Get ready to hoist your jolly roger and to exclaim, "I, be a pirate!" International 'Talk Like A Pirate Day' is fast approaching on September 19. My photo today is the pirate that greets you on Commercial Street in front of Shipwreck and Cargo. Looking for a 'Lobstah' license plate, stupid knickknacks for your mantels at home, Portland themed t-shirts, books on the Maine coast, and all sorts of nautical decor? Then this place is worth a stop. The shop has been a draw on the city's waterfront for most of the 34 years it has been in operation. If you're shopping on Commercial or just taking a stroll, this guy is hard to miss. For the little kids, he's not too scary either. As a matter of fact, most Disney pirates would put him to shame. I've never taken part in this special day, but I'm thinking about it. Aarrrgh Matey! Hunter S. Thompson was sort of a pirate. I like this quote that pretty much summarized this guy's outlook on life. "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly exclaiming: "Wow! What a ride!"