Ten Questions and Answers About the Summer of 2015

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 1, 2015 - Features, Flicks, Ten Questions/Answers - No Comments
Hot summer night
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Time to have a good sweat over answering ten questions about the hottest time of the year.

Are you having a good summer? Not really. I’ve been in the house pretty much all of the time taking care of sick in-laws.

Is summertime your favorite season? No. I’m a springtime person.

What is you favorite summertime activity? Watching girls get a suntan.

What is your favorite summertime food? Ice cream, ice cream, and more ice cream.

And you favorite drink? Something cold except for ice tea. Because I drank ice tea at every family reunion, I grew to hate it.

Did you ever go to summer camp? Yes, and it was one of the most miserable experiences of my life. I am not someone who can sleep in a tent, roast marshmallows over an open fire, paddle a canoe, eat bugs for an afternoon snack, and shoot Bambi and his mother for fun. If I want to “rough it”, I’ll go to Camp Ramada.

What is you favorite summer vacation? Going to the East Coast during the summer of 1973. Even though I was sick for part of the time and even though I got into fistfights with my parents, my cousins, and my siblings, I enjoyed seeing the Poconos, the Alleghenies, New York City, Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Washington, D.C. If I had children, I would pay the expenses for a chartered bus trip rather than for a summer camp. For me, going to different part of the country and visiting museums and historic landmarks is more entertaining and–if you have little ones, please cover their eyes because I’m going to write down a naughty word–educational than going into the woods pretending to be Daniel Boone.

Do you get a suntan in the summer? I don’t tan, I BURN. Besides, I never was interested looking like a glob of peanut butter.

Have you gone to see a summertime blockbuster? Nah. Most of the films don’t interest me.

What’s the one word you can think of about the summer of 2015? Unbelievable. Gays are getting married everywhere, Confederate flags are going down, Donald Trump is a liable presidential candidate, the United States has brokered a peace treaty with Iran, and the Houston Astros are still a legitimate pennant contender. Had this stuff happened twenty, fifteen, even five years ago, it would had been regarded as inconceivable as Bruce Jenner undergoing a sex change operation.

Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day

Even polar bears can’t keep their cool during the summer.

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