- If you didn’t go to summer camp, what did you do during the summer when you were fourteen? I spent all day with babysitting or at the pool. The Boy isn’t into either of those, and he’s too young to drive or work.
- I’m lucky he does love the piano, because he spends a lot of his free time playing it, but one cannot play all day. He has a bit of summer work for school, but in the shocking news of the day, he hasn’t started.
- We will not, I repeat, not, wait until August to begin the summer work for school.
- Every August thus far, we’ve begun the summer work for school.
- Y’all will be happy to know I’ve continued to keep my email inbox to a low number of unread messages. Maybe you won’t be happy. Maybe you don’t care. Just know it has been a constant battle with myself. I’m happy with myself.
- I suppose anything would’ve been reasonable after 100,000, but I think you’d agree that emptying it several times a day is within the normal range.
- Carolina Moon distillery, a small-batch operation out of Edgefield, is opening a second location downtown Augusta. They’ll offer their own moonshine along with cocktails and several other small-batch liquors. Whether you drink or not, this is all good news.
- Between World Cup soccer and Wimbledon tennis, my productivity is down. I’ve tabled all binge-worthy shows until after these two sports have handed out trophies.
- I don’t think there are enough hours in a day to watch every show we might like to watch.
- I mean that literally. Even if we stayed up 24 hours a day, 7 days week, I doubt we could get through everything on our watch lists.
- I’m still trying to spend more time reading. The most recent attempt is “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn (who also wrote “Gone Girl”). It’s a great book and had me riveted on my most recent flight. I’m apparently out of the loop, because I didn’t know it was already an HBO series. I’m suddenly having a hard time reading. I can just push play to see what happens. I haven’t done it yet.
- I’m pretty proud of my baby brother. He wrote, produced and performed the theme song for Gordon Ramsay’s newest show on Fox, “24 Hours to Hell and Back.” He’s worked on smaller projects in the past, but this is his biggest to date. Look for his name in lights someday. Or at least in the credits. I hope he gives me some credit.
- We are still in the process of selling my mom’s house. Let’s put it this way: I’m over it. At least we are close. We had five offers on the one day it was on the market. We chose the strongest offer, but it hasn’t been the smoothest process. We found out her basement leaks every time it rains. It rains every day in the summer. Right as it dries up, another storm comes along. House description amended to add: comes with self-filling pool in the basement! I kid. Feel free to pray, cross fingers, hold your breath, send positive vibes, have seances, or anything else to help our cause. I do know that seances are typically performed for communicating with the dead. If it helps sell this house, I’m game.
- My heart breaks for Michael Gentry. His life was unnecessarily cut short last week when he was shot to death in Harrisburg. He was confined to a wheelchair and well known in the community for his positivity and giving a thumbs-up to all passers by. A teenager has been arrested for his death.
- C’mon, y’all. That’s just gross. And sad. We’re better than that. If you’re in law enforcement, please listen to the folks living in Harrisburg. They know what’s up. They know where the problems are. If you live there, stay vigilant. I’m listening, and I’m certain I’m not the only one.
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Because I love a list. Especially a random list.