Monday, September 19, 2005

Really good day

When I left my condo for work this morning the weather was perfect. It was one of those cool late-summer mornings where the air is clear, there was just a slight breeze, and it was bright and sunny. I was thinking how I really ought to try to remember just how nice it feels at that moment. Not that I should be clinging to some nice weather that will obviously change, but just enjoy it for what it is - a very pleasant day which helped keep me in a very pleasant mood.

And, to top things off, I discovered today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! What could be better than that? Well... lots, actually, but don't get me started on a serious rant about how to improve the world. This is just a light-hearted mention of a really silly idea for a day. There's even a web site where you can generate your own pirate name. A friend of mine was very eager to point out that using my first and last name as input gave the pirate name of "Not-So-Keen-On-the-Womenfolk Fritz". At the time I first read that, I had a laughing fit that lasted about a minute. I still get a bit of a chuckle out of it. For some reason I find that to be a very funny pirate name for me. I suppose I should give a bit of background material to explain... Perhaps it's because I've been engaged twice, but never married, and had been totally devastated by the ending of the second relationship that I basically decided romantic relationships are bad for my emotional well-being. Three years running now and I haven't been on a date - and I'm actually the happiest I've ever been in my life. So, I guess that is an appropriate pirate name for me. The wonders of random name generators...

Yo ho ho, a pirate's life for me!