Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Launched in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), the pair proclaimed September 19 as the day when everyone should talk like a pirate.
It was initially an inside joke between the friends, but grew when American syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry promoted it in 2002.
But, beyond tales of pirates, it’s also the 9th anniversary of this blog. That’s right, September 19, 2007 was the first post here on Doctorious! What is this blog about? To quote the “About” page:
This blog celebrates my adventures in academia while revealing my in-class, on-the-road, and at-home experiences; topics tackled include business, education, technology and a personal focus on Autism.
Some things haven’t changed since then, including the focus of this blog; I am even still using the Neat! theme (which has since retired by WordPress).
However, almost everything else in my life has changed, both personally and professionally. Most notably, since September 8, 2014 this blog has primarily focused a on my experience as an expat in Dubai, UAE.
In addition, here are some fast facts about Doctorious in:
- 142 Posts (including this one)
- 14 Pages (static informational pages)
- 245 Comments (mostly tags to posts)
I haven’t been as prolific as I planned to be, but I have been writing more in recent months. I appreciate those of you who have read this blog and hope you find it interesting, informative, and entertaining. Here’s to the next nine years, matey!