Mainiacs is a revered term, only given to those who are 5th generation (or more) born in Maine. If you were born in Maine but you are 1st - 4th generation, you're a Mainer. Everyone else is just "a person from away". I came to Maine for "just one semester," but now I'm "tenure track" which means I'm here to stay for a while. As I was in those first few months, I am very excited about this adventure and the chance to meet the great people of Maine.
Yesterday was Chester Greenwood Day (with parade et.al.) and today at The Homestead on the Daily Specials menu was this:
It's the first Saturday in December and it's Chester Greenwood Day. WAIT!
...is White Friday.
From today's Portland Press Herald:
Summers in Maine are what Mainiacs live for. Some say you "earn" the privilege after surviving the winter. I'm so used to traveling in the summer.
At 2:47pm today, weather in Farmington ME and Richardson TX are exactly the same: 89 degrees and 43% humidity.
In honor of Dana, who was worried I was losing my ties to Texas, I am posting photos of my office at UMF which I believe will dispel her worries.
I was at the mall today.
So it's 12:38am and I'm driving home from work.