So, I had no idea yesterday was talk like a pirate day, and Yuta didn't even bother telling me until the end of the day. Fortunately, it didn't take long for me to exhaust my pirate vocabulary (ahoy! arrr! shiver me timbers!) and I felt like I participated.
You might be inclined to say, "Good job, Karen!" But don't. Here's why: Five Reasons to Stop Saying Good Job, an article by Alfie Kohn, whose writing has inspired me in a lot of ways. He's got a lot of other great articles, but I just re-read this one today and thought I'd share.