Oh, so close.

I figured what better way to help Akemi learn English than by having her master the art of the tongue twister?  Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers…


The plan was to have a rough draft of the finished outline by Sunday. Well, yes, that was the plan.  It’s Sunday and I’ve only managed to complete a tease and two acts.  Not exactly smoooooooooooth sailing. Sigh.  It would be so much easier to wait around for Carl to set up a show we could work on.  Or open up one of those mall stand-up booths that sell the funny animal hats.

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll get back on track soon enough.  After all, writing is just like riding a bike.  Sometimes, a bike with two flat tires and misaligned handlebars.

Nooooooo. Not again!

Another frustrating day for my fantasy football league Snow Monkeys. Looks like they’re going to fall to 1-3, UNLESS the Lawrence Tynes, the New York Giants kicker, puts up 14 points tonight (3 extra points and four field goals would do it).

Eating highlights:

Akemi enjoys a gooey crepe at the Trout Lake farmer’s market.
Gary tries the beef tendon. “He likes it!Hey, Mikey!  I mean Gary!”
Akemi executes her patented two-handed nibble on a trail mix cookie at Bel Cafe.
Wheeling and dealing and snacking on macarons at Bel Cafe.

Okay, back to the outline.

Today’s entry is dedicated to blog regular Maryanne.  Condolences.

18 thoughts on “September 30, 2012: Joe’s English language school! Snow Monkeys in tough! And so am I with this outline.

  1. @Chev,Maryanne, so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. {{hugs}}

  2. that audio was priceless. Sorry the Snow Monkeys are having a hard time. As for the outline, we have faith in you. I will also pass on my condolences, though I do not know what they are for, to Maryanne.

  3. Hey Joe, have you seen Once Upon a Time? Check out the the first episode this season, they have wraith! Isn’t that material from Stargate Atlantis copywrited or can anyone use it? It seems unfair to me.

  4. @ Chevron7 – I am so sorry to hear of your sudden and unexpected loss of your mother. I don’t know how, but I missed your post the other day. So sad. You and your family are in my prayers.

  5. Sorry for the repeated posts, but I fell asleep watching that new (scarey – not) 666 Park Ave show on ABC and I’m a little groggy. Not sure if it was good or not. It was okay until I woke up and it was over. I’ll give it another try next week. I’m looking to watch Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl on satelite but it hasn’t come on yet. Pleeeease don’t make me have to buy that video for your super movie of the week club. I like it, but not that much! Going to stagger to bed now…right after I make a bologna sandwich for lunch tomorrow. 🙂

    Still can’t listen to your audio clips. Dog nabit!
    (maybe you could print a transcript for us hard of hearing?)

  6. I love “The Last Man”, duh. How many times have I voted for it? Well, every time. Again, it was great storytelling. I usually dislike narrated stories, but using McKay to bridge all the different sacrifices the characters made was very poignant. This one hit all the emotional and action buttons one could hope for in an episode. And Hewlett made a great old person. Good to see that his finger wasn’t afflicted with arthritis.

    @Ponytail: LOL! Normally I’m fairly mute. But I couldn’t help myself on “Midway”.

    @Maryanne: I’m so very sorry and sad to hear about your Mum. My thoughts are with you. And many {HUGS} to you and your family.

  7. Aww, Akemi is doing great with the tongue twisters. (Wait, why does that sound like yet another strange food dish?) Speaking of which, the tendon was indeed tasty! Unfortunately, your Bel Cafe pics now have me craving macarons.

    Joe, we KNOW you’ll be able to pull it together and get that outline done!

    My deepest condolences to Maryanne.

  8. G’day Joe

    @ Maryanne

    So very sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to you and family.

  9. Oh, Chev/Maryanne… I don’t know how much the good thoughts and wishes help now, so soon – but you have them all around you.


  10. Akemi is adorable trying to say it. How about—sister Susie sells sea shells by the sea shore? Good luck with the outline. I’m still working on the receipts to start my 2011 tax return. On reconciling my oct 2011 bank statement, so making progress. Took time out of that to help a fellow autism mom with some school district advice. Watching some great TV on Sunday, too. I need to get out and try to start generating some business. No word yet on what my nephrologist’s plan B is yet (that is cyclosporine, cyclophosphamide, or CellCept since I cannot take coerticosteroids and Acthar is now out of the list since Aetna won’t pay for it. Acthar. If it wasn’t a trademark name, it would be a great alien name.

  11. I thought Akemi was doing a fine job of learning English.

    Hi gforce!

    So…are you type to have a beautiful lady in front of you and then stay on your cell phone? Tsk, tsk…. 😉

    How are you holding up Maryanne?

  12. @Maryanne: so sorry for your loss.

    @Joe: Could you do a recording of Akemi trying to get YOU to do a Japanese tongue twister?

  13. Akemi, you are so CUTE! How about “How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”

  14. @Maryanne – My deepest sympathy on your mother’s death. My mom passed away two years ago, and it still feels like just yesterday, at times. (((Hugs)))

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