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Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07

SINSULL 14 Aug 07 - 07:56 PM
DebC 14 Aug 07 - 08:03 PM
SINSULL 14 Aug 07 - 08:13 PM
Jeri 14 Aug 07 - 08:13 PM
Jeri 14 Aug 07 - 08:14 PM
jacqui.c 14 Aug 07 - 08:34 PM
SINSULL 14 Aug 07 - 08:42 PM
Marc Bernier 14 Aug 07 - 08:43 PM
SINSULL 14 Aug 07 - 09:08 PM
DebC 14 Aug 07 - 09:37 PM
SINSULL 14 Aug 07 - 11:30 PM
GUEST,clockwatcher 15 Aug 07 - 08:04 AM
curmudgeon 15 Aug 07 - 08:53 AM
Bat Goddess 15 Aug 07 - 09:37 AM
MMario 15 Aug 07 - 09:44 AM
ranger1 15 Aug 07 - 10:06 AM
Jeri 15 Aug 07 - 10:29 AM
curmudgeon 15 Aug 07 - 12:01 PM
Micca 15 Aug 07 - 12:15 PM
kendall 15 Aug 07 - 01:11 PM
Becca72 15 Aug 07 - 01:39 PM
gnu 15 Aug 07 - 01:44 PM
Micca 15 Aug 07 - 01:50 PM
Becca72 15 Aug 07 - 02:05 PM
Greg B 15 Aug 07 - 02:25 PM
gnu 15 Aug 07 - 02:36 PM
Greg B 15 Aug 07 - 02:45 PM
SINSULL 15 Aug 07 - 03:45 PM
kendall 15 Aug 07 - 04:18 PM
catspaw49 15 Aug 07 - 04:31 PM
MMario 15 Aug 07 - 04:34 PM
SINSULL 15 Aug 07 - 04:40 PM
kendall 15 Aug 07 - 07:50 PM
Greg B 15 Aug 07 - 08:10 PM
Charley Noble 15 Aug 07 - 10:14 PM
Barry Finn 15 Aug 07 - 11:44 PM
Alaska Mike 16 Aug 07 - 12:59 AM
Barry Finn 16 Aug 07 - 01:03 AM
TRUBRIT 16 Aug 07 - 01:59 AM
Charley Noble 16 Aug 07 - 08:52 AM
Jeri 16 Aug 07 - 09:50 AM
SINSULL 16 Aug 07 - 12:02 PM
Jeri 16 Aug 07 - 12:04 PM
curmudgeon 16 Aug 07 - 12:37 PM
kendall 16 Aug 07 - 12:43 PM
jacqui.c 16 Aug 07 - 12:58 PM
kendall 16 Aug 07 - 01:28 PM
curmudgeon 16 Aug 07 - 04:19 PM
SINSULL 16 Aug 07 - 04:26 PM
catspaw49 16 Aug 07 - 05:01 PM
curmudgeon 16 Aug 07 - 05:08 PM
TRUBRIT 16 Aug 07 - 05:28 PM
Bat Goddess 16 Aug 07 - 05:53 PM
SINSULL 16 Aug 07 - 06:35 PM
gnu 16 Aug 07 - 07:12 PM
GUEST,Nancy King at work 16 Aug 07 - 08:50 PM
Willie-O 16 Aug 07 - 09:03 PM
SINSULL 17 Aug 07 - 07:15 AM
Charley Noble 17 Aug 07 - 09:40 AM
DebC 17 Aug 07 - 10:21 AM
SussexCarole 19 Aug 07 - 05:36 PM
SINSULL 19 Aug 07 - 06:24 PM
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Charley Noble 19 Aug 07 - 07:13 PM
SINSULL 20 Aug 07 - 07:51 AM
Midchuck 20 Aug 07 - 12:27 PM
jacqui.c 20 Aug 07 - 12:30 PM
JudyB 20 Aug 07 - 01:22 PM
Midchuck 20 Aug 07 - 02:01 PM
JedMarum 20 Aug 07 - 02:11 PM
Barry Finn 20 Aug 07 - 02:19 PM
SINSULL 20 Aug 07 - 02:35 PM
Jeri 20 Aug 07 - 02:37 PM
JedMarum 20 Aug 07 - 02:51 PM
Jeri 20 Aug 07 - 03:11 PM
Barry Finn 20 Aug 07 - 05:08 PM
curmudgeon 20 Aug 07 - 05:22 PM
Barry Finn 20 Aug 07 - 05:42 PM
GUEST,Luigi 20 Aug 07 - 06:51 PM
SINSULL 20 Aug 07 - 07:17 PM
MaineDog 20 Aug 07 - 07:33 PM
Midchuck 20 Aug 07 - 08:21 PM
TRUBRIT 20 Aug 07 - 11:53 PM
GUEST,Luigi 21 Aug 07 - 03:56 PM
SINSULL 24 Aug 07 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Luigi 29 Aug 07 - 04:59 PM
GUEST,aragosta 29 Aug 07 - 05:04 PM
curmudgeon 29 Aug 07 - 05:19 PM
SINSULL 29 Aug 07 - 07:22 PM
kendall 29 Aug 07 - 07:27 PM
GUEST,Aragosta 29 Aug 07 - 07:28 PM
GUEST,Luigi 29 Aug 07 - 07:41 PM
SINSULL 29 Aug 07 - 07:46 PM
GUEST,Aragosta 29 Aug 07 - 07:52 PM
GUEST,Aragosta 29 Aug 07 - 07:53 PM
SINSULL 29 Aug 07 - 07:55 PM
SussexCarole 29 Aug 07 - 08:03 PM
Leadfingers 29 Aug 07 - 08:17 PM
curmudgeon 29 Aug 07 - 08:20 PM
curmudgeon 29 Aug 07 - 08:23 PM
Leadfingers 29 Aug 07 - 08:42 PM
curmudgeon 29 Aug 07 - 08:46 PM
SINSULL 29 Aug 07 - 09:16 PM
curmudgeon 30 Aug 07 - 12:42 PM
SINSULL 30 Aug 07 - 01:18 PM
Charley Noble 30 Aug 07 - 03:52 PM
TRUBRIT 30 Aug 07 - 06:17 PM
SINSULL 30 Aug 07 - 06:41 PM
ranger1 30 Aug 07 - 09:00 PM
adventure 30 Aug 07 - 10:00 PM
Barry Finn 30 Aug 07 - 11:24 PM
curmudgeon 01 Sep 07 - 10:42 AM
SINSULL 02 Sep 07 - 08:01 PM
Greg B 02 Sep 07 - 10:09 PM
Barry Finn 02 Sep 07 - 11:05 PM
SINSULL 03 Sep 07 - 10:00 AM
TRUBRIT 03 Sep 07 - 03:35 PM
SINSULL 03 Sep 07 - 03:50 PM
Charley Noble 03 Sep 07 - 04:17 PM
Marc Bernier 06 Sep 07 - 08:17 AM
Charley Noble 06 Sep 07 - 09:30 AM
SINSULL 06 Sep 07 - 10:39 AM
Charley Noble 06 Sep 07 - 04:57 PM
SINSULL 06 Sep 07 - 05:13 PM
curmudgeon 06 Sep 07 - 05:14 PM
SINSULL 06 Sep 07 - 05:14 PM
Jeri 06 Sep 07 - 05:24 PM
SINSULL 06 Sep 07 - 05:47 PM
DebC 06 Sep 07 - 10:25 PM
Charley Noble 06 Sep 07 - 10:29 PM
Barry Finn 07 Sep 07 - 12:07 AM
DebC 07 Sep 07 - 09:30 AM
SINSULL 07 Sep 07 - 07:51 PM
DebC 07 Sep 07 - 08:44 PM
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gnu 08 Sep 07 - 07:30 AM
Marc Bernier 08 Sep 07 - 08:05 AM
jacqui.c 08 Sep 07 - 02:53 PM
TRUBRIT 08 Sep 07 - 11:50 PM
SINSULL 09 Sep 07 - 01:25 AM
kendall 09 Sep 07 - 08:06 AM
Jeri 09 Sep 07 - 08:33 AM
catspaw49 09 Sep 07 - 11:06 AM
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TRUBRIT 09 Sep 07 - 12:08 PM
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kendall 09 Sep 07 - 12:35 PM
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Subject: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 07:56 PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***

at SINSULL's
         4PM start
$10 per lobster + buffet and beverages. You must of course sing for your supper.
None crustacean eaters can make do with whatever comes off the bar-b-que.

I will need a firm and fast head count for this one. Who's in? Who needs a bed?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: DebC
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 08:03 PM

Er...Mary? Sunday Aug 2 is a crossed-out date on the calendar. :-)

If the date fits, I would love to come to that.

Deb
www.DebraCowan.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 08:13 PM

So that's me. Deb and a lobster so far.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 08:13 PM

Yo! Pick another month, eh?
Deb, "Sunday, Aug 2" was a Thursday. September 2 is a Sunday though.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 08:14 PM

If you meant Augtember, I'm in.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: jacqui.c
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 08:34 PM

We will be there - Kendall won't miss out on lobster!


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 08:42 PM

SEPTEMBER! Sorry folks. I am so distracted by the wonders of Jacqui's birthday presents that I just lost track of time.

Sunday September 2 at 4PM

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 08:43 PM

Where is this? I might be up for a drive to Maine to sing some songs and eat some lobsters.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 09:08 PM

South Portland, ME, Exit 47 off 95. PM me for more information.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: DebC
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 09:37 PM

Ahhhh. SEPTEMBER 2. I/We will try to be there. Not sure about my husband...he doesn't eat lobster.

Deb

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 11:30 PM

I don't either, Deb. I usually have some steaks on hand as well as hamburgers and hot dogs. Kendall and Curmudgeon do the boiling - I can't even abide the smells never mind the screams of pain as they plunge the poor babies into boiling water.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: GUEST,clockwatcher
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 08:04 AM

That was probably a wind up, but in case not ...

Screams of pain, I don't think so. Where did the vocal cords suddenly come from? In boiling water, you die of shock instantly.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: curmudgeon
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 08:53 AM

It is with heavy heart that I must convey our regrets. This date coincides with another event, renamed Boylestock by Jeri, to which we have commited.

Also, there is no way in Hell that I would attempt to leave Maine on Labor Day. The sheer thought of being engulfed in the tidal wave of tourist traffic headed south on the Maine Turnpike, is almost more than I can even contemplate.

Still looking forward to seeing many of you at the Shanty Session and/or the Dave and Pamela concert -- Tom

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 09:37 AM

I'll bring the lobster buckets to the Dave and Pamela concert, but I agree with Tom. Even if we weren't already committed to Boyle Fest, there's no way I'd consider heading south out of Maine on Labor Day. I don't like living in my car for hours and hours.

(I have fond memories of my days in Kennebunkport, sitting on the bridge in a lawnchair on Labor Day, toasting the departing tourists with the martinis in our Thermos.)

Really sorry to have to miss the Lobster Boil this year, though. Been looking forward to it since last year's.

Linn

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: MMario
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 09:44 AM

Damn - I'm actually going to be within a reasonable driving distance - but have comitted to something else.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: ranger1
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 10:06 AM

Jason and I can both attend. I might be a bit late, but such is the life of a park ranger...

Jason would like a lobster. I will be happy with roasted cow flesh.

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 10:29 AM

I didn't realize it was Labor Day weekend, but I can brave the traffic. I also didn't know it was the same Sunday as Boylestock, but as I haven't been invited, Mary wins.

This year, someone ought to count how many lobsters Kendall eats. He might set a record or something

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: curmudgeon
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 12:01 PM

Jeri, to know about Boyle Fest is the same as an invitation - Tom


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Micca
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 12:15 PM

It is worth attending just to see Kendall hypnotise the Lobster!! even though I couldn't take the smell and promptly retired to TJ Hookers and ate Reuben sandwiches and drank French Vanilla coffee(My Favourite) while the savages indulged themselves, I rejoined after the smell had dispersed. I realise that it was only a Mini-boil and not the full monty so to speak, I think there was only 6-8 lobsters eaten on the occassion,but the pile of debris was impressive, even so.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: kendall
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 01:11 PM

Smell? You eat cheese, don't you?

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Becca72
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 01:39 PM

It is a Maine (or at least Morse) tradition to

1. Scare the dog with the live lobster
2. Put it to sleep before sending it to its death
3. Eat until your pants no longer fit

Micca, if there were only 6-8 lobsters eaten and my father was there, what did everyone else have for dinner?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: gnu
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 01:44 PM

#3... That is what belts are for. Or, the more modern "sweat pants".

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Micca
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 01:50 PM

becca, maybe he wasnt feeling well?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Becca72
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 02:05 PM

Maybe he didn't want to seem shellfish by eating them all...


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Greg B
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 02:25 PM

Ten bucks per--- what a bargain! I'll be mighty pleased if we can find
anything like that in the Orono / Bangor area next week.

I was thinking of taking out a line of credit for supper, with what
I've heard about the the lobster 'shortage' situation.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: gnu
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 02:36 PM

$10.... say now... what we talking? Markets, selects??? I saw a few nice one's at Sobeys last week that I would have paid $10 for... about 15#... one was about 30#. But, some say that the larger or older ones are tough as the nobs. I say it depends on how you do them. Gotta get them cooking slowly and do them just right so they come out nice an soft and juicy.

Kendall... do you have any experience to share in this area?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Greg B
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 02:45 PM

That myth about the big ol' boys being tough is what
puts the per-pound price of the giants down. Hereabouts,
they're the best bargains. You do have to have the shop
steam them for you, because they're really too large to
fit properly in any sort of household boiling pot. Still,
that's just as well; you go off and do the rest of your
grocery shopping then come back for the lobster.

My experience has been that the big ones done up in a
steamer are quite tender, and in fact the huge claws
are particularly nice. It does take a bit of practice to
crack 'em.

We feed several people off of one of these giants, and
have enough left over for lobster roll next day...


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 03:45 PM

GregB has never seen Kendall eat lobster. Feed several people off one and have left overs? it would have to be a 200# lobster.

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: kendall
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 04:18 PM

Large lobsters are illegal in Maine. If it measures over 5 inches from the eye socket to the end of the carapace it is considered a jumbo, and must be thrown back so the trawlers from Massachusettes can take them to Gloucester or Boston.
This law was passed in 1939 because the dealers didn't want to handle them, so they called it a "conservation measure".
They have never explained how anything gets more verile with age.

When I lived in Mass, for 9 months, a neighbor gave me a lobster that was as big as my arm. I tried to get into its claw and had to smash it with a hammer. The meat was tougher than Japanese algebra.
It brought to mind, biting into a catcher's mitt.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 04:31 PM

Kendall......Your lobster sounds like a groundhog I once shot. He was as old as Methusaleh and my friend's Mom boiled him a loooog time before baking him.....and the damn thing was still as tough as shoe leather.

The combo of the two would make a surf and turf from hell wouldn't they?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: MMario
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 04:34 PM

roughly 1 offspring survives to weigh 1 lb for every eight 1 lb female lobsters that breed.

On the other hand - an average of 2 lobsters will survive to the 1 lb weight from the annual spawning of a single 9 lb lobster. So it definately makes sense to limit the size that is legal.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 04:40 PM

Survival of the fittest. The older they are the smarter they are at avoiding traps or getting out of them or not getting eaten. Let the smart ones breed.

As for getting "more virile with age". Have you never heard the story of the old bull and the young bull?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: kendall
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 07:50 PM

Yes. I have told it to many a young snot.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Greg B
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 08:10 PM

Kendall---

I'd be honored to see you eat lobster.

I used to smash the 7-8# claws with a hammer. Until I learnt
the precise spot to nail them with a cleaver to get them to
open up. Granted, it's a good idea to do this outside, because
it splatters a bit.

I think a lot of people over-cook a monster lobster, mistakenly
thinking it needs a radically longer cooking time. Thus the tough
meat. Any lobster gets rubbery if over-cooked.

Maybe it's the fact that we get them steamed that keeps them
tender. Steam works its wonders quickly and deeply.

Howe'r it is, the claws are just dead tender, and the tail is
firm, but not chewy. The crusher claw is insane--- it comes up
about the size of a cornish game hen or a small meat-loaf.

I do, however, feel some remorse in the realization that the age
of one of those big beasts means that they'd have known me father
as a boy.

That goes away in ten, fifteen seconds.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 10:14 PM

Sigh! Labor Day Weekend Roll & Go is performing at a Downeast Pirate Festival in Rockland, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. It's a benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and evidently pirate groups are coming in from all over the country, and Rockland is going to be bombarded by cannon fire.

Arghh!
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Barry Finn
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 11:44 PM

Ill be at the Boyle fest too.

I never met a lobster that was to tough to eat. Steam 'em for about 7-8 minutes & you should be fine a little extra if the huge or you're doing a bunch but the bigger the better IMHO, you get more meat & the legs are worth sucking clean too. Less is wasted with the biggie's more meat per pound.

Actually they should up the size of the leagle limit so the breaders can't be taken before they even have a shot at reproducing. How'd ya like being shot ta death before you've ever been laid, not worth the living if ya can't make it that far.

Barry

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 12:59 AM

I've had them Maine lobsters at Sinsull's house and they are pretty scrumpcious. I've even had Kendall teach me how to put the little crusty's to sleep before scalding them to death. But the Red King Crab from the Aleutian Islands beats 'em all to smithereens. Tawmmie and I plan to attend Lobsterfest one of these years and look forward to being there to share some of our crab with you all when we do. So eat hearty and think of us as you pick at your claws.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Barry Finn
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 01:03 AM

No crab beats a Maine lobster, sorry Mike.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 01:59 AM

Barry - you are revolting!!!!! The concept of sucking the legs clean is yucky!!!!! Stick to the tail and the claws is what I say.

Not sure about me/us - Mary - will let you know.....


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 08:52 AM

Back when I was growing up on our hard scrabble farm on the coast of Maine my father would sometimes exchange beef for lobster with the fishermen. We would always consider that a great treat and wonder why fishermen would be interested in beef.

And, yes, sometimes we would get one of them huge lobsters in trade, big enough to fill the turkey platter, big enough so even the legs were something you had to break open to get at the meat, unless you had the suction power of a shop vac (or a Barry Finn). And, yes, the meat was every bit as tender as the smaller lobsters. Now I'm all for banning the capture of the "big ones," as we currently do in Maine, but I still sometimes hunger for those days gone by.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 09:50 AM

The only thing I recall hearing about Boylestock was that there would be one this year. If it's always on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, in the years they have it, I didn't know that. I've only been to one.

As I've already told Mary I'd be at the lobster boil, I guess I'll miss this one. I was looking forward to it, but I was looking forward to the lobster boil too. Tom, please say Hi to folks for me.

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 12:02 PM

Would Saturday, September 8 work better for most people? Let me know and I can re-schedule. Meantime, I have not heard from a number of "regulars" about Dave Ruch and Pamela Goddard's concert. Biggest concern is beds. Let me know.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 12:04 PM

It would work a lot better for me!

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: curmudgeon
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 12:37 PM

That date would be much better for Linn and I. We're playing for the Strafford County Democratic picnic on that Sunday, but not till the afternoon.

Another possibility would be saturday, the 22nd. The shanty session is the week before that and the Maritime fest, the weekend after. And by that time of year we should be getting hard shelled lobsters.

See you saturday - Tom & Linn

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: kendall
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 12:43 PM

Not the 22nd, we are going to a memorial for my recently passed friend, Brian Mason.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: jacqui.c
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 12:58 PM

The 8th sounds good. The 22nd is no good for me - I'll be laid up following a hernia repair.

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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: kendall
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 01:28 PM

Dragging me down the cellar stairs will give ANYONE a hernia


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: curmudgeon
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 04:19 PM

Also, Mary, running two major events a week apart might well be too much, even for a tough young bird like yourself. You may be the Pearl Mesta of folkdom, but even you need some R & R time in between things - Tom


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 04:26 PM

To tell the truth Tom, the Lobster Boil wouldn't be much fun without you and Linn. Your apron is a staple of the feaAnd I was counting on Linn showing up in her pilgrim outfit.st. Let's go with Sept. 8. I will ask Jeri to change the title and warn people.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***


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From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 05:01 PM

Gee, I see you changed the date..............Can I get one shipped FedEx?

Spaw

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***


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From: curmudgeon
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 05:08 PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***

We'll be there with apron. I don't know about the pilgrim costume. Linn's not home yet.

Anyway, see you Saturday - Tom

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ***NEW DATE***


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From: TRUBRIT
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 05:28 PM

This may work for me/us -- will let you know.


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From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 05:53 PM

You mean that bonnet and apron? Looks more Amish than Pilgrim. Uh, why exactly did you give it to me anyway? You never DID answer that question.

After dripping butter and crustacean juices on my red shirt last year (and totally ruining it for anything but gardening, by the way), a plastic bib (dropcloth sized) might be a lot more appropriate. I think dripped butter would go straight through that apron. (And I don't THINK I need head protection from splashed lobster juice.)

Maybe a tasteful vinyl outfit. I'm sure you could find one for me online. Uh, well maybe not. Remember when you ordered the cat o' nine tails in bulk.

Ummm, I suck the meat out of legs big enough to suck meat out of, too. Lobster legs, I mean.

Thanks for changing the date! I really didn't want to miss it! (Lobstah at home just isn't the same.)

Linn


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From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 06:35 PM

I have lobster bibs and platters from...WAIT...The Christmas tree Shop.

I gave you the outfit on Thanksgiving expecting that you and Tom would serve dinner in costume. You didn't.


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From: gnu
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 07:12 PM

Kendall? Well gee whiz. The big biggers ain't no good, eh? The best lobster I ever had was poached. We was aboard me buddy's boat, The P*******, and we was off a the Alma, New Brunswick wharf. Old ** left Alma at 14 years old and joined the Canuck Navy. Tough as nails like they say... tougher, I say.

He took us out a ways, spied the coast and steamed in at a great rate a knots. He had one eye on shore and one eye on the water. Idle she went and ** scrambled back like the sixty year old teenager he was, gaffed the line and slung her on the winch. He took a big bigger out of the trap, fired it to the stern, dumped the trap, scrambled f'ord and off at full. One eye on f'ord and one eye astern.

We anchored off off Cape Enrage and the screaming began... no hypnotics. Me, and ** and **** ***** from Newfoundalnd, 6'6" and near wide as you would imagine, ate our fill, with a two pound margerine container full for home. It was absolutely tender and delicious.

So, I guess the key to cooking a twenty five pound lobster is to make it a bit exciting. Or, drink as much as we did that day.


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From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 08:50 PM

Now scheduled for Sept. 8, you say? In that case it's just possible I might be able to make it, but I won't know for a while -- my short time in Maine is filling up fast with visiting friends, etc. How soon do you need a definite answer? (I would not need lodging -- just have to stay sober enough to drive back to Sebago...)

Nancy


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From: Willie-O
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 09:03 PM

"(I would not need lodging -- just have to stay sober enough to drive back to Sebago...)"
Come on Nancy...show some spirit, or at least some realism.

Now let me get this straight...my psychic powers are intuiting that the date has been changed to Sept 8, and that's a Saturday...

Damn shame if you ask me. I'll be dropping my firstborn at uni in New Brunswick just before the long weekend, and am looking for something fun (with my secondborn) on Labour D weekend before heading home...it would have to be super fun to get me into the US, but anything's possible.

W-O

...now Charlie, what's this you say? A Pirate Festival? Howzzat shaping up???? Maybe you should start a thread...


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 07:15 AM

24 hour notice is fine, Nancy as long as you don't need a bed.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 09:40 AM

Sinsull-

Saturday, September 8th works fine for Judy and me; we're giving a pass to the annual Robinhood Farm Musical Gathering this year (but maybe next year we'll revive it).

For those who want more information for the Downeast Pyrates Festival in Rockland on Labor Day weekend: Click here for a knotty and nautical time!

The formal schedule is from 10 am to 6 pm each day.

Also that same weekend is Camden's annual Windjammer Days, with its own range of nautical festivities:

2-5 pm Saturday Gilbert's Public House
2-5 pm Sunday at Camden Public Landing
9 pm Sunday Gilbert's Public House

So one could have a wonderful time cruising between Rockland and Camden, about 30 minutes apart.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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From: DebC
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 10:21 AM

Ooooh. That is a much better date for us as we are otherwise engaged on Sunday Sept. 2.

If I can, I'll try to make it up.

Deb
www.DebraCowan.com


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From: SussexCarole
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 05:36 PM

Sorry we can't make it Mary but our friend Luigi is on his way over


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From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 06:24 PM

AHHHH Crap! Who is Luigi? Does he come with batteries?
M


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From: SussexCarole
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 06:43 PM

YES but with no banjo


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From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 06:45 PM

Definite Maybes so far:
Linn and Tom
Kendall and Jacqui
Jeri
DebC +1
Me
Tami and Jason
Kathy
Charley and Judy
Nancy King
Marc Bernier

Serve SPaw right if I FEDEX a lobster to him FEDEX Ground. But I like Karen and the boys too much.


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From: SussexCarole
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 06:47 PM

Oh errr... he should be with you by now.   But he's still probably in the long immigration queue at the airport!


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From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 07:13 PM

It will be really nice to see Nancy King and Marc Bernier in Maine. Maybe we can persuade them to sing a song or two.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 07:51 AM

EVERYONE sings for his supper at this one. Even Seamus and Alice.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Midchuck
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 12:27 PM

Damn. I just asked Kendall if he and Jacqui could take us in on the 2nd. Now he'll think I'm stupid and out of touch. That's ridiculous, of course.

Let me know when the real date is going to be. 8th might be doable...

Peter


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From: jacqui.c
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 12:30 PM

Definitely the 8th Peter.

We can give you lodgings for the weekend. It would be lovely to have you here.


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From: JudyB
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 01:22 PM

Peter - If you come, please bring CDs. I've been wondering how I can get a couple more copies of one of them....

Thanks,
JudyB


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From: Midchuck
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 02:01 PM

Which one do you want most? We've about sold out of Loose in the Hills in CD. I can burn homemade copies as needed, but they won't be professional looking.

We have lots of Fill One Room; and lots of cassettes of both that we'll let go real cheap to anyone who still has a cassette player. No 8-tracks or vinyl records, though.

Peter.


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From: JedMarum
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 02:11 PM

Wish I could have joined in!

I heard a guy on the radio one day say that he sent a gift box of lobsters to his intern and her husband for their wedding anniversary. She was a vegetarian, but ate fish. The couple lived in Manhatten. The intern was appalled at the gift and before her husband came home from work, the lady decided she'd release the poor creatures ... so she brought them to the water, broke through the ice and let them go ... into the pond at Central Park!

... true story!


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 02:19 PM

Jed, is that what's called the "Bms Rush"?

Barry


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 02:35 PM

I use cassettes in my car, Peter. Bring some.
Barry, bring CDs.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 02:37 PM

Jed, if you didn't have a gig while the lobsters will be in the process of being slaughtered like small arachnid versions of Mayan sacrifice victims - except nobody will be yanking out their little beating hearts (we don't know where they keep their little hearts anyway) and Mel Gibson will not be present - I'd suggest you fire up the private jet and make haste to Maine.

So did the alligators eat the poor little Central Park Pond lobsters?


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From: JedMarum
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 02:51 PM

... probably fell prey to their tiny cousins; the crawfish!

BMS Rush??


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From: Jeri
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 03:11 PM

I think he meant 'Bum's rush'. (I don't get it in this context either.)


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 05:08 PM

Thanks Jeri, the "Bums Rush"! It's slang from when I was a kid & before, I believe it was in common use during my stepfather's generation & before. I sometimes think some of the sayings that I don't hear anymore, I don't hear because I've been living in Cow Hampshire for so long & away from the big city speak, when it may be that phrases that I think of from when I was growing up are actually no long in use. The Bums Rush, just like it sounds, when a free hand out is available the bums are the 1st to rush in & crowd it. Through a bunch of lobsters in the duck pond in the Boston Gardens & the rich from the Ritz will be 'duking & ducking' with the bums for the free meal

Barry


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From: curmudgeon
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 05:22 PM

To give someone "the bum's rush," is to grasp said person firmly by the back of the collar with one hand, and his belt with the other, and toss him outside - Tom


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From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 05:42 PM

Quite right Tom, that is anothoer take on it.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: GUEST,Luigi
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 06:51 PM

I'm still struggling to get to Maine in time for the boil. Hmm! I have to sing for my supper? Just make sure the sun shines


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From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 07:17 PM

Luigi,
So sorry but I understand that your passport and Visa are not in order. Go AWAY!
SINS


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From: MaineDog
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 07:33 PM

Don't try to scare Dex with a live lobster, you'll be one short in two quick bites.

This looks like a possible date, but I will have to defer total committment until we see how things are going (:
MD


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Midchuck
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 08:21 PM

Afraid we can't do it. My wife and our neighbor had planned a neighborhood cookout for Sunday, and we have to be around to make preparations. I hadn't put it on my calendar at work, when I posted earlier.

Drat.

Why do we have to squeeze our real lives into summer weekends, when there aren't enough of them?

Peter


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 20 Aug 07 - 11:53 PM

I thought bum's rush was what Curmudgeon said - being tossed firmly out of wherever you are by the seat of your pants or by your collar


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From: GUEST,Luigi
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 03:56 PM

Help!   It's dark in here!    Am I nearly there yet?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Aug 07 - 01:54 PM

Refresh!


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From: GUEST,Luigi
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 04:59 PM

Looks like I'm stuck here at the immigration desk for a while. Not sure if I'll make the boil. My brother is on his way across the pond to sort things


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From: GUEST,aragosta
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 05:04 PM

Just hang on in there brother! I'm on my way


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From: curmudgeon
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 05:19 PM

SINS, it might be good to also refresh the time and other details again for those of us with less than perfect memories - Tom


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 07:22 PM

Lobster Boil? What Lobster Boil??????


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From: kendall
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 07:27 PM

That was LAST week, right?


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From: GUEST,Aragosta
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 07:28 PM

Boil? Oh no!!!! there was I thinking it was just a pimple. Hang on in there Luigi I WILL rescue you - no wonder you had absconded


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From: GUEST,Luigi
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 07:41 PM

Lobster Boil!!! Well spotted my bruv. Those guys on the immigration desk confiscated my batteries - I won't be fast to replace them. Seems I may be destined for the bargain department of the USA Christmas dept of the 'lots less than a dollar' shop


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 07:46 PM

Saturday, September 8
Arrive about 4PM to find the water boiling, tables set up outside and beer on ice.
Can always use ice,beer,wine,& soft drinks.

Menu:
Lobster and butter
Hamburgers
Steaks
Hot Dogs
Salads
and whatever comes in the door.

Ice cream
Fresh Fruit and whatever comes in the door.

Stay until whenever.

Breakfast:
Scrambled Eggs
Bacon
Toast
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
and whatever comes in the door.

So far:
SINSULL
Jeri
Jacqui
Kendall
Tom
Linn
DebC
Marc Bernier
Tami
Jason
Charley
Judy
Nancy King
Deborah
Tom
Maine Dog +1
Luigi SIGH!
The Dave Bryant Memorial Lobster

Some of the above are definite maybes who will let me know. Anyone else?
Lobster prices have come down so $10/per critter is valid.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: GUEST,Aragosta
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 07:52 PM

And me (pretty please)


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From: GUEST,Aragosta
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 07:53 PM

Please tell the Bat that I might wear sox


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 07:55 PM

Oh Christ! Another one. OK But if you jiggle, wiggle, dance and sing look out or you'll end up in the pot with the lobsters! Or worse, I'll remove your batteries.

Barry - bring MANY CDs. Some of us are still waiting for copies and I have requests for overseas.

Anyone heard from Joann and Peter? They haven't responded to my PMs.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SussexCarole
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 08:03 PM

Oh Christ?? Mary.. is the headless one still in your back 'yard?'


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 08:17 PM

100 - But I wish i could make it !


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: curmudgeon
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 08:20 PM

You were one too soon Terry. We all wish you could make it here though - Tom


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: curmudgeon
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 08:23 PM

There's something buggered in the numbering system. When I made my last post, Leadfingers's post was at 99. Then mine came in as 101. Has some JC eliminated all the 100s as in no thirteenth floors on elevators?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 08:42 PM

Whemn i posted , Carole was 99 - It now says 102 !


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: curmudgeon
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 08:46 PM

When I posted, you were #99. Thus the count as posted is one number shy of correctness.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 09:16 PM

I hate to interrupt this brilliant reparte but has anyone heard from Joann and Peter?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: curmudgeon
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 12:42 PM

I'll try to call Peter tonight.

Meanwhile, who's going to get Luigi?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 01:18 PM

Luigi has arrived on his own and is googling me with his weird eyes from atop my printer just below the tiny nuns. Someday I will take a serious interest in decorating my home and all this crap will go. My sister-in-law redecorates and paints annually. The whole house! Someday...


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From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 03:52 PM

"Someday I will take a serious interest in decorating my home and all this crap will go."

One wonders what the final straw might be to reach the tipping point?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 06:17 PM

Leave it the way it is Mary -- it's familiar and comfortable!!!


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 06:41 PM

And only Kendall noticed that I once again put down August 8 as the date. It will be changed to September 8. Wonder why I keep doing that?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: ranger1
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 09:00 PM

Oh crap! Sept. 8th is not good for me. Jason can't make it at all and I will be late and tired when I do get there. This changing of dates is difficult for us weekend wage slaves. And yes, I would like some cheese with that whine, thank you very much!


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: adventure
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 10:00 PM

Hey...we're still alive....been a hectic month. Several good gigs last weekend...another tomorrow night for the Adventure...400 plus in attendance. Schooner race weekend it is indeed.
Not sure about the 8th as we have a major board meeting for our boat and a gig in NH on the big lake in the evening. If this falls through we may take a ride to Maine and participate....we should know by next Tuesday, but it looks positive at this point for the music. Essex Shipbuilding set on the 15th, another on the 22nd and Portsmouth on the 28-30. We'll let you know mid week. Hope all our friends are well and healthy. My mate and I have been pretty lined up with events. Charlie and Judy...you lucky dogs....the other side of the world again. Please give Spooner a big hug when you get there.
We miss you all and wish the best to each of you. I have a great story to tell all when we see ya's. And Barry did it, too!!! I guess most people like lobsters over crabs.
Doryman and his mate


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Barry Finn
Date: 30 Aug 07 - 11:24 PM

Shit, what did Barry do now?????

Barry


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: curmudgeon
Date: 01 Sep 07 - 10:42 AM

With only one wek to go, I thought it wise to get this thread back up in case there are any others with an inclination to join this mad mob..

See you Saturday -   Tom and Linn, who will be arriving early with extra kettles.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 08:01 PM

We will miss you and Joann, Peter.
Refresh


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Greg B
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:09 PM

Geez, the ShopRite's here in PA just dropped their lobster prices
to $6.99 a pound for the 1-1.25 pound ones, and they have a LOT.
Everyone at the seafood counter is running out with bags full.

Way less than we paid in Brewer 10 days ago.

Claim they're Mainers. We put a bunch away yesterday--- they seem
like they're from Maine, to taste and texture. Not soft-shell
really, but maybe some are marginal in that direction, with a bit
of space between shell and meat post-steaming.

Soon the prices on the monsters (not from Maine) will go down to
$8.99, and life will be good again.

That and king crab clusters are back down to $6.99. Not as big as
several months ago, but YUMMY!


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Barry Finn
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 11:05 PM

If they don't have the Maine stamp on their backs don't buy them, they're knock offs, leave 'em for the rest of us.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 10:00 AM

Like M&Ms.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 03:35 PM

The mind boggles on how those dear little baby lobsters get their Maine stamp!!!!!! Mary, count us in for 2 -- do you want other food too, and what should it be? I almost never provide food for these festivities (it's always Tom) but I can actually bake rather well -- would a proper (ie, non box made from scratch) cake be welcomed?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 03:50 PM

A proper non-box mix cake would be welcome, Deborah. But with it or without it, you and Tom are welcome.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 04:17 PM

Judy and I would like a lobster each. We'll bring our own extraction gear. We're not sure what else to bring other than booze but we're open to suggestions.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 08:17 AM

I must apologetically back out at this late date. I'v got a gig in Philly on Sunday, and unfortunately my body just will not respond well to spending 10 hours in a car two days in a row. Maybe next time. Again I'm sorry for the late notice.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 09:30 AM

Marc-

Sorry to hear that.

Consider coming up to Portsmouth for the Maritime Festival September 29-30, Saturday and Sunday. There will be several open sessions in addition to the performances.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 10:39 AM

Marc,
I am disappointed that you can't make it but understand the travel constraints. Don't worry about the late cancellation, this affair is pretty free wheeling. Mostly we will miss your voice.
Another time,
SINS

Crusty bread will be welcome, Charlie along with any pre-lobster snacks. I will put out some crackers and cheese with grapes. Fresh strawberries or blueberries would be nice. Whatever strikes your fancy. BUT NO SALSA!

Note to dog owners - the beasties are welcome. My new fence has added a huge area to the yard. The cats have agreed to tolerate a few canines for a day in exchange for fresh lobster..

SINS


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 04:57 PM

We shall bring a couple of bags of sourdough rolls, along with the beer and wine.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 05:13 PM

Nancy King will definitely be there with potato salad in hand.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: curmudgeon
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 05:14 PM

That sounds messy!


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 05:14 PM

Beer and wine and sour dough? Nicelt done, Charlie.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Jeri
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 05:24 PM

I guess Charlie's a bit yeastie...
(Just made me think that if a some guys opened a bakery/brewery, the could call themselves the Yeastie Boys.)

I'll figure something out by the time I leave.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 05:47 PM

So Jason and Marc are out. Barry is in? Nancy is in.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: DebC
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 10:25 PM

Deb is IN...but without husband who has to nmake the Internet safe for everyone.

Deb Cowan


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 10:29 PM

Deb-

What joy! This will be another fun evening.

Cheerily,
Charley noble


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Barry Finn
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 12:07 AM

Barry's most likely out, sorry. But he's still trying


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: DebC
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 09:30 AM

Barry, if you need a lift I can help out. Contact info on my website or send a PM.

Deb


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 07:51 PM

Deb,
Do you need a bed?
M


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: DebC
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 08:44 PM

Hi Mary,

Possibly. I was thinking of just coming up for the evening.

But of course, if we're just having TOO much fun then I might need one. I can always bed down at the cousins' as well.

Deb
www.DebraCowan.com


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: adventure
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 09:00 PM

Well,

Hope you guys all enjoy yourself tomorrow.

We have a board meeting in the morning for Adventure and are hitting the road to Moultonborough, NH for the Lee's Mills Steam Ship Meet on big lake W and singing on Saturday evening.

Looking forward to Portsmouth in a few weeks.

Mary....I love the way you keep asking....do you need a bed????

Not really....a couple of dinner rolls will do!!!!

Miss everyone.

Doryman and his mate


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 11:04 PM

See you at the Maritime Festival, Peter. Occasionally we run out of beds and I have to recruit landlords but only if I am warned.

No dinner rolls for you!
Mary


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: gnu
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 07:30 AM

Are we hungry?


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 08:05 AM

Enjoy. wish I was coming


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 02:53 PM

Lobsters in the coolers and ready for the off.

Seamus has been deposited at Mary's along with coleslaw and tomato and onion salad.

The temperature here, according to one display, is around 95F. Our own thermometer puts it at 90F.

Lots of cooling drinks will be in order.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 11:50 PM

GREAT EVENING - we missed those that could not come........


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 01:25 AM

It was hot and sticky! Yuck! But the lobsters were eaten along with aome steaks. The dogs enjoyed their fill including about a pound of Blue cheese. The desserts were terrible especially DebC's carrot cake. I ate it to make her feel better as did everyone else. Deborah's lemon cake was also devoured out of pity. heh eh

Great music. Thanks you all for sharing. And of course Micca called hoping to find us all asleep - we weren't.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: kendall
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 08:06 AM

And, as usual, there was a pile of those little red creatures that are related to spiders. I ate a couple of them just to be part of the crowd. No way could I gag down more than 5 or 6 of them...


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 08:33 AM

Excellent time.   Nice to see DebC! Good food, good music, and there are people talking downstairs, which means there's probably coffee.

On this day following the bloody massacre, I am glad I was not born a lobster. Or hatched.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 11:06 AM

So I sat here all night awaiting the arrival of my lobster but alas............................I mean I had melted and claified the butter and we were all set to go.

No lobster arrived..............

Nary a claw....................

Not even a dead crawdad...............

...................***sigh***..................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 11:41 AM

It really was a nice gathering, and evidently attracted the attention of a saint, several more small nuns, and god knows what else.

The lobsters were well prepared, the salads fresh and delicious, the desert cakes a delight even for those who prefer to grumble. And there were several good rounds of singing, in between the rounds lamenting the bursting of the mortgage lending bubble, national politics, and the weather.

Nice to have Nancy King joining the gathering.

Thanks again, Mary, for hosting this end of summer soiree.

Spaw-

You have to be there to better appreciate the lobsters. Virtual lobster just doesn't cut it.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 12:08 PM

Mary - thanks again. I am not sure I say it sufficiently -- you are so generous to give your entire home over to huge groups of people on such a regular basis.......I can't begin to imagine the pickup work in the morning. Tom apologizes for leaving so early -- he had been in legal seminars to two solid days and was pooped. The lobsters were absolutely yummy -- I wish, like some others there, I had room to eat more than one......

Judy and Charlie -- many thanks for the ride home.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 12:11 PM

Did you lance the lobster's boil successfully then?
G


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: kendall
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 12:35 PM

Not all shellbacks survive coming to Maine.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 12:47 PM

Virtual? Virtual my ass, I was waiting for the real thing! We had the butter and a couple of inch & a quarter thick ribeyes seared beautifully, charred on the outside and still almost ice cold in the middle......but no lobster arrived!

We had the cud but no scud, an udder but no rudder, the bovine without the marine .................. *****sigh****** ........................ very sad.........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: ranger1
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 04:03 PM

You forgot the turf without the surf, Spaw.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 04:45 PM

No problem, Spaw. Kendall had one tucked away in a plastic bag all cooked. I will pop it in a shoebox and mail tomorrow it. By Friday if the Post Office cooperates you will have a lobster you will never forget.

I think they keep pretty well once they are cooked. They smell bad to me fresh or old so...

SINS


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: bigchuck
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 05:01 PM

Only 5 or 6 Kendall? Tsk, tsk, must be advancing age and decrepitude. I remember more last year. Sorry I missed it.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 09:07 PM

Giok -- oh, yuk!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: gnu
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 09:52 PM

"Virtual lobster just doesn't cut it."

No shit Sherlock!!!!

Aaaahhhhhggggghhhhhh! Sniiiiuff.....


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 09:36 PM

One last memory of Lobster Boil '07: me bottomless when Tom and Linn arrived early. Kendall topless when the heat became unbearable. At least my undies were color coordinated. Jacqui wouldn't let me check his.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 09:42 PM

Geez.......Sorry I missed it. Any pix available? Preferably of Sins bottomless........Not too interested in Kendall topless..........................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 09:48 PM

Well - I guess we should have arrived earlier!!!!


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 10:05 PM

Just remembered - I do have pics of Linn performing what most would consider an obscene act on a very large lobster. It was an interesting evening.


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Subject: RE: Annual Maine Lobster Boil NEW DATE-9/8/07
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 10:10 PM

Was I asleep?????????? How could I have missed it?


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