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The Lobster Quadrille - trinalin thinks things through
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The Lobster Quadrille
A co-worker of mine and his wife (also a co-worker, coincidentally) went to Portland, Maine a couple years ago & fell in love with the lobster there. He decided that what we needed to do, during the gray days of January, is have a good ol' Lobster Boil in Ohio. Last year was our first time doing it and we all had a great time. (I probably wrote about it, but couldn't find it in my cursory glance at my calendar.) This Saturday was our Lobster Boil, and we probably topped last year with it.

Around 1pm on Saturday, the lobsters (from Maine, of course) were delivered, still alive & kicking. Well, I didn't actually ask if they were kicking when they arrived, but they were certainly alive. The folks & I arrived at the doin's around 6:40pm (we'd've been there sooner if I'd not made a wrong turn - whoops!) There was lots of stuff to eat, including one of those chocolate fondue fountains. Those are fun! And my favorite dipping item was bananas. (They also had strawberry, marshmallows, donut holes, and grapes.) There were plenty of things to eat for those who weren't fans of lobster (dad). Mom & I, however, each had a nice BIG lobster. They were good and I did a really good job of getting the meat out. It's all due to the fabulous tutoring that I've received from hergrace. :-)

Some of the folks that judiang and I traveled to Italy with were there, and it was fun to reminisce. Lots of conversation was going on - there were probably 30 or more people there - I didn't bother counting. The three of us had a nice time - catching up with former co-workers, talking to spouses we don't usually get to see, and even chatting with folks we hardly ever get to see at school. It's really nice having co-workers that know how to have a good time (and are willing to have Saturday deliveries of overnighted live lobster - heh).

In other news, earlier that day, I purchased 2 more DVD sets (both complete series, thankfully). The first was The Flash, a TV show that I loved when it was on. The folks gave me dough for my birthday, so I purchased it with that. The other series was Alien Nation, another show that I loved so it died. *sigh* I'm looking forward to watching them both and watched the pilot episode of The Flash tonight. Mucho fun!

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hergrace From: hergrace Date: January 18th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I did a really good job of getting the meat out. It's all due to the fabulous tutoring that I've received from [info]hergrace. :-)

LOL! I've taught Trina something. Hoorah! She has taught me so much. Yes, I've been sitting here drooling over your description. I probably won't have lobster again until the summer. Ah...*sigh*
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: January 18th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a couple of Alien Nation comic books. What was the plot of the show, exactly?
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 18th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alien ships arrive on Earth - the inhabitants were once slaves of another race & are looking for a home. They are reluctantly welcomed on Earth & are given (again reluctantly) homes & jobs & Earth name (many of them corny). In the movie, Sam Francisco (see, I said they were corny) is made a cop & partners with a human who's not too fond of the Newcomers (as they're called). During the course of the movie, they do start to bond & Sam's name is changed to George cuz it's less corny.

The TV series takes over where the movie left off. George & his partner solve crimes in San Francisco, some involving Newcomers, some involving humans. The Newcomers have become the second class citizens of society so they do a lot of commentary about the marginalized.

Oh yeah, and the Newcomers drink spoiled milk & can be dissolved by salt water. :-)
bradley316 From: bradley316 Date: January 19th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, The Flash was totally a good show. I liked it too. It was probably too good! Being a long time reader of The Flash comic book, I thought they did a great job with the series and they found a very good actor to play The Flash! But I'll always remember him as that psycho on "As The World Turns". >
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