It Be A Pirate Holiday

Arrr, yeah!

It be that favored holiday of this here blog, International Talk Like A Pirate Day. For years Spoiled For The Ordinary has championed September 19th as a high day of silliness and pirate-y things. This year be no exception.

For today only, get the excellent pirate novel Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey free on Kindle, Nook, or whatever preferred vessel o’reading ye have.

Here be some other fine pirate tales from the master story-teller George Bryan Polivka. This blog has featured these tales before as well.

The Library of Congress has some excellent reading for you scurvy dogs that can actually read.

I may not fancy these Buccaneers, but anyone who has a pirate ship in their stadium is a salty dog.

And these rascals of the Seven Seas ‘ere not to be trusted. They make break out in brawlin’ or a piano duet at any time. ARRR!

Top 5 Things to Do While Stuck in an Airport

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. 
When stuck in an airport due to weather, mechanical failures, or the pilot having hiccups, here is a list to help you pass the time.
5. Browse the Bookstores. See how many magazines you can read before you get kicked out or are forced to buy something.
4. Entertain your fellow passengers. These enterprising guys found a way to make a moving sidewalk into something more than just a people mover. If you’re brave, start a flash mob or get everyone into a sing-along.
3. Leave the secure area and go through security again. This makes them wonder, and ensures you get the full security experience if you missed it the first time.
2. People watching. The classic airport event. You can simply observe others in a subtle manner, or play games such as “Guess the Europeans” (men wearing capris is a tell-tale sign).
1. Write a blog post. You can give people hints on how the pass the time…

Top 5 Things to Do While Stuck in an Airport

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. 
When stuck in an airport due to weather, mechanical failures, or the pilot having hiccups, here is a list to help you pass the time.
5. Browse the Bookstores. See how many magazines you can read before you get kicked out or are forced to buy something.
4. Entertain your fellow passengers. These enterprising guys found a way to make a moving sidewalk into something more than just a people mover. If you’re brave, start a flash mob or get everyone into a sing-along.
3. Leave the secure area and go through security again. This makes them wonder, and ensures you get the full security experience if you missed it the first time.
2. People watching. The classic airport event. You can simply observe others in a subtle manner, or play games such as “Guess the Europeans” (men wearing capris is a tell-tale sign).
1. Write a blog post. You can give people hints on how the pass the time…

A New Weather Service

For those of us in geekdom that need a better way to appreciate the local weather beyond the tired “sunny” or “rainy”, Spoiled for the Ordinary is pleased to point you to a new paradigm:

Forget your Republic-issue thermal underwear?
Is it sunny where you are? It may be like Tatooine. Winter here in Idaho is best idenified by Hoth. The brainchild of Tom Scott, this new weather site is unlike any other in the galaxy. Be sure to read the screen carefully for tidbits only Star Wars fans will love.
And I dare ya to enter a fictitious place…
Hat tip to Technabob via Wired.
Yub-nub!

A New Weather Service

For those of us in geekdom that need a better way to appreciate the local weather beyond the tired “sunny” or “rainy”, Spoiled for the Ordinary is pleased to point you to a new paradigm:

Forget your Republic-issue thermal underwear?
Is it sunny where you are? It may be like Tatooine. Winter here in Idaho is best idenified by Hoth. The brainchild of Tom Scott, this new weather site is unlike any other in the galaxy. Be sure to read the screen carefully for tidbits only Star Wars fans will love.
And I dare ya to enter a fictitious place…
Hat tip to Technabob via Wired.
Yub-nub!

Thankfully, the Aliens Repelled the Zombie Attack…

…but that still left us open to abduction.

OK, not much of an April Fools here, but I do have a little announcement. Later this month the CFBA blog tour will be featuring the latest book from Ted Dekker: BoneMan’s Daughters. This is a special book for Dekker, according to his blog, and to celebrate, I will be able to give away not one, not two, but THREE copies of BoneMan’s Daughters. How about that? And that is NOT an April Fools prank.

So I encourage you to keep coming back, as I’ll have more about this later in the month.

Assuming the aliens are done with me by then…

Thankfully, the Aliens Repelled the Zombie Attack…

…but that still left us open to abduction.

OK, not much of an April Fools here, but I do have a little announcement. Later this month the CFBA blog tour will be featuring the latest book from Ted Dekker: BoneMan’s Daughters. This is a special book for Dekker, according to his blog, and to celebrate, I will be able to give away not one, not two, but THREE copies of BoneMan’s Daughters. How about that? And that is NOT an April Fools prank.

So I encourage you to keep coming back, as I’ll have more about this later in the month.

Assuming the aliens are done with me by then…