Monday, July 30, 2007

Egads and another CFA Award


It's another pea soup kind of day here in Maine--one of many this July. The only positive or redeeming thing to be said about our weather is that the coast of Maine is stunning on a sunny day. It's beautiful on a rainy day and it's wonderful on a foggy day, just so long as one didn't have one's heart set on a sun tan.

Yesterday was a gorgeous summer day on the seacoast--blue skies, breezes full of summer flowers and salt water and temperatures perfectly suited to an afternoon kayaking or sunning on the beach or swinging in a hammock, until the wind turned, late in the day.

The fog rolled in around 6 pm last night, and when it comes, it always comes the same way. It slides silently from the beach, through the pines toward the house, with one quick, cool breeze to warn us that it's coming. It starts as a gradual change of the sky from blue, to lighter blue to white. Then the fog settles into the tops of the trees and moves closer to the house, muting sounds and removing color from the day.

This week's CFA Award goes to the visitor to York Beach who was involved in a beach chair rage incident down to Short Sands last week. Throwing a tantrum and then a beach chair is never necessary after a day at the beach. It's the Way Life Should Be, even if you have to wait for a bit to get into your car.

In the article, the policeman stated that we call folks who come up from Massachusetts and behave poorly "tourists." Don't kid yourself. He was being polite and politic. We call them massholes or goat ropers. But only the ones who behave poorly. We like the rest of you. And should someone from New Hampshire behave poorly, we believe that it's because he or she recently relocated from Massachusetts to NH and hasn't had time to decompress. When someone from New York behaves poorly, we call them Yankees fans.

7 comments:

jo said...

Oh my!

mainelife said...

aye uh. Yikes.
It lasts all summah. But then it goes away.

Deb and Julie said...

Hey! We've never been cited for bad behavior in Maine, we are tourists from Central NY, and we are proud Yankee fans! :)

mainelife said...

Gosh Deb and Julie, I thought since you were from Central New York, we could count on you to be Mets fans or Sox fans or anything but Yankee fans.....
But that's ok, you're still the kind of visitors that we enjoy having around. Looks like today is going to be a nice one for you. Enjoy!

weasel said...

Ayuh, those summah complaints... And we are crawlin' with them this week, what with the lobstah festival going on. Still, at least they help pay the bills.

I think its a wicked compliment that folks want to come on vacation here, and most are well behaved (even those who have sipped the Yankee Kool-Aid. But do us New Englanders a favor and leave the NYY hats and shirts at home, will ya? ;) )

Deb and Julie said...

we wouldn't dare wear our Yankee gear here!

mainelife said...

And that, Deb and Julie is why you're one of the summah complaints that we enjoy :)