Monday, June 25, 2007

Great evening


For supper we had grilled pork chops and sweet potato slices on the deck. They were delicious! Best pork chops i've ever had.

After supper we went to church and had Vespers and Bible Study, though technically we're studying Concordia at the moment. We just haven't updated our name. Yes, i paid attention.

When we were done, Mom walked home while Vati and i went to Barnes and Noble, A. K. A. Paradise. It even has a Starbucks café. (Ha, i managed to put the dash over the e!) I got five books and looked at them in the café. (Did it again.) They were:
  1. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (translated by Anthea Bell)
  2. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  3. Beauty by Robin McKinley
  4. Benny and Omar by Eoin Colfer
  5. The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
I got 1 through 4, and in the parking lot (just before they closed) Vati slipped me number 5.

An uneventful ride home, then as we were standing on the porch and talking about something for a moment (the back door was open), Vati suddenly said, "Some animal just ran in the house." (No, Vati didn't come inside, sit on the couch and smile.) He didn't know what it was, except that it was about the size of a squirrel, and later he said it looked like a rat. We went inside. Luckily, it had decided to hide under the couch instead of explore more. We closed the door to the rest of the house to stop it's dreams of refridgerators and pianos, as it was sure to have those.

Vati picked up the end of the couch and i propped it up with a chair, and looked under; it was a possum. It's eyes glowed creepily pearly, though not so creepy as Zub's blood red. I named it Henry. I sure hope it was a boy, otherwise it'll get teased by all the other possums. Anyway… I stood in front of the couch so he (hopefully) wouldn't want to come further in the room while Vati poked around with a yardstick. Henry creeped out and, after looking at my new shoes for a moment, left. He was kind of ugly, and waddled, made even more comical by the fact that he did it pretty fast.

Oh! IOWA test results came in today. I was disgustingly average (8.4) in math, but college level (13+) in everything else. Off the chart in some places.


I wish i could go to college four years early. That would be so cool.

Young'un genius, signing off.


  1. Very nice blog post, Margaret. Sounds like you had a great evening. Good bunch of new books you got there. Cool. Borders, pork chops, outstanding test scores, AND a possum. Wow! You fit all of this into one evening, AFTER Vespers and Concordia class? And you managed to write about it all on your blog, too. I'd give you a gold star, Maggie Margaret Ann Magpie Meg Rhein, but it would mess up my computer screen (and I don't have any here at home, anyway). Oh, well.

  2. i'm scared of your brain.

    yay stardust! if you haven't read American Gods you should...though pehaps with a little editing.

    i love how you just kind of say "i named it henry" like your average person just kind of names possums that wander into their house. anyway fun post.

  3. Did I hear Bob implying that the Crazy Vogel Haver is "normal"? If she was normal that would make Bob... Well, also normal. <_<

  4. Wow, those scores sound familiar...

  5. Maybe because i talked to you on the phone?