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Our first Gnusletter is off!

"I haven't failed -- I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."  
Thomas Edison, regarding his invention of the lightbulb

Like the great inventor, our little academy has gone through many false starts on its way to realization. Finally, the Omni machine is getting in gear, with more planned projects and activities than you could shake a magic wand at. For those who are curious, or need something to do while the microwave is reheating dinner, visit our RolyPolies page to see what we're rolling out when.
Our third anthology, Besties & Beasties comes out in paperback 21 September of this year
and is available for pre-order on Kindle now. Woohoo!


Voice acting opportunities

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at acting or rekindle your skills? Have any of your friends or family wanted to do so? Omni has several projects coming up that require some goofball voice-over work including:
- 1-4 sentence scripted voicemail messages for a fictional soap opera
- 1-page scripted newscast (on or off camera) about 2-4 minutes in length

... and on it goes. All work will be done on a volunteer basis, and as applicable, a link to your site/page will be included in our Youtube videos. No experience or fancy equipment needed, All ages welcome. Send inquiries to omniocademy@gmail.com or contact us on 
Facebook.

Earn PLUNDER ducats for interacting with Omni

Did you know you earned redeemable scrip just by being on our mailing list? You can also ducats them by sharing on social media, participating in OmniQuest, and all sorts of other ways. Earnable swag includes:
  • Omni apparel
  • Mugs
  • Discounts
  • Surprise parcels
  • Tote bags
For even more perqs, support the Ocademy's Patreonpage for as little as $1/mo

This date in piratical history

1695 – Henry Every perpetrated one of the most profitable pirate raids in history with the capture of the Grand Mughal ship Ganj-i-Sawai. In response, Emperor Aurangzeb threatened to end all English trading in India.
Kiwi Summer Limeade Pie
from MidwestLiving.com

ingredients 
  • 6 tablespoons coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, divided
  • 1 9 - inch baked pastry shell
  • 1 6 - ounce can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 4-serving-size package vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 2 8 - ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 medium kiwifruit (peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced), divided
  • 1 6 - ounce carton lime low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed

directions
  1. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the macadamia nuts in the bottom of the pastry shell.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together limeade concentrate and vanilla pudding mix. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Beat in powdered sugar, followed by limeade mixture. Transfer 3/4 cup of the mixture to another medium bowl; set aside. Spoon remaining mixture into the pastry shell. Top with two of the kiwifruit.
  4. Beat yogurt into the reserved 3/4 cup cream cheese mixture until combined. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon over filling in pastry shell. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours. Garnish with remaining kiwifruit and nuts.

nutrition facts
Servings Per Recipe 8, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, sodium (mg) 502, Folate (µg) 16, Monounsaturated fat (g) 9, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, calcium (mg) 101, fiber (g) 1, iron (mg) 1, sugar (g) 46, Potassium (mg) 242, vit. A (IU) 729, cal. (kcal) 579, pro. (g) 6, vit. C (mg) 29, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 63, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 34, Niacin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 66, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 17

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 35 mins
Chill 8 hrs