Such a fantastic time of year. Do you have your summer playlist yet? No? Well I highly suggest you put one together immediately. I'm listening to mine right now. Summer deserves it's own soundtrack. Each year my summer-themed mix changes a little, but these five songs are on it every time:
"Doin' Time" by Sublime
"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
"In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry
"Surf Wax America" by Weezer
"The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley (although I usually listen to The Ataris' cover)
|Beach time with my sister!|
It might sound silly making a list because it seems that once summer rolls around you will instinctively go swimming and eat popsicles, but I've learned that's not always the case. As an adult I've found that summer can easily pass me by if I don't plan for it. I present to you my updated list for summer (in no particular order):
1. Go to the beach.
2. Swim in a pool/go to a pool party.
3. See a movie in the cemetery.
4. Eat refreshing summer treats.
5. Sit by a campfire at night.
6. Ride a bike.
7. Take pictures with a disposable underwater camera.
8. Watch fireworks.
9. Go to the Hollywood Bowl.
10. Decide on a Halloween costume.
|Cinespia's outdoor movies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
I replaced those two things with "watch fireworks" and "go to the Hollywood bowl" because it occurred to me that I get sad if I don't do those things. I also added "go to a pool party" as an addendum to "swim in a pool." If you've known me longer than five minutes, you already know that I love a good pool party. I've had dreams recently where I try to convince people to throw a pool party. There's just something about floating in a pool with friends while cheeseburgers are cooking on the grill and music is blasting in the background. It makes me happy.
|Free box seats at the Hollywood Bowl!|
So who's throwing a pool party?