Welcome to Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener's blog. I'm an author, photo-artist, bird-lover and urban gardener living in NYC. I also have a book series, "Words In Our Beak." The stories are told by Cam, the bird pictured above. For info re both volumes, click on the 1st and 2nd icons in the sidebar (L). My website (Patriciayoungquist.com.) mainly features my non-nature themed images (Black and White as well as Kaleidoscopic). Click on the 3rd icon in sidebar (L) to visit.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Today is #International TalkLikeAPirateDay!
With Halloween coming up in the next month, one of the characters who has visited my armoire — as well as my indoor succulent garden — while dressed as a pirate in honor of Halloween (pictured above respectively and below in "solo" photo-ops), has reminded me that today, September the 19th, is a holiday! It is known as International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
According to Holiday Insights, the origin of International Talk Like a Pirate Day is this: A man named "John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on June 6, 1995. While playing racquetball, they began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak. After leaving the court, they decided that there was a need to create this day. After much thought, Mark Summers selected September 19th as the date. This was his wife's birthday. So, he thought it would be an easy date to remember. And so, International Talk Like a Pirate Day was born."
Moreover, there is has a video on You Tube that will teach you to talk like a pirate, and you may access it by clicking here.
The aforementioned are yet other useful facts to know in the event that you are selected to be a contestant on “Jeopardy,” where a situation could arise, that by knowing this info about pirates you could cause you to win $$$$$$!
And of course, you could then use some of your prize money for private lessons in how to talk like a pirate, or as I've said in prior posts (re winning money on "Jeopardy") you could use your prize money to buy my cardinal, Cam’s, book, "Words In Our Beak Volume One," which is written in from her perspective, which admittedly is not like a pirate's!
ADENMENDUM: As of March 2, 2018, Words In Our Beak Volume One, is no longer available in the digital options listed here. A new digital option should be available sometime in the near future. Updates will be made when this happens, please stay tuned.
Furthermore, volume two of this series has now been published (pictured below with the hardcover version of volume one) wherever books are sold.
Here's the purchase info: Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529: