********************Whilst making my rounds through the Blogosphere I came across a post on The Boomer Chronicles, a blog described as "A 40-something baby boomer examines midlife crisis, ennui in America, and other compelling ideas", that gave me an idea for this week's question.
I love reading Rhea's posts as, like it or not, I am also a 40-something baby boomer and I can relate to a lot of the things she writes about. Plus she's from Boston which makes her a fellow New Englander and she lives in a city not to far from me that screams HISTORY!! -and how could I, as a history fan, not like Boston?? "The Cradle of Liberty", "The Hub of the Universe", "The Athens of America" ... "Beantown"!! With nicknames like that, you've just got to love the place (though I never want to drive in it!).
Well, anyway, getting back on topic - the post which inspired me to write this post was entitled The Lobster Dinner Is On Me and spoke of Rhea's upcoming outing to a Boston seafood restaurant at which she will order lobster, apparently a summer tradition for her. As summer traditions go it certainly sounds like a fine one though I would have no idea as despite (or is that in spite?) of the fact that I am a New Englander, I have never had a lobster dinner - ever.
As the comment I left on Rhea's blog stated, I know I should hang my head in shame for that oversight and I also should remedy it at some point but I don't think it will be anytime soon. As silly as this sounds, about five years back I was told that I would be taken out for a lobster dinner by a friend of mine from California who had planned to visit me in Connecticut. It was going to be one of those "I've never done this before so let's make it special occasions" that never came to fruition - sadly. I guess I am still waiting for that to happen which means there's a very good chance that I will never have a lobster dinner. I can be stubborn.
Anyhow, that brings me to this week's question - in a very round-about sort of manner! ...
Have you ever had a lobster dinner and, if so, was it worth all the work it entails?
Oh, and if the above-mentioned friend ever reads this blog perhaps he'll get the hint!