Saturday, October 23, 2010


I was at the lobsterman's house with my brother who lives in Maine. He had invited everyone up to a family reunion and this was the night for lobsters. Bill knew the lobsterman and had ordered twenty-five lobsters. "How much?" Bill asked. "Forty-five," said his friend. "Wow!" I thought. "Less than two bucks each!" But the "hundred and" was left unspoken because anyone who lived there would already know that.
You have to think local.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Back in the Day

I've been hearing people say "Back in the day..." for a year or so now, referring to a situation that no longer exists. You are supposed to smile knowingly in response. Back in the day we used to say "Back in the good old days"?
Going forward (another overused locution) we won't hear this in a year or three.