This week we're flashingbacking to those fabulous first days of summer. The ones that held the sweet promise of *cues the Mel Gibson from Braveheart* FREEDOM!!!. You remember, those lazy days hanging out by the pool or lake, getting together with friends, staying up all night watching tv and movies and then sleeping until noon....oh wait, maybe we still do that except now we're staying up all night with our writing.
As a kid and teenager, I LIVED for summer. As a matured adult, I still LIVE for summer! Last Friday was my last "official" day with the kids, and then yesterday was my was first official day not having to work.
Wanna celebrate some summertime tunes? How about some Alice Cooper with School's Out for Summer
They used to play Who Let the Dog's Out? on the last day of school at one of the middle school's I taught at.
Or what about In the Summertime, a great oldie from Mungo Jerry? Whenever I hear it, I totally think of hot summer days, lemonade, swimming, and dancing around with friends.
And what would summer be without the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith? Here's Summertime
When I was young, the New Kids on the Block were such a part of my summertime. Riding bikes with my cousin at my grandparents and taking our ginormous boomboxes outside and cranking the tunes while we rode around. And here they are singing about summertime!
And speaking of New Kids of the Block, how about LFO's Summertime Girls that makes allusions to New Kids! And how can you not love a song with the lyric, "Billy Shakespeare wrote a long of sonnets." Epic....lol
So, what are your favorite summertime memories?