This weekend is going to be about one thing and one thing only. Chasing summer. I need it. I spend a few days a week working in the North Bay. I drive around doing errands and getting lost and all I see all around me are people in shorts, dads sweating while pumping gas, kids riding bikes, families coming back from the pool. It's so, I don't know, suburban I guess for lack of a better word. It's what my childhood was and it's all of the things that I associate with summer. That feeling in the air of laziness, of early evening sunshine, of being hot in shorts and a tank top, of sleeping on top of the covers. I know I've said before that I miss the seasons. I think it's more than the seasons. I miss suburban living sometimes (gasp!). Afternoon ice cream cones, lounging around in bikinis, taking cool showers, barbecuing...
Summer in the city, for one, looks like this:
But it's also lacking something else. It's the "school's out for the summer" feeling. It's the leaving-the-door-open-because-it's-too-hot-to-close-it feeling.
It's this feeling:
Love that feeling and haven't felt it since I left the East Coast.
So, here's to summer. And to finding a little slice of it this weekend.