Friday, June 11, 2010

Night Parties

I don't like summer. I can't help it; it's too wholesome. Caroline Knapp has a brilliant essay on this subject in her book, The Merry Recluse, which sums up my feelings quite well. But I do like the sense of strangeness that summer brings, the long days, the odd memories of childhood, the David Lynch-like aspects. I spent most of the summers of my teenage years as a lifeguard. The night parties were the best, sitting on the stand when the sun was down and watching the lights flash in the water as people passed through like quicksilver. So, dear readers, what do you like about summer?

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"After silence, what comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley

Cocktail Hour
Favorite summer drink secret -- the trick to gin and tonics is simple; use both lemons AND limes. Lots of ice. The quality of the gin isn't as big of a deal as everyone thinks. Gordon's was good enough for Ernest H!

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Friday!


Jason said...

Love the new look!

One tip! Change the color for visited links in the sidebar. If I've visited the link before, it shows up as the same color as the background. It looks like the link ain't there.

Charles Gramlich said...

I love mostly that I'm off work. Off work. Off work.

Lana Gramlich said...

I have to say that I liked summer a WHOLE lot more when I lived in Canada. Up there I was housebound all winter. Down here I'm inside all summer. I miss getting out when the woods are green & lush, but I'll never miss 7 months of winter.