Post-Pirate Day roundup o’ fun

Wish I made this.

September 19 has come and gone, but thanks to the Internet, the piratical fun doesn’t have to sail away into the horizon just yet!

Thar she blows!

Disney Parks are still celebrating not just Pirate Day, but Pirate Week.

Shiver me timbers! Oxford Dictionaries goes hunting for pirate phrase origins.

Check out Mental Floss for 17 Swashbuckling Pirate Day Facts, like how they picked September 19 (hint: it has something to do with the founders’ ex-wife).

This vintage Dave Barry column from 2002.

Christina Hendricks, honorary pirate princess.

And finally, I’m perhaps most excited to find about The Pirate Fairy, a DVD release upcoming from Disney about a pal of Tinkerbell, voiced by “Mad Men”‘s Christina Hendricks, who not only–you guessed it–runs away to sea, but hooks up with the young Captain James Hook.

Just a guess, but I think that’s Skull Island behind them.

Avast, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Here!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is upon us!

Some of us pirate princesses be settin’ sail for Krispy Kreme in our rip-roarinest pirate togs for thar free doughnut.

Others be headin’ to the galley and whippin’ up rum cocktails. Or rum cakes. Or the official Princess of Pirates rum pudding.

Need help on your pirate lingo? Time Magazine has the essential tips for soundin’ like a scallywag.

E! Online has thar favorite arrr-esting pirates from pop culture!

My pick for most glamorous pirate girl.

And finally, over yonder, Penguin Books has a list of the top classics of pirate literature, everything from “Peter Pan” to “Treasure Island” to “Con Men and Cutpurses: Scenes from the Hogarthian Underworld.” Book to keep ye company durin’ those long, stormy nights on the sea!

Don’t worry, he’ll get the hang of it

Michigan state Sen. Roger Kahn of Saginaw proved himself a friend of pirates everywhere by declaring International Talk Like a Pirate Day an official state holiday. He’s got to brush up on his “arrrs,” but he’ll have plenty of time before we make it to the 49 other states!

Baking with the Captain

As promised, I tried out this recipe¬†for Pirate Bread Pudding this past weekend (I could’ve waited until the 19th, but why?) I cut it in half, mostly because (gasp!) the rest of my household aren’t as rum-crazy as I am. Plus 2 cups of half-and-half is a lot if you only have one of those little half-pints lying around. I ended up doing a cup and a half of milk, and half a cup of half and half (that sentence is mind-boggling.) I used golden raisins; soaked in rum, of course, they’re delicious by themselves.

Coming out of the oven.

I also halved the sauce, which turned out super-thick and kind of grainy, even with only half a cup of butter, hmmm. All in all, whiskey plus rum plus raisins = pure pirate comfort food.

The ramekin was just for serving; I thought it looked cute.