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Slacker Blues

I’m a slacker.

It’s been several days and I just let 29tolife just go…

But in my defense, an odd, powerful, quick storm called “derecho” basically shat all over the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area leaving more than 1 million people without electricity (that includes air conditioning in 100 degree weather) for several days.

For me, it was three days. Others are still trying to survive and I feel horrible for them. It’s been rough.

The storm made trees look like spilled crayons all over various neighborhoods. It was insane.

Fortunately, I was able to seek shelter with one of my good friends and her darling son, I ate good food and even checked out a farmers market and bought 20 sticks of incense for $1 and a unique gift for the fabulous L.A. cousin who showed me such a good time a few weeks ago. Way to make lemonade, eh?

So, while I was more concerned with conserving my phone battery and trying not to melt or spontaneously combust from the sweltering heat, I did not get to write any insightful or wonderful blogs.

Even if I tried, it would say.

“I’m hot. That is all I have the energy to say. Thank you.”

I would like to announce that I am starting to cross items off my summer bucket list, but hanging out with one of my friends who made a list too, I decided to add more. I can cross off outdoor concert! Whoo hoo.

Tubing down a river

Cooking class

Drive in theater (I found one! They have an awesome menu too.)

Obstacle course race?

This was not on my bucket list, but I started writing crazy haiku as a stress reliever and it was actually darn funny. You can check these ramblings on a sister blog, Ratchethaiku.

So, I promise to bring it in upcoming days. I’ve got more bff drama (the same damn one, half-assed apologies and dramatic email exchanges), and I’m trying to figure out if there’s any spark between me and my older gent and whether or not he’s going to get a first class ticket to Friendville.

Stay tuned my friends.

Summer Bucket List

I have been searching frantically for the blog post that inspired my post today. If you are reading this and you recently wrote a post about a summer bucket list, please announce yourself so I can link it and give you proper credit!

I’ve decided it is a good idea to create a summer bucket list so without a whole lot of jibber jabber, let’s just get to it.

1. Visit my apartment complex pool at least twice. I hardly ever take advantage and it’s a shame. Now if only they’d give me my passes. (Changed my mind. See this post.)

2. Go to the beach more. Be it a local beach or someplace else, I need a few more trips in the sand and surf.

3. Read at least two books. I’ve got a long list of things I’m itching to read.  Bossypants and Hunger Games! I’m going to read two more now.

4. Have a water fight. This is old school, but I think it is necessary to have some sort of water fight from time to time no matter how old you are.

5. Spend more time on my balcony. Although it faces a parking lot, the one time I went out in the evening to read, it was actually pleasant.

6. Hula hoop. I see people doing it more at outdoor festivals and concerts and it just looks like loads of fun. So simple.

7. Visit Luray Caverns. It’s a short trip to some very cool massive caverns in the Shenadoah valley.

8. Go to an outdoor concert. They are so much fun. I can dress like I’m going to Coachella or something. Chrisette Michele, Eric Benet and Ledisi at Pier Six!

9. Ride a bicycle. I already did this, but it was so much fun, I’m going to have to do it again.

10. Turn off the t.v. and just play music. It’s really soothing and relaxing.

11. Eat a funnel cake (already did this, but it’s a great summer thing to do).

12. Make my own lemonade and sweet tea.

13. Eat something from a charcoal grill (Been there done that. It’s so awesome).

14. Take walks.

15. Storyboard, plan and shoot the photo shoot for the t-shirt brand… ooh it’s going to be hot!

16. Work toward finishing my novel.

17. Visit places I’ve never been whether near or far (thankfully, I’ve done that already. Don’t want to stop).

18. Check out my favorite museums and find new ones.

* In other news, I had a wonderful time on my date! We shut down the restaurant. That’s really good. No awkward pauses, laughter, the exchange of relationship and dating disaster stories. It was good. Nice long hug but no good night kiss. Just not ready. Got to work up to this sort of thing. But it was just in the right speed for the first date.

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