Monday, March 5, 2012


“You are a very determined person, you accomplish everything you set out to though it may take you some time.” 
   (the psychic said this about me last week)


When: I saw this lobster 7 years ago, almost to the day, and today it arrived at my doorstep. 3/2/12

Where: I found him in Portland Maine at a little store called Shipwreck Cargo.

Why I wanted this: I saw this lobster when I was in Maine 7 years ago, and for the past 7 years I have said countless times 'I wish I would have bought that lobster!!!'. I have also tried to find either this one or something very similar to it online many, many, many times online for the past 7 years but no luck. I always had envisioned returning to Maine and that my lobster would be there still tucked away in the corner. I know this 'thought' was a long shot but I am always hopeful.

 I did return to Maine this year, the lobster wasn't in the corner but I figured I'd ask about it anyhow assuming they wouldn't even know what I was talking about. The girl running the store informed me that they still had, it was in storage but that it was not and never had been for sale. I gave her my number anyhow to pass along to the owner. About one month after my visit, the owner called me and said he was ready to sell it. And I have never been happier to make a purchase.

Cost: WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! I have been advised to not publish the cost of this phenomenal finding and I would but it is not something I can recommend, this is the only lobster exactly like this-it was hand made on request. For many people out there paying $20 for something like this would be too much, but for me the value of this item was more than worth what I paid. If you have a strong interest in how much it cost I will disclose it privately.

How I paid for it: TAX REFUND!!!

What I would do differently:  Nothing I could change- unfortunately, it did arrive to me with one of the legs broken. I'll have to contact Fed Ex and file a damage claim, I've never had to do that before so I'm not sure what if anything will become of it.

Will I do it again? Well, I would re-buy it in a heart beat! I think when you see something you think is incredible GO FOR IT! I still think about a pair of shoes I wished I would have bought when I was 16!

Make a good gift/surprise? To get someone something they've been wanting for years, would be such a tremendous surprise. I always try to take note when someone says "I've always wanted...." if it is something in reason and affordable, I keep it mind for a birthday gift. It doesn't have to be something big either, if someone says "I've always wanted to eat at that restaurant." Then take them there on their birthday!

Something I would recommend? No. I have the only one!

Life changing? Yes. It proves that dreams really can come true! It also makes me think that there is something to 'the power of positive thinking'.  I took a picture of this lobster with my husband 7 years ago on our honeymoon and I have kept this picture on my fridge, and every time I've looked at it I kicked myself for not trying to buy it all those years ago, I cannot believe now it is laying in my dining room. This is so cool!!!!! I just love it when things like this happen!


  1. I love your lobster and your stick-to-it-tive-ness! Congratulations!

  2. That is great news about the lobster. Whatever the cost, it was obviously worth it and as you said some people may think it's a lot, but sometimes you can't put a price on happiness and meaningfulness to you. Am really glad you got as it obviously means so much to you. Somethings are worth pursuing, i have often thought about items that i wish i had bought!!

    Power of positive thinking is great and to be fair, it doesn't cost anything to do! We adopted the same principle when we went to Finland. I told my partner that we would see them, that i was certain we would and he wasn't sure but we ended up seeing them twice!


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