Monday, December 7, 2009

It's Me.

Hi again. This whole "running two blogs" thing is wearing on me. I can't keep up.

So for now, please visit me here for updates on the lobster life among many other pleasantries.

xo

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pizza.

The Old Mill is the wood stove we use to heat our little abode. Lobsterman has always wanted to use it as a pizza oven and with the recent encouragement of my Father, he made his dream a reality. A very delicious reality in fact!



Thursday, October 29, 2009

And P.S.


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Now that it's OFFICIALLY winter, I have to bring a bag of warm clothes for the boat rides. Hats, wool sweaters and sneakers. Adios flats and tank tops - hello cold Maine weather.

Ferry Boat.


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Sometimes I totally, totally HATE having to take a ferry when I want simple things like groceries and toilet paper. But sometimes, it's just plain amazing.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Back To NY

Tomorrow Lobsterman and I are getting on the morning ferry to drive down to CT and NYC for almost a week. A WEEK!?! I am so excited. On our to-do list is a wedding, heading into the city for a night of debauchery and getting a manicure. Or at least I'm getting a manicure. Be back next week!





Photos taken in the Bronx. a) White castle, b) Fordham Road, c) Friends.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lobster Bake.

The first time I experienced a true lobster bake was this past summer. You dig a pit and start a fire and then pile heaps and heaps of seaweed right from the ocean on top. Then you put the lobsters on the hot seaweed and cover them up with piles and piles of more seaweed. The result? Extra salty lobsters - at least in my opinion.



Thursday, October 8, 2009

Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!



My articles are out for all to read. Check out this one and this one. But, ahem, most importantly, this one - so you can REALLY see what my summer has been like!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Beauty.

Pretty beach. Pretty man. Pretty lucky.

A Few Things.

How To Have An Amazing Island Wedding

1. Have a tent big enough for 300+ people and for dancing.




2. Fresh wildflowers everywhere you look.




3. Fabric pennants and chinese lanterns.



4. Thrifted plates and parchment paper tablecloths so guests can color.



5. Vintage glasses as take-homes on an amazing metal shelf. Both a display piece and a gift. Brilliant.



6. A lot of good food. Specifically an array of cheese.

Sigh.

One day I shall own a white house with a view like this on the island. Until then, I sneak onto summer people's properties to take in the beauty.

Blackberries.

Wild blackberries are out! Lobsterman and I were able to fill up two solo cup's worth on an impromptu car ride. He knows all the good spots. Look at these babies!




Lobsterman goes deep into the woods to get to them.



I wait by the car mostly.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oh. Hi.

I'm having major technical issues with this blog. But I am posting here still. So come visit me.

I have photos of picking blackberries, cooking lobsters on a beach and so much more. I hope to post them soon.

xo.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Historical Day.

Today my very best friend on this planet has moved to this little island with me and Lobsterman. IN THE SAME HOUSE! I have been anxious with excitement and she is finally here. Let the adventures begin!



Gosh I'm lucky.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Proof.


I have been busy. If you can, pick up the new copy of Maine Home + Design to see my article on a beautiful waterfront cottage on Islesboro.

Oh. Hi There.

Aren't sunsets here so pretty?



Alright. No excuses. I have been so busy here. I thought I was supposed to be living the easy life but alas, now that summer is winding down and the blessedly cool evenings are upon us, it finally is starting to feel relaxing. My waitressing gigs are dying down, I've finished four articles in two weeks AND I was able to sneak in a visit to Connecticut to see family. I'm exhausted.

I have a wedding coming up this weekend that I am super stoked about. I can't wait to post photos of an island weddng, because they are unlike any other.

Other than that, I miss you all. I am so sorry I've been bad at keeping in touch. It's not you, it's me.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Lung Fest.

I know, I know. It's been too long. I apologize. Sometimes life gets a hold of me. Or rather, deadlines take hold of me. Two weekends ago was LUNGFEST! The music festival that first brought me out to this little island last summer. It was the last one but the performances were awesome. I had a great night watching Lobsterman and all our friends perform while I danced the night away. Here are some highlights. Anyone want to see a video of Lobsterman singing?!









Monday, July 27, 2009

Feelin' Crabby.

Literally. We cooked up some lovely pinky toes (which are a type of crab - apparently the tastiest) with some beers and watched the sun set.







While Lobsterman lost at yet another scratch ticket. Sigh.

A Glimpse.

This coming weekend is LungFest - a fantastic music fest that lasts all day. My Lobsterman will be singing and playing along with many other amazingly talented and cool people. Plus my best friend will be here. Since the countdown has begun it's been nonstop music and impromptu jam sessions in the house, like the one I caught here. I thought I was being sneaky but evidently they caught on.

video

(And please excuse the mess!)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Serving.

One of the many jobs I have on the island is waitressing here. The restaurant overlooks the water and you have to walk through a boat yard to get to it. It's the most popular restaurant on the island which means I make good tips every night. Which is probably why I've been there so often. My favorite meal is the surf and turf but my favorite order to take is popcorn shrimp because I like yelling "POP SHRIMP!" in the kitchen.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sunsets.

I've seen a lot here - but I just can't get over them.


Monday, July 20, 2009

On A Skiff.

Over the weekend Lobsterman and I went on a dinner cruise around the island on his Grandfather's old skiff. He had found a motor to use for it but I think we were only going about 5 m.p.h. It was nice to be at sea though our boat did feel a little puny compared to all the anchored summer people's fancy boats. I've never been a "boat" person (though oddly enough I've always had an attraction towards top siders) but it is now one of my favorite summer activities.

Getting the skiff up and running...(which took half the day)



I waited very patiently with provisions...



And finally - set adrift...



Hauling Season!

Lobsterman is officially out to sea - hauling up traps and catching lots of lobbys! I heard a scary scrambling in our refridgerator the other morning and when I opened the produce drawer, two LIVE lobsters were inside. Needless to say they did not receive names since they were gobbled up for dinner that night.