Look, even the transport is in on it!
In any case, to celebrate, I went out to jess_with_a_hat's Pirate Party last night, in which we celebrated in a suitably piratical fashion, ie. with rum.
But twas much fun. I headed over there with fa11ing_away, me in full piratey outfit (I have photos), and we picked up absurd along the way.
Highlights of the evening included: The highly amusing Twister game (how can anyone not love a game that leads to copious remarks about the man with his head between a lesbian's thighs?); The game of werewolf, which was rapidly renamed "Pirates and Ninjas"; the fun costumes; blinvisible demonstrating some fire twirling; lots of rum; the failed chocolate fondue, that ended up tasting awfully chocolate truffle-like; the mutant strawberry and lots of other random silliness.
Some quotes (from our Pirates and Ninjas game):
chifley: "I think you'll find all my sides are camp... Dance, eyebrows, dance!"
de_chel: "Everyone is bored! The mod is reading Dolly Doctor! Chifley is reading Dolly!"
Me, all pirated up. Chek out the hat! *loves hat*
And some other pirate costumes (I didn't get everyone's sadly. Donations of photos, plz?)
ranorith being a Hat Pirate. That scurvy dog.
absurd with the mutant strawberry.
And a close up of said mutant strawberry.
...And that was last night.
Now, this evening was the Jasper Fforde book signing. So, I turned up at Dymocks in the city and spent an hour listening to dear Jasper talk about his books, himself and general stuffs of amusement, which was lots of fun. Yay Jasper!
And after that, I got copies of both The Big Over Easy and The Fourth Bear signed, which means now that half my Jasper Fforde collection is signed. Which amused me muchly.
And after that I went off with saikogrrl and friend for some Japanese for dinner. (But not before purchasing Witches Abroad, to complete my Discworld collection, and American Gods, because I need to read more Neil Gaiman).
So, yeah, fun night! Argh!
ETA: And LiveJournal is in on the act. Awesome!