Wednesday, May 31, 2006

13 things that remind me of summer

and therefore, make me really.fucking.happy! (ps, it's not actually thursday, i just like fucking with y'all)


  1. yummy summer fruits.. like plums, strawberries, cherries, and watermelon!!
  2. chips & dip. don't ask. it's just that i associate chips and dip with summer.. probably because i eat lethal amounts of it in summertime (think bbq's, parties, my house on any given day)
  3. warm weather. i'm still trying to get the northern part of california to agree with me on this part.
  4. that yummy coconut smell from either my suntan lotion, or malibu rum. they both smell the same.
  5. speaking of malibu rum.. PINA COLADA'S! not that i drink. fine, i rarely drink. at least not a whole drink. but if i was drinking- pina colada's would remind me of summer. and not the mixed kind. the blended kind. the brainfreeze kind! omg, so fun! and now i kind of want one! with 2 cherries and a slice of pineapple, thanks!
  6. warm nights. the kind of nights where a tank top is all that's needed. (as in no jackets, or sweatershirts, not the no pants meaning)
  7. sitting outside on one of those warm nights. watching the stars and thinking how perfect the nights sky is. i heart the stars and the moon.
  8. the beach. dur. obvious, but still needs to be said.
  9. swimming and kids splashing around like freaks
  10. water guns and water balloons!
  11. bbq's & beers with friends. i love house parties and house hang outs!
  12. ice cream! ice cream is best in the summer, when it's so freaking hot outside.. oooh, peanut butter and chocolate ice cream .. fine fine, just the peanut butter, someone else eat the choco ice cream part! and sno cones, hawaiian ices, ice cream trucks! so summery!
  13. sandals. wearing sandals means it's warm out and you can stop hiding your feet in icky socks and shoes and show off those beautiful toes!
  14. ***bonus*** baseball and dodger stadium!!! nothing like dodger dogs at the ballpark, on a warm summer night. *swoon*

30 comments:

Wendy said...

Oregon's sucking on being warm too. I've been having talks with Mother Nature, but she's doesn't seem to give a damn that I've been done with winter for months.

Christina_the_wench said...

dammit, you made me look at the calendar. (middle finger)

good list for WEDNESDAY

Stephanie A. said...

I'm so with you on most of these! I love the fruit- cherries are just sublime. And blueberries? Well, I eat cartons of them at a time in the summer.

Becky said...

hmm i love summer. i wear sandals all year. but summer is the best time. yay for thursday early!

Mike said...

Dodgers SUCK! Go YANKS!

Beth said...

So I am up here in Canada, and while the weather has been beautiful, it isn't all year round.
I was just in California in February. I laughed my ass off at the ladies in sweaters. I was in tanks, and shorts and flip flops. It was so nice! Your list applied to me (mostly) way back in Feb! For a week anyway! lol!

Tara said...

I love summer!! Almost all of those things make me think of summer too!

Melissa said...

I love all that....plus the smell of sunscreen, watermelon seed fights, and flip-flops being acceptable footwear.

Domestic Chicky said...

Great list Jenn! One of my favorite hallmarks of summer is the parade of koo-koo-for-coco-puffs denizens of Venice Beach. yeah, they are there all year round, but come summer, they're half naked too! Double the people watching fun!

mollymcmommy said...

thanks jenn, i know have the pina colada song stuck in my head!

get out, out I say!!!!!!! :)

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ginger incognito said...

Ah, yes, the summer fruits! And chips and dip! Hooray for summer! Now pass the peanut-butter-and-chocolate ice cream this way. . . .

Mama Duck said...

I was so confused for a moment. Mmmmm, now I'm hungry....

Isabel said...

Man, I love SUMMER and the HEAT!

(I am not sure why I live in Seattle, where we don't get much of summer!)

Kevin Charnas said...

Fireflies...I miss fireflies.

and there you go again, THROWING OUT THE FUCKING ICE CREAM!!!! AAAHHHH!!! ICE CREAM ABUSE LADY!!!
YOU'RE GOING DOWN!!!!!!!!

Alison said...

15) Sleeping with the windows open.

16) Prancing around in itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny bikinis.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

I LOVE YOUR LIST~!

Elizabeth said...

Mmmm, cold watermelon, and perfectly ripe cantaloupe!

I LOVE the smell of Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion. They should make it in regular body lotion.

Mmmm, Ruffles chips and thick ranch dip. Oh, God, I am SO HUNGRY now!!!

Elizabeth said...

I forgot to mention the ICE CREAM! Summer means we buy boxes of Fudge Bars, Ice Cream Sandwiches, and those Drumstick things. YUM!!!

Va Va Voom said...

It's Thursday here! But y'know, I'm from the future and stuff.

Kristin said...

The smell of the beach is always good...

Also, everyone looks better with a tan.

It's a fact.

carrie said...

I wear Hawaiian Tropic in the WINTER!! I know, pathetic, summer-loving geek that I am.

Mommy off the Record said...

oooh, i love ice cream in the summer too. I've already been out 3 times this week. Really--3 times!

Yorksdevil said...

Kritin - I'm really not that bothered about tans. People with tans would probably expect me to spend time in the horribly hot sun - and that is not going to happen.
Go White Sox.

russ said...

summer summer
how i love thee
summer summer
i wish it would snow

Virginia Belle said...

ooh, good list. i feel all warm and cuddly now, jennster. thanks.

i would like to add: hot guys running without their shirts, the smell of chlorine at the pool and being on a boat.

Mrs. Chicky said...

I love all those things (except for the Dodger thing. sorry.) and I'd like to add the smell of suntanned skin. Oh yeah, and ice cream!

Undercover Angel said...

I live for the beach and the warmer weather! My TT is up!

Tricia said...

Great list! I love summer too. Pinacoladas sound good, I haven't had one for ages and ages.

jen said...

:cries: well actually Hunter and I both cry. We wish we were back in cali.

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