i can tell because suddenly the temperature rose 30 degrees and wham! summer. just like that. perhaps next year we could work in a period of acclimation... you know... "spring". where did that go? i dont remember minding the heat so much to the point where i havent been able to sleep, but i think thats because of "spring".
either way, hello summer. only now, after a few 90 degree F days, and a little time to recuperate from that funny thing called "school", do i finally feel like i can welcome in the new season. and besides... i'm still 20 days ahead of the nature (and hence, the government) , who feels the need to wait until the longest day of the year comes to officially commence the summer festivities. sounds about right though... the people generally figure things out ahead of the government anyways ;-).
one good weekend last week is surely going to be followed by another this weekend. last weekend was memorial day... also coinciding with a surprise 25th anniversary party for my aunt and uncle (carried out with the WORST lie i've ever heard and that was still believed), a night with chris and jon at the beer garden in astoria queens (full of pilsner, new friends, and jon wearing a ridiculous daisy headdress), a trip to the beach with dad, maddie and mia (who are two of the most adorable kids ever), and a day of shopping with mom and grandma (.....ugh.....).
next weekend is sure to be fun as well. starts with a haircut tomorrow at 1pm, tar's "happy graduation from med school and we'll miss you when you leave the next day for cali" party, and shopping for hiking gear with chris (i'm lifting my ban on entering the REI outlet store especially for this).
i'm getting really excited about my haircut tomorrow. its just... well.... alot to handle right now, as its like wearing a heavy wool sweater in 90degree heat. plus, my neck is starting to hurt when i'm running... and i'm happy that i've got enough hair to be able to donate it to kids. i feel sorta kinda bad for the poor boy or girl though... i'd like to send it in with a caveat... something like, "careful when you go in the rain.", or "look out for those muggy days or else you'll look like a chia pet." i guess they'll have to figure it out for themselves... plus, any hair is better than no hair i suppose. [then i think of all the times i almost shaved my head willingly].
i'm finally starting work next week... which is exciting, because i'm broke. my schedule this summer ROCKS! i'm working 7am-7pm thursdays and fridays, and then 7am-7pm every other weekend (both days). this means that every other week i'll have 4 12 hour days in a row... which is slightly less than ideal (although i don't mind), however, this is then followed by a two day week and a 5 day weekend. whatEVER am i going to do with myself?!? i forsee working overtime, reading lots of books, beach bumming, hiking, and finally having the time (and give or take the money) to take a few vacations and see some people i havent seen in a while. trips in the works include toronto, cali, and who knows where else.
anyways... i'm off. next time i post, i'll be pounds of hair lighter:-D.
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