Sunday, July 26, 2009

so far so good

I do not love the beach and its unrelenting sun. I prefer the lake with its nearby shady trees. I hate to sweat. I hate when my hair is a frizzy mess. I hate when I feel damp no matter how recently showered and clean I really am. I hate being pale when everyone else is tan. And I hate chub rub and stinky, sweaty feet (and my god do my feet work overtime, which I guess is better than excessive pit sweat. Uhm, right?). So obviously this freakishly cool summer has been practically my most favorite ever. It's been all the things I like about summer and none of the things that really ruin it for me. This might even be the first time I've been able to accumulate a list of favorite summer things - at least since the mid 90's when summer meant sleep-away camp, no parental supervision and cute boys to kiss. Here's what I've liked best so far:

To do:
  • aimlessly or purposefully walk the city, I love to walk as often as possible
  • take my dog to the park
  • sleep 20 minutes later, skip blow drying, coat my wet hair in Aveda's Smooth Infusion, spray in some Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray and go (so much easier!)
  • go up to our lake house in CT and fall asleep in the sun/get a tan on the boat dock
  • not having to leave my awesome seats at Yankee Stadium to keep splashing cool water on myself
  • have drinks and dinners al fresco with my favorite people
  • driving around with the AC off and the windows and sunroof wide open
  • being able to enjoy the outdoors in general without dying of heat and/or humidity
To read (because I don't watch tv in the summer, aside from Yankee games and I have read some books lately that I've just loved and wanted other people to know about):
  • I love a good mystery novel and I recently discovered former Entertainment Weekly writer Gillian Flynn. I just devoured both her books; Sharp Objects and Dark Places. I cannot recommend them highly enough (as a general rule, any book that Stephen King blurbs is bound to be a worthwhile read).
  • another enjoyable mystery novel; Die for You by Lisa Unger. It's her fourth book and I recommend any and all of them.
  • and because I have a LHotP obsession I put Melissa Gilbert's Prairie Tale on my Kindle and nearly read the entire thing one weekend at the lake.
And my find of the summer? My pedicure color. I've had it done twice in a row (I might go for the hat trick this week or next) and then I went out and bought the bottle.


  1. Are you ever going to invite me and the kid collection up to the lake or what?

  2. cheerful...had to double check that i was at the right blog. Kudos! Happy reads good on you, keep it up.


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