06 October 2011

That's What I'm Talking About Thursday

Yarr!  What it is about pirates that people love so much?  They're bad guys.  I thought we were supposed to like good guys!  Oh well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

This past weekend the Midwest Bruonis crew went to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival's Pirate Weekend.  Luckily the pirates there knew better than to mess with us.  We attempted to blend in, but unfortunately acting "too much" like  a pirate was frowned upon.  Here are a couple of the things we learned are not okay to do during pirate weekend:

1. Do not "hop aboard" the food vendor's stands to pillage their food or take their money.  You must pay with money you brought.  Bummer.

2. If the acting is horrible at the Renaissance Festival's mini-shows you are not allowed to make the actors walk the plank.  You have to politely smile and clap as if the show was enjoyable.  (Also do not leave in the middle or you'll get some scowls.  Just grin and bear it.  It will end eventually.)

3. There is no hidden treasure on the fairgrounds during pirate weekend.  Seriously?  What is the point of pirate weekend if there is no treasure?  The large hole that we dug while searching had swallowed up a few passer-buyers.  It was only then that we were advised that the treasure didn't exist.  What is the point of giving us a map with everything on it- including a giant red "X"?  We didn't need to know where to buy fairy wings.

Hopefully you all can learn from our plunder blunders.  Set a course for the horizon this weekend and maybe try to choose a less destructive role model than a pirate (unless of course you like causing trouble).

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