Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Live in Dewey Beach and Live to 100 Years!

Dewey Beach is The Fountain of Youth!  Literally!  HA!
I LOVE this!!!!
Sardinians have city-wide "Happy Hours" and thus are now "scientifically proven" to live to 100 years plus!
Since we have at least 17 bars with daily "Happy Hours", in a walkable space of less than 2 miles: LIVE IN DEWEY BEACH AND LIVE TO 100 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!
  Move on over 20-70 year olds! Aging in place is all the range!  80 to 100 year olds: With your cane, walker, or scooter, all Happy Hour bar fun is yours and accessible! Budget friendly, too: No cover charges!
  The article also mentioned diets of less meat and more beans is part of longevity secrets.  We can do this: with Happy Hour and then dinner at Que Pasa where the dish is always garnished with black beans!
  As well, my son noticed that the places on Earth with long-lived folks are located on the ocean.
 Dewey Beach: we are sandwiched between the ocean and the bay!  Extra insurance to make it to 100 years old!

Shore Thing, Baby!

....... or  city-wide happy hours (like the Sardinians).

The secret to longevity, as I see it, has less to do with diet, or even exercise, and more to do with the environment in which a person lives: social and physical. What do I mean by this? They live rewardingly inconvenient lives. They walk to the store and to their friends' homes and they live in houses set up with opportunities to move mindlessly. ......

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Summer House Posts and Facebook's: I Love Dewey Beach

It's that time of the year to look or recruit for your Dewey Beach Summer House 2010!
I am the Creator of Facebook's Group, "I Love Dewey Beach", now at ~ 750 members, and we welcome Summer House posts on the Wall or Discussion Board.
Sadly, I never did the Summer House gig, but luckily I am now an "adopted member"!  The highlight of my Summer's continue to be the Summer House Parties!
I have my own beachy-shack..... and I do admit to enjoy having it to myself after a day of non-stop socializing.  Especially when I hear recent antics such as one house member fed up with another who doused the situation and member with a bottle of beer poured on the head!
But I do adore my Summer House friends!  Every weekend is a weekend to enjoy and thus party.  I find them at every bar and venue....... never an excuse to be lonely in Dewey Beach!
Join up on Facebook's, I Love Dewey Beach and join in the fun and the posted party events!  My favorite was a member's bonfire Birthday Party posted for the entire group!


Friday, January 8, 2010

What I remember Most!

As I fall asleep, my visuals flash to my Beach Season memories.
My body remembers even if my mind does not.
*Falling asleep on my canvas chair.... the beach vibrating sun's warmth and the wave action.  Flashes of blue and gold as I open my eyes to rouse and read my book.
*Peering into my binoculars, waiting, waiting, waiting, .......  for "Our Piping Plover Chicks" to make their appearance meanwhile scanning the dunes and bay with it's breakwater and LightHouses............. scanning for humans not allowed in the Federally Restricted Bird Reservation.
*A late-late afternoon with the slanting sun.... doing the above with my son siting at my side...... he complaining of the solace and wanting the action of Dewey Beach.
*Opal The Minke Whale's crash landing on the above mentioned beach.
*Floating on my back in the bay with no one, not a soul to watch me, and still I stayed out of the restricted area!
 *Running of The Bull I was awestruck: the Rte 1 traffic was STOPPED for 25 minutes!!!!!  The only sound was the revelers....... no traffic sounds!  
 *The sound of a dog peeing on my friend while he slept in his beach chair.... and my alarming squeal.
 *Bottle and Cork's Dark Star Orchestra's 45 minute set forever mixed in my brain with smells of beer, and wafting nicely showered and shampoo scents.
 *Starboard Labor Day Weekend squeezed and squeezed into the tiniest of bar space with a Maker's Mark shot sliding down my throat.
 *To-drool-for smells wafting from Dibonaventure's Provincial Bakery.  How to choose????
*At Port Mahon, my first of the season sighting of a Red Knot
*Red-Knots swirling and swirling flocks!
*Clickety-clack-clak sounds of mating mounds of Horseshoe Crabs and finding the tag!!!
*The noisey kick-kik sounds of thousands of Ruddy Turnstone's.
*My first bonfire on Broadkill Beach.
*The Swainson's Hawk flying in over our heads!
*Quiet drizzling times at the Hawk Watch....... sitting quietly all alone..... rewarded with Peregrine fly-overs.
*Spotting my 2 for 2 Wild Beach Amaranth!
*Summer House Party, Party, Party, and more Parties GALORE! The July 4th one my FAVORITE for the tight-tight quarters and everyone 1000% enjoying it all.. food, drink and friends!
*Arriving at Fantasy Trail in costume and being waved into the VIP parking lot!!!



Friday, January 1, 2010

Dewey Beach 2010 Resolutions!

I do not make New Year's Resolutions but I do Beach Season Resolutions

*I will do The Running of The Bull and drink too! ;-)
* I resolve to leave the bars by 11:30 PM, enough time to enjoy but time enough for sleeping for AM beach-side hanging.
*To show up at 9AM in stead of 10 AM for my Bird Police Duties!
*Every original live music event, I'll be there!
*No more cover bands.  I will not be there!
*Eat out more often at places of my choosing!!!!!
*Clean the cottage less often!
*Put on mascara when "going out"!
*Remember to shave my legs!
*Not to care a wit about how I look in my bathing suit...... just ENJOY!!!!!!
*Swim and wave-jump until I have to float-in!
*Find more and more shorebirds and tiny passerines too!
*Do more sunsets at Cape Henlopen State Park!

Beach Blessings 2010!