Something that has been brought home to me often in the past few years is that people who don't work in the summer look at summer differently than others. Teachers, for instance. My wife is one, and she's forever using terms such as "Just three more months until the end of the semester", "The semester will be over in two months".
Whereas, I don't think that way at all. Summer is just part of that great meteorological continuum , the part where we DON'T have to wear ties at work unless some mucky muck is coming around. (Why we have to wear them the rest of the year, given the fact that we don't see the general public, is a mystery to me. At the new place, it's EXTREMELY rare, unlike before in our downtown offices, for someone to wander in - one needs a swiper card or to be buzzed in to get on our floor.)
Still, one does make summer plans. Our family is hoping to rendezvous with my family in Charlotte and my sister in San Diego in our hometown of Binghamton next month.
So, please, if you would, share with me your answers to these three solstice questions:
1. What movies/TV shows do you want to see this summer? I want to see the Superman Returns film, The Closer TV show and not much else.
2. What do you want to read and/or write? I'm looking to get rid of some aging periodicals. There's a couple autobio pieces I want to work on.
3. Where would you like to go this summer? Besides my hometown - possibly THRICE, for a party, a family reunion and my 35th high school reunion - actually I want to stay in town and see lots of free live music, especially The Turtles and John Hiatt.
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