Yay! People are taking the meme! Hooray!
1. What is your favorite part of summer?
Picking raspberries off mom's raspberry bushes in the back yard and eating them right there. Or alternately, the way it goes forever before getting dark in the evenings, and how it becomes this lovely hazy purple glow for a long time before getting full dark.
2. What's your favorite quintessentially summer food? Least favorite?
Mmm, barbecue chicken on the grill! Although corn on the cob and ice cream are also delicious options. Watermelon leaves me kinda meh.
3. Best beverage to beat the summer heat:
If I don't have to actually make it, fresh lemonade is the most awesome thing in the world. You could also add a little somethin-somethin if it is the right time of day. Ooh, related --- have I told you about the awesomeness that is a Pimm's Cup when down in New Orleans? Mmm.
4. Least favorite/most annoying thing related to summer?
I could be obvious and say the bugs, but another peeve is trying to sleep when you can't get the house cool enough.
5. Pick one: the lake /the beach. Why?
There appear to be no Tahoe fans amongst my circle in the blogosphere. I will go along with them and choose the beach, if it has really soft warm sand and I can take a nap.
6. Most amusing summer vacation trip you've ever taken?
When I was about to start college my grandmother messed up her car, so my family got together and got her a new little civic. My cousin and I got to drive it across the country to her in my first without-parents road trip. It was awesome, and involved us spending way more time than we were allowed to by my parents reconstructing various famous movie scenes (Forrest Gump, any Western shootout ever) across the southwest. I only have half the pictures, unfortunately.
7. Most ridiculous/cringe-inducing/blush-provoking summer outfit you have seen? (Bonus points if you yourself were wearing it!)
Just the other night I saw a woman who should not have been wearing a skin-tight maxi dress without a bra. FYI, people, maxi dresses are for the tall and lean types, not those with huge sagging double-ds and a potbelly.
8. Your absolute dream summer afternoon would be:
At the park, grilling and hanging out with friends as all the Mexican families around us celebrate birthdays and quincineras and you can smell the tri-tip and the tamales and hear all the kids laughing and running around with dogs. Hopefully someone shelled out for a mariachi band.
Remember, if you want to play, leave a comment so I can go see your answers!