major players in Chesapeake Bay history. For nearly 200 years, pirates roamed the Bay’s waters looking for prey and outfitting themselves to search for prizes in other parts of the world.”
Other than that, the weekend was quiet. The creek was iced over, so we spent some time throwing acorns at it and taunting it with a stick. Then there was a fireside to read my books by. Many good thoughts were sent to a friend’s family, and tomorrow I’m going to try and get the last of MSDE Credentialing stuff together to finally get myself into the system.
The book was Garth Nix’s ‘Clariel‘, and quite worth reading. I’m looking forward to his next installment. Present readings are Mercedes Lackey’s new book ‘Closer to Home‘ and ‘30 Days of Night: Omnibus.’
In less interesting news, I have not actually worked on any projects of late, but I do have two drawers in my dresser dedicated only to socks. So I’ve gotta be doing something right.