Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I love them.

I had some fantastic and fantastically prepared oysters last week.

The sad news is that the Gulf has had such a difficult run, and that could be good news for the people who work the Sound.

"It's not clear how many oysters are produced in Connecticut because oystermen stopped reporting that to the state several years ago, when state legislation was proposed to tax the harvest, said David Carey, director of the state's Bureau of Aquaculture."

The CT legislators are jerks and buffoons and need a good tarring and feathering.

Effigies and Tar and Feathers will be delightful symptoms of real hope and change.

The article does not mention Damariscotta or PEI or points in between.

If you want a truly sublime oyster moment you would be hard pressed to find a better one than on the rocky waters of Maine.

A local oyster prepared by an insanely delicious restaurant is also a way to go.

I'm sure they sensed that a cretinous reprobate was lurking in the Victorian structure that evening, but they were too kind to throw me out. Tacky can be a crime, and I was certainly guilty of poviding my tacky presence and I am sure to have diminished the establishment's dignity.

Still and all, what a wonderful restaurant, wow was that tasty.

Just a word to wind up. A couple of words that I love, they are yummy and playful damnit.


I love that. It's like I get to think about romping jubilent puppies while savoring succulent exoskeletal butter soaked flesh. Even though "pound" does not imply a good time for the puppies.

Not subject to reason that fun fun and more fun term.


I love that.

As for the less playful and giddy and more clinical aspect of the term:

"According to “A History of Lobster” published by the Gulf of Maine Aquarium, a lobster pound used to refer to the tank that was built inside a shack on a deep tidal creek or harbor through which sea water was piped to nourish the lobsters therein. The first such lobster pound – modeled after those on lobster boats called “smacks” – was built in 1875 on Vinalhaven, a small island off the coast of Rockland and west of Isle Au Haut.

(The fact that part of Acadia National Park is on Isle Au Haut begins to explain the relationship of geography and etymology when it comes to lobster pounds.)

A second definition of lobster pound seems to be a large holding area for lobster created by wharves and netting. The tide cleans and refreshes the holding area. Today you can still witness this design at Riverview Lobster Pound in Pemaquid, Maine, which was built in 1888 by Freeman Grover. The area of this pound is two acres of surface and, according to its owners, “can accommodate over 50,000 pounds of lobsters comfortably.”

Whether we’re talking about the holding tank or the tidal lobster pound, the one thing the historians suggest for both is that they were wholesaling operations, intended to hold lobsters for long enough to take advantage of price fluctuations. "


Uh oh.

Just knocked my external hard drive off of the table. It has all of my photos and currently no back up.

If it still works I should...let's hope it will work. Ugh

Update: This could be bad. It was not running when it took the hit, I will simply have to walk away and try again later with fingers more tightly crossed. That's a really bad one.

Whew! I really need to back that up ASAP

Why is blogger so inconsistent, I did not place that photo at the top and the other evening they were uploading out of order?

Just glad to still have them, 60 dollar hard drive here I come!

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