Today (Sept 19) is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
It also happens to be the 10th anniversary of Talk Like A Pirate Day! Arrrr!
A few years ago, when I told the kids about it, they surprised me with my very own Jolly Roger. It came complete with sails made from mini Saskatchewan flags. I laughed so hard because it totally reminded me of the song The Last Saskatchewan Pirate by the Arrogant Worms, a
bar band from Regina a musical comedy group from Kingston, ON1. The best part is, they’d never heard of that song before!
‘An it’s a heave-ho, high-ho, coming down the Plains
Stealing wheat and barley and all the other grains
And it’s a ho-hey, high-hey, farmers bar your doors
When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina’s mighty shores.
It was a lovely bit of serendipity, so I bought and downloaded the song from iTunes to show to my daughter. She got a real kick out of it. I highly recommend it to everyone, actually.
http://tinyurl.com/skpirate (also autoplays the song in background)
Today is also Pirates’ Day in Booty Bay, Stranglethorn. That’s World of Warcraft for the uninitiated. ;) Unfortunately, I just wasted what little time I had posting this instead of logging in so I won’t have time to head over there this morning. Will have to wait until after work. *sigh*
I mean … ARRRRRRGH! :P
Today is also something else … something much more important and much more serious … but that will also have to wait until after work. Until then, mateys!
1: Thank you to Jenn Croome (@ChiefWormfan) for correcting me. The Worms are from Kingston, not Regina. Which is funny … as a kid, I moved from Kingston to Regina. (I lived in Ontario when I was real little when my dad was going to Queens.)
Man, it has been crazy busy lately. The biggest project on my plate at the moment is the Saskatchewan 2012 First Nation Winter Games. Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (my employers) are hosting the games this year in Saskatoon. Normally, IT wouldn’t be a big part of a sports … thing. But BATC is doing a lot of innovative stuff this time around that involves our little geeksquad.
For example, we’re planning on live streaming a few of the games. We’re also doing online registration of the athletes. So … as I’m sure you can imagine, it’s taking up a lot of our time. Not to mention we still have to do all our regular jobs like making sure the school servers are up, the school computers work, the chiefs’ computers and laptops work, the office computers are running well, etc.
PLUS … our latest project is Deep Freeze on the school computers. Let me tell you guys, DF, in its latest incarnation, is a thing of beauty. I mean, really. Especially if you use the Enterprise version, which is what we have. I looove it like there’s no tomorrow.
Add the LogMeIn software to that, and Sharon is a happy geek. :D
And with that, I’ve noticed how late it’s getting and I really need to get up early tomorrow. It’s actually Reading Week. My kids have the week off so I’ve offered their fathers visiting time with them. I’m not happy with it, because I miss my kids, but I suppose kids should bond with their other parents. And perhaps my boy will see his other mom when he’s there on the rez too. Get the whole family experience.
In any case, it’s a lot of driving for me and driving makes me tired. :P So with that, I bid thee adieu.
First cold of 2012.
I’ve been sent home twice in as many weeks for coming into work sick. Wheeeee. I thought I could do it, but nope.
Soup, tea, copious hours of Netflix and perhaps a touch of World of Warcraft for me today. Hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow, because I have to be at work to attend a video conference. Maybe some lipstick and a pretty hat will cover the scary mess that is me at the moment. :P
And perhaps later, I’ll post more about the awesome changes that have gone over the past week at work, and possible changes coming over the next few months.
Or not. We’ll see. Depends on whether or not I take a nap. *cough*