Maine: The Really North State

So, here I am, still in Maine. (Motto: The Confusing Highway State) Today I figured out that there are four ways to get from Scarborough to Portland, but only one way back. Don’t ask how it works that way. And to make matters worse, they recently renumbered the exits… yes, I swear I’m not making that up. So now all of the highway signs say things like “Exit 42 (Old Exit 6)” which makes things very interesting, because the locals aren’t used to the changes yet. So they will say, get off on exit 33, but you don’t know if they mean new, or old. Problem is, they don’t know which they mean either. So the best plan is to navigate using a sextant and a compass. That way, the Maine Department of Transportation has no way to mess you up.

Before I forget, I should post this picture I took of one of the security checkpoints for the Fleet Center in Boston. You can see the guy, well maybe not with this low res picture, but the guy standing in the middle is secret service. Cool!

So anyway, back to Maine… If you happen to miss an exit in Maine, you end up in New Hampshire. I’m not kidding, it happens in the blink of an eye. Another disturbing trend in Maine is the dual use of the US and the Metric system. All of the signs have both, and I can only guess that it must be to placate all of the illegal Canadians that come over into Maine to experience the joy that is the United States. Yeah, you Canadians know who you are. Maine is of course further north than 75% of the population of Canada, because if you go any further north, you end up on the North Pole.

The food continues to be fantastic. I was raised to believe that the best beef in the world came from Kansas. Granted, every state is probably led to believe that they are the best. Just like every religion teaches that it is the only way to eternal happiness. They can’t ALL actually be the best… so which is it? Well, at least on the beef front, I’m gonna have to throw my rope at New York, which is where the Maine beef comes from. Now lobster, on the other hand, is actually carried off of the fishing boats and thrown directly onto your plate. However, today I had a fantastic lunch, which was a bacon wrapped perfect filet mignon sandwich, made with an English muffin. Dang, that’s good.

On an aside, I have decided that I am going to make those sandwiches the next time I have “Lynne” and “Andrea” et al, over for dinner. Of course for “Lynne’s” little one, I’ll have a special dinner of grilled cheese, his favorite.

On to my accomodations. The place is nice. There are four of us staying in this suite. There are two bedrooms and a living room and kitchen. There were supposed to be three beds and a pull-out couch. I of course wanted the pull-out couch because I wanted the desk with Internet access, as well as the best kitchen access. So I called dibs, and then my insomnia kicked in. The other three went to bed and locked their respective doors. About 3 AM, I decided to go to bed, and went to pull out the couch (which is about 4 feet across) and as luck would have it, it’s not a pull out couch. So I got a blanket and layed it out on the floor, then realized I had no pillow. So I ended up folding and stacking a bunch of my tshirts to use as a pillow. Fortunately I couldn’t sleep anyway, so I layed on the floor for an hour or two, then layed on the couch all curled up, and finally gave up and went back to watching TV.

But regardless of the sleep situation, there is still a harbor within spitting distance, which is quite pretty. Check it out…

Tonight, I managed to scrounge three blankets and a pillow, so the floor will be a little more comfortable. And if I can’t sleep, I’ll just update again.

Thanks for reading my long, drawn-out entry.

  17 comments for “Maine: The Really North State

  1. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy What would we do without the Incredithinker? It is hard to imagine….

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete You all are some serious whiners. But I suppose since you are my adoring fans, I will change it for you. I took the time stamp off so that when they bust me for posting comments at work, the won’t be able to prove anything. You can thank me, because that means YOUR employers won’t be able to bust you either. That’s me… always thinking.

  3. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT …Nah, too easy…

  4. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie I know you have it in you.

  5. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie Incredipete you better kick one of those mofo’s over and get in a bed. Since Wendy and HRT are having so many problems with “spank me” I say you eff with them and put something really dirty there. Show them that it could be FAR worse at any moment.

  6. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Whatever you say Wendy. You know, DeNile ain’t just a river in Egypt…

  7. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy I have the same problem with the spanking of the Incredipetester. Okay that sounds really nasty. I told him about it once but to no avail.

  8. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Oh, and by the way, I’m starting to have a real Effin problem with having to hit a button that says “Spank Me!” to send in comments to StinkyIncredipete…

  9. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT You know Wendy, I really think Incredipete will give you his phone number if you ask nicely. I mean we all know that his “girlfriend” is just a front to score more chicks.

  10. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy One more complaint about the new comments page. Where is the time stamp? I like the time stamp. Let’s try to work on that huh?

  11. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete I’m crushed to hear that I won’t be at the northernmost part of the country.

  12. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Cynthia I’ve been out of town so I just now read your 101 page. Briefs? I’m shocked.

  13. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Incidently, did you know that, there is actually a point in Minnesota that is further north than Maine? It’s one of those goofy things that makes sense when you look at a globe, but on a map it just looks stupid. I think it was Minnesotaians aborted attempt to invade Canada. They won 5 or 6 square miles and realized that they didn’t really want it, and The Canadians weren’t really fighting back.

  14. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT I sincerely hope that what Incredipete clearly identified as Secret Service was the Secret Service they WANTED him to see. Meanwhile the S.S. he COULDN’T see had a laser-scope on the back of his neck the whole time…

  15. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Homeland security just lost about one million points. If Incredipete can spot every secret service agent at any given location, somehow I don’t think Bin Laden and the boys will have much trouble. Suddenly I feel so vulnerable.

  16. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: wilberteets I hope you call the front desk in the morning and make sure they get you a roll away bed, at least. You shouldn’t have to sleep on the floor. There is probably a phone jack in each of the bedrooms, and if there is no data port on the telephone, you can unplug the phone and plug your pc right into the wall jack. Maybe one of your roommates there will cut you a break and let you sleep in a bed. Good luck with that.

  17. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Ck1ngH1m Dude…you’ve got way too much time to be writing stuff. 🙂 And yeah…that background of mine is dang trippy ain’t it? It’ll change in a day or two. Peace out and tell everyone hi for me. Without Beth to pick on Stinky is receiving most of my wrath…though he must not be very hungry or thirsty because he’d rather peck at me than actually receive nourishment. *sigh* L8R.

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