I just learned that it would be cheaper for me to fly to Auxcon than pay for the gas to drive. I also tried it factoring in a roadtrip from Noblesville to pick up Josiah, but we’d have to borrow the Matlock family minivan, and we would have to search four states to find him so the results are not looking good.
What ever happened to that hypothetical skype call?
Why only four states?
The farthest corner of Connecticut is only 284 hours away from Noblesville by foot. Which is only 11.8 days. No way you would round that to 13, so we can categorically and for all of time conclude that you do not live in Connecticut. By the same logic we can rule out the western half of Massachusetts, though it’s still possible that you’re living on the cape or in the Boston area. Rhode Island is just barely possible. The southern three quarters of Vermont are not, and only in Southwest Maine would it be less than a 14 day walk. New Hampshire remains intact.
Southwest Maine is still possible
All of New Hampshire
A minuscule fraction of Rhode Island
That’s like three and a half states when you add them together.
I’m impressed with the amount of research you’re doing…
I just pray you’re not from Boston, because I feel like you with a Boston accent would be terrifying.
I know a dude in Maryland though
Hint: There’s a Papyrus in my house.
The Papyrus Club was a literary organization in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1872, and existing until approximately 1923, the Club contained and hosted many of the great literary, and journalistic minds of its time, including Robert Benchley, Mark Twain and Walt Whitman.
I take it that’s not what you’re referring to.
…manalive scares me. Please don’t try to find me, manalive
Nope, I was just giving unhelpful information. Hmm… maybe I should try to find Manalive.
I’d be interested to see your results.
I will get back to you on that…
By the way, I’m going to disappear for the night…
I promise I won’t try to find you Kristen, but if I did I think I’d be looking at the larger population centers in South Carolina.
Bonne Nuit, Monsieur Le Carrot Stick.
Auf Wiedersehen, Herr Smith.
Manalive, parlez-vous français?
Je connais un peu
Moi aussi. I’ve taken like seven years and almost none of it has stuck. My favorite phrases are ‘Je ne sais pas’ et ‘Je ne parle pas Francais.’
I’ve been trying to work through a copy of Harry Potter et L’ecole de Sorcier, but I have yet to get past the prologue. I’ve also tried learning a couple songs in French. I really love Who Am I from Les Miserables avec le paroles dans le Francais original (It’s called “Comment-faire”) and the equation song from The Little Prince is so beautiful and simple I’ve been trying to memorize it as well. (As a side note, The Little Prince definitely ranks in my top three favorite movies ever. It’s up on Netflix and it is perfect.)
I wonder what German sounds like with a Boston accent?
I have taken one year and all that really stuck was l’alphabet.
I can read some, write a tiny bit, speak very little (pronunciation is hard), but I am much better at hearing it and knowing kinda what is being said.
But for like…8 years of my life, we have hosted a student from France for 1 month every summer. The teens that come help me if I ask, but I won’t fully learn French unless I’m fully immersed.
I like to reply to my mom with “oui” and I call our dog “lou lou beaucoup” which I know is really improper and makes no sense…but it rhymes.
My initial goal was to read all of Les Mis in French (and La Bible)
A few words have stuck: Dieu, Bonne nuit, Dormez bein; but I haven’t practiced in almost a year.
My favorite song in Francais is L’amour Brille Sous Les Étoiles from Le Roi Lion. The English version is “Can you feel the love tonight”
Another goal of mine was to read through a Jules Verne in french…but I can’t even get through it in English.
Les Mis is the most wonderful thing on earth, I have yet to hear it in french though.
And German with a Boston accent sounds terrifying.
Side note: direct English translation of Alouette is horrifying!!
*sighs because I’m seemingly the only one here that has only read the book…
Interesting guess. Why do you think that and what book are you talking about? You’ve read Les Mis?
I think manalive is in one of those states over yonder.
No! Kristen is right. My anonymity is compromised! There’s nothing to do but move to a different state and assume a new identity. Curse your investigative prowess!
I’m sorry, Manalive. I’m really good at finding people!!
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