A local radio station held a publicity event down at the marina of a neighboring town yesterday. It was billed as a "Pirate party". I had heard that maybe they would even have a pirate ship come to the dock there. I tried to get my kids to go with me, but believe it or not, none of them was interested. I showed up a little early, and all of these radio staff people dressed in pirate clothes started setting up. Actually, most of them were in lame costumes, like only a hat, or bandana. Mostly they were dressed in what my teenagers refer to as "EMO"....black....gothic types. Most of the people who showed up were staff. Hardly anyone came who wasn't staff. I am thinking now that I should have taken a picture of one girl that showed up. They advertised that if you dressed like a pirate, they would give you a free spin on their prize wheel. She was a very tall girl, I'm thinking at least six foot. She had on a pirate costume that looked mostly like rags. It wasn't bad except that she was quite over weight, and her shirt showed about 8 inches of her fat stomach. I think my revulsion is what kept me from taking a picture. Now, I'm thinking I missed out on a great comedic photo op.
Well, it took me awhile, but I finally mustered up the courage to get out of the car. I never did go up to the booth. I suddenly became aware of my age, and felt it was weird for a gray haired lady to be attending a "pirate party". I did go take some pictures of some fencers who were doing demonstrations. In all fairness, the ship never came, and that was what I was interested in coming to see in the first place. I heard there is one coming next month to our marina. I saw one once before. It was an exact replica of one of Columbus's ships. It was used in the movie "Pirates of the Carribean". I am going to go when it comes next month. I sure hope one of my kids will come with me. They would be the perfect excuse for an old lady to go see a pirate ship.