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I really, really, needed to get out of the house last weekend. On Sunday afternoon, I dragged Briefcase off the couch and down to one of the local harbors where there was a "Tall Ships" festival going on.
You know, the real old sailing vessels?
I took my camera, but I limited myself to taking just a few photos. I'm more than a little afraid of going back to the depths of hell when things are just beginning to improve pain-wise.
I have to admit, I wasn't expecting pirates.
Perhaps, I should have done some research before attending?
Apparently, an entire pirate sub-culture exists.
I feel a tangent coming on ….
A pirate tangent.
(I'm using immense amounts of willpower not to write words like lass and smartly and lubber.)
Although, let's be honest – it is REALLY tempting to go off on a tangent about the pirate sub-culture. (Would I immediately find myself with thousands of pirate enemies?)
I was talking to Briefcase when all of a sudden I got that feeling you get when you just KNOW someone is watching you.
So yes, I stood there and talked to two parrots for (quite) awhile. I let them get their fill of staring at my shiny camera. I explained to them what it was and then I asked them what they were eating. They had toys to keep them amused, but they mainly seemed interested in finding out more about me.
Do other people talk to random birds at pirate Tall Ship Festivals?
Or is it just me?
Briefcase stood nearby watching me, like … "Really? Don't even think about bringing home a parrot."
To be honest, it might have crossed my mind for just a fleeting moment.
They were very personable!
Also, I hate to admit it, but it's been a long time since anyone has worked quite so hard to charm me.
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