Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Heart Of Gold

Everyone knows that adventures are fun, and therefore make good blog posts. But how does one get into adventures? (other than hanging out with dwarves- I swear someone is whistling the Shire theme right now!). It's fairly simple, just set your mind on something fairly inane, like Talk Like A Pirate Day. One of my neighbors is pretty obsessed with pirates (why? we don't know) and is very excited about tomorrow. But, in typical girl-with-a-problem fashion, she has nothing to wear. Since I had next to no work tonight, I decided to find some appropriate pirate attire for her. Of course, I forgot about the Aucum/Murphy law of JV trying to do stuff: the simplest solution never works out. Hence the adventure.

First was googling the local area for costume shops and anything involving pirates. There were two hits within free-transit range: a chain party store that closed too early and the "Gypsy's Heart Boutique". I called the gypsy place and got, well, a gypsy, who told me she had gone out of business. She couldnt get anything pirate related quick enough, but ws extremely friendly and called me back, telling me of a store where I could get something. Unfortunately, this place was well out of free transit ranger, and would've required me to beg my RC to drive me there. That plan was abandoned and things looked grim. Then, a breakthrough! I remembered this cool little store in the next town over and, against all hope called to see if they stocked any pirate clothes. But, alas, my hopes were dashed; all they had was eyepatches, certainly not enough for Talk Like A Pirate Day. Another twist: the people who work at this store are extremely cool and celebrate the niche holiday themselves, and so could direct me to pirate gear. My spirits buoyed, I borrowed someone's bike and risked my life in a harrowing ride down a busy street to the nearest Walmart (a sin, I know, but the only place I could turn). I wandered forever through the vast, obese expanses of Walmart before finaly coming to the pirate section. Much to my dismay, they had no legit pirate hats, so I had to settle for an eyepatch and bandana. Tieing my booty to the borrowed bike and switching on my light (yeah, I was riding down a busy road, with no helmet, in the dark...but it was worth it) and peddled back to my dorm.

The end result is quite hilarious (a lot of "what are you wearing?!"). Here's a picture of said neighbor, sporting new pirate gear.

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

9 comments:

Terra Shield said...

Looks like you've been updating quite frequently recently... I've been visiting but somewhat erratically.

Oh, Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Shiver me timbers.... :D

justifiably_vertical said...

I've gotten back into the blogging habit (ironicly, starting school last year killed it, but this year buoyed it). I'm glad some of my old readers hung around through the drought.

dr_koopon said...

oddly enough, the final countdown is what popped into my head...
combine that with an epic movie shot of you riding down a busy night road with the booty flying in the wind and... well... you get me wasting a free block.

happy talk like a pirate day, mate!

justifiably_vertical said...

Countdown to the end? No, not really the feel of it. More like a david-the-crazy-biker-kid vs goliath-the-traffic theme.

Gavrich said...
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The Juicy One said...

y'all....are you a southern steam boat pirate?

justifiably_vertical said...

Tim, if it's so painful to read, just stop so I don't have to hear your constant condescending criticism.

Gavrich said...

Oh pshh! I'm trying to help you man! I have been blessed with the gift of spelling and am only trying to use that gift for good deeds!

Deleting my comments won't keep me from giving friendly advice either. :)

The Juicy One said...

gavrich just used man in hippie fashion, college is clearly helping him JV, give him time...