Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summertime Link-Up

I cannot resist linking up with one of my favorite bloggers, Amy at The Crazy Wise Woman, for a little summertime fun!  It's one of those finish the sentence ones where you add your own your answers!  Here goes . . .
The Crazy Wise Woman
The one thing I am most looking forward to this summer is not having to pack school lunches, worry about homework and drive carpool.  Super exciting . . . I know.
The most annoying person I know is geez, probably myself.  I wish I could quiet the peanut gallery of uh huhs and yeps going on right now.
I would like to meet my friends for drinks and dinner on several occasions this summer.  I absolutely love being home with the kids, but mama needs to grown up time with her lady friends.  And cocktails.

After a long day, there is nothing better than sitting on my back deck with a cold beverage and a good book.  Bonus points if Getzy or friends are sitting with me, and the kids are playing  nicely outside!

The most embarrassing summer work uniform I ever had to wear was . . . geez, I never had to wear a uniform.  I did work part time at a day care and hated it.  No uniform required.

Then I hear my alarm clock go off, I immediately hit snooze for a least a round or two or three . . . never do I ever get up the first time.  Then I get excited because it's coffee time! 
My favorite summer exercise is drinking by the lake on vacation.  That should totally count.
When the ice cream truck comes I always tell the kids that I can buy a whole box at the grocery store for what one costs on that truck.  Or I tell them I don't have any cash.
The oldest article of summer clothing I own is a batik sarong that I bought on my 1994 trip to Indonesia.  I still think it's so cool . . . 20 years later.  
My favorite summer outdoor activity is a cookout with friends.  Nothing better than plans with friends on a hot summer night!
My favorite thing to grill is corn on the cob, sweet Vidalia onions filled with butter and beef bouillon and Getzy's bbq meats!
The worst summer date/romance I had was . . . I can't think of one so that's a good thing, right?
My favorite summer drink is . . . my beer punch.  I don't make it too often because it's full of tasty calories.  The recipe is HERE!
There are times when I just wish summer was longer.  Seriously, my kids go back to school August 4th . . . there is so much more stuff we want to do and so many more days we want to laze around.
The best song on the radio right now is Wild Wild Love by Pitbull. 
Jimmy Buffet is a classic.  Getzy and I went to one of his summer concerts back in the day . . . and wow.  I just remember folks doing whippets in the parking lot and people being way to drunk.  Not my scene.
My best summer vacation ever was the year I graduated college and went to Indonesia for 4 weeks.  It was a once in a lifetime experience.  I think all Americans should have to visit a 3rd world country . . . it will sure make you appreciate your life here. 
The 4th of July is too hot and there are not enough fireworks.  I could seriously watch those forever.
After I'm done reading/commenting here, I'm going to The Crazy Wise Woman's page to link up and read other posts!
It's not summer until school is out and the pool is open!  Oh, and I've spent an entire paycheck on sunscreen! 
Tell me, what's going on with you this summer?
Got any good summer cocktail recipes I need?   
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  1. Lol... I love that Bill Murray gif... classic! And whippets??? Wow I forgot about those... I did a few of those in my time. I wonder how many brain cells I killed off permanenetly in the process, oopsie. And I love beer punch, my favorite is the Hop Skip and Go Naked! Thanks for linking up!!!

  2. Id love to visit a 3rd world country, or send my kids they are so ungrateful during the summer time. I always tell them they could have it much worse.

  3. Wow that is a super short summer break! However, I would like to come over for a grill out!

  4. I haven't heard of whippets since high school.. haha!

  5. I love fireworks as well! I am always bummed after the grand finale because I want them to go on forever!

  6. I loved reading this.

    BTW, I'm all in for dinner and drinks. :-D

  7. Hi - spending July in Portland, Maine to escape the Florida Furnace. Let me know if you get there this summer! -- Ashlee

  8. I can't resist sharing this. Our neighbor tells her children in regards to: When the ice cream truck comes I always.... She tells he children "Do you really want to walk up to a truck with a creepy man in a ponytail in it? Really? Do you want to end up on a milk carton because you don't even like milk." Makes me giggle every time.


  9. Hahaha yes! Drinking by lake absolutely counts. And I want to go have more dinner and drinks with my friends this summer as well... especially when it is on a patio during a nice breezy evening. Also, I am the most annoying person I know as well. Sometimes I need a break from myself. Ha. Great link up idea!

  10. lol drinking by the lake is absolutely an exercise. and i need to try that beer punch, yum! what a great post love :)