1. From your childhood, what do you miss most about summer vacation?
I think I played a lot. There was a group of girls I grew up with, and I remember spending time in local pools, running around our back yards, and various sport and church camps. There is one fond memory, however, and by no means is it fond because it was pleasant, only fond because soon after it was determined he was ok we were able to laugh about it, I was riding my bike in our church parking lot with my friend Amy and her brother Andrew when Andrew fell off his bike and I ran over his head.
He was a little stunned. But his skull remained intact and we all rode off merrily into the sunset.
After he whined to his mom.
2. Are you going anywhere on vacation this summer?
I live in a spot where people vacation to. So, this summer I plan on hunkering down and doing like the tourists do.
3. What foods do you like to barbecue?
I've yet to find something that I reeeeeally like on the grill; that magical shishkabob combination, or the perfect hamburger. But I do enjoy a grilled veggie now and again, possibly a tender chicken breast.
4. How do you celebrate the fourth of July?
Corey and I usually go to his parents' camp on Lake Champlain. This year we hope to take that plan one step further and sleep in the woods of Valcour Island in Lake Champlain. It's a very primitive set up, with only one air mattress, but we manage.
5. What’s your favorite beverage to drink in the summertime?
Water. I save my sugar intake for dessert time.
6. What movie are you looking forward to seeing this summer?
I feel unprepared for this question, I have no idea what movies are coming out.
7. In the car: windows down or AC?
Both, but not at the same time. Unless I'm freshly showered, then it's strictly AC. I try to stave off the sweat for as long as possible.
8. Have you ever had a summer fling?
There was a soccer player who played on some semi-professional team in the area one summer when I was 15. My friend, Jill, and I met him and his teammates at the beach, she lied and told him we were 18. So one day while at one of his games when he asked what I was doing later on Jill stepped in and said I had a family reunion, when really I had a driver's ed class.
9. Do you wear sunscreen?
I live in sunscreen. But not yesterday, when I spent a good hour in the morning trying to tan my legs and ended up with a hefty burn on my shoulders. Who woulda thunk 10am sun could be so cruel?
10. Do you have any favorite summertime activities?
Here's something I could do everyday: mini golf. I love me some putt-putt, with the too-blue-to-be-true waterfalls and wooly "sand traps." The cheesier the better.
I may or may not be developing a putt-putt-crawl for later this summer, in which everyone I can drag along and I tour the best of Lake George's mini-golf circuit, 126 holes made of the finest plastic grass.
Actually, this wasn't in the works, but it might be now. Details to follow.