Friday, June 3, 2011

A Picnic Basket of Summer Randomness

A sandwich is just a sandwich, unless eaten while sitting on actual sand. Picnic on the beach!

Everyone should experience “brain freeze” at least once each summer. Those of legal drinking age should consider trying “alcohol brain freeze.” Daiquiris on the beach!

Sweating is good for the complexion. Tan lines are sexy.

Everything tastes better when cooked over charcoal. (Fie on your propane and propane accessories!)

There is no such thing as too much BBQ sauce.

If you've never had homemade ice cream, my condolences to you.

Watermelon, strawberries, wild blackberries, corn on the cob...

I am proud to say that I know all 100 verses of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” Road trip!

I consider the US National Parks to be as sacred as any church, temple or mosque. (Yosemite National Park... who's with me?)

Camping is as good for your soul as it is bad for your back. (Humboldt Redwoods State Park... who's with me?)

Crickets are nature's white* noise. Racoons can open the latch on a Coleman cooler. 

Drinking cold beer and watching the sunset from the end of the pier...

Extended daylight hours make the “lights on/lights off” question moot.

Ceiling fans are an aphrodisiac.

Sitting in the HVAC arctic darkness, waiting for stuff to blow up... Ah, summer movies...

Sitting outside in a vinyl-sticky lounge chair, waiting for the happy ending... Ah, poolside novels...

If you dare: Wear short shorts.

I hear the ice cream truck!

Today's exercise: Enjoy a little randomness this summer.

Next: That post about ghosts I mentioned last time.

*According to the Senior Council Member, it is actually more like "grey or pink noise" and that "white noise is kind of annoying." This is all far over my very non-musical head, but there you go... 

Hey... Look... One of those Facebook "Like" buttons... Wonder what happens if I click on it... 


  1. Such a cute post. I loved the photo!

  2. Thank you, Shewentthere!

    The picture is from (I thought I had it linked back to the original, but it looks like I goofed it up. Anywhere, here is the original -