Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!


Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! (Look it up… it’s really a thing.) And it’s awesome.

Basically everyone in the world has permission to throw in some ‘Avast matey’s’ and some ‘Arrrrrs’ into normal everyday conversation.

Personally, I think that if the whole world participated that we’d have a lot less international conflict. If you’re too busy laughing and having fun, then wars don’t seem quite as important.

Anyways, give it a try. Here’s a few phrases to try out:

-Yo ho ho

For a more advanced lesson in pirating head to http://www.talklikeapirate.com

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 8 – Elizabeth Swan

Avast me hearties, it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day today. So me inspiration came from Keira Knightly’s Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean. Go out and grab a rum and toast those scurvy scaliwags of the sea!!

To create today’s hair I curl straightened my hair using my Chi straightener. Any straightener with a barrel edge will do this. Then I took the entire front section of my hair (leaving out a few wisps to curl later) and I teased it up and smoothed the front up and over to create the lift you see in the front. Mine is slightly less high that Keira’s. But it gives the desired effect.


Then I wrapped then bulk of my hair into a high bun (leaving out a large curl piece at the base of the neck to curl).


It ended up looking like this.


Finally, I curled the extra tendrils around my face and large curl that hangs over the shoulder.


I also added a pearl necklace for that old timey look.


Enjoy the rest of yer Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Go rent Muppet Treasure Island or Swiss Family Robinson or Captain Blood or the king of the pirate films Pirates of the Caribbean. Yo ho, Yo ho a pirate’s life for me!!!