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In which River shows you yet another thing to do with a zucchini….


The highlight of my little town’s annual celebration festival has always been this:



Yes ladies and gentlemen…. we race zucchini here in vacation land.



And it’s a definite crowd pleaser.



That’s the pit crew getting the semi finalists ready.



Some of the entries were quite creative.



It’s hard to tell but the one of the far left is a whale… complete with tail and water coming out of his blow hole.

And in case you’re wondering how this works….



I love my town.



Things I like today… Part 7


I like…

This tee shirt I picked up at Goodwill the other day.




If my husband would just follow this one simple rule, life would be so much more pleasant.

I like…

The new yellow kiwi fruit.




Have you tried them?





I like….

The Annual Damariscotta PumpkinFest Regatta.

(And you thought we only raced zucchini in Maine. Pfft!)




But this year, I really like the pumpkin they’re using to advertise it.




I like…

Finding multiple praying mantises (manti?) on the baby barn we’re remodeling.

Did you know the female praying mantis bites off her partner’s head after sex?

Clearly she’s a woman who doesn’t like to cuddle.




I like…

Apple season.




Our trees are loaded with juicy fruit…

And soon my belly will be full of juicy pie and fritters.


actual video of me after eating juicy pie and fritters



Living in Maine affords it’s residents numerous opportunities to attend fabulous competitive events. There are lobster trap runs, belt sander races, frying pan hurls, skiing Santa races, rubber duckie races and pumpkin drops. We even host the North American Wife Carrying contest.

But this year I missed a new one.




I missed it!

The social event of the season…. and I missed it.




Who knew you could have so much fun with a zucchini?



Besides that guy.



And okay, maybe her.

But either way, I missed a stellar event and will have to be sure and mark my calendar for next year.

Zucchini racing.

Coming to a track near you.

Who knew?


I did,  because…




Did you know…

The phrase “hands down”  (as in “He won that game hands down.”)  was first used in the 19th century to describe a horse racing victory? It signified the jockey was so far ahead he could drop the reins and relax his arms.



Well, not quite.


Did you know….

Bruno Mars played an Elvis impersonator as a child in the 1992 film Honeymoon in Vegas?

It’s true.






Did you know….

Mosquito repellants do not repel, they hide.

The spray blocks a mosquito’s sensors so they don’t even know you’re there.




Did you know…

During WWII, America tried to train bats to drop bombs.

Silly Americans, what were we thinking?

Bats won’t even play fetch.




Did you know….

The Roman emperor Caligula made his horse a Senator.

Maybe we should try this….

It can’t be any worse.





Did you know…

The Bible has been translated into Klingon?



Well, you do now.