Friday, June 18, 2010

Prepare Ye

I've spent most of the day preparing for the Mermaid Parade. I've baked cake and bought a belt and painted my nails and made cutlasses.

Yes, I said made cutlasses, two of them, using grocery boxes, gaff tape, packing tape and tin foil. They aren't going to win any prizes but they're pretty fun if I say so myself. Pony Express delivered a talking parrot and I've laid out all the clothes and makeup and first aid supplies I can think of that we might need.

Which is all to say, watch this space tomorrow. I'll be taking a ton of pictures with my big girl camera but now that I have the blackberry I'll be able to post immediately as well. I'll post some snaps as we go along and the more thoughtful photos will come next week.

There's a lot of fun stuff to having the smartphone but, I have to say, the ability to post photos in real time is probably my favorite. I try not to go overboard but it's a real thrill for me. I know, welcome to the 21st century, but hey, I'm a simple girl.

Shut it. I am!

I'm off to sleep now to prepare for the long day ahead. And hopefully to come up with a really good "Land Ho!" joke to go with my pirate wench costume. Suggestions are welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Me eldest son was borne on ye olde "talk like a pirate day" (19th de septembre) so if ye display yer cutlasses and ye parrot, I be followin'...

    ...methinks mermaids and pirates might inhabit the same ocean....