Thursday, January 31, 2008
Ok....so Big Pirate Small Ocean......or something like that.
Had the honor of being interviewed as a pirate by a local newspaper.
Oddly....the article was titled: FACES.........but they neglected to publish a photo....which, in my small mind, rather defeats the issue of 'people you see in your neighborhood' though mayhap they were thinking it more like a treasure hunt.........sort of like Where's Waldo only with my face.....
Wonder what debauched piratical deed I'd need to do to get the front page.......
Enjoy if ye've a mind to!
The article as it appears in the Liverpool Review (sans photo):
Name: Cap’n Mimi Lily Rose Foxmorton
Piratess, The Bloomin’ Bloomer
but ye can calls me ‘Foxmorton’…everyone else does……
Aye well, me crew be me Brethren but I’ve a lover-ly lass of a daughter and three grandchildren whose names I’ve changed… for one thing to sound more piratey but mos’ly to annoy their Mum…
and me own heart and soul me scurvy Yellow Dog…who be as loyal and faithful as ye can ask for…
Violet, me second cousin thrice removed who looks quite a bit like me but she’s not as nice..and me own Mum,
Nana Daisy Rose Foxmorton who’ll be 97 this year provin’ pirates is hardy stock though she’ll be yellin’ at me whence she reads the 97 part…
Where do you live?
Inside me mind in a reality of me own makin’…and I doubt ye’ll find anyone to argue the point…
How long have you lived in the area?
Since pirates landed on the shores of Clay….1745 I believe…give ‘er take…
What is your career/occupation?
Pirate Captain…Master o’ Quill & Pen…Goddess o’ Frivolity and Fourth in Line to the Pirate Throne…
How long have you been in your career/occupation?
Aye, I be a pirate by blood by nature and by choice…
What are your responsibilities within your career?
Aye well….besides the obvious pillagin’ and plunderin’
there be raids, festivals, treasure seekin’, tall tale tellin’ and the occasional gathering of the Nine Pirate Lords for tea
and a rousing game of BUNCO.
What are the highlights of your career?
Hooks down ‘twould be winnin’ the 2006 TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
BUCCANEER BACHELOR writing contest… which were a good thing as it ne’er occurred to me to lose…….
What are the challenges?
Well…avoidin’ the British Navy…findin’ just the right kicky little pirate accessories…and worm rot…ye can never be too careful when it comes to worm rot…
What do you most enjoy?
Aye…me and me Yellow Dog standin’ side by side at the bow of a ship with the wind in our hair and the spray of the sea on our face…in sooth I ask for naught more than that…
What are your hobbies? Sword fightin’…treasure huntin’…scurvy tales… and crocheting chair doilies…..
Do you have a favorite book? What is it and why is it your favorite?
Under the Black Flag: The Romance & Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly…..and all the Pooh stories. The former bein’ the definitive code for pirates and the latter bein’ everything ye ever wished to know about livin’ yer life. Though for double quick-like reference I keep Pirattitude by the Pirate Guys handy at all times. That’s more than one book, isn’t it?
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Aye well…..that would be Grania O’Malley the Pirate Queen and She-King of the Irish Seas…for she were as graceful as she were courageous…and a wondrous role model…well, assumin’ ye overlooks some of the piratin’ bits that is…
What is something people wouldn't know about you?
I be terrified of water what be over me head…but don’t tell anyone….
How do you deal with tense situations?
Aye then….that be the beauty of it……when there be a pirate in the room everyone else is always a wee bit more tense than yer ownself…….failin’ that there be No Quarter (mercy) Given in me life fer tense situations…..I jus’ broadside ‘em!
What are your personal and/or professional goals?
Stayin’ true & honest to meself ‘till Neptune calls me home…..
~Foxmorton encourages everyone to embrace his or her ‘Inner Pirate’ and discover the Gift of Freedom
your imagination can bring! She believes imagination to be the most supreme power one can possess and hopes you’ll use yours often…..
International TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY every September 19th,,,,,,Please Comply.
You can contact Foxmorton at (email deleted)org where she spends time disguised as a senior events coordinator and director of the Royal Fairytale Children’s Theatre and
CHAOS Productions Pirates for Hire Street Theatre troupe.