Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hot Dog Heaven

Well, this morning I took my Notary Public test. I was very nervous. It was supposed to be an essay test & I never have very much to say. Heh. As I recalled from taking tests when I was in school a century eon many years ago, I was succinct almost to a fault. I had professors express amazement at my ability to answer the question in so few words. It worked well for me.

Today I sat down to take my three page essay test and finished about 12 minutes later. Now I realize that maybe I'm just fabulous – but I suspect that in this case it means I didn't know enough to answer the questions fully. We'll see. I'll find out in about 2 weeks. If I don't pass I can take the test again next month.

Once I pass the test I'm going to mail in the study guide they gave me. On every page I found about 5 – 10 typos. There were 19 pages – so that's almost 200 typos!! I think they had a hard copy of the document & scanned it in & used OCR software to turn it into a document they could edit (poorly) in a word processing program. It was very distracting and I plan to blame the typos if I don't pass the test. And then I'm going to offer to fix it for them. For a small fee.

In other news, I passed this on the road today.

Hot Dog Heaven. I'm skeptical. What do you think?


  1. Is this where all good (or bad?) hotdogs go when they die??

    When I took a notary test a few years ago (different county), it was multiple choice and very laughable. Good luck!

  2. I am sure you passed with flying colors! Hot Dog Heaven? Hmmmm... not too sure on that one. :c)

  3. Kudos to you, notary girl!! Hot Dog Heaven? Well, I do love me a good hot dog, but not those kind that twirl around one those warmers for days and days.

  4. Dear The Bug,
    It would have been a better sign if it said, "Hot Dog! I'm in Heaven!" or "HOT DOG! They's heavenly!!!"

    As to the notary test, I am not in your state. All I had to do back in the day is apply and get references. It's extremely possible they will be relieved by a short essay with no typos or spelling errors. After all, they are looking for just a few items, right?

    Keeping my fingers crossed,
    Ann T.

  5. I bet you did well. Let us know!

    I remember when I was a kid, our favorite restaurant was "Hamburger Heaven." Sounds odd today, along with your trailer sign.

  6. Hot Dog Heaven may simply be a repository for hot dogs no longer fit for consumption.

    I'm a notary out here in the desert. All we have to do is not be a criminal and send in the fee.

  7. It just goes to show. I always think of the legal profession as being, well, precise.

    As for Hot Dog Heaven. Perhaps they got the letters mixed up and it was supposed to say "Doh, the vegan o!". Or perhaps not.

  8. I'm skeptical as well, but stranger things have happened.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for your test results.

  9. Aha! Look at it this way, if brevity is the soul of wit, you're likely killing them at the evaluation stage.

    Good luck! I had no clue that there was a test involved with being a notary. There's almost no excuse for that as I've known several people who were, I just clearly never asked.

  10. I've actually been craving a good hotdog. One of those Kruegel's all beef numbers, lightly grilled and topped with fresh cole slaw. Yum! Can't get good hot dogs here and believe me, I've tried. Not that I'm a huge fan of hot dogs; once a month is plenty for me, but there's just no substitute for a good all-beef dog!

    P.S. Your 12 minute essay is sure to "pass the test"!

  11. I, personally, think that hot dogs have no business on

    I am sure your notary test was just fine. I am still perplexed that you have to do an essay to be a notary??

    Let us know how it turns out!!

  12. There is a easy test to be a notary? I had no idea. Good luck!

    Taco trucks are everywhere in my part of the world. Not sure I would ever be brave enough to try one out... Hot Dog trucks don't seem any better.


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