real life realization: there are real pirates in the world. i hate to be tongue and cheek about this, but i didn't know there were still real pirates. i'm very bad about keeping up with my current events. i blame too much art and indie rock. i was always familiar with the pirate store near my old hood, but that was sorta a fun thing. this is not fun however. i really need to get back to reading world events. i'm a horrible person.