Deep in the night, James woke me up to say “R.”

I said “What?”


This was not a piratical “ARRR!” or even a sea lion-ish “AWR!” This sounded like someone asked what letter came after Q.


“It’s talk like a pirate day! R!”

“That’s the worst pirate I’ve ever heard.”

“Avast, me havarti!”


“Cheese ahoy!”

“You got no sea cred.” (I thought this was pretty clever for 1 AM and groggy.)


Then he started laughing hysterically, and I think I fell back asleep. Possibly I dreamed the whole thing.

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