6.22.2007

Friday Five: Hot Town, Summer in the City

The weather here has been unbelievably beautiful this week, so I'm looking forward to playing Reverendmother's Friday Five.
1. Favorite summer food(s) and beverage(s)
I love grilling. Mr. M barbeques shrimp, and they're fantastic (completely makes me forget the fact that I'm eating the bugs of the sea). I love a good 'rita (on the rocks, with salt), or a big ol' glass of sweet tea (with a splash of almond extract and lemon).

2. Song that "says" summer to you. (Need not be about summer explicitly.)
I hope no one here thinks I'm just going to name one song. My energy levels skyrocket when the sun finally wakes after a long winter. And frankly, I get a lot friskier, too (if we ever have kids, I think they're likely to be born between March and May!). I digress.
Songs:
Love Shack, B-52s
Night Moves, Bob Seger
Like a Rock, Bob Seger (Am I the only one annoyed that Chevy used one of the sauciest songs EVER?)
Anything by Springsteen
Say Goodbye, DMB

3. A childhood summer memory
At the time, I loved Youth Group camp at Hume Lake. The location was gorgeous, the bonding with other campers was great. Spiritually, I don't think I agree with how they do things anymore, but I loved it then.

4. An adult summer memory
The summer in college that I drove cross-country by myself. I find a tremendous amount of freedom in driving, and long solo trips restore my strongest self. I can still see the red mountains in Utah, and feel the hot, dry wind that swished through my white sundress. I remember stopping for a root beer float at a little stand in Iowa. Gorgeous trip.

5. Describe a wonderful summer day you'd like to have in the near future. (weather, location, activities)
I'm having a seriously hard time keeping my mind out of the gutter here, folks. No answer on this one.

Afterthought: What was I thinking?!? How could I have listed summer music without Jimmy? Where would we be in the hot months without Fruitcakes, without Songs You Know By Heart?

16 comments:

  1. Love Shack. I saw the B52's about 25 years ago (yeah, dating myself), they were (are) a blast. Good play.

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  2. A rita on the rocks adds so much to a summer day! Love the music choices, high energy fun songs! Nice play, even if you couldn't be a "good girl" :)

    btw great quote!

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  3. well played- laughing at your perfect day...and those shrimp sound wonderful!!!

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  4. "Born to Run" being blasted out a dorm window on a late spring day, although it was not summer, seems to fit for me. Too perfect. Good in the car with the windows down, too.

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  5. great music choices!

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  6. It's good to be bad;)
    Especially in the summer...
    Saweet play!
    QP

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  7. sick, just sick. :)

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  8. Cosmic Thing (with the track Love Shack on it) was the first music I ever bought. I think I was in 5th grade.

    A few years ago I was working for a big music festival in town and saw them play a set at a BBQ joint. It was amazing.

    TIIIIIN ROOF!

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  9. Ha ha ... I've never thought of shrimp as the "bugs of the sea". That's fun ...

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  10. Seger and Springsteen, oh yes! For all time! THANK YOU!

    Isn't Utah awesomely beautiful! Now that I've read a few, I'm having some afterthoughts like you, but my original needs to stand without editing.

    Thanks for playing!

    PS No shrimp for me, please. You can have them all.

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  11. I'm so bad. I never thought about church camp! I went every summer! Great play!

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  12. OK so my 1st thought was "holy crap somebody else thought of love shack too!" fits with your driving, the salt-rimmed glass of rita... hee hee hee

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  13. Cool. I'll join you for a margarita... and I promise NOT to sing my "summer song" in favor of all of yours... which I LOVE!
    :)
    d

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  14. I am so impressed you drove yourself cross country. When I toured with Covenant Players I could not sit up in the van more than an hour without falling fast asleep, usually through 3 states.

    Great list!

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