Thursday, August 13, 2009


I had a very nice date with my mom today; we took the ferry from Plymouth the Provincetown.

How would you spell the shortened, hip version of "Provincetown"?

I would spell it like this: P-Town.

Our ferry tickets, however, boldly proclaimed that they were for passage between "Plymouth and P'Town". I found this hilarious because, to me, "P'Town" sounds more like the sound effect one might make if they wanted to mimic either spitting or shooting something.


Do spelling and grammar quirks ever make you giggle? Please share if you have any good ones.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Busy! Tired! Cranky!

Don't be misled into thinking that this blog entry is going to be an inspired one; this is a forced venture - blogging for the sake of blogging. I am writing so that I may dissuade my personal guilt that I haven't been journaling often enough.

Wugh. Blaaaargh. It's 6:15 in the morning, and ideas are flowing through my mind as fluidly as chilled toothpaste through a pinhole.

I have been working at a day camp in Essex weekdays, as well as working at the restaurant weekday nights and weekends. I've been enjoying myself immensely, but my energy level is usually down around my ankles by the time I get home at night.

Luckily, Jason has been very sweet and supportive. Yesterday he finished booking hotel reservations for our upcoming road trip; I don't know all the details yet, but I'm looking forward to finding out tonight during my first night off since last week.

At the moment, I am preparing to finish writing the script for the short play my Drama Camp kids will be performing on Friday. They were in charge of choosing the characters, major plot points and one line each, and I am in charge of the rest of the dialogue and creating a semblance of cohesion. The story goes something like this:

Beautiful Pegasus and her cousin, Uni the Unicorn are playing in a magical forest. They meet a mermaid named Princess Pearl. Pearl is distraught because her parents, the king and queen of the mermaids, have been kidnapped by a terrible star creature named Mr. Freak. Aside from missing her parents, Pearl is overwhelmed by the pressure to become the new queen and has run away. Uni uses her magical horn to give Pearl legs, and Pegasus invites the princess to come live with them.

A little later, the starship of Mr. Freak crashes in the forest. Pegasus, Uni and Pearl subsequently trick Mr. Freak into giving up his toilet plunger (which is the source of all his power). In exchange for the plunger, the friends demand that Mr. Freak return Pearl's parents. Mr. Freak complies. Uni then uses her horn once more to make it so that Pearl will have legs during the day, and a tail and scales at night so that she may move back and forth between the world of her family and the world of her friends.

Everyone is happy.