The FAWNSKIN FLYER Volume II Issue 7

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Inside This Issue
Gossip Girl’s Notes
Mountain Folk Interview Criteria
Forest Fritters
Check the online edition for regular updates between monthly print issues.

GG’s Notes
Happy Anniversary to us! This issue marks the one year milestone mark for The Fawnskin Flyer. In that year lots happened. I’ve been praised, yelled at, threatened with legal action, and become very popular around town…so much so that I got asked to run for mayor! Who knew?

This little gossip rag, started as a joke, has now become a popular blog online and generates traffic from around the globe. People email me from all over to comment on postings.

Amidst the frivolity and silliness, this rag has covered community concerns, put some nasty rumors to rest, and kept residents abreast of Fawnskin business buzz and local events.

I thought it was about time to venture into the summer silliness again so most of this issue is a bunch of hooey. Laugh a little and feel free to submit your ideas to me online.

Finally, don’t forget to check the online edition for the latest scuttlebutt…and thanks for your support over this past year.

G.G. (Gossip Girl)

Fawnskin Events
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June 30, 2006
Friends of Fawnskin Fundraising Drawing

July 1, 2006
Moose Lodge 2085 Fundraising BBQ (about 4pm)

July 1-3, 2006
Moose Lodge 2085 Holiday Yard Sale 8am-4pm

July 8, 2006
Horse Shoe Tournament 2pm (Moose)
Puppy Club! (800) 818-7387 9am
Canine Club! (800) 818-7387 10am

July 14, 2006
Chili Cook Off

July 15, 2006
Horse Shoe Tournament Noon (Moose)

July 29, 2006
Horse Shoe Tournament 2pm (TBA)
Doo Dah Parade 10am

July 29-30, 2006
Fawnskin Festival Saturday Noon-6; Music 6-9; Sunday 10-4

August 19, 2006
Fawnskin Luau (Moose Lodge)

Mountain Folk Interview Criteria
Fawnskin business owners recently mulled over the apparent lack of savvy related to the labor market. Although many of us believe adults of all ages should understand the etiquette of job hunting, the interview process, and minimum standards of work practices, we apparently are in the minority.

Anyway, through these discussions we have developed the mountain folk interview criteria. If you have any additions, just drop me an email!

When job hunting, it is not a good idea to have your mom call to inquire about the job. It is especially rude to have her inquire by phone and relay questions back and forth between you and the potential employer. By the way, it is just as bad to have someone email to inquire for you.

When seeking employment be sure to dress appropriately. Tribal attire does not qualify as suitable apparel.

Therefore, lose the decorative hardware in your nose, eyebrow(s), lips, tongue and other exposed body parts when seeking a position. Even if your jewelry does not set off the metal detector–trust me it is not appropriate.

While we are on the subject, tattoos are not considered as works of art in the world of commerce.

Likewise, calling another adult, “dude” or using slang terms such as, “peace out” or “that’s phat” will often put your application in the “round file.” This is the place most employers throw undesirable garbage.

For those who make it through the application process and land interviews, we also wanted to share some tips.

First, show up on time and don’t bring friends and family to the interview. It just isn’t appropriate. Smoking “peeps,” even if only waiting outside, are also a big deterrent to employment.

Second, shower and dress appropriately, preferably on the same day of the interview. This means wear clean clothes and don’t forget to use deodorant, brush your hair and your teeth (or tooth as it may be).

Torn and dirty clothing is usually frowned upon. Unusual hair color and black makeup, although trendy, is not recommended.

Exposed breasts, bare midriffs, fishnet or band aid tops, often appreciated by males, will deter most employers. In general avoid clothing people can see through.

Bare feet or flip-flops are also not advised. If you wear open toe shoes make sure your feet are clean, nails are clipped and that you get rid of the black toe jam first. Be sure to also scrub under your fingernails, too.

If you make it through the employment ladder, congratulations!

Once hired, be sure to show up on time and without alcohol on your breath.
By the way, substance use, or abuse, of any kind is not acceptable before or during work hours. We find it funny that we even have to say this.

If you indulge after hours, it is not a viable excuse to arrive to work late the next day. Most establishments will disapprove if you call in sick right before a shift, too.

For those with judge appointed community service, or an ankle bracelet issued by law enforcement, make sure it doesn’t interfere with your work schedule.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, when you get your ankle hardware removed, be sure to show up to work on time–sober.

Forest Fritters
Forget forest critters…keep a watch out for Forest Fritters.
Endless banter over the need for a unique dining experience in Fawnskin sparked the idea for a fine dining experience with an exotic menu.

The quaint creek side bistro idea caters to the fans of entomophagy (bug eating) and will feature delectables from countries such as Thailand, Nigeria, and Japan.

The breakfast menu will feature Mealworm Mash garnished with a warm compote of “don’t ask.” Or perhaps you’d prefer Cricket Crunch (gutted of course) with fresh berries and cream.

There are more than 1,462 recorded species of edible bugs but termites and grasshoppers top the list. Forest Fritters will also carry boiled wasp larvae and canned insect mixes by Sakon Nakhon Agricultural Research and Training Center. This unique product averages about US $5 per can.

The retail section will also provide book titles such as, “Entertaining with Insects,” “Man Eating Bugs,” “Creepy
Crawly Cuisine,” and the popular “Eat-A-Bug Cookbook.”

Stop by soon to sample Arachnid Antipasto, Fire Roasted Beetles, Chocolate Covered Ants, Soft Shelled Cicada, or Maggot Marsala.

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