Things I Like

Sunny Fridays

 

That my kids love the beach any time of year

 

Short, productive phone calls

 

The theme song to “Dallas”

 

An inspiring Sunday sermon

 

The view from the Oceanic pier

 

Raw oysters and a beer

 

The Boardwalk this time of year

 

How fast kids make new friends

 

Driving over the Assateague bridge

 

Rainy Mondays

 

Things I Like

Walking to dinner in Berlin   When my son wants to practice a sport   People who are good with names   Meeting new people   Hearing church bells in the distance   Christian Bale in “American Hustle”   Frisbee on the beach with a dog   Old sayings that stay true through the years   Friday afternoons off   … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Parade day in OC   That people put televisions in their bathrooms   Confidently riding through a sobriety checkpoint   The sand at Siesta Key beach in Florida   Places that serve breakfast all day   A surprising phone call   Daffodils popping through before spring   Special events in Berlin   High school sports   The smell … Continue reading

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Productive, fast meetings   A big dose of Monday morning caffeine   Youth athletes with good attitudes   How much my boys love the Boardwalk   Not owning an ashtray   Getting Blackjack the hard way   The vintage “Lite” cans   When a referral turns into a sale for a friend   Open-door policies   When politicians are blunt … Continue reading

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Seeing someone playing golf in the snow (I just saw it Monday)   Watching my 5-year-old cruise away from me on his bike   Speeches from the heart   Chocolate-covered fruit   Testing my skills on Jeopardy every now and again   Hearing a sea gull in Berlin   A spicy tuna sushi roll   The Boardwalk on warm winter … Continue reading

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No-jacket weather   Playing board games with my kids   Movies with Kevin Spacey   Staying in a hotel   Thick coffee mugs   Thick, well-done scrapple   The view and the food at Adolfo’s   A talented auctioneer   Watching an expert clean a fish   Being stumped by a diverse menu   Reading Lohmeyer’s old editorials     … Continue reading

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Learning about something new   Toys that can take a beating and still work   Watching downhill skiing in the Olympics   Rainy weather during week days   A pile of crabs and a pitcher of beer   Not getting a pile of “ones” from the cashier   Seeing my wife successfully teach our son to ride a bike   … Continue reading

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A streak of good luck   Jay Leno’s sincere farewell speech   When my kids are excited to see me   An uplifting message at church   Taking off the occasional Friday   A stiff drink after a long day   Coming across a seal on the beach   Stopping on Assateague to let a horse cross the road   … Continue reading

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The ride to a little getaway   The ride home from a little getaway   When the Super Bowl start time was earlier in the day   Assateague pony photos   A clean office desk   Watching my son at karate   Listening to the president defend the health insurance nightmare   Sledding with my kids   A field covered … Continue reading

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Sounds of kids at play   Atlantic Hotel’s eggplant tower   That this newspaper is printed on higher grade paper than our competitors   An unexpected package in the mail   Catching green lights in WOC   People watching in hotel lobbies   A big, sturdy rocking chair   Getting away in January   Smell of surf wax   Taking … Continue reading