September 4, 2008: Maebiewahnapoopie

78 Days to Baby Day! (28 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant)

We are now under six weeks, just over a month, until the proposed closing date on the house in Peekskill!  The bank’s appraisal is scheduled for today.  I hope that that means that we will have a definite yay or nay by tomorrow.  We have no reason to expect anything to go wrong with the appraisal but you never know.

My weekend is already getting pretty booked up.  I have scheduled work for first thing Saturday morning plus my books for my class won’t be arriving until tomorrow evening (I hope that nothing goes wrong with the shipping) so I will be playing catch-up on that as well.

I did my class introduction for RIT this afternoon.  At least that is one task out of the way.  It is always tough ramping back up for school after the summer off – even when you are old like me.

Someone needs to read “The Trolls of Lake Maebiewahnapoopie” and let me know how it is!  Here is the ad from Podiobooks:

You may think you know about small towns.

You may think you know about high school principals.

You may think you know about high society poodles.

If you’ve done some reading about the world, you may know think you know about superheroes.

If you’re very imaginative, you may think you know a thing or two about trolls.

And if you hang out with undesirable crowds, you may even know a thing or two about belching.

But none of that will prepare you for The Trolls of Lake Maebiewahnapoopie.

All I can say is, wow.

My day wasn’t too busy.  Busy, but not too bad. I had time to get stuff done around the house like dishes and other miscellaneous cleaning.

Here is a funny note about linguistics: In the UK, they have “crisps” which are the same thing as the American “potato chip”.  But, in America we have a food called a crisp (Pringles is the most famous maker of them but Lay’s makes a variety as well) and they are known in the UK as potato chips!

While researching random things, as I often do, I was looking at the Wikipedia article on the State University of New York’s Empire State College.  The entry is very bare and there is no picture of the main campus.  The only picture that they have of the school is, very coincidentally, of the Rochester campus which I attended.  If you spend any amount of time looking at the picture of the Rochester campus you will start to wonder if this isn’t a college in a third world country.  Not the best example that they could have used.

I learned from a friend in Belfast that getting “Chinese” in Ireland is quite a bit different from getting it in the United States.  We have long here complained that our Chinese food is often less than authentic.  Apparently in Ireland it is far less authentic than here.  Their “Chinese” food involves French fries (chips) and curry!  Weird.

Dominica brought home dinner from The Shannon Rose and we had a relaxing evening of watching Frasier – we are now into the eighth season – and then off to an early bed time.  Oreo was completely exhausted and did nothing but eat and sleep all evening.  He is definitely getting older.  It is very sad.  He is still happy and healthy, though, and that is what is important.  He really did have an exhausting and long weekend and then had to fight off his allergy as well and take anti-hystamines, all of which makes him very tired.

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  1. You know all that time you have to spend washing the dishes and other miscellaneous house cleaning? It’s a perfect time to LISTEN TO THE BOOK!

    Heck, it’s how I get most of my listening in now that I don’t have a commute any more. Plus, The Trolls is made up of relatively short chapters. Subscribe and set your delivery frequency to once a day if you have 30 minutes of mindless chores ore driving.

    And then tell everyone how you liked it. 🙂


  2. I’ve read The Trolls of Lake Maebiewahnapoopie. In fact, I read it aloud as I was recording it. I personally think it’s pretty good, though as the author I will probably be seen as biased.

    When you say “Wow,” (as in “All I can say is, Wow,”) is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    I hope you’ll give it a shot. And thanks for the notice.

  3. I do plan to give it a listen. I listen to audio books every day, mostly non-fiction – history, science, travel, etc. – but I like the introduction on the site and will definitely give “Trolls” try.

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