Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Five--Summer Time!

It’s Friday and that means time for the RevGals Friday Five!
(Yes, I know I've missed several. That is beside the point.)

Feel Good Friday!
1. What makes you happy in your happy hour? (kicking off shoes, reading a book, a cocktail, lemonade~~essentially, what do you do to relax at the end of your week...)
Definitely kicking off the high heels I tend to wear on Sundays—which I call the end of my week, as Monday is my definitely designated day off). And then settling in with a book, while Sunday dinner cooks. I try to make that something special, rather than the quick-and-dirty (scrambled eggs, tuna melt, etc.) I am tempted to go with. Comfort food is good too.
2. I have a pair of shorts that I jump into the minute I get home for the evening--every day in the summer. What's your favorite summer "garment"?
I like sun dresses—although you will rarely get me into a dress in the winter, I do like them in the summer—they feel cooler and more comfortable. I also love my Teva sandals, but they are not my absolute favourite sandals of all time—a pair of Birkenstocks…which simply wore out after about 15 years. I need to get another pair—when I win the lottery.
3. I have discovered, after living here in New England for 7 years, Ipswich fried clams. Oh. my. OH MY! Do you have a summer food you might splurge on once or twice in the summer?
When I lived on the East Coast, I loved going to a crab house—all you can eat steamed blue Chesapeake Bay crabs with cole slaw and French fries. Even better was picking up a bushel down on the waterfront and doing cracking, peeling and eating in your backyard with friends, family, and a cooler of adult beverages.
Now that I live inland, it’s the fresh-from-the-field sweet corn. And strawberries. And blueberries—OMG the blueberries.
4. Do you have a specific fond memory of summers of your childhood?
Revealing my incredible geekdom---the reading program at the local public library. Every year I signed up and read way more than required. I had the longest list/inchworm/train/whatever the mascot was that year. In those days (slightly before the fall of Rome) I could safely walk myself and my younger sister to the library and make a side trip to the local market (we didn't know to call them convenience stores) and make an agonizing choice of candy to take home (Necco wafers, candy cigarettes, bubble gum cigars, Gold Rush bubble gum in those nifty muslin bags, Tootsie Rolls, those miniature wax bottles with sugar water, Cinnamint gum…).
Car trips to visit my parents’ families. Day camp at the local nature center.
Long afternoons on the couch/front lawn/in a tree, reading.
Marathon games of Monopoly with my sisters.
5. Use these words in a sentence: snail, baby duck, camper, ice cream, surfboard, cherries.

The snail and the baby duck took refuge from the rain in their camper, eating ice cream sundaes with cherries on their surfboard table.


Terri said...

Oh my - one of my favorite childhood memories is walking home from school with an armful of books and stopping in at the local little store to stock up on candy - pretty much the same as you listed - I remember all of those....and the subsequent dental work :-)

Anonymous said...

Library perks for me as well...great minds think alike!


RevAlli said...

Is that Anne of Green Gables resting in the hammock?

If only there were summer reading programs for grown-ups.

revkjarla said...

Many of us have fond memories of the summer library reading...and walking to and from. The market story pushed me right back into my childhood....those wax bottles of sugar water and neccos. And Pixie Stix!!

I love it.

also am a fan of the Old Bay. I steam shrimp with it and a bottle of beer, the cheaper the better.

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