I keep looking at the forecast; thinking that the worst of winter must surely be over. And yet, every day, I’m greeted with the little snow icons. Or the little sleet icons. Or temperatures I don’t want to see–or think about, really. So let’s take a minute, close our eyes, and pretend like we’re here…
1. Life gets exponentially less stressful here. One morning this summer I spent a solid 10 minutes agonizing about whether I wanted to grab a bagel from my favorite bagel place, or go to the greasy spoon I can never get enough of. For those of you on the edge of your seats, I went for the greasy spoon.
2. Speaking of which, man, do you eat a lot at the beach. Wait. Do YOU eat a lot at the beach? I am pretty much never more than 10 minutes away from my next bite.
3. Also I’m pretty sure food tastes better here. I love assembling dishes with seemingly random ingredients until I come up with something great. These things never seem to happen just so at home.
4. My musical tastes are wide and varied and I pride myself on curating some killer Pandora stations. In real life. When I am at the beach, all I want to listen to is whiny women. Hello, Norah Jones station. Is this a moon/tides-related thing?
5. I slip into beach-life slowly. When I first hit the road, my heart feels free. I arrive and I start unpacking, and feel the excitement that comes with being here. But it takes a solid couple of days before I feel completely and totally relaxed.
6. There is nothing better than sitting with your toes in the sand.