The Chocolate Lady

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Aye Maties!

I know, it's been awhile....

but let's cut right to the chase, there are PIRATES off the coast of Somalia, holding a Russian boat, and it's crew...demanding a $20 Million ransom.

This has been going on for days now, and while the US and Russia close in, it's turned into a stand off.

I kind of thought, that since we were a major super power, that we could just wipe a Pirate Ship right out of the seas, apparently, not that easy, especially with hostages on board.

In any case, it's keeping my kids highly entertained, they are excited (if not a tad bit nervous) to know that Pirates exist.

any other interesting tidbits in the news? share them here, and give my reader something to do, since Ive been so behind in blogging. :)

10 comments:

Mom on the Run said...

Thank you for NOT posting about a certain huge event happening next month that could decide the fate of life as we know it. I am mightily sick of the whole mess and wish it was over.

As for other issues in the news, I have been thinking about Paul Newman. I know him from films, but mainly I know for his philanthtropic work with food items and the Hole-in-the-Wall gang. It is wonderful that his name will live on through his legacy of charitable giving. I get a kick out of reading the labels on his food products...very witty.

Grandma J said...

I guess the Pirates of the Carribean is one of their favorite rides at Disney. How crappy that Disney closed down for Hannah Banana's birthday. Was Beauty invited?

hippo brigade said...

your kids aren't afraid of pirates? Geez, I sure am!

Anonymous said...

Was Pooper's MRI clear?

Pumpkin Delight said...

Quick, send Sarah Palin! She can see Russia from her house. (Sorry if that was rude and I offended anyone.) :)

jlo said...

Where have you been? Is everyone okay? I miss my sister!!!

Jason said...

And we really missed you when we met your mom!

I hope everything is going well.

My question about the pirates is...do they really talk like pirates, have eye patches and wooden limbs? Do they drink lots of rum and have rotten teeth?

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Do the pirates know the stock market crashed globally and that no one has 20 million anymore? They should decrease their ransom demands.

Rebeckah said...

I'm so glad you are back : ). I missed your blogs! I didn't even know about the pirates. Where have I been? I am going to google it right now. Kaish will be excited : )!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Well, I don't have much news to share because that would imply I watch TV or listen to a radio or do anything except immerse myself in the blogosphere, motherhood, household maintenance and the paying job, but tomorrow (or 12:01 eastern time) on my blog, the following paragraph will appear about one Ms. Grandma J. - you may know her:

"Grandma J. tagged me the other day. She's a famous celebrity comedian and movie critic in Texas who takes vacations for 5 weeks at a time, cruises Alaska, dines in swanky restaurants in California, excels in aqua aerobics, and juggles at least 4 boyfriends. If I ever have a technical question such as, "How do I turn off my computer?" she's my Go To Person - she's very technically savvy. She also makes me laugh every single day, except the days when she's on the Alaska cruise and can only post when she's in port."
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Hope all is well in your neck of the woods - you have one very funny family. (Funny "ha ha" not funny "weird" which is what I have.)