MAINE: my final frontier. These are the voyages of the Scooter Vespa 250 i.e. Super. Its continuing mission - to explore America's most heavily forested state - to roam the vast coastline, numberless lakes, and mighty mountains. To boldly go where no scooter has gone before!

Friday, September 27, 2013

The world's laziest blogger

My last post to Scooter by the Sea was in May. Was I injured, ill, incapacitated, all summer? No. I confess to laziness. I have had a marvelous summer, and took many rides, snapped many photos, and enjoyed lifeimmensely

And I promised myself that "tomorrow I'll post this and that." Now it's September 27th, and today, I will post this, that, and the other thing

My brother David bought a cabin on Sebago Lake. Here, he beckons to join him at the end of his dock. Remembering the grief I lavished on my younger brother in our childhoods, I remained safely ashore and used my longest lens setting.

Here is the cabin, a magnificent, rustic setting

And this is all I need to be contented - lake view, picnic table, and Moxie!

But we got more - this is just one day's worth of veggies from Kathy's garden

This poor catcher got more than he expected - notice the ball and the position of the glove - this pitch will be caught by the face! I attended a lot of Sea Dogs games

This batter felt the pain of this pitch - he had to go on the disabled list for a week. And, in grand baseball tradition, he acted as if he was fine. He walked to first base, shook off the trainer and the manager, and stood boldly on the bag. Then he scored and left the game!

Kathy and I added a new kitty to our home - Joe!

The rest of the cats weren't so welcoming as they greeted little Joe

Rose was intimidating at first...

...but Joe proved to be too charming

Our family greeted a pair of new members over the summer: Dave's daughter Delvina shares her son Dante with grandmother...

...while Dave's daughter-in-law Tabitha holds Mehdi

And with David and his wife Barbara, and the town of Gorham, we sent Krista off to serve in Afganistan


We celebrated our daughter-in-law Meredith's birthday, as our youngest son Tim serves tiny pieces of cake. Tim is an athletic trainer and a bank VP, and believes in eating well, in not overindulging, in staying fit.

I hold none of those truths to be evident, and my bulk is my testimony. Here, I am contemplating my next snack as I host my occasionally aired show "Geezer Gas" on WMPG radio. I think I was fixated on a stain on the ceiling that looked like a potato chip.

Or maybe I was thinking about my favorite summer treat: Niblets on a stick

But summer is over. This is the task the awaits the frugal in Maine - wood, wood, and more wood!



  1. Thank you for all of the updates. Congrats on all of the family additions and one of these Monday's I'll remember to look for your show.

    1. Thank you. Mike, Ray, and I are at Monday's from 1:30-3pm - except this coming Monday, when Mike and Rachel are attending a nurse certification thing. I think Mike got onboard when he learned he'd be fed a lot of good food!


  2. Thomas:

    Food, did I hear food . . . ? I would ride across the Country for food !

    Welcome back. All of us were worried and congrats on all your additions. No wonder you were busy

    Riding the Wet Coast

    1. Bob,

      OK - there will be food in Maine next summer! and you have already ridden across the country, so I guess that means we'll be seeing you in 2014. Excellent!


  3. Congratulations on the family additions!

    And I like the sounds of Geezer Gas -- will have to check that out. A friend told me old men fall into three categories -- coots, curmudgeons and geezers. I try to point myself toward coot...

    As far as blogs and laziness -- it's an occupational hazard for anyone writing anything.

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

    1. Steve,

      I wish I could tell you when Geezer Gas will air, but until a slot opens up, I'll just be a substitute. And some of the WMPG DJs have been on the air as long as 25 years! I'm last in a long line waiting for a regular time slot.

      Regarding coots, geezers, and curmudgeons, I'm not sure there's a whole lot of difference. One simply needs to be in the upper reaches of the age range, I think.


  4. Glad to see you posting again. We've missed you.

    It is nice that you have stayed so busy. Sometimes blogging takes a back seat to life. I always find I have to be in the mood to post or it doesn't happen.

    Congrats on all three family additions. The kitty of course is my favorite.

    1. Trobairitz,

      Thank you! Little Joe is a real cutey, isn't he? And the other two have a degree of cuteness as well, I suppose. But Joe already knows where his litter box is, and it'll be a long, long time before the new boys catch on.


  5. Tom, when you return as you have, it's almost not bad having you away....great to see you again. Congrats on the new family members and thanks so much to Krista for her service. All the best to your lovely family.

    1. Coop,

      Thank you for the kind words. We're all pleased to have new babies to spoil, and our whole familiy is proud of Krista.