Things I Like

Things I Like

A visit from the Girls Scouts selling cookiesA dishwasher full of clean stuffWhen my new copy of ‘The Week’ arrivesThe Sunday morning news showsJames Patterson’s ‘Double Cross’People who listen as well as hearWhen politicians sling mudWhat a new coat of paint does to a roomThe distant sounds of kids at play during recessThe tingle after… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

When someone I know wins the lotteryThe surprise of an overnight snowfallThat the Route 50 Bridge is open againThe Filet at the Galaxy 66How much money the boat show raises for kidsDriving across a bridge when it’s snowingRelaxing in my big chair after a long dayA cell phone with a long-lasting batteryReplacing old dishes with… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Young people with big aspirationsGrabbing a cold bottle of water from the fridgeInsider’s ‘young-timer’ – ‘old timer’ listsAny movie with Morgan FreemanBeing overwhelmed in Barnes & NobleChocolate Soy MilkA long line of people waiting to voteWhen people adopt from the shelterHigh school athletes in their letter jacketsHearing the wind howl while laying in bedThe writing… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Going to bed early E-Trade’s baby commercials during the Super BowlWatching news coverage of Groundhog DayWaking up before the alarm clockLiving and working in BerlinA king-size bedThe movie, “The Bucket List”Seeing a movie after reading the bookThat ‘Lost’ is back with new episodesA bare tree in the heart of winterGetting up early

Things I Like

The smell of caramel popcorn in the winter on the boardsExiting the New Jersey TurnpikeA worn-in sweatshirt with a hoodA comfortable pull-out couchTrying and liking wine I have never heard ofWedding anniversariesSeeing places I have visited depicted in moviesWalking the streets of New York CityOur new ‘Pets of the Month’People who have faith but don’t… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

My bookshelf of old “Resorters” “Ocean City Before Condominiums” by Dot Mumford Watching cold weather games in my warm house Weekend trips to New York City Crossing the Bay Bridge with a freighter below Raw oysters on the half shell The sound of breaking waves from the pier The crackling of a fire while eating… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Rainy Sunday nights at home The ending to “Charlie Wilson’s War” The unmistakable smells of a garage Driving on a new set of tires Adults who still read the cartoons Headache medicine that works fast Commercials starring animals Candidates who incessantly use the word ‘change’ When professional athletes cry A hot soup and hot sandwich… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Warm mornings in January Rooting for the underdog in the NFL playoffs Any night with a good dinner and a great movie How diehard some Nascar fans are The book, “The Kite Runner” Calendars with personalized photos Rubbing a horse between the eyes Taking a vacation in January Holding hands with my niece, Cameron My… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

White rocking chairs on a porch New Year’s Day football Children (and adults) playing with their gifts on Christmas My wife’s shrimp ball Selling something on ebay The optimism that comes with a new year Installing something with easy instructions Mild, dry winters That Ocean City’s new library will soon be open People born on… Read more »

Thing I Like

Thing I Like

The writers at Hallmark Getting holiday cards in the mailTaylor Pork Roll and egg sandwichesFamily gatherings ending with Smith Island cakesFager’s Island’s prime rib (one side blackened)Listening to XM on a long road tripTrashcans with wheelsGetting in a warm car on a cold morningThe first email check of the daySound of skateboard wheels on a roadLunch… Read more »