Memorial Day might signal the start of summer to most people, but not to us up here in the chilly Pacific Northwest. Summer doesn't actually start until July 5th (and no, I am not kidding ... it happens overnight). But, since it was relatively sunny this afternoon, I didn't have to wear a coat today and I'm heading towards Indianapolis and 90 degree temperatures later this week, I think I can partake in this week's edition of Ten on Tuesday. As always, head on over to Roots and Rings to play along.
1. From your childhood, what do you miss most about summer vacation?
Hmmm, well I think I miss the innocence of summer as a child. No responsibilities, no guilt trips, vacations paid for by your parents, no worries except whether or not you had to go in early to take a bath ... we didn't know how good we had it as kids!
2. Are you going anywhere on vacation this summer?
Not really, I'm going to Indy in a few days but I don't really consider that a vacation. However, I do hope to come back with a fabulous tan.
3. What foods do you like to barbecue?
Anything ... especially veggies, salmon and shrimp. And kabobs. Yum.
4. How do you celebrate the Fourth of July?
However I want ... it's my birthday! I don't have any sort of tradition, just whatever happens to be going on that year.
5. What's your favorite beverage to drink in the summertime?
Lemonade, mojitos, frozen fruity beverages.
6. What movie are you looking forward to seeing this summer?
Well, I've seen Something Borrowed, the Hangover 2 and Bridesmaids ... so I'd say I've covered all my bases.
7. In the car: windows down or AC?
Depends ... if you're in Washington you can usually have the windows down. If you're in Indy, you need the windows rolled up and the AC on.
8. Have you ever had a summer fling?
Not really, I had a huge crush on my swim coach the summer after 9th grade and he took me on a date but I think it was a pity date. My parents were getting ready to move me across the country and he never had to do any follow through :) But it was still a good date.
9. Do you wear sunscreen?
Yes, I do not want skin cancer!
10. Do you have any favorite summertime activities?
Soaking up the sun! Going hiking. Going to the Farmer's Markets. Being outside super late because the days are long. Pretty much anything outdoors.