Chris and I went out for sushi on Friday night. We go to this little place that tries really hard to be very posh. It is called Sushi House and everything is red and black... even the lighting has a red tint. It is not the best sushi ever (although the Happy Sumo roll is a plate of deliciousness!) but it is good enough and the right price.
So there we sit... for a very long time... waiting on our 3 orders. Normally, they would all come at once but I guess they were a little busy with the 6 tables of people so they staggered things out. When we first walked in I noticed a girl sitting at the sushi bar with incredibly pink hair and a very large black bow. However, it was not until much later that I noticed her dining partner.... He was dressed as a pirate. He wore a puffy pirate shirt and black pants to just below his knees. He wore white stockings with big black chunky shoes. He had on a round black hat with a skull and cross bones on the front. It was hard to tell but I am pretty sure the skull and cross bones were glittery! He finished his look off with rings on nearly every finger, leather cuffs on each wrist and of course... an eye patch!
Now, I have already shared with you all... as my loyal and very dear readers... that I am obsessed with Gnomes. However, what you may or may not know is that I have an even deeper rooted obsession with all things... you guessed it... pirate! As a matter of fact I sit here typing in my very own pirate pajamas! So you could imagine my delight upon seeing this young, strapping and, oddly enough, pirate-git-up-wearing young man! I immediately allowed the pirate jokes to begin... before long Chris and I were crying with laughter. As we were leaving, the pirate and his pink haired lady began to kiss... a serious PDA... pirate display of affection!
Anyways, I am telling you all this because I have just learned of a holiday that was previously unknown to me... I am deeply saddened that I am 3 days late but assure you I will remember next year... September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Now, I realize talking like a pirate and dressing like a pirate are two completely different things. However, don't you think it would be easier to talk like one if you looked like one??? I am certain that the object of my Friday evening entertainment knew that the 19th was International Talk Like a Pirate Day and he was doing his part... as Nicholas would say.... "Good for him!"