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Obama_FSM pirate

Boy did I almost blow it. Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. ARRRGH. We here at The Puppy have a long standing tradition of all things Pirate.

Bryan Killian

That if you think 2007 is “Way Back When”. Our journey into all things Pirate started with Bryan Killian (16). He was kicked out of school for dressing as a pirate. AAARRGH. Furthermore, Killian professes to follow “Pastafarianism”. Pastafarians follow the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and believe that the world was created by the touch of his noodly appendage. Furthermore, they acknowledge pirates as being ‘absolute divine beings’, and stress that the worldwide decline in the number of pirates has directly led to global warming.

The North Buncombe County School Board ruled that Killian’s eye patch was “disruptive”. His mother, while sympathetic to her son’s viewpoint, sided with the School Board.

Killian has since returned to school, sans patch.

All Hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster!! ARRRGH!
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Obama meets the Head of the Church of the FSM.

Interested in Pastafarianism? Read more about it here.

Merry Gang of pirates
The ex called all my friends my “Merry Gang of Pirates”. So I made shirts for them. Buy it.
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The Queen Anne’s Revenge

The QAR is part restaurant, part Pirate Museum. Number One Son worked for them for years. Great food at great prices. Ironically, they serve great pasta.

Alas they’ve struck their colors. ARRRRG!

Halloween Costumes


What’s Halloween if not a chance to dress up in a wacky, spooky, sexy or politically incorrect costume?

Here are some from our scrapbook.

For the record that was me going through the drive up window at Burger King on my way to a Halloween party.

1977- That’s a REAL World War Two Flying Helmet.

My Mom died just before Halloween in 1983. A bright moment of the trip was the chance for my son Brian to do his first Trick or Treat in my old neighborhood. After a couple of shy stops, he then took to swinging his light saber back and forth to clear the porch of fellow trick or treaters.

1st Halloween
1983- Brian’s First Treat or Treat

Here we are two years later at Grandpa’s House in California. Tim and Brian got to Treat or Treat TWICE that year because Laughlin AFB did theirs early. Is that Timmy wearing the Transformers? How could that be?

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1985- Grandpa’s House

That’s Timmy (Number Two Son) wearing my Gi in Germany. Was I ever that small? Wow.

Timmy- In Germany 1988.

Equal Time- That’s me when I was three and out for my first Trick or Treat. We also had a costume party at the NCO club there at Fort Lee, Virginia. I won first place AFTER I took off the mask.

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Me- 1961

After a couple of trips to Turkey you wind up with the whole Get-Up. We call the head dress “The Table Cloth and a Couple of Fan Belts” .
A “Bush for President” campaign button rounds out the costume.

Me- Germany 1990.

It was supposed to be “An Old Man” but with the silver hair combed back and contacts I became Bill Clinton. I had a small bottle of fake blood which made the “Patient” get worse as the night went on. We won Second Place.

1998- First Halloween with Lissa.
Halloween 1998
Halloween-1998 L-R Tim,Andy,Lissa,me. Front row: Josh and Tony.

Here we are again. This time in recycled Ren Fair Outfits.


We would decorate the house for Halloween like most do for Christmas.  It was our Anniversary.  In 2004 we had a full up Haunted House on our porch. Scary music, smoke, cobwebs, jack-o-lanterns that talked. I was Death, with a voice changer. Lissa sat on a Playskool chair and we put a cardboard box on her. We covered the box with black cloth and she wore a basket like a necklace. Grey makeup and hair color spray and lace scarf over her and she was ready. Full sized candy bars were put out as bait.

A little princess. maybe six years old inched towards us with her teenaged brother in tow. I lifted my mask and said it was okay. As she was getting her treats, her brother was eyeing the Hershey bar. As he reached for it, Lissa cocked her head up and said, “Happy Halloween”.
He screamed, “SHIT!” as disappeared into the night like a cartoon character leave his little sister on the porch. She turned to Lissa and said,
“Cool idea.”
She left our porch munching a full sized Hershey bar.

Halloween 2004

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Our Last Halloween together.

Here are some Lucky Puppies dressed up for Halloween. Check out the Stereo Speaker and the Table Cloth and a Couple of Fan Belts.

Halloween in Germany -1988
Amy as a really good Fiona.
Pam- As a Really Good Witch. How ironic.
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Zombie Andy!!!!!
2008- Trick or Treating with Mom AND Dad.

Could she smile a bigger smile than that? I think not.


After the divorce, we took turns dressing Rosie up for Halloween.  Mom won the series with “Supergirl”.

Halloween 2014
Indian Spring NV

In the daytime, Jamie looked like this. 2018
Badass Witch.

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