Well, its that time again isn't it Brethren. September will soon be upon us and that means the wee monkeys will be returning to school. In fact, as I mentioned, mine have already gone back but Alaska is a different kind of place and most of you are probably looking at next week or even after Labor Day. So I thought, with time for only a short post today, I'd treat you to the above.
What you see here is the aptly named "What Would a Pirate Do?" folder and you cannot beat it with a stick! The skull & crossed swords spinner in the middle works (at least until second quarter...) and gives you diverse options from enjoyable to bloody to "sounds like work". As examples we've "Sing a Chantey", "Take No Prisoners" and "Swab the Deck". With twelve choices in all, its hard to imagine this little piece of booty ever wearing thin in the entertainment department.
Inside are two sturdy pockets. On one is a list of ten phrases given as "Important Pirate Lingo". The sentences are clever in that each one follows an almost poetic circle from one word to another that leads right back to the beginning. For someone like me who doesn't just love words but worships them, this is a delightfully unexpected addition. The whole thing is especially relevant now as we hurry along toward International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th. Here's an entertaining and useful way to get ready for the big day!
The WWPD? folder is available here in Anchorage at Titlewave Books and on the web at Archie McPhee and elsewhere. Stow your novel, your ship's log or your school projects and never have to worry about losing them to an unscroupulous mate again. But lets shoot for a C+ next time , mister. I'm expecting great things this year.