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The Kappa In Japanese Folklore

  • Kappas are legendary creatures that inhabit the rivers and waterways of Japan. They have beaked noses, shells on their back and a depression on their heads that holds water. Kappa are mischievous troublemakers. Their pranks range from the relatively innocent, such as loudly passing gas or looking up women's kimonos, to the more troublesome such as drowning swimmers and eating children. They feed on their victims by sucking their liver though their anus. They love cucumbers and if you write your name on a cucumber and throw it in the river, the kappa may be appeased by your gift and allow you to swim in peace.

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August 23, 2007



Hey Donna! It's Mindy from at CPT. I recently stumbled across your blog and have been lurking.

We need people to do part-time box office work ($9/hr, 12 hours/week for the season -- Saturday late afternoon/evening and Sunday afternoon). We also need people to run concessions -- make coffee and sell it and snacks -- Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (6:30-10) and Sunday afternoons (2:00-5:00). Pays $20/night but it's steady. Also need House Managers for the same hours, but pay is either $25 or $30/day. Just have to be nice to people and tell them where the bathrooms are and where to sit.

Email me if you are interested! It'd be from September through June.



I worked at Barnes and Noble when I was a graduate student. The store is filled with people with amazing, varied and fascinating degrees in all areas. The pay wasn't great. But the pull of knowledge sucked in some of the most interesting co-workers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Always was a barista at the Starbuck's cafe in store. LOVE my coffee. AND you get an employee discount on BOOKS!

Also, thanks for nomitating my blog for a nice award. I am still taking deep breaths and murmuring, "be still by beating heart over the thrill of it! Now, I have won TWO prizes in my lifetime (a handmade teddy bear on grad night from Highschool and free personal mixture of auromatherapy lotion at the AFWJ convention this past spring) and NOW my blog was sited by someone for something!

I certainly enjoy reading your blog. Your onigiri look better than mine do!

Kelly McCants

I love that bag! and the book! and the apron dress! But most of all I love the abc blog entries! I might just start that too.

Fun fun!

Thanks for reading my blog and thanks for commenting. I have really been down about homeschooling. The grass is always greener on the other side!

Happy not back to school!

This time next year I am going to the beach with my family! That will show them we got it going on! : )

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