Monday, September 5, 2011

Summer Recap :: the multimedia edition

As today is the unofficial last day of summer, it's only fitting that I do a summer recap. That and I have no Labor Day plans, so there you go.

My summer travel included that number one vacation destination: Bangalore, India. (check out the photos).  I also hit Charleston and San Francisco. But my favorite lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer were spent in my hometown of Windermere. There's just something about walking down dirt streets to the lake, eating soft serve ice cream, and spending time with my cousins and family that says maybe, just maybe, I really could be a Gilmore Girl.

best hat ever
Everybody loves Matthew!
Matthew, me, Emi, Kristin, Jake, Mary, Jessica
Summer was also spent running. Unbelievable, but it's true. So we can call this the summer of the smoothie. Vanilla almond milk, frozen strawberries, and half a banana is the recipe for bliss. Pure headache-inducing brain freeze bliss. But it's worth it. Oh so worth it.

We can't forget the great summer prediction where I posted on here that Casey Anthony would get off. That Daily Casey was good stuff, if I do say so myself. I cannot wait for Jeff Ashton's book to come out. can. not. wait. My sister beat me to the pre-order line for the library edition! Noooo!

This was also the summer of the podcast. With all that running, I listened to a lot of messages, but this one was definitely a repeater: the Staying in Love series. Big time recommend it. If you're married, single, or married and wish you were single (uh-oh!), put your headphones on and listen away. It's entertaining, challenging, and meaningful.

Ironically, the best part of my summer wasn't documented by a single picture or facebook status. Sometimes life takes you by surprise and the highlights aren't events, but the people you meet along the way. I hit the jackpot this summer.

And so I leave you with a happy summer song that really, really does not have christian values, but makes me smile and dance every single time I hear it. Now i'm off to pain my toenails pink one last time.


Jen said...

If it's the unofficial last day of summer, does that mean I can wear my boots? I don't care if it's still hot outside....

karin said...

I wore my boots during the summer :)

kelly said...

any friend of gilmore girls is a friend of mine!! :)

Judi-CAJ said...

Nice does make you want to dance! Who is that? And also, I need your help. My iphone shows no music on the ipod but it syncs. I want you to fix it though....I do not want a lesson.

Amanda Lomonaco said...

What do you mean by you hit the jackpot this summer?? And I love Rhythm of Love, too! Plain White T's rock!