Here are some the things that make it officially summer to me:
- Duck Beach
- Sunday Night on the Mall
- Warm, violent thunderstorms (nature is so cool)
- Flip-flops and shorts
- Star gazing
- Sunsets after 8 PM
Another one of my favorite things is the influx of "summer songs" - the songs that just mean good times with good friends and beautiful weather. They aren't the most amazing, critically, and I certainly don't "smoke funny things", nor endorse such behavior, or Kid Rock in general, but here are a couple of songs for Summer 2008:
New Kids on the Block - Summertime - Jordan Knight looks like a former bishop of mine, which is a little unnerving.
Kid Rock - All Summer Long - Don't judge me. I could do without the video and about half the lyrics, but the rest just begs for cruisin' down the street.
And a few from years past:
LFO - Summer Girls - The lyrics are just awful (When you take a sip, you buzz like a hornet / Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole bunch of sonnets), but the music is fun!
Len - Steal My Sunshine - How can you not love this song?
Tommy Lee - Good Times - Drummer turned vocalist? Why not!
Have a great summer! And don't forget the sunscreen!!