Things I Like

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 of leather at a baseball game

 

A house with a huge kitchen

 

 

Things I Like

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

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An accurate weather forecast   Picking up my kids from school on Friday   When bread does not overwhelm a sandwich   Funny insurance commercials   Light eyes   Rare opportunities to hold both my kids’ hands at the same time   Looking out at my sidewalk after I have cleared it of snow   Tall Tales Brewery in Parsonsburg … Continue reading

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Short power outages   Getting a surprise check in the mail that does not come with a catch   Salads from Chick-Fil-A   Playing outside in January with my kids without jackets   Apple and peanut butter   Looking forward to watching “Ping Pong Summer”   Watching NFL playoff games and not caring who wins   Seeing redevelopment projects this … Continue reading