March 8, 2005 3:33 PM   Subscribe

Maine is an exciting place for children.
posted by Mayor Curley (24 comments total)

posted by foot at 3:57 PM on March 8, 2005

When I used to live in Maine, I understood what was going on. This? not so much.

Mr. Mayor, I'm confused.
posted by mmahaffie at 4:04 PM on March 8, 2005

Sarcasm is a double-edged sword. Especially in text.

Also, there is simply no way that Maine is more boring than growing up in rural South Dakota. Sorry. No way.
posted by graventy at 4:19 PM on March 8, 2005

I live in Maine, and it's cool. It certainly beats the hell out of Maryland, which is where I used to live. There's a lot to do outside, Portland has fascinating architecture and people, and nearly every small town is worth visiting.

Of course, I'm not a twelve year old, so maybe I'm missing the soul crushing pain of it all.

Maybe Curley should drive up sometime. Apparently he lives in Boston, which is a nice place if you like professional sports or getting run over by people who like professional sports.
posted by selfnoise at 4:28 PM on March 8, 2005

Paris is a cosmopolitan capital filled with architectural treasures?
posted by nyterrant at 4:50 PM on March 8, 2005

Let's make fun of people who live in rural areas!
posted by spock at 4:51 PM on March 8, 2005

Ok, let's. I think people in Nebraska smell like manure
posted by underer at 4:55 PM on March 8, 2005

I clicked on all the links in the post and didn't realize that it was supposed to be sarcastic until I read the comments.

Does that mean I'm a total dork?

I heart New England in all its lame-o glory.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 4:57 PM on March 8, 2005

Having grown up in Maine, just like Mayor Curley, I can say that leaving is definitely the best part of a childhood in Maine. And I never even had to dig 'taters.
posted by briank at 5:05 PM on March 8, 2005

Say it out loud, "beading, my anti-drug".
posted by geekyguy at 5:45 PM on March 8, 2005

Yeah, okay. That's pretty funny.
posted by selfnoise at 5:48 PM on March 8, 2005

Apparently he lives in Boston, which is a nice place if you like professional sports or getting run over by people who like professional sports.

Somebody's had too many sombreros if they think that's funny.

briank is spot on-- my first driver's license had a moose on the seal. I posted these because I thought they were charmingly mundane (if that makes sense). As in "I did it affectionately."

I wouldn't disparage my childhood home in a public forum because people from away would join in. And there's a clear difference between me calling my mum a bitch and you doing it.
posted by Mayor Curley at 5:49 PM on March 8, 2005

Funny thing about us mainahs...when we finally do go away...we end up bragging about how great Maine is, and invariably end up coming back to live.
posted by lobstah at 6:02 PM on March 8, 2005

Hey, can you send me some Moxie?
posted by Hlewagast at 6:18 PM on March 8, 2005

I used to live a half-hour of so east of Maine, in New Brunswick. It's about the same. I managed to avoid participating in the potato harvest, but I ended up doing other things on a farm. Like picking rocks. (I'm not kidding.)

But there is still something charming about life out there. It's very straightforward and simple, I had great friends, everyone was pretty close-knit and no one would ever think twice about helping you out if you needed anything. The cost of living was very low, and people were generally quite happy with their lot. Even me, really. I didn't move voluntarily.

Now, of course, I am a city boy through and through... but sometimes I still want to give it all up and run east again.
posted by blacklite at 7:27 PM on March 8, 2005

Sometimes I think we should have a Portland Meetup.

No, not that Portland. My Portland.
posted by anastasiav at 8:30 PM on March 8, 2005

But your mom is a bitch.
posted by yerfatma at 4:19 AM on March 9, 2005

anastasiav, that sounds like a great idea. Looks like Portland has us trumped for members, but there are at least 3 of us here on MDI...maybe during the summer we could have a weekend gig up here in the Bar Harbor area.
posted by lobstah at 5:14 AM on March 9, 2005

As a beader myself, that's WAY more than a thousand seed beads. WAY.

Stupid marketing people.
posted by Dome-O-Rama at 5:17 AM on March 9, 2005

Let's make fun of people who live in rural areas!

I live in western Oxford County in a town of less than 1000, and while I wouldn't have gone about making this point, I'm definitely amused that Curley did For me was no "soul-crushing" boredom growing up, even with living in The County (where yes, they do take three weeks out of school for harvest), probably because I loved school and being outside on the ski slopes and in the lake. But I can understand the concept that it is not the thrill-o-minute some kids wish for. I think Maine is the kind of place you get (and love), or simply don't. Both are fine, a lot of people leave but a lot come back again. That's my plan anyway, after a lot of globe-traipsing. But you really can't plan for these things.

A mainer meet-up of some fashion would be great in Bah Hahbah or the Old Port, especially since I'll be able to appreciate the latter fully as of this summer ;)
posted by nelleish at 6:19 AM on March 9, 2005

I'd be game for a Maine meetup, though as implied earlier it would probably be pretty small.

I live up on Munjoy Hill in Portland and walk pretty much everywhere I need to go. Another nice thing about living here.
posted by selfnoise at 6:59 AM on March 9, 2005

Don't forget Western Maine's Only Rock 'n' Roll Paper.
posted by 3.2.3 at 11:53 AM on March 9, 2005

Selfnoise, we're neighbors. I live on Market St. in the Old Port.

And I'd definitely be game for a Maine meetup!

(And I walk everywhere, too -- including down to my office at USM. As long as we're not, you know, in the middle of yet another snow storm...)
posted by damn yankee at 11:58 PM on March 9, 2005

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