A Month of Love #22

Paula Light says, “Let’s celebrate the month of lurve (aka love) by posting one thing we love every day throughout February.

Now the truth is that I’m not really a romantic guy, so I might be hard pressed to come up with 28 objects of love, but I think I should be able to come up with 28 things I like a lot.

I was raised in Maryland and one of the best aspects of living in Maryland was the Chesapeake Bay. And one of the best things about the Chesapeake Bay was blue crabs. Now, living in Northern California, I can get dungeness crabs, and I can get Alaskan king crab legs, but there are no Chesapeake blue crabs around this area. Fortunately, I did find a website that will delivery blue crabs from Maryland to virtually anywhere in the country overnight, but it’s very expensive, so I only do that maybe once or twice a year for special occasions. Because I love blue crabs.

What Did You Do on Your Summer Vacation?

6939BFFA-6678-4753-9885-00A11AE6A69C“Hey, dude, good to see you,” Sammy said to Frank. “When did you get back?”

“On Monday,” Frank answered.

“So how was your summer?” Sammy asked. “Where’d you go? What’d you do?”

“I spent the summer in Ocean City, Maryland,” Frank answered in a matter of fact tone.

“Wow, Ocean City,” Sammy said. “Cool.”

“Not so much,” Frank said. “I spent the summer as a busboy at a crab house. It was hard work at minimum wage. And the trouble is that I used to love blue crab, but after crab being the mainstay of my diet for the whole summer, the thought of even a scintilla of crab gives me the dry heaves.”

“I can relate, dude,” Sammy said. “ I spent the summer working for a landscaping company, and if I never work on another flowerbed for the rest of my life, it will be too soon.”

“Sounds like neither of us had a great summer,” Frank said. “You know, buddy, classes for the fall term don’t start for another week and a half. We should take a trip somewhere and do some heavy duty unwinding.”

“Great idea, dude,” Sammy said. “And I know just the place. We can catch a flight to Cancun tomorrow.”


Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are “busboy,” “flowerbed,” and “Maryland.” Also for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (trouble), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (diet), Ragtag Daily Prompt (scintilla), The Daily Spur (trip), Weekly Prompts (unwinding), and Word of the Day Challenge (flight).