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boykakedresss like a pirate

nnnnn 6 years ago

Mrs_S92Ahoy thar!

Had a hilarious time being a pirate for my tour guide stint during Harborfest (4th of July celebrations in Boston). Twas entirely voluntary but I was selling pirate maps to send kids and other humanoids on scavenger hunts in downtown Boston. Got my photo taken many times (wish I’d demanded gold or other treasure for my fine profile) and got “ahoyed” a lot as I stalked back through Quincy Market to change back to my everyday form. One guy paid for his map with some gold dollar coins so I went nuts over “pieces of eight” and “doubloons”.

I learned from the photos why you’re supposed to say “cheese” and not “aaarrrh” when posing—giant chin results in the latter case. Nevertheless, loads of fun being a flaky pirate wearing a Disney-Jack Sparrow hat and dreads along with thrift-store shirts and boots. 7 years ago

helloimbrookethis is a lot of fun, you know :]

acquire proper pirate attire.

quite fun.
:D 7 years ago

raindropkissesBAND CAMP!

We totally had a pirate day for band camp….and guess you went all out?! I did! It was great. I had so many layers on but I looked great! Well actually kinda pirate slutty but I had fun! I even got to go around saying…”Aaaarggghh I’m a pirate!” Now who doesn’t want to do that! 7 years ago


mi birthday partie! 8 years ago

Thegoodlife0000Working on a boat

for two summers(except the last) I have worked on a boat/ship of some kind, either parasailing or scuba diving. The one day I decided today was the day. We had more kids than normal.

I must admit I loved the attension.


eddievonteeseI must remember to do this more frequently!

Sometimes in getting dressed, or getting dressed up I forget how fulfilling dressing like a pirate can be.

I have a wardrobe that can happily lend itself to many character costumes (being an overt art-teacher) and have the freedom to plan my own lessons… Therefore technically I could show up to work dressed as a pirate for now particularly apparent reason, under the guise that we’re possibly working on some sort of nautical unit.

Things to do in the new year! 8 years ago

spiralingrooveLandlocked pirates be doomed to misunderstandin' and the like.

YArrrgh! One Halloween I went to the grocery store with my roomate to get some supplies for a party we were throwing that night. In one of the aisles a child tugged at his mom’s arm, pointing at us saying “look mommy… Pirates!” That’s cool and kind of cute and all. You know how people wear their costumes out and about on All Hallows Eve. The funny part is we weren’t wearing costumes. We were just in our regular street clothes, like another day in the life of two longhair hooligans. This was like 14 years (yarrs! mate..) ago. I could probably still pass for a pirate some days though. Landlocked. But it is worth it. I mean what choice do I have? No regrets, matey. 8 years ago


Done and done. I customised my sword and everything :P 8 years ago

strpwrcheerPTOC2 premier

yes…my friends and i all dressed up like pirates eyepatches and all for the pirates of the caribbean 2 premier at 12 on thursday nite/friday morning we looked like complete idiots but it was so much fun! :) 8 years ago

holdurcrosshighpirate party!

yeah, it was fun. Definantly fun to dress as a pirate for a day. lol. 8 years ago

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fun…must do it again o_o 8 years ago


It was fun!! I like acting crazy!! Just like being a kid again! 8 years ago


I dressed up like a pirate for International Talk Like A Pirate Day this year. It was very fun. 9 years ago


I did it with a friend when we saw Pirates of the Caribbean. It was grand :D 9 years ago

PagooAvast me buxom beauty...

If it be a fair sea and a brisk breeze ye be seekin’ then ye needs to sail the briny deep under the skull and bones. If yer to land bound then t’next best thing is to dress like a pirate. On Sept 19th all ye land lubbers can talk, walk and drink grog like a pirate all day. Tis Talk Like a Pirate Day!! 9 years ago

RentedlipsIve done this

alot 9 years ago

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