“Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.” – Johnny Depp
It’s Monday. Why not lighten up and smile anyway?
It’s also Talk Like A Pirate Day (TLAPD).
I first heard of it many years ago when a superb CPA firm tech guy introduced it to me. Rob Snell – you know who you are. I thought it was fun right from the beginning.
Why TLAPD? Simple, it’s fun. See frequently asked questions here.
If you visit a Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate, you’ll get a free glazed donut. If you dress like a pirate, you’ll get one dozen glazed donuts.
Then there’s Long John Silver’s: “Avast, me hearties! We are celebratin’ International Talk Like a Pirate Day, because who can talk like a pirate better than the original peg-leg – Long John Silver?” LJS is giving a free piece of Alaskan Whitefish. Check out their list of Pirate myths, facts, and legends.
Many CPAs had it rough last week. Start this week with some light-hearted fun.
It's not everyday you get to do a pirate movie, you might as well go for it."
There’s a guy on YouTube, a school principal from somewhere, that posts some pretty hilarious videos about the lives of teachers.
Decades ago, I was a kindergarten teacher’s aide. I was in charge of three consecutive lunch sessions (30 minutes each) for kids from kindergarten through 4th grade every day (about 400 kids). The teachers would be relieved for 30 minutes while Mrs. Keller handled the ups and downs of lunch time. Kindergarten kids were very entertaining. Why mothers put thermos lids on so tightly is beyond me. I must have opened thousands!
That’s why this video about the most stressful part of the beginning of the school year (kindergarten lunchroom duty) hits home with me and is so true! Enjoy.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Each summer (spring, fall, and winter, too), I encourage you to READ. Not just CPA stuff! Read fiction and non-fiction for enjoyment and inspiration.
I am currently reading Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones. Henson had a knack, skill, aptitude, whatever you want to call it for finding and hiring the right people. He also said, “The beauty of nature has been one of the great inspirations in my life.”
So, do three things this weekend – read, take a walk, and…. Lighten-up this weekend and enjoy The Swedish Chef making a banana split.
Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It’s a good life, enjoy it.