Wednesday, September 28, 2005

October Parties and Bulgarian

I'm pretty excited about October! So much is going to be happening! YESSSSSSSSSS!!! First of all, I'm turning 19, which will be nice. My last "teen" year! YEEHAW! Secondly, I'm moving out of the dorms and into an apartment with my sister and our friend Melissa. We're all pretty excited about that. Melissa is awesome! She would so match in our family. She's basically our sister from another mister. We've got a party planned for when I move in, or the weekend after really. A bunch of my friends from the dorm are coming and we're going to have a girl's night! We're going to carve pumpkins (I found the PERFECT jack-o-lantern pumpkin the other, I hope it's still there when I get back to town!) and toast seeds, and watch a movie, and eat, and talk, and eat, and hang out, and eat, etc etc. So, yeah, I'm pretty pumped!

Well, other than that there's really not too much to talk about. Oh! I'm learning Bulgarian! Listen to this! (or read it rather): Kak ci? = How are you?
Dobre; ti kak ci? = Good; and you?
Dobresom, nosom umorena. = I'm good, but tired.

(This was a conversation between me and Pepi, the bar manager and a great friend of mine.) I know more, but this was an actual conversation that took place today and right now I'm too tired to bother thinking up anything else!

Monday, September 12, 2005

Two Important Things to Say

My friend Kyle has left. She was such an awesome girl. I really am going to miss her. All of us here are. She gave me a sweet gift when she left: a small keepsake with the inscription, "My friend knows the song of my heart, and sings it to me when I can't remember". This is really special to me because last week when our friend Colin was preparing to leave 4 or 5 of us stayed up all night until we drove up to Cadillac Mountain to watch the sunrise. During the night they asked me to sing them songs. We sat around in the common room singing all sorts of songs, some of the others sang too, even Colin! Kyle told me that one of her favorite things in the world was being sung to, and I replied that one of my favorite things to do was to sing to people. That's one thing I really miss about home, I don't get to sing to anyone anymore. I have no Kait, Eden and Ezra to sing to sleep at night. I hope Kyle has made it to Vermont (she's stopping on the way to see Colin) and New Jersey safely. And I hope she has fun at Niagara!

One more thing: "God bless America, for it is His creation." - Gordon B. Hinckley

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


The following was given to me as an end-of-the-season present by Roger Keene, a bus driver for one of the tour bus companies in The Park. I think he prints them out and gives them to his clients that ride the buses. He's a wicked nice guy and really funny. He stops by the Pond House twice a day as part of his tour and lets his people look around the gift shop. He sells more Old Soaker rootbeer than any man alive! Anyway, here we go:
Learn to Talk Like You are a
Buddah - You melt it for you lobstah or corm on the cob.
Hannis - Gear put on a hoss to help it haul something
Heft - To lift. You can also heft down.
Hitch - An instruction to move; i.e. Your butt is too big for this couch, Honey, so hitch over.
Hoss - An animal you can ride.
Khakis - A small tool used to start an automobile.
Lobstah - A sea crustacean which is good for eating.
Messah - A unit of measurement; i.e. a messah clams.
Mite - Much or many, or perhaps just a few.
Peaked - Poor looking.
Pond - Can be a five mile long lake or a 20 foot puddle. Mainers don't really care.
Pound - A place where lobsters are stored. Where stray dogs are kept. A measurement.
Reach - Water between hungs of land. What you do when the muffins might get by you.
Rud - Highway, or byway.
Salty - Someone who has worked on a fishing boat more than 15 years. What dried fish is.
Shuck - To divest corn or clams of their shells. You "shuck" to make chowdah!
Spleeny - Milktoast type. Coward. Applied mostly to husbands.
Sturn - The "donkey end" of a boat, usually square.
Summah - Between spring and fall, usually.
Tunk - To hit; i.e. tunk it a mite.
Yad - Land in front of or around a house.
Yondah - Away from where you are now.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Good Bye to the Early Leavers

This is a blog to those people that are leaving over the next couple of weeks. On Sunday my Good Friend Colin leaves and my Good Friends Eugene and Joel leave on Tuesday. After that it'll be a few days, but others will be leaving as well. This is just an entry saying I'm really going to miss all of you. Colin, you're such a cool guy... you know this already because we've all told you. Thanks for crashing in on our girl's night. (Thank you more for helping us set up Ron's T.V. in my common area.) Eugene, I know that you're really looking forward to going home to Ghana. I'm glad that you finally get to go. It's been great! Joel Dodson, or Doel Jodson (and sometimes "DOLT!") it's been fun and crazy! No running in the hallways anymore and waking Maisie up. No more fixing your collar to make sure you're at least presentable at work. And no more headlocks... wait, is this a sad thing?

Anyway, it's been so fun getting to know you three. Keep in touch!