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Support Local Biz: July 9, 2009

Submitted by on July 9, 2009 – 9:58 AM16 Comments

A few administrative notes before Lobster Roll Tour 2009 commences on Saturday…

As you may have deduced from the previous sentence, I'm going on vacation for a couple of weeks. I may have internet access; I may not. Stay tuned for updates, but at worst, the N Cereal AA will resume when I get back on 23 July. In the short term, voting for the Sweet 16 will close this evening, and I'll get the Elite Eight up before I leave town.

I do plan to bring as many books as I can fit in the Smart, including this fine tome, Huge, written by my friend 1st. He read part of it to us at Barnes & Noble last night, and you should pick up a copy.

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  • Margaret in CO says:

    I lovelovelove that "HUGE" has a girl's bike on the cover…Amazon lets you read the first chapter. I ordered it!
    Have fun seeking the perfect lobster roll! We'll miss you!

  • Margaret in CO says:

    On second look, it's a boy's bike. Oh well, the book looks awesome anyway!

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    I am told it's a vintage Schwinn Stingray, "the only bike worth having." Hee.

  • Tisha_ says:

    Hee! My first thought was that it was a Girl's Bike too!

  • Margaret in CO says:

    I still mourn my banana-seat Schwinn, which died in a horrible Wile E. Coyote accident involving hot tar and a guy wire. O the sparkly seat! O the high handlebars with streamers!
    Boys' bikes have the bar, which seems wrong since they so often mash thier tender dangly bits on that bar, but I guess girls' bikes don't have the bar because we wear skirts. So weird.

  • JH says:

    Oh, Lobster Roll Tour 2009? Very nice. Without forcing you to divulge too much about your travel plans, are you touring the American east coast or are you coming to Canada? If it's the latter and if there is room in your itinerary open for interpretation, consider visiting us here in Prince Edward Island.

    It has beautiful scenery, rich history, lots to see and do, and incredible lobster rolls. I recently moved back to P.E.I. after four years landlocked in Canada's west and I've been enjoying lots of summer seafood pig-outery myself :-) Enjoy your trip, your books and all the lobster!

  • Tisha_ says:

    @ Margaret in CO: My Grandma once scarred me for life, with the horror story of the one time she rode a boy's bike as a young girl… and ended up having to get stitches (and I don't mean on her knee)!

    My Banana Seat bike, got stolen when I was about 10. It sucked. My dad insisted I was ready for a 10-speed. I hated that thing. I still miss the days of being able to stop a bicycle by peddling backwards.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    I've never been to PEI, but I've heard VG things about the seafood up there. This time, though, it's MA all the way.

  • Alyce says:

    Any mention of PEI will forever remind me of Anne of Green Gables. I never read the books, but watched the CBC version time and again when I was home sick (from college, ahem). Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth were so stern and so charming, in turn.

    Oh! And I remember a friend told me she took a yoga class from Diana Barry (Schuyler something) in NYC.

  • Margaret in CO says:

    @Tisha – that whishing sound was every single one of us reflexively crossing our legs. Oh OW! Poor Grandma!

  • Shannon in CA says:

    @Alyce I still stop and watch AoGG whenever it's on PBS!

  • Judi says:

    LOVE "Anne of Green Gables." Schuyler Grant teaches yoga in NYC??? I want to go!

    Sars, have a great trip! I will order the book!

  • JH says:

    @Alyce – oh yes, Anne of Green Gables definitely is the big reference point for many and with good reason given the books, tv shows, movies, etc. I've been on the butt end of many Islander/Anne related jokes from friends who are from "away" in my lifetime but all in good fun. We also get a lot of potato jokes as PEI is kind of like the Idaho of Canada.

    It's a cool place to visit for many reasons, Anne included. But I'll stop now because I realized how brochure-like my first comment sounded, I may need to start collecting commission from the tourism bureau. It's my first summer living here again after several years so I'm a little over-enthusiastic about all things Island right now.

  • amy says:

    I made my husband bring home "Huge" from the library on Friday. I finished it Sunday night. It was a very fun read.

  • Margaret in CO says:

    Just got my copy of "Huge" yesterday & am really enjoying it. (My last three books were Tim O'Brien's "In the Lake of the Woods", "The Almost Moon" by Alice Sebold & Amy MacKinnan's "Tethered" so this book is like a tonic!
    Mr. Fuerst had me in the palm of his hand on the very first page with "the chill from the air-conditioning slapped me like I’d mouthed off." How awesome is that?

  • Margaret in CO says:

    Poo. I forgot the closing parenthesis.

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