Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Don’t Box Me In

And I completely missed that whole Ten on Tuesday thing again yesterday because, well, I was busy doing school work and out looking for a Mark Recchi shirt. Sadly Recchi shirts are pretty much only available at the pro shop or online. Oh well, guess I’ll be heading into Boston this week.

Anyway, I don’t think (at least I hope) that Roots and Rings will mind if I post a day late, again. The thing is, you all know how much I love answering stupid questions about myself, but these are not stupid! These questions are pretty cool. And maybe one of these weeks I’ll even get them posted on the right day. I just can’t be hemmed in by silly rules.

So if your blog needs a pick me up I hope you’ll check out Roots and Rings on Tuesdays (or whenever, like me).

1. From your childhood, what do you miss most about summer vacation?

The part where I don’t have to do any school work. Don’t get me wrong, I am really excited to get my Masters but something about giving up free time in the summer months or having to completely revolve my schedule around when papers are due, at this age is downright silly. Can’t go back though and start over by going to college at 18 so if I want it I guess I’d better suck up the lack of relaxation. Or just read my books and type up my assignments on my laptop while sitting by the pool.

2. Are you going anywhere on vacation this summer?

Sort of, if you call driving across the entire country and stopping to see some friends and family along the way, vacation. Otherwise probably a couple trips to “the lake” with my sister and crew.

3. What foods do you like to barbecue?

If the question is asking what foods get BBQ sauce then pretty much only meats (but truthfully any meat at that point) but if you mean what do I like to cook on the grill the answer would be pretty much anything! Small stuff can steam up in tin foil, meats get a nice smoky flavoring and even water boils over the flame to make stuff like rice or pasta!

4. How do you celebrate the fourth of July?

This will be one of the first years in a while that I won’t get to go to see the Pops and fireworks display in Boston. I have no idea how we’ll celebrate this year but it will likely involve crashing out, hard core, and hopefully on either our new mattress (king size woo hoo!) or new sofa and watching fireworks later that evening.

5. What’s your favorite beverage to drink in the summertime?

Water. Pretty much all year it’s the drink of choice.

6. What movie are you looking forward to seeing this summer?

Hmmm…pretty likely none of them while they’re in theaters but I’ll probably add The Green Lantern to my Netflix queue because I love me some Ryan Reynolds.

7. In the car: windows down or AC?

Oh windows as much as possible. In fact putting my hair up so it doesn’t get all wonky from being wind blown is a reason I started growing it out in the first place!

8. Have you ever had a summer fling?

A girl never kisses and tells.

9. Do you wear sunscreen?

Religiously. I’m Irish and basically opaque so it’s either that or someone will try to toss me in the lobster pot!

10. Do you have any favorite summertime activities?

Beach, swim, drink, laugh, joke with friends, have a fun time, read, soak in the sunshine (hey, just because I do it with SPF 90 on doesn’t mean I don’t love it still!), go to Red Sox games, and this year hockey games too!

I wish the Bruins tons of luck in game one of the Stanley Cup finals tonight, stay out of the box and skate aggressive while Thomas tends to his net! Play that puck like you own it!


Maine-y-ac said...

woo hoo. go b's. and enjoy summer fun!

Rosebud Collection said...

summer is a happy time..think about it..Sun it..Hey, we did have a wicked storm and suppose to get another one this afternoon..Yes, you sure do know me. I am a coward when it comes to lightening and I can admit it now..when kids were young..would always say (words my mother said to me) "God is blessing the earth"..the only thing, sometimes the blessing was a bit stronger than other times. Well, now I don't have to play scares the heck out of me..
Are you getting excited about your move? I am so happy for the both of you..Sending love/Carolyn

Almost Precious said...

Well I don't see anything wrong with posting a Tuesday Ten on Wednesday ... or even on a Thursday or a Friday for that matter. Nothing wrong with being a non-conformist. I do it all the time.

Love your list of 10 answers

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Love your answers, summer sure is the best of the 4 seasons.
Love you, Mum

Suldog said...

As regards #1, AMEN. There was nothing so glorious then, nor would there be now, as the knowing that absolute sloth is acceptable for the next 75 or 80 days of one's life.

draagonfly said...

I second the love for Ryan Reynolds... we watched Van Wilder the other night because Brandon had never seen it and that prompted a viewing of Definitely, Maybe right after because it has both Ryan AND Isla Fisher (probably the highest on my list right now of "can I be her when I grow up?"). If it wasn't 4am when we got done we probably would've gone for The Proposal. He's dreeeeaaaaammmmmy. :)