My wife told me at some point yesterday morning that it was National Talk Like A Pirate day. “That’s weird,” I responded.
Then she told me that Krispy Kreme was participating in this holiday, and giving away a dozen doughnuts to everyone who dressed up and talked like a pirate. She had my attention…
I went to work quick, and tried to round up a crew of crazy friends who would be a pirate with me so I would not feel like that guy who dresses up in costumes to get free doughnuts.
It totally worked. Not only did we rope some friends in to going along with us so we didn’t feel like creepers, but the folks at Krispy Kreme totally went for our pirate costumes, and gave me and my wife a dozen doughnuts each!
So this begs the question: what is a “National Talk Like A Pirate Day” like at a Krispy Kreme at 8:00 on a Wednesday night? I knew you’d ask that. Because I knew you’d ask, I took the following pictures to serve as an explanation. ENJOY!
I’m not all that sure what to say about this guy. He was a Power Ranger Pirate… ’nuff said?? Probably not. I was confused. You’re confused. He tried to explain it to me, and on the outside I nodded and smiled, but on the inside I was lost because I don’t speak Comic Book.
Four words: Best. Pirate. Hook. Ever. This lady quickly became my new hero and best friend. She was a chummy pirate with a great costume, but clearly she wasn’t playing around with that hook.
Nine words: who let the Power Ranger back in the shot? But seriously, this was 3/5 of our Terrible Pirate crew (not counting the red guy), and every one of ‘em wreaked of awesomeness. The fact that a few people would come out on a whim on a random night to play dress-up for some hot doughnuts made me happy. And a little bit fat, but I’m not complaining.
So, going back to my opening paragraph- Brooke, you are a genius! I would have sat on my tail watching whatever Simon Cowell was currently voting off the stage, and instead I got to loot the local Krispy Kreme of its golden glazed treasure and make some insane memories. Good times.
How did you celebrate National Talk Like A Pirate day? Backup question: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done on a whim?