Avast me mateys! Everybody start practicing because September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Let's start the celebration by offering a $50 Fairbanks House gift certificate to the person who does the best job of begging for the certificate in your best pirate speak. Tell me what you'd do here on Amelia Island. Sob stories don't count (but flattery helps) and your plea must be entered via the comments section on this blog. Just click on the word "comments" at the end of this post and follow the instructions. Ties will be decided by our staff. So come on me swabs and wenches, let's hear it! The island's crawling with pirates anyway - come join us.