September 19th was Talk Like a Pirate Day. Everyone was Arrrrrrr'ing it up on Facebook. Did you know you could change your language settings on Facebook to 'Pirate English'? It's really funny. Only visible to you though...when your friends go to your Timeline they see it in regular English. But your newsfeed is all in pirate.
Anywho, Artbeads had a drawing for a Chest o'Booty that day and all you had to do was send them an email in pirate-speak. Well I admit I had to google 'how to speak like a pirate' and got onto a site with some very helpful phrases. So I sent Artbeads my email. I am one of these people who keeps their email inbox, drafts, junk mail and trash as empty as possible. I already deleted the email to Artbeads so I don't remember specifically what I said. I figured my entry was a long shot considering how many fans they have (78,000) who would also enter - I counted 47 'likes' and 8 comments on the post on FB, so who knows how many emails they got. Apparently it was good enough to be declared the winner!! The only thing that I recall writing was something about, 'Tomorry we go on account and sail from Ye Olde Tides Tavern.' Artbeads is in Gig Harbor, WA and the Tides is a locally famous restaurant. I had kinda hoped that using a local reference like that, especially with me being in Massachusetts, would tip the scales in my favour.
This was posted on their Facebook page the next day!!!! I also got a confirmation email which is what I saw first before spotting this on their FB.
My winnings arrived within a few days!