Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Yo Ho Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me"

When I was a little girl I not only dreamed of being a princess or a ballerina, but I also dreamed that I wouls one day be a pirate. I had an obsession with Captain Hook from Peter Pan. He was my hero even though he was the bad guy. What can I say I always loved the bad boys.

As I grew up Pirates slipped into the back of mind until one faithful day in 2003 when my best friend Julie called me up to see if I wanted to see a movie. It was a tradition of ours on Tuesdays to go see a movie as our local theater offered half price admissions and free popcorn. We had seen pratically everything that was out except for the new Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Neither of us were thrilled about the movie but figured it had Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom so we would have eye candy. We were both pleasantly surprised at how much we loved it. It was action packed, suspenseful, and funny. Plus Captain Jack Sparrow was one of the best characters I had seen in awhile. We left the movie full of spirit and my love of Pirates was reborn.

I have been to the Midnight showings for the next three installments of the film, and have been that crazy fan girl at Walmart, at midnight, when they released the DVD's. When the new one comes out I will be there as well. My family indulges my Pirates love with many pirates themed merchandise for holidays. I have also gotten very into reading about pirates from all over the world and across different time spans.

So next time I have not updated for awhile you might want to check the Black Pearl to see if I have joined Captain Jack for one of his adventures.

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