"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world." ~Ada Louise Huxtable
Okay, I am finally starting to truly get into the summer spirit. Please excuse the previous posts - it was post argument, and the only way I can purge is by writing. The only difference with my journaling experience, is that maybe a couple hundred (or more - take a look at that ticker to the left - WOW!) may be reading this dribble.
Truth is - the pressure is up up up - and vacation is JUST around the corner. I am taking a week off, and I am thrilled to spend 1/2 with my niece and the other 1/2 with the rest of my family and friends. Perfect little break for someone who does not get enough time with the people she loves.
Summertime in the south is really quite a treat. For one, it's humid as a sauna. How is that fun? Well.. makes coming inside to the cool a/c and a nice big glass of iced tea even better. The weather is typically SUPER sunny, outside of a few powerful thunder storms. Fresh cut grass, GREEN every where, crickets at night as well as all of the lightening bugs (or fire flies as some like to call them.) How about the heat - lightening? I don't know if it's the scientific term, but down here there is always tons of lightening in the sky at night.. nothing to worry about. It only happens on those super hot nights.
There are also so many songs that remind me of the good times down here. You know I love music, and I certainly love that I can share sooo many of the songs that I love so quickly by typing in a random word on You Tube.
I have a playlist on my Ipod called Southern Summers. I used to play it while at the beach, or if I am at the pool, it is what I listen to. I picked out a few songs that 1. Epitomize Southern Summers 2. Make me think back to a special time...
Listen to the lyrics.. get past the music (if it is not your style) - it's just cultural.. a southern culture thing. ;-)
This song reminds me of summer vacations to the beach. My favorite "southern" beachside bars are AJ's in Destin and the FloraBama in Orange Beach, Alabama.
This next song reminds me of growing up in the south - as a teenager. Just something about it.. the lyrics.. etc.
I know he is singing (technically) about Michigan.. but it could easily be anywhere around here.. the song makes me laugh, because I was around the same age in 89. LOL Instead of lakes.. we actually have ocean. :-)
Summer Nights.. and young love.. :-)
A little southern beach song..
Isn't this the truth? Come down here.. things are just a little different..
This song just reminds me of the beach.. and vacation time.. warm summer breezes..
Another good one.. Very southern summer..
Another great one!
Finally - how perfect is this? LOL