Summer Goodness

This summer has gone by pretty quickly and I haven’t been up to too much. Mostly I’ve been trying to enjoy the good things about summer in my own little way.

My Kindle + the library = summer goodness.
I’m not a huge fan of summer in this town, because it’s pretty scorchy, right? But I make the best of being stuck inside with the A/C by reading. A lot of times I will choose magazines or children’s books, but with my new Kindle (the plain vanilla kind) and ebooks from the library I’ve been delving into all kinds of genres. I will confess that my habit of having several books on the go is multiplied by the eReader – very easy to start a book, get bored and in an instant start another book. Still love it though.

Baking cookies + morning = summer goodness.
This is probably a serious eco-nightmare, but I confess that I really miss baking when the weather gets hot and sometimes, on the down low, I will whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Guittard chips.

Night swimming + BBQ = summer goodness.
Since I’m as pasty white as Vlad the Impaler, I tend to avoid direct sunlight. So we sometime commandeer my parents’ patio and pool for early evening burgers, 20 minute let the food settle breaks, and then a few laps under the twilight sky. Heaven!

Farmer’s market + fresh fruit = summer goodness.
There is a fab farmer’s market near me that I didn’t know about, until a friend of mine moved to our neighborhood. It’s shady and festive and they always have some interesting live music going. So far it’s been hit or miss with me and the fruit there, but that’s mostly due to me being easily overwhelmed by farmer’s markets and I end up just buying whatever is in front of me. Still, if you get lucky, the payoff can be huge.

Netflix instant + air conditioning = summer goodness.
I have seen a ton of movies lately. I highly recommend Cairo Time, In A Day, and Forget Me Not. They are all sort of related because they mostly focus on a guy and a girl exploring a city. Fun if you are a fan of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset (like me).

So there you have it… this is what I have been doing in my “free” time. Hope your summer has been spectacular!

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