Sunday, June 9, 2013

Summer Fun (Friend Making Monday)

 
This week, instead of Hello Monday or A Peek into My Life, I thought I'd share my answers to the "Summer Fun" meme written for Friend Making Monday that I read over at the BoysMum2 blog. Isn't this a great photo by the way? It was taken by one of those automatic cameras set up on theme park rides. Clara and I are in the third row of seats, but check out the little girl riding in the very front! Such a classic summer experience, don't you think?
1.  What is your favorite summer fruit?  Cherries, although I also love white peaches. Stone fruit is one of summer's fleeting gifts.
2.  Do you know how to swim?  Yes. I took swim lessons as a kid and grew up going to the beach all the time and the pool occasionally. I can't do any advanced strokes (butterfly or breast stroke), but I enjoy backstroke and free style. For a while before the kids were born, I did lap swimming and trained for a triathlon (Henry arrived just before race day). 
3.  Do you prefer sun or snow?  Definitely sun. I enjoy visiting the snow in the winter a couple of times, but I'm a California girl at heart.
4.  What temperature do you like most inside your home?  68 degrees is just about perfect for me.
5.  Is it humid where you live?  Not usually. Although I would say that one big effect of global climate change is that we now do occasionally have humid days. Since I live on the coast, we definitely have foggy days, but I don't think that's the same thing. I don't think I could live in the humidity - we spent one summer in Washington, D.C. and that was enough!
6. What is your favorite food to put on the grill?  Tri-tip! So good sliced up afterwards . . . pink and juicy inside, with just a little bit of char on the outside.
7. Do you prefer to wear a one-piece  or two-piece swim suit?  Two piece? Seriously? ROTFLMAOPIMP. 
8.  What is your favorite summer drink?  Rum and coke, with a big squeeze of meyer lemon.
9.  Do you prefer the pool or the ocean?  I love the ocean when it's warm.
10.  What are you looking forward to most over the summer?  I'm teaching summer school for seven weeks, so that will put a damper on my fun. I'm looking forward to getting the house in order a bit, sleeping in and getting some time for art.  No big trips planned, but that's okay. 

16 comments:

Linda said...

Great post! I too live by the sea and love it. Looking forward to summer walks along the beach, and of course our trip to California!

Jane said...

I too live by the sea but it is rarely warm enough to go in!

Sian said...

I don't think I have ever swum anywhere with a warm sea! It remains an ambition..

Cherries and white peaches would be my favourite summer fruits too

Cheri said...

What a fun post Rinda! I may need to borrow this meme. My answers would be different in many respects.

Missus Wookie said...

I love a warm ocean - that is something I miss here in the UK, although Cornwall can get warmish. Peaches.... ooooh stone fruit is a wonderful thing!

Melissa said...

What a fun meme & that is a great photo! I need to shop for a new swimsuit - oh, the agony! LOL No two-pieces for me!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I technically live in 'the greater DC metropolitan area' which apparently reaches 100 miles into Virginia. :rolls eyes: and I can say that the humidity here is miserable already.

But that's what you get when you build on swamp land. :)

Abi said...

Oh Rinda you make me laugh! When we visited DC we found the humidity really hard to deal with! I love swimming in the sea but it isn't really warm enough over here!

Liz McGuire, said...

Great post. Mmmm, rum and coke! Cheers!!

Liz x

Miriam said...

White rum and coke and a bowl of cherries, could life get any better Ok a warm sea would be divine....

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Aw, I love reading these lists, and yours was lots of fun. :o)

Karen said...

These were great, and I burst out laughing when I got to #7. Ditto!

Alison said...

I agree about stone fruit..the season is way too short!...have seen this over at Boys Mum before and keep meaning to join in!
Alison xx

Flora said...

I love cherries, too.
I don't know many adults who can get away with wearing a two-piece swimsuit. Your response made me laugh out loud.

boysmum2 said...

awesome answers Rinda, hope the summer happens just like you want, enjoy

Gail said...

Great answers Rinda. I practically choked on your bathing suit answer. No 2-pieces here! I need to go check out this blog.