Friday, September 21, 2007


Yesterday I received a phone call from my son Rusty; he is back in San Diego! It was so good to hear his voice and I will be able to visit him sometime tomorrow. Wahoo!

As I said before (here) I have had to put a gag order on myself concerning Rusty’s criminal case for his victim’s safety as well as ours. Hopefully by the end of the month my family as well as Rusty’s victims will finally have some closure from this horrible ordeal.

I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend and I will be supervising a list of 'to do' chores that need to be done by Rainman and Joe around the house. Afterwards I want to take them out to dinner and take in a movie.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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N Posted by Rain at 9/21/2007 09:53:00 AM

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Pirate Plaque

September 19th
Talk Like A Pirate Day

I want t' show ye some true gentleman o' fortune bountiful booty, arrg!

With cat-like tread, Upon our prey we steal
Watercolor by W. Russell Flint.

One of eight watercolors by Mr. Flint illustrating Pirates of Penzance.
From the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive -- Pirates of Penzance Picture Gallery

Pirate, Early and Late (two orginals)

Two separate, but related original paintings sold as a set,
"Early Pirate" and "Late Pirate" copyright © 2006
Medium: Acrylic on board. Size each: 12"x16".

These paintings were produced to be combined in a “changing portrait” for Haunted Memories. Published by Haunted Memories.

Pirates Cove 12" x 18"
By Rob Alexander
Mixed Media on mounted paper

© 2004 Rob Alexander

Available for Purchase. Please contact the Artist for details

Seafarin' heartys always be havin' a wee wenches in ever' port, Ya horn swogglin' scurvy cur!

Artist Unknown
Thank you for the image Benita!

Famous female seafarin' heartys o' all time:

Anne Bonny (1719-1720) Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Mary Read - Famous English Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Lady Killigrew (1530-1570)
Grace O’Malley - Famous Irish woman pirate who commanded three galleys and 200 men
Mrs. Peter Lambert of Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Jacquotte Delahaye - Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Anne Dieu-le-veut - Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Charlotte de Berry - Woman pirate
Mrs Ching - Chinese wife of a pirate who turned to Piracy after his death
Mary Crickett (or Crichett) was a female pirate who was hung

Top Ten Pickup Lines for the Lady Pirates

By popular demand ... Via: International Talk Like A Pirate

10. What are YOU doing here?
9. Is that a belayin' pin in yer britches, or are ye ... (this one is never completed)
8. Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!
7. So, tell me, why do they call ye, "Cap'n Feathersword?"
6. That's quite a cutlass ye got thar, what ye need is a good scabbard!
5. Aye, I guarantee ye, I've had a twenty percent decrease in me "lice ratio!"
4. I've crushed seventeen men's skulls between me thighs!
3. C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!
...and the number one Female Pirate Pick-up Line:
1. You. Pants Off. Now!

Here are some simple rules to follow when you are wooing a wench. VIA: International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Rule #1 Never appear to be "needy." Wenches will have no respect for a pirate who begs for it. Present an aloof (but fresh smelling) air. Give her the impression that you could do without her or her kind. As a show of your aloofness, kiss a fancy lad full on the mouth and let her see you do it. Nothing screams "come-hither" like the woman who thinks ye may fancy the lads a bit too much.

Rule #2 Get in touch with the comic inside you. Wenches love to laugh. Try walking into the mizzenmast while looking another direction or slipping in chum spillage. Humor is the best knicker-removal system known to man. With the right joke or anecdote, you will have her bloomers under your bunk in no time.

Rule #3 Above all, act like you've been thar before. This is not something you learn in one of them fancy schmancy "books" with the charcoal drawings. (Although, the books are more easily put away when you are done with them.) Experience is not so nearly important as the "appearance of experience."


Swashbuckler Poetry fer me heart.....

Love Pirates
by Joseph Millar

I follow with my mouth the small wing of muscle
under your shoulder, lean over your back, breathing
into your hair and thinking of nothing. I want
to lie down with you under the sails of a wooden sloop
and drift away from all of it, our two cars rusting
in the parking lot, our families whining like tame geese
at feeding time, and all the bosses of the earth
cursing the traffic in the morning haze.
They will telephone each other from their sofas
and glass desks, with no idea where we could be,
unable to picture the dark throat
of the saxophone playing upriver, or the fire
we gather between us on this fantail of dusty light,
having stolen a truckload of roses
and thrown them into the sea.


By Joseph Millar
Publisher: Eastern Washington University Press (November 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0910055742
ISBN-13: 978-0910055741

Recommended readings fer Gentleman o' fortunes o' all ages

Stencil Pirates: A Global Study of the Street Stencil
Published July 2004
Soft Skull Press (
Distributed by Publishers Group West (
ISBN: 1-932360-15-8

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates
Author(s): Captain Charles Johnson Creator(s): David Cording
Publisher: The Lyons Press Publication Date: June 01, 2002
ISBN: 1585745588
ISBN-13: 978-1585745586

Treasure Island
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Various
ISBN: 1416500294


Don't forget t' visit these wonderful ports o' call, arrg!

Funny Pirate Captain & Crew Art Prints from drawings & paintings by Don Vernon

Famous Elizabethan Pirates~ The Elizabethan era be th' Age o' Exploration from which emerged th' Famous Elizabethan Swashbucklers an' th' Golden Age o' Swashbucklers!

Grace O'Malley~ Grace O`Malley (also called Granuaile) be a famous buccanneer, seafarer, trader an' chieftain in Ireland in th' 1500`s

The Pirate Code of Conduct~ ARTICLE I - Every man shall have an equal vote in affairs of moment. He shall have an equal title to the fresh provisions or strong liquors at any time seized, and shall use them at pleasure unless a scarcity may make it necessary for the common good that a retrenchment may be voted.

Charleston South Carolina Pirates~ Hear about th' antics an' exploits o' these nefarious characters, as well as th' ingenious tactics they employed t' commandeer ships, evade capture, an' strike fear in th' hearts o' the'r victims.

Nassau, the capital of piracy,home of Black Beard~ Nassau be well suited as a sea dog base o' operations, its waters be too shallow fer a large man-o'-war but deep enough fer th' fast shallow draft vessels favoured by sea dogs. From the'r snug harbour they could employ the'r hit an' run tactics t' full effect; they devastated merchant shippin' that plied th' trade routes jus' a short sail away. The'r sea dog dubloon an' goods formed th' basis o' a thrivin' community that attracted rogues, merchants an' wild lasses from far an' wide.

Pirates of The Bahamas~ From th' late 1600`s t' th' early 1700s, Th' Bahamas be a ha'en fer seafarin' heartys an' goverment-sanctioned privateers. They preyed on Spanish galleons laden wi' dubloon from th' New World, an' port behind tales o' ruin, revelry, an' o' course, buried booty...

Dead Men Tell No Tales~Have we got booty! Worthy of a king’s ransom these items are, an’ at cutthroat rates that’re sure ta please any thievin’ scoundrel. Even Blackbeard hisself would drool o’er this treasure trove!

Studio City Tattoo~ Welcome aboard! Be seein' fer yersef one o' th' best tattoo & piercin' shops on th' map! We aim t' earn yer trust & give ye th' finest workmanship available. We be a modern facility usin' state o' th' art sterilization procedures & autoclaves t' ensure th' safest methods. All artists be Cal- O.S.H.A certified annually in th' latest blood-bourne pathogen standards fer handin' equipment & anti-cross contamination techniques.

Pirate Art~O'er 25 voyages ago, Shipmate: contemporary art opened in Denver, Colorado as an audacious an' eclectic alternative, cooperative gallery.

Pirate Speak~Arrr, so ye be wantin' t' go to sea an' ye don't be wantin' t' end up in Davy Jones' Locker. Then ye best be learnin' t' be talkin' like a buccaneer.


Have a wonderful Talk Like A Shipmate Tide! Dasn't be drinkin' yer rum an' drivin'!Ya swabbie who ortin' t' be keel hauled!

Thanks for the image Benita

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N Posted by Rain at 9/19/2007 12:30:00 AM

Monday, September 17, 2007

Talking About Risky Behaviors

I had a very relaxing weekend with Rainman, we watched Interview With a Vampire and Dracula together.
My Luva and I spent time together getting very naughty...Thinking about it just makes me wet and weak in the knees.
I spoke to my soul sister "Jules" on the phone, it was so good to hear that deep sexy voice of hers. She makes me laugh until I almost cry and it was wonderful playing catch up with her. And for those readers in the "know"...Yes I do think we were separated at birth and I am the one who was raised by wolves :0)
C. and I had dinner together and had "the talk" about past lovers. It was not a comfortable experience for me only because he has a little bird *Misty, I love you* that whispers in his ears and the fact that he is very good friends with one of my ex-boyfriends. Because of that I felt almost like I was going to disappoint him or let him down in some way. C. assured me that he appreciated my blunt honesty and would not judge me for any of my past risky behaviors. For that I am truly thankful.
My dad and I discussed his fear that Rusty's trial will be delayed yet again. Unfortunately that is a real possibility, Rusty has been in Chino for almost eighty days and has not had his third scheduled meeting with a psychiatrist for his ninety day evaluation. Rusty tells me that he knows ten other guys from San Diego that have their trials delayed for the same reason. Sigh.
How was your weekend??


N Posted by Rain at 9/17/2007 12:20:00 AM