Posts Tagged ‘Fourth of July’

Maine Red Hot Dogs for the 4th

July 7, 2018

 

We had Maine red hot dogs at the store as a 4th of July treat. These dogs come in thick dyed-red casings so tough you have to rip them apart with your hands pulling against your teeth. When you chew the part you have torn off, the meat squishes out the open end and you are left with the insoluble casing that you can either swallow whole or spit out.

One of the girls looked over at me in the break room. “It’s like chewing a stuffed balloon!” she said.

Actually she didn’t say balloon, but I blush at a more exact quotation.

“Living the Dream”

July 3, 2017

 

Walked into the supermarket’s backroom last night. Found the night crew seated as a chamber ensemble and playing Handal. The store’s managers were dressed in costumes from 1776 and dancing a minuet among the pallets with the maintenance team. Happy as clams here in Maine! Living some sorta dream.

 

Detail from "Sunset" - Acrylic Painting on Wood by Mike Smetzer

Detail from “Sunset” – Acrylic Painting on Wood by Mike Smetzer