Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hodgepodge Memories

1. What summer activity most takes you back to your own childhood?

Reading.  I spent countless hours of my childhood reading...especially in the summertime.  Now that my two Sweet Boobahs are readers I'm enjoying all of us reading together.  So sweet!

2. What's your favorite summer smell?
It's between the smell of grilling out or campfire roasting marshmallows.

3. It's beach season in the US of how do you feel about sand?

I wish I'd found out years ago that baby powder takes sand off.  My van would have appreciated it.  I enjoy sand while I'm on the beach...but not where and how it lingers later.

4. Sun tea, SunChips, sunflower seeds, Capri Sun, Sunny Delight, Sun-Maid raisins, sun-dried tomatoes...your favorite food or beverage with sun in its name?
Sun-dried tomatoes

5. What's your favorite way to cool off on a hot summer day?

I like running through the sprinkler with the kids...and I like sticking my feet in a bucket of cold water...and I like using ice cubes wedged in specific spots inside my shirt...*ahem.  Bwahhaha...built in air conditioning.  Okay...and I really like REAL air conditioning.  I don't think I could deal with Indiana summers otherwise.

6. Share a favorite song with the word sun or sunshine in it's title.
Walking on Sunshine...

7. Tell us about a time you had an exceedingly good or truly awful customer service experience. If it was awful, did you report it? Ever go back there again?

When the kids were little I had the greatest garbage man EVER...he'd wave and dump the bucket...every.single.time.  We knew his name...gave him presents...So, one day I called and "reported" his good behavior.  It was actually kind of funny...I don't think they'd ever gotten a call like that.  When they lost their bid for our neighborhood John actually came and said goodbye.  *sniff sniff*

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Swimming lessons started this week.  Guess I might actually get a tan ...that is if I manage not to burn.  They cut down the tree that used to hang over the pool.  I understand this from a practical standpoint but I'm bummed just the same.  


Joyce said...

I used to be able to sit and bake, but these days I must have an umbrella. My dermatologist says so too, and a big floppy hat : ) I wish tanning weren't bad for us, because I love to have a little color on my skin. Enjoy these years of reading together. I miss that, although my girls and I do share book titles now. I read aloud to my girls all the way up through middle school. Sweet special times.

Terri D. said...

Thanks for stopping by my Hodgepodge today! Nice to meet you! I enjoyed your answers! Don't forget your sunscreen, now that the tree is gone from the pool area!! Factor 30, at least! :)


I guess in all practicality, a tree is susceptible to lightning too, so perhaps that was one of the reasons being so close to a pool.

bj said...

I enjoyed reading your answers.
I was such a sun worshiper when young but now I hunt the shade.:)

April said...

I've had a couple bouts of skin cancer, so I have to be careful and slather on lots of high SPF sunscreen whenever I'm out. I love being outdoors.

Mary said...

This is weird, but I can't wear sunscreen and go out in the sun...I end up with sun poisoning!
We had the same answer for the song!

holli said...

I had same answer on jumping thru sprinklers. Great song choice. That song is the kind that i'll be singing in my head all day.
Wear the SPF!

Nonnie said...

Your answer about reading reminded me of the weekly trips made to the bookmobile to choose a stack of books to read.
Enjoy the sun! But take it easy and don't overdo it!

Laura Anne said...

Oh my goodness - Reading YES. I think I used to need another suitcase with all the books I would have with me when I'd go on holiday with my Mum and her friends when I was wee! I would average about 6 books a fortnight (or I was kept to that as a maximum!)

Today I got to take my friend's kids to the library so they could sign up for the summer book challenge, I love that my friend's daughter is becoming just as much of a bookworm as her mum and me!