Friday, May 09, 2008

Break from Blogging

I will be taking a brief break from blogging because tomorrow I leave on my 10-day adventure down South. Now, I've traveled all over the United States, but I've never made it to the South. I've been to New England, the Mid-West, the NorthWest, the SouthWest, the Great Lakes region, the East Coast, but never to the Good Ol' South. I've heard it's like traveling to a foreign country - I'm taking my passport just in case.

Anyway, when I get back I'll only have 10 and one-half days of school left. Yea!!! This makes me ecstatic. So much, in fact, that I've decided to re-publish my top ten reasons why I love summer break:

Summer Break - How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
  1. No trabajo, obvio. (Translation: Obviously, I don't work.)

  2. BBQs - What's not to love? Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, dips, veggie trays, and to top it off, popsicles.

  3. Swimming. Okay, let's be honest - more laying out than swimming. Imagine, laying on an over-sized towel until beads of sweat appear all over you body. Then jumping into the pool just to get out and do it all over again.

  4. Summer Fashion - I'm not a big fan of shorts (in fact, I only own one pair and I actually stole them from my brother) but, I do love short skirts, summer dresses, sandals, and pedicures.

  5. Two words - Road Trip.

  6. Summer Blockbusters - You know what I'm talking about; ridiculously over-budgeted movies with even more ridiculous plots. I love them!!

  7. Quintessential Americana - baseball games, parades, fireworks, camping (and when I say camping, I mean going up the canyon, roasting marshmallows, and returning home that evening).

  8. A return to my nocturnal ways. Seriously, is it normal to go to bed at 10:30 pm? NO! 3:00 am? Yes, that's more like it.

  9. It almost goes without saying, but the weather. For those who know me, you know I'm almost always cold. However, for three glorious months - June, July, & August - my teeth rarely chatter.

  10. Summer Reading. Yes, I actually get to read books that weren't written for teenagers. I know, it's almost unheard of.


Sansego said...

Have fun down South, y'hear?

I recommend eating at least one "Southern restaurant" and trying fried green tomatoes if they offer it.

Forget a passport...pack an air condition! You'll need it.

Enjoy the history, the friendly people, and the culture.

Jethro said...

I can't believe you are leaving right at the end of the year. What a great plan! I should have thought of that. Maybe next year. This time of year is the worst.

Green Nerd said...

I can't wait to hear all about it. We need to PLAY!!

Tammy said...

Have a great time. I can't wait to read and view pictures when you get back!