Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Signs of Fall 2015

Just a couple of days before fall officially began, we had Talk Like a Pirate Day. This also coincided with our local weekend festival. As I did my volunteer duty in the Lego Tent, look what I found...

Talk Like a Pirate Day is also known as Frank's birthday. This year he requested pie. This is Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie. Homemade pudding, I'll have you know. Chocolate on the bottom, then bananas, then vanilla on the top. Yummy. 

It is still freaking hot here. This is my last electricity bill. I keep telling myself, "It's always hot here in September," but it seems even hotter than usual.

We are planning a trip to see Ernest next month.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dreams do Come True

Tuesdays are the best, because that's when we shelve the new books!


I discovered Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on Netflix and now I've started reading the series of books. I love a book that stumps me with vocabulary words. So far I've had to look up:

Phryne /ˈfraɪnɪ/
real name Muesarete. 4th century b.c.Greek courtesan; lover of Praxiteles and 
model for Apelles' painting Aphrodite Rising from the Waves
epicene [ep-i-seen] 
belonging to, or partaking of the characteristics of, both sexes:
Fashions in clothing are becoming increasingly epicene.
Reefer coat

a woman who, having risen socially or economically, is considered to be an 
upstart or to lack the appropriate refinement for her new position
orotund[awr-uh-tuhnd, ohr-] 
(of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and 
(of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic.

Recently, I was delighted to be able to use penultimate in normal conversation.

Have you come across any interesting words lately?

Friday, September 04, 2015

Dorm Pets

Ernest has completed his road trip and arrived back at school. He didn't send any pictures of his adventures, nor has anything appeared on Facebook.

It looks like he and his roommate will have some company.

One is Bane. The other is Thorin. (Thorin wants to autocorrect to authoring.) I don't know which fish is which.