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Ode to Summer

I don’t watch a lot of TV. I think we’ve talked about this. There are more than two reasons:

1. Time. I spend most of my evenings playing baseball in the backyard, going for bike rides, and jumping on the trampoline. (Correction: watching people jump on the trampoline. My stomach doesn’t bend that way anymore.) It’s a tough life.

2. I’m highly emotional. This means that I can’t watch anything too scary, lewd, graphic, or sad.

3. I’m tired. Very tired. Also, my bed is really comfortable.

But recently, mostly thanks to my Master Chef habit, I’ve seen a few commercials. They make me angry. Very angry.

Why?

Back To School ads.

Target is typically the worst offender. It seems they’re advertising immediately after the 4th of July. And I pacified myself with the fact that there were still weeks and weeks of summer left.

But now it’s late August. The air is a little chilly in the early morning and running past an elementary school I saw a sign: “First Day of School: August 26.” That’s like, 5 days.

And it’s not that I don’t want school to start, it’s just that with the beginning of school is the end of summer.

And I’m not ready. And because I need to take advantage of every last second, my entire day seemed to take on an “ode to summer” flavor.

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All too soon pumpkin will be invading our lives, but until then, I’m making ice cream.

Happy medium= pumpkin ice cream?

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4 responses »

  1. I haven’t had enough summer foods like watermelon, stone fruits, and corn this summer. Must remedy that ASAP!

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  2. That tofu ice cream!! Bring on the pumpkin version 🙂

    Reply

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