A Nervous Wreck

Hi Folks-

Well, our president is still driving our New York Times and Muffin sales, both very robust since the inauguration. Where I used to spend part of my time at the front desk reading the sports pages about my beloved Red Sox and Patriots, now I feel honor-bound to read section A of the Times before I allow myself a few minutes with the sports page.

A good friend of mine called me out last week, pointing out that after all the build up over the long season I neglected to say anything in the post about the Patriots’ victory in the Super Bowl. I think I omitted any mention of it because I was somewhat embarrassed by the impact the game had on me. It started the morning before the game when I woke up in a state of nervous agitation.

I couldn’t eat anything and all I thought of was the approaching game. I paced around the house, confident that the Patriots were the better team but terribly worried that early breaks in the game would go against them and that they’d lose to the upstart Falcolns. Finally when the game rolled around I was in a state of worried bliss. Finally, Tom Brady would have the chance of declaring himself the greatest of all time. All he needed was the victory and he had my rapt attention.

Well the first half was an exercise in futility, and I was hungry and completely straight because I’d decided not to drink during the game because I didn’t want my thrill to be diminished by alcohol. Well, being behind 21 -3 at the half time, I did make one adjustment and started drinking liberally through the rest of the game. I was not confident in our chances when we fell behind 28 – 3 and I have never seen a greater comeback in my 50 years of savoring sports. In the end, though I might have lost some of my edge by drinking wine, I was in a fine state of wonderment and contentment. It could not have been better and I still get happy little flash backs when I remember the game.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Bluefish
  • Grouper filets
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Pemaquid oysters

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