I finally made my big move over the weekend into the great state of Maine. I started saying to people, "I'm so glad that I'm a Mainer now!" But a few people, including my lovely co-host Anna, said something along the lines of, "not so fast, buddy!" 

You see, it looks like you don't become a "Mainer" simply by moving your things and getting a job here. So I decided that I needed to put together a list of things that I need to do in order to become an official Mainer. We opened the phone lines this morning, and got a lot of response. Here are a just few things that people suggested should be on my list:

  • Go to a Maine Church Supper
  • Survive through all five seasons of Maine (Winter, Mud, Bugs, August, Fall)
  • Go Lobstering
  • Blueberry picking
  • Clamming out in the flatts
  • Apple picking at an orchard
  • Learn to talk like a Mainer
  • Have a Lobster Roll from Bayley's in Scarborough
  • Get pinched by a crab

It looks like I have a ways to go. I guess for now I'll have to settle for being "from away"...haha!