Summer seems to be ending so quickly, and I feel it was never really even here. I don't think summer was properly motivated this year. I'm wondering if maybe it didn't get a bonus last year and so felt it really didn't need to put in any extra effort this year in retaliation. Hey summer, you total slacker!! You sucked LAST year, too! You'll never get a raise at this rate! Everything is brown around the edges, drying and drooping, bug-chewed. Yellow and brown and orange, those autumn fashions, are coming back in style.
Sometimes They're Just Handed to You:
Martin, Karin and I were discussing princes and princesses, and Karin made a comment about "princess" being almost the same word as "prince." (even in Swedish)
Karin: Prins. Prins...Prinsss-esssssa!
Me: What if there was a prince named Essa? Then he would be Prince Essa!
Martin: I don't think he would like that.
Me: No, probably not. He'd be a lot happier after he grew up and became king.
Karin: Prins. Prinsessa. Kung. Varför börjar inte 'kung' med P?**
Me: pause ...because then it would be...pung.***
Martin: gapes at me, then cracks up wildly
Me: giggles madly
Cracking Me Up: I think what he meant was DON'T GROW IT OUT
Great Resource: Stump the Bookseller
What a super thing the internet is! Have only a half-memory about the plot or characters of your favorite childhood book? Post it here and someone will more than likely come up with the answer for you! I love people who love books!
*HAAAAA! Joke! It was free before the great gift! Made ya look, though, didn't I, John? >:D
**"Why doesn't 'king' start with a P?
***Pung translates as "sack" in Swedish, but it also means "scrotum."