"hellfire" Marie

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About "hellfire" Marie

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    Deck Swabber
  • Birthday 05/31/1982

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    Landlocked in SE Iowa
  • Interests
    Sometimes I think that I have too many ;) Writing & reading (my perfect day involves a trip to the library) Singing & dancing; artsy stuff like drawing and sewing; swimming & sailing; horseback riding; I love going to a town I haven't been to before and looking at its historic buildings and older homes; HISTORY HISTORY HISTORY; plus piracy of course :)
  1. Yellowbeard

    I love this movie! It has such a great collection of actors in it. Someday I would like to get a tee shirt that says "Where's my pirating outfit?" :)
  2. Why I will never go sailing again

    QUOTE (Hester @ Posted on Sep 20 2006, 11:03 AM) Good idea Hester! I just might try that. Thanks
  3. Why I will never go sailing again

    You guys are so encouraging. Thanks. I probably will give it another try. I am not the type who gives up that easily. Just needed to vent. You see not a single thing has gone right with this boat. Tis cursed I say. When we picked her up three states away, we blew a tire on the trailer on the way home. It was like 2 in the morning and nothing was open aside from a super Wal-Mart that was over an hour away in the other direction. So an nine hour drive took 13 hours. Plus there have been other things that have gone wrong with her. A piece will break and need repaired or something will go missing. That kind of thing. But no doubt, once we are done fixing her up, she will be beautiful and worth the effort. Thanks again for your encouragement.
  4. So as I have stated before on this pub my husband and I recently bought our first sailboat. It took us about two months of hassling with the guy who sold it to us to get the title and registration from him, and so when the legal stuff was finally taken care of we were anxious to get her on the water. Neither of us have much sailing experience. We have taken a couple classes, but that it is. A lack of patience will most likely be our downfall. So we get her ready and take her out on a nearby lake that doesn't have much traffic. Well the moment she touches the water the wind picks up. It's blowing pretty hard all of the sudden and we decide to end back to the dock to wait it out. So we tack and turn the rudder, but we keep moving in the direction of the current which is the opposite way we want to go. Then I notice a group of dead trees sticking out of the water are getting closer FAST. No matter what we do the boat will not respond. We try dropping sail and rowing, but in vane. We hit the trees! Well this is enough to have me freaking. The weather is getting worse and it is beginning to rain and thunder. Then we notice a leak in the centerboard trunk. We push off the trees, but still seem to be at the mercy of the current. We are moving fast again. Though, instead of trees, this time we are heading towards a rocky shore line. We raise sail again and tack. The sail rips! Now I am really freaking and the rocks are within feet of us. I use my ore to push against the rocks so we don't hit them too hard, but hitting them is inevitable. We jump out and tie the boat to a couple of trees so that she will do the least swaying into the rocks as possible. Next we hike the mile to the nearest boat dock to find a motor boat to tow us back. While hiking I twist my ankle and break my sandal. My husband goes to find a motor boat while I use a pay phone to call for help just incase he doesn't find anyone. So about an hour later, we have our boat and her 60 gallons of water that leaked in out of the lake. We are soaking wet and muddy. I am using rubber bands to keep my shoe on and limping. It just wasn't a pretty sight for our first time in our new boat. So now you may be asking yourselves, are they really that bad at sailing? Yes and no. We had checked the weather for that day and it was supposed to be a beautiful day with 8mph wind-we were experiencing about 18mph with gusts up to 25. The reason we could not get control of the boat is because the centerboard was apparently stuck and will not come out of the trunk. If anyone has any ideas what to do about that, PLEASE say so. Maybe I will try sailing again, but it won't be any time soon. Obviously I wouldn't make a good pirate, a great highwaywoman though. I can ride a horse. Ok I am done complaining now.
  5. Past Life Analysis...

    Your past life diagnosis: I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Cyprus around the year 1150. Your profession was that of a dancer, singer or actor. Your brief psychological profile in your past life: Ruthless character, carefully weighing his decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Such people are generally liked, but not always loved. The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation: Magic is everywhere around you, even in the most usual, most ordinary situations. Your lesson is to understand this magic and to help other people to see it, too. You are a magician! Hmm, aside from the change of gender I am pretty cool with what it said.
  6. A pirate fest

    I am in the process of planning a pirate party for my husbands birthday the first weekend of October. I intend to post some of the pics and a few of my ideas. The invitations I made were really cool. I took some parchment and burnt the edges a bit, folded them, wrapped some ribbon around them to keep it shut, and used a wax seal to hold the ribbon in place. Everyone was so impressed that they didnt want to disturb the seal by opening them. Good luck Hellfire Marie
  7. 9-11

    Oddly enough I got really, really sick about the time the whole thing started to happen, but I didn't know that it was happening. I had just moved to a new town, so when I started having these horrible pains in my torso I didn't know where to go. My husband and I spent all morning looking for a hospital. When we finally found one I walked into the lobby and the pains just stopped. I do not pretend to understand why, and I have not had them since. But the really odd part was when I got back to the apartment we were living in. I checked my email and someone had sent a message saying "9/11 kinda odd that it is 911 for an emergancy" I thought to myself 'who the hell knows that I was going to a hospital this morning?' and that's when my husband read about it on MSN. We were both very shocked, but relieved that no one we knew was in New York that day. I have lost someone very close to me before and understand how difficult getting through a tragedy can be. My prayers went to those who had to experience it up close and have had their lives changed because of it.
  8. Bodice?

    Greetings Caper, do you have a certain style and price range in mind? I am a seemstress by trade and have made a fair number of bodices. I would just need your measurements and an idea of what you are wanting. Hellfire Marie
  9. Where can I get me some swag?

    http://www.piratesofthecoast.com/shop/index.html I don't know about rings, but this site does have some great jewelry.
  10. ^, <, V

    ^ Galveston, Texas - if you are talking about places I have been < I have a secret desire to be in musical theater V the movie Yellowbeard yay or nay?
  11. Superstitions

    Found this book the other day at my local library A Cavalcade of Sea Legends - Michael Brown It's an older book full of different stories about sea monsters, superstitions, and famous voyages. Some of it is pretty interesting.
  12. ^, <, V

    ^ golden retriver < I wish I lived on the coast so I could swim in the ocean everyday V favorite brand of rum - mine's whalers
  13. Declare sumthin' about yerself that no one knows

    QUOTE (Red-Handed Jill @ Aug 24 2006, 02:09 PM) Maybe I'm just odd, but I have no unresolved love issues with any of my exes. I wish them well and think of a couple of them fondly, but have no lingering romantic feelings for any of them. My heart belongs completely to Iron Jack. Same for me as well. No angry exes. I am madly in love with my husband. We just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary last month. As for secrets, no one knows that I have had a secret desire to be an actress nearly all my life.
  14. Question for the Lasses

    I have always thought of a wench as a bit of a tease or a flirt. And that's just not me. I like being called love or lass - for some reason I think it's charming. As far as pirate goes, I am much closer to that term than wench. My persona begins her pirating career as a form of revenge even though she is against the profession. So I am not sure that I really fit into either category. Hmm that probably doesn't help much, does it?
  15. Pirate Image Archive

    I found this website the other day and thought ye might be interested. http://beej.us/pirates/index.html It has some of the more common pirate images including several of Howard Pyle's, maps, and pirates just having fun. Enjoy