Monday, March 16, 2009

My Sunday Picture....on Monday....

Lobster equipment at the ready in Portland harbor yesterday.
There were lots of folks walking around town yesterday and quite a bit of lobster activity going on because:
1. There was a Flower Show. (There is a God.)
2. There was a Boat Show. (People have told me there are two great days when you own a boat:
the day you buy it and the day you sell it. I wouldn't know.)
3. It was WARM! (Fifties, for you out of staters.)
4. The St. Patrick's Day Parade just happened on Commercial Street.      ( Someone tell someone St. Patty's Day is  on Tuesday.)
5. Some St. Patty's day parties going on at Ri Ra's and Brian Borus, two Irish pubs.

We were at Ri Ra's after going to see Gran Torino at the Nickelodeon.  We were paying our check when a bagpipe band came into the room where we were and proceeded to make some god awful noises. I can't imagine any sound more irritating than a bag pipe. screech. squeal.
and more screech. Gives me the heebie jeebies.

A Lobster Story 

In a small fishing village, a Newfoundlander was walking Up the wharf carrying two - at least three-pound live lobsters - one in each hand.

It was three weeks after the season closed! Whom should he meet at the end of the wharf but the Federal Fisheries Officer who, upon viewing the live and wiggling lobsters, says: "Well me Laddie I got you this time - with two live lobsters three weeks after the season Closed!"

The Newfie says, "No - My Son you are wrong! These are two trained lobsters that I caught two weeks before the season ended."

The Fisheries Officer says, " Trained like how?"

"Well my son, each day I takes these two from my house down to the wharf and puts them in the water for a swim. While they swim I sits on the wharf and has me a smoke, or two. After about 15 minutes I whistles and up comes me two lobsters, and I takes them home!"

"Likely story", the Fisheries Officer says! "Lets take them on down the wharf and see if it's true."

So, the Newfie goes ahead of the Fisheries Officer to the end of the wharf where, under supervision, he gently lowers both lobsters into the water.

The Newfie sits on a wharf piling and lights up a smoke, then another! After about 15 minutes the Fisheries Officer says to the Newfie, "How about whistling?"

The Newfie says " What For?"

The Fisheries Officer says, " To call in the Lobsters"

The Newfie says, " What Lobsters?"

I took this photo from my car while we were driving around Portland yesterday....(yes, there's a real person in there!)


Debra from Bungalow said...

Loved that lobster story!

Debra from Bungalow said...

Hi again Elenka, I couldn't find your email address so I am replying here.

Yes, I do rewire the lights by myself but I would never tell anyone else to try unless they were sure of themselves. Check out different DIY websites before you try. There's tons of info out there. Rewiring a lamp is fairly simple. Good luck and let me know if you do it.
Take care, DebraK

Anonymous said...

HAHA Great lobster story! I just love a good joke. Laughter makes everyone look at life in a different way. Did you paint the paintings? They are gorgeous!


Candy's daily Dandy said...

Great story!! That first picture looks like your next beautiful painting!???

Anonymous said...

Again, I have to tell you, you are a wonderful painter. I wish I only had a thimble full of that kind of ability. My husband use to tell me when I doodled that all of my pictures looked the stick men! It still cracks me up when I think about that.


Carol Murdock said...

Wonderful story! Smart man I'd say.I agree you should do a painting of the picture, it is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Elenka, you missed the best show taking place in Portland during the entire weekend......How could you forget the GOLF SHOW at Holiday Inn By The Bay? This show took place Saturday and Sunday from 8AM until 5PM.

Elenka said...

Marchin, thanks for the info. I was wondering where all the balls were.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Are you challenging me to make my MM posts MORE MORBID????

And Re Ra's...I can take it or leave it.

Hallie :)

Pam said...

Hi Elenka! Great to see your comment on my post. I went into great detail for instructions you asked for about the natural dyeing of fabrics, then realized I'd replied to the comment below yours, who probably really didn't want to know.There's a book by India Flint "Eco Colour-botanical dyes for beautiful textiles", published in 2008 by Murdoch Books, that explains it all. ( Great story you have here - Happy St.Patricks Day today!

Kris said...

Elenka, Thanks for the laughs. Loved the lobster story.
Your comment on my post also made me laugh. Phil appreciated both your humor and your insight. LOL

Have a happy day


Piggy and Grover said...

Great story - hee hee! Your image is gorgeous!

kari and kijsa said...

Happy St. Patricks Day!
blessings, kari & kijsa

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Very funny that you found me through Lynda in Africa's blog! Small world... :)
Maine is on my list of places to visit... someday when I can get away from tending to animals here in the desert!