I vote that this thread requires a second batch of boogie!
ION: I just realized that I had a two-week vacation, and no recap on what had happened during those two weeks! So here I go, with a summary of...
Trobby's Trip to South Trogland and the Cape of Good Trog
The South Trogland journey took me down into the state of Maryland, where Trobby met with his girlfriend. She made Trobby a dinner that, while burnt, was full of more love than any other he had ever had. They spent much time at her apartment, making in-jokes about Slowpoke and TF2 Characters, playing video games, and doing Boyfriend/Girlfriend things that are both cuddly and should not be described on these forums.
Unfortunately, not all of the Southern Troglands were happy during his visit. To make a long story short, Trobby's girlfriend was having some financial troubles with her job refusing to pay her properly, her sister was having medical issues pertaining to a bad car accident, her father was preparing for a trip back to the Middle East due to being in the Naval Air Force, and her mother, bad at dealing with stress in the best of times, was doing all she could to avoid giving herself a panic attack during these troubling times. Trobby suspects that, had he not been there to support her, his girlfriend would have been having a terrible time that week indeed. Heartfelt tears were shed when Trobby had to leave, but he promised her that they would see each other again in November. And with that, Trobby headed for the city of
New York City is not Trobby's natural environment. Numerous people in the same area tends to bother him considerably. But this was his stop on the way to the Cape of Good Cod- er, Trog. And he had his sister to protect him. A sister who, as good a sister as she is, got Trobby into the Museum of Modern Art for free. Trobby saw many funny-looking works of art, including the famous Salvador Dali picture of those melty clocks
(Much smaller in person), Picasso's night full of spinny stars
, and very silly exhibits, such as one where a person goes up to a microphone and shouts as loud as they can, and everyone in the museum can hear you. Trobby is not even making that one up. He gave a pretty good shout, too.
Of course there were some subtle downsides to this trip as well. While Trobby got to see his sister's production (She is a costume designer) of "Lemonade and World Domination" (A fringe play, which is basically a very low-budget production), he had to sit in an uncomfortable seat while she prepared the last-minute parts of the play. Once he got to see the actual play though, it was quite funny and entertaining, if incredibly hard to follow and bizarre. Trobby went to a bar with his sister afterward, and has determined that bars are definitely not a natural habitat for a Trobby. Especially heavily crowded bars where Trobby is sitting in the middle of everyone and is already quite tired, and the noise and the closeness of all the people in the bar cause Trobby to have what he thinks was a panic attack of extremely uncomfortable proportions.
His sister had to wait for a playwright to show up and take receipts from the production, and Trobby, being a good brother, waited there with her until midnight, when Trobby's sister determined it was not worth waiting that long. It did not help matters that Trobby's sister had her bag full of props and costumes from the show ruined by a patron who not only spilled his beer on the bag, but would not leave her alone after the fact, and made her so angry that she had to step out of the bar or risk violence in front of her little brother. And it turned out that the playwright she had been waiting for, the one who apparently had an interest in Trobby's sister for dating purposes, had been outside the bar for an hour or so, not coming in because he somehow expected Trobby's sister to be psychic and know he was there. He will not be in the running for Trobby's sister's affection anymore. Trobby's sister deserves better than this jerk.
On the other hand, Trobby had Disco Fries
for the first time ever, and they were yummy.
So after a return to Trobby's sister's apartment, and as much sleep as they could get, Trobby and sister boarded a train to get to a bus to get to the Albany where Trobby's parents with Trobby's oldestest brother and Trobby's oldestest brother's cool girlfriend were waiting to take us to Cape Cod- sorry, Cape Trog. Though the ride was crowded and uncomfortable, being in the company of Trobby's oldestest brother filled him with a joy that kept him going throughout the trip.
Cape Trog, as it turned out, had rain for us. Lots and lots of rain. All through the first three days it was a rain and nothing but for weather. This did not stop Trobby and his siblings/parents/sibling's cool girlfriend from enjoying themselves, as the Cape of Trog is a most beautiful place, and we had a beautiful house rented out to sleep in, along with many fun indoor games to play and adventures to be had in the windy rainy Trogland Coast. And we had an additional Trobby brother, the older but not oldest brother, join us with his bushy beard of bushiness. Dutiful little brother Trobby shall now plug slightly olderest brother's band.
Raintime adventures include:
-Kayaking in the rain
-Heading to the beach, where the wind and rain pierces one's very skin
-Visiting a neat little bakery
-Feeding the friendliest ducks in the world
Indoor games included:
-Mississippi Marbles, a dice game that is almost, but not quite, entirely a game of chance.
-Scattergories, which Trobby is far better at than he remembers being, and apparently frustrates his not-quite oldestest, brother at as well as his fatherly father.
-Monopoly, which Trobby surprisingly won, and actually completed in its entirety.
-Scrabble, which Trobby knew he would lose but enjoyed anyway.
-Super Smash Brothers Brawl, which Trobby has gotten better at than his oldestest brother.
-Soul Calibur 2, which Trobby has also gotten better at than same brother.
-New Super Mario Brothers Wii, which loses its interest quality after a handful of levels.
-Read Terry Pratchett's Maskerade, which was quite enjoyable, though Trobby still likes Witches Abroad best among the Witches Books.
Sadly, brothers Trobby and Trobby's brother's cool girlfriend had to depart on the Wednesday, which as a joke on the Trob family was the last day of rain that we had. Trobby's oldestest brother had to depart for California and work, while Trobby's not quite olderest brother had to return to Boston to prepare for a trip to California with the aformentioned band
, so the rest of the week consisted entirely of Trobby, Trobby's Sis, and Trobby's parents.
Oh, but there was a visitor. Oh yes, a visitor most excellent. For you see, Trobby has a friend who lives in Massachusetts, and Trobby's friend, upon hearing his closeness in location, decided to give Trobby a visit one night. Trobby's friend was quite the character, more of a gaming nerd than even the Trobby, a superior film critic to him as well, and better versed in Anime-fu than him as well. He wore a Star Wars shirt and a Zelda watch from the original Ocarina of time release. Trobby regularly plays RP games with this person, and he is quite good at it. Trobby impressed his friend with his brother's association with Star Wars In Concert, as well as Trobby's skill at video games, which surprisingly surpassed his friend's. And Trobby's friend shared in Dragon Ball Z knowledge, and the fact that Goku's backstory seems to strongly resemble Superman's (An alien who came to earth and became a superhero after his home planet was destroyed? Hmm...)
And there were other adventures too. Trobby beach time, Trobby visiting very cruddy shops time, Trobby eating ice cream and Lobster time, Oh, and Trobby Theater Time.
Yes, Trobby went to the theater. And he saw Forum for the first time ever.
Trobby's opinion of Forum is that it is easily the funniest play he has ever seen, unfortunately brought down a bit by bad costume and stage design, as well as a few under-par actors. Nevertheless, the production made Trobby laugh very much, and he was very pleased, for Trobby's Cousin with Glasses and a Piano was the Rehersal Pianist for the show, and seeing this cousin greatly pleased Trobby.
The last day of Cape Trog visit consisted mostly of packing Trobby things away for the trip back. Along the way the Trobs observed houses in the style of a Cape Cod
, which is odd considering we were on Cape Trog, and a yummy breakfast, followed an hour or two later by a not-so-yummy tumble onto the ground outside of a Dunkin' Donuts. Trobby, you see, had a mission to ask his mother if she desired drinks, and in his haste he musjudged the position of the sidewalk, overstepped himself, began to tumble forward, tried his very best to maintain his balance, failed, proceeded further forward, fell onto the ground, bounced once, and slid just enough to give Trobby a rather nasty scrape on his arm. Trobby is still getting over said fall, but he feels the fall was quite spectacular, and since there were also free donuts and a bottle of cold water for the Trob to heal with, he was alright. Trobby said goodbye to his sister in Ankh New York, as well as sister's cat that had gotten super lonely over the week she had been absent, Trobby and Trobby Parents returned to the North, for Trobby stays with his parents until he finds himself a decent job. Trobby and Parents had a nice dinner at a diner, and one last serving of soft-serve ice cream, before Trobby's visit to the South and Coastal Troglands finally came to an end.
Thus ends Trobby's Summer Adventures. Trobby hopes you enjoyed this tale, and hopes that his spectacular fall wound will heal soon. Thank you. *Bow*