Talk Like a Pirate Day! *Updated*

Today. In case you forgot. I caught drift of this when it happened last year, but sadly it was after the fact. Because I'm not good at second languages I'll just say "Arrr" a few times and hope the parrot doesn't shit on my head.

With all the recent drama (if you don't know what I mean you've been living in a box, page down a bit) around here, then my trip out of town to visit Rick's I thought we could use a bit of light-hearted frivolity. In the spirit of the day I have a question. When you hear the word WENCH what do you think of? Tell me the first thing that pops in your head.

Now without changing your opinion I'm going to tell you I'm also known as Wench in my make-believe life. Relax, this is no big reveal that I'm not actually living the life of a farmer's wife in the heartland but am actually The Donald's Love Child. No, I'm talking about one of my other time-wasting pastimes. I'm nowhwere near as pre-occupied with it as I once was (mainly due to sub-standard internet service) but as I've mentioned before I have a (small) addiction to World of Warcraft. In the game you must have a unique name which in itself is not as easy as it sounds. For some reason I hit on the word "wench" with other combinations, i.e. Wikkedwench, Deathwench, Motherwench, and it became my unique signature.

Hubs hates it. He doesn't play, but he knows that's what I'm called and he has negative connotations associated with it. Me? Not so much. (I even have a male character I created that resembles him and named Manwench just to freak out my kids who play…Heh.)

Anywhoo – that is the first part of this post, to ask what do you think of when you hear WENCH?

The second reason is a meme. I was originally tagged by Olivia and begged off because I'm feeling a bit vulnurable right now with all the attention I've gotten lately and didn't want to give out my real middle name. I've not been subtle with the rest of my name but there are enough 'clones' out there I'm assured a bit of anonomity. However, when Michael tagged me again with the same game the lightbulb went off in my head and I decided to do it with my 'fake' middle name. (The rules say you can make up a name but I really wanted one that had some association to me and until I thought of WoW, because that's how I actually met Michael, I was being dense.) So, Olivia and Michael, here I give you my response to your 'tag' – using WENCH. 

Rules: Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you do not have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have. At the end of your blog post you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Do not forget to leave them a comment telling them they are tagged and to read your blog.

W – Woman, hear me roar. If you are too young to remember this song… well, then damn, I am Old. No, Old doesn't start with W. Worn Out however, does.

E – Elegant. (Can you hear my family laughing from there?) yeah… not so much. I'm more Earthy. With a touch of Elephant and a bit of Excitement and a lot of Evolving.

N – Nice. Most of the time.

C – Complicated. If you don't believe me, ask my husband.

H – Helpful? Happy? Haunted? Hopeful? Helpless? All of the above.

Since I have a name with five letters I'm supposed to tag five people. Ya know what, tho'? In honor of "Talk Like a Pirate Day" I'll just let you walk the plank. If you want to play, let me know. Arrr.

My pirate name is:
Red Bess Rackham

Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

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