Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I've decided to resuscitate this thing as a place to dump all the links and bookmarks I've collected over the years that I really don't need to keep around any longer. What's this have to do with living in Maine? Oh my goodness, nothing, nothing at all.

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

This was fun for a while, but I've run out of things to say about Maine. Next week I'll begin somewhere else. Thanks for coming out to the sticks.

Is this thing on?

Thursday, May 16, 2002

The Abalone Debate

Another entry from the "Things You'll Only See in Maine" department:

A bumper sticker attached to a truck that says

I'm pro-lifejacket
And I boat!

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Something in the Air

While I was using the bathroom earlier today, the fire alarm went off.

And man was I proud of myself.

I really wish I didn't find out later that it was just a scheduled test.

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Sammy, Dave. Dave, Sammy

I'm sorry, I'm just a little emotional today. I just read this article, and it has me weeping tears of joy, sadness, and horrifying concern.

It's not the first time that I've allowed myself to dream the dream of some reconciliation.

Monday, April 15, 2002

Mi Casa Es....Es No Mi Casa

Sorry for the weeklong silence. I can best explain the reason behind it with a little quiz for you, the reader:

Q: You are supposed to close on a house on Thursday. On which day will you actually close?

a) Thursday
b) Friday
c) Monday
d) Canada
e) Thursday -- the following week

The answer, of course, is e, which has caused me no small amount of consternation and inquietude.

Monday, April 08, 2002

The family and I went to the nearest "big" city over the weekend, and I didn't particularly enjoy myself. I know Stephen King thinks it's such a great place that he still lives there, but I really didn't see the appeal.

Maybe the city needs a image update, something to increase its draw to outsiders, something as quick and easy as changing the name by dropping off the last letter. Because I know I'd always look forward to a trip to "Bango."

Come to think of it, there are a lot of Maine towns that might sound better by dropping off the last letter:

Kennebun (don't they sell delicious pastries in shopping malls?)

Portlan (a new wireless networking configuration!)

August (it's summer every day!)

Yor (pirates!)

I think you'll understand why I left "Lisbon" and "Unity" off the list.