The Side Trek – Lobster Roll

Going to the Williamsburg lobster shack tomorrow for fresh lobster or clam roll, c’mon over Lindsey. Today meat loaf since it’ll be stormin’ soon, so leftover hamburger meat can’t be grilled, see Recipe Detours. Meanwhile, the kids are taking over pro golf. Dr. Husband does not like to play weekend golf so Hornet’s Nest out at the back table until it rains.

The Side Trek magazine article from 2008 talks about the lobster shack and more, read it here.

Side Cliks

Jane Lynch of “Glee” and “Best in Show” fame, got married Monday at our favorite local restaurant, The Blue Heron in Sunderland. The NYTimes had a feature article and it’s also in this week’s issue of People mag. We love to take the back roads through Hatfield and sit at the bar a deux to eat fried oysters in the most heavenly Alsacian sauce, Chile relleno, or any local fresh dish they are serving. It’s also been the choice to enjoy with family and friends over the years. The Blue Heron was originally in an old book mill, but a few years ago Deborah Snow and her partner converted the town hall in Sunderland into a gorgeous venue. Snow is a creative chef, the food is local and consistently great.

Nice to see Tiger, Phippy, Rory, Jack smiling and having fun during skins game at Muirfield. Hope it’s a great tourney for golf’s sake. Right, Jake? Federer loses in the quarterfinals at the French? Quel fromage. Apparently the guy who plays Blomqvist in the Swedish movie version of Girl With the Dragon Tatoo looks like Jimmy Kimmel?!

May Trek’d

Beautiful Memorial Day weekend-perfect weather, fun times with family. Jake met brothers, more cuzins, Aunt Jean Jean. Wonderful porch talks with Jame and Ben. Great party, hamburgers, hot dogs, all the fixin’s thanks to Deb, more in freezer for next barbecue. Sunday with Sylvia, went to old hippie throwback for lunch in Great Barrington, “the Gypsy Joynt”, homemade food and music nitely.

Joe will launch the re-make of “My Three Sons” as Steve Douglas (Fred MacMurray), Wes will play “Bub” and Gary as Uncle Charlie.  The updated version will have Alison as Steve Douglas’ trophy wife with whom he has the youngest son “Chip”.  Deb will produce, CP will write. Yay, now we all have jobs.

Looking forward to Hornet’s Nest this week al fresco, t.v. in heavy re-runs and weather too nice. Here’s to a great May, welcome June. Birthday shout-out to Kimmy Pants manana, miss the old Finn tourney.

Ben Trek

Hi all of you Trekkies…I’ve hijacked my mother’s blog for the day and disgusting profanities and turns of phrase are bound to rear their ugly heads. However, before my Tourette’s-like diatribe ensues, I just wanted to reflect on the fact that, as I’m sitting here facing my senior year of college, I’m really able to appreciate this quaint little town that I grew up in and…yes…my family. That was a lot of punctation in one sentence.

With that crazy family in mind, I’m looking forward to spending the Memorial Day weekend with all of them. More importantly, I’m looking forward to teaching my mother how to add tags to her blog posts so that her page is easier to navigate and so that Google is more likely to catch her posts and introduce the world to her “unique” view of things. To that end, I just wanted to tell all of you that I’m having a really great time at my internship with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. We’re all hoping that the Top Hat/Top Kill/Hot Tap/whatever idiocy BP is trying now is going to work, but we also have to keep our struggling journalists in mind–those tragic scenes of oil-covered pelicans really make for great TV.

Anyway. That’s enough for now. I think I can begin my “tagging” lesson. Until next time, happy Memorial Day to all.

Inspired Trek

This is the true story of a long and winding trek. Yesterday, godson Jamison posted on facebook, “After 12 years and 5 universities, I finished college today.” He has persevered beyond belief and displayed awe inspiring courage. Although he needed no degree to prove his character and wisdom, it’s his goal fulfilled.

Travels to many lands and cultures over these years have given Jamison more education and depth of knowledge than any degree from any school. Take heart all of my friends who have kids going through similar treks. We will celebrate with you this weekend Jamison, but it’s my blog and I’ll kvell if I want to.

Mama Treks

I never understood why Mother’s Day triggered the need for kids and even more bizarre, husbands to give Mamas gifts. As a Mom I am happy that I’ve had the experience. There’s no better gift than being a Mother. I didn’t seek it out, but it’s been the most gratifying, fulfilling role I can imagine. Whatever I’ve done is not out of a sense of obligation, but joy.  There are sacrifices that both parents make which they should.  When we take on the parenthood thing, we become forever committed and responsible for the happiness and welfare of our kids. For me, Mother’s Day is silly, everyday is mother’s day and it’s the best thing in the world.

That said, we are going to spend the weekend with a most determined new Mom and Great-grandma Betsey a wise and funny matriarch. We’d do it whether it were a Hallmark holiday or not.

So, thanks Ben for making me the most incredibly proud Mom, and just study for finals no gifts!