What I would give to go back to just one of those lazy hazy summer days as a kid. My summers went something like this: sleep, swimming at the public pool ALL DAY LONG, dinner, playing outside until the mosquitoes threatened to eat us alive. And sometimes did. It was very easy to gather the other neighborhood kids together for volleyball, basketball, ghost in the graveyard, whatev. I don't remember spending much time inside the house. In fact, I don't think plastering our feet into cement blocks could have kept my sister Mary and I from spending one minute inside. We would have dug a way out.
I also remember the games we played on those days it rained. We would take our games outside and play on the front porch steps. Battleship was my favorite, along with checkers, chess, Monopoly, and Yahtzee.
And then I remember counting down the days to be old enough to GET A SUMMER JOB. So I could have my own money. Ugh...what was I thinking?!
Alice Cooper, I still luv ya.
Remind me sometime to tell you the time that Alice Cooper asked my sister to dance when we were at a bar in Scottsdale (true story). It's one of my (very few) brushes with fame.