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Dominokat
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EARTHQUAKE!

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I heard a loud bang, and my house shook. I thought my roof was caving in. There was a smaller aftershock a few second later.


capecoddah

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Relax Citizen! The Californians will be here shortly to tell you it was nothing.


vaxvms
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There ain't no way Californians will visit Maine
»www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl···-EjrtD3U


sashwa
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reply to Dominokat
I would visit Maine.


Dominokat
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reply to Dominokat
Yea, it was small. But since this was my first one I ever heard and felt, it was a unique experience for me.
I wouldn't want to go through larger ones like folks in California and other areas go through regularly.


sashwa
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You kinda get use to them after a while.


capecoddah

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Citizen! Told ya so!


Jtmo
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reply to Dominokat
Sorry, my California kid landed this morning


vaxvms
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reply to sashwa
said by sashwa:

I would visit Maine.

But you're not a real Californian. You've been transplanted from the Nutmeg state.


capecoddah

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said by vaxvms:

said by sashwa:

I would visit Maine.

But you're not a real Californian. You've been transplanted from the Nutmeg state.

So she's a Californian minus one generation.

How many generations does it take to be a Wochestian?

(14th generation Cape Codder)


vaxvms
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To be a Worcesterite you must have lived your entire life in the city. To be a true Worcesterite you and at least 3 generations must have lived in the same 3 deckah.


capecoddah

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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said by vaxvms:

To be a Worcesterite you must have lived your entire life in the city. To be a true Worcesterite you and at least 3 generations must have lived in the same 3 deckah.

Or give directions using Dunkin' Donuts.

Wonder what our Resident Mainiacs have to say about local/from away.


Dominokat
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capecoddah

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You are a 36%% native Mainer!

Why is "Down East Main" a term?


Dominokat
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Down East, The Magazine of Maine explains the origin of the term in New England: "When ships sailed from Boston to ports in Maine (which were to the east of Boston), the wind was at their backs, so they were sailing downwind, hence the term 'Down East.' And it follows that when they returned to Boston they were sailing upwind; many Mainers still speak of going 'up to Boston,' despite the fact that the city lies approximately 50 miles to the south of Maine’s southern border."


capecoddah

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Bingo!
Before the Cape Cod Canal, villages on Cape Cod Bay, such as mine, had a good trade with Maine. It was a good sail that was down wind. "Beat back to the Cape" was getting home.
Years ago, I lived on a "Yacht Version" of a "Coastal Packet". We blew past Boston and New Hampshire, skipped Maine. Went to Nova Scotia in 2 days. Took 5 days to get home. OK, 7 days, but we stopped in Provincetown because we ran out of cigarettes and beer.
A very long day to get around the Cape to Hyannis.

There you go. Down East Maine.


jap
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Oh you snotty New Englanders simply must get out more. Everyone else knows you're a Californian from the minute the state issues your driver's license. However, to get laid in California one must first undo a few Puritanisms:
a) be willing to be laid without shame & subterfuge
b) in blind taste test be able to discern an artichoke from a pomegranate
c) possess observable levels of vitamin D

Admittedly tough for most New Englanders but I have faith. Daily tremblers do tend to loosen one up.



sashwa
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reply to vaxvms
said by vaxvms:

said by sashwa:

I would visit Maine.

But you're not a real Californian. You've been transplanted from the Nutmeg state.

Except I have lived here longer than I lived in CT. :tongue:

We use to go to Maine quiet often when I was growing up.
--
TH ~ NE ~ EPN ~ NC ~ TD


Dominokat
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I was born in Boothbay (delivered by my own grandfather) , but moved to Bristol Connecticut when I was not even one year old. Then summered in Maine, and moved back to Maine when I was 11. I haven't left since. Except for vacations, and spending a year living in California and another in Ireland.


capecoddah

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said by jap:

Oh you snotty New Englanders simply must get out more. Everyone else knows you're a Californian from the minute the state issues your driver's license. However, to get laid in California one must first undo a few Puritanisms: Myth. We just keep quiet. My "Pilgrim" was a beer drinker that got in trouble for bowling on Sunday. Only thing that goes public is Amateur Hour @ the Kennedys
a) be willing to be laid without shame & subterfuge insert Rhode Island joke
b) in blind taste test be able to discern an artichoke from a pomegranate quahog/steamer
c) possess observable levels of vitamin D Huh, Suntanned from Figawi to Get the Hell off the Cape weekend

Admittedly tough for most New Englanders but I have faith. Daily tremblers do tend to loosen one up. We smile and nod to one another. When you leave the room we laugh and say: "Got that Left-Coastah confused!", drink the good beer and make maple syrup.


We have a secret handshake, but I've said too much already.


birdfeedr
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reply to Dominokat
said by Dominokat:

I heard a loud bang, and my house shook. I thought my roof was caving in. There was a smaller aftershock a few second later.

A few years ago, thinking 82 or so, there was a RI earthquake that interrupted a late night tippler. It felt like and sounded like someone had taken a huge hammer and hit a large boulder in the basement. Except the building was on a slab.

No aftershock, but it was my one and only "holy crap."

California was quiet the times I visited.
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