Things I Like

Things I Like

A chunk of watermelon grilled The movie, ‘Frost Nixon’Watching my son on the kiddie ridesLive music at MR DucksBurgers and dogs hot off the grill A pile of mail without a billBoating under the Route 90 bridgeThe way they fill up the Thrasher’s fries bucketsA new pair of shoes that feel oldPeople watching on a… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Three-day weekendsHolding my son’s hand as he walksMacaroni and cheeseRelaxing on a float in a poolFireworks displays from a distanceWhen long-time friends visitBelieving that karma existsWalking into A/C on a humid dayWhen locals win fishing tourneysDriving to a quiet spot on AssateagueAn old brick driveway

Things I Like

Things I Like

Cold spaghetti leftovers The first pictures of a newborn A nap on a hammockCookouts on Fathers DayThe actor Ed HarrisStarting the day with an iced latteWatching kids jump off a diving boardShad Landing’s tall treesHearing my son’s voice before I walk into the houseShowtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie’An old Polaroid photo with writing on the white part

Things I Like

Things I Like

Events that attract people here Turkey burgers A day that starts cloudy and ends sunny My son’s love of sleep Anna Paquin in ‘True Blood’ Being poolside Plain old chocolate ice cream Running into locals on the Boardwalk this time of year The smell of a hardware store (Adkins)Simple checks Mondays that go by fast

Things I Like

Things I Like

Looking up through a tree to a blue sky ‘The Reader’ Relief an umbrella brings on a sunny dayWatching my son pound his sippie cupCBS Sunday Morning The OC Air ShowHeading to Assateague via Route 346A morning fog that burns off quicklyThe sound a ukulele makesScanning the strange headlines at the end of the grocery… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Sunny Saturdays Watching my son try new foods The movie ‘Doubt’ When a good book is passed alongThe first corn on the cob of the season Sunny Sundays A pool lit up at night Vegetables cooked on the grillSunscreen that sprays onDays with low humidityWatching a dog walk its owner

Things I Like

Things I Like

A flag poking above a crowded beachNot working on Memorial DayWhen a Kiss song comes across the radioHearing wind chimes from afarWatching my son in a poolThe movie ‘Slumdog Millionnaire’ Smell of a spring rain Pulling in the driveway after a long road trip Blue skies overhead while driving My ‘Bubba’ mug Digital cameras with… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Taking a frozen bottle of water to the beachAn old, worn-in baseball hatA big gazebo in a backyardFunny mug shotsA small pile of bills The curls in my son’s hairA frozen coffee drink every now and againA car air-conditioner that works wellThe compact version of the Local BookLiving outside OC on Cruisers weekendCurbside recycling

Things I Like

Things I Like

A dog hanging his head out the windowWhen a house project is completeWatching my son’s first steps Books so good you don’t want them to endA cold beer kept that way by a huggieShirts that don’t wrinkle easilyA steady breeze blowing through the houseThe smell of new mulchA horseshoe pit in the backyardShort voice mail… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

A full tank of gasThe arrival of palm treesIndulging in pancakes with syrupPacking for a vacationWhen numbers add up how you wantAll the sports playoff games this time of yearGoing a day without hearing the word ‘recession’A short ‘honey do’ list When my son sleeps in The first crab feast of the year Derby day