Monday, September 01, 2014

Your Turn

What was the best part of your summer?

70 comments:

sandybrook said...

Summer isn't over for me yet but nothing special or unusual has happened yet this summer.

ItsCourtneyD said...

I took a new position at work. Yeah, I'm not really all that interesting. Sorry.

The Real Dragon said...

August 31,2014:The Fappening

Count Jerkula said...

The Fappening

Count Jerkula said...

Dammit Dragon!

ItsCourtneyD said...

The fappening...?

Renoblondee said...

Girls weekend.

Wee S said...

Game of Thrones tour.

PugsterMom said...

My daughter living at home for the summer. She lives close by in college housing but this was absolutely wonderful. We're in tight quarters but I didn't care.

sandybrook said...

Actually if we are counting that, last night was absolutely gloriosky!

annanaannnaaaa said...

I fell in love.

sandybrook said...

The Giant Leak of Newdes @Courtney

sandybrook said...

Hope it works out for both of you anna

ItsCourtneyD said...

Thanks sandy.

annanaannnaaaa said...

Thanks so much @sandybrook.

Lexa said...

Finishing chemotherapy.

Yoj said...

@Lexa
Wow, Lexa! You just put everyone else in their place! That is truly something worth celebrating. How are you, now?

Yoj said...

@ItsCourtneyD
@annanaannnaaaa
Congratulations, ladies!

Lady Heisenberg said...

Stand up paddle boarding in HAWAII

@ANNA Congrats, there is nothing that tops FALLING IN LOVE. Best of luck to the HAPPY COUPLE. This makes me very happy to hear <3

@LEXA: Sending you a lifetime supply of HeisenHugs! I am so sorry about what you are going through and wish you the BEST

Sophie Helene said...

I found a Master's program after 11 years of earning my BA and working. The 11 years were comprised of 4 years of misery at work, and 7 years of meandering, travelling and being a bona fide lost bullet.

I feel as I can imagine one would feel before getting married for love.

Congrats to @Lexa and @Anna.

Anjelicka64 said...

Wishing you the BEST!

Anjelicka64 said...

Congrats to both of you!

Anjelicka64 said...

Having my son surprise me with a visit with his girlfriend. Then my daughter came to visit as well. They live across the state from me and to have them with me for a week filled my heart with joy

Brenda L said...

Long walks with my dog and the fact that I have gotten through another season without someone I love that is very very bad for me.

Yoj said...

@Sophie Helene
I think I understand exactly, Sophie. It took me seven years to start my Master's, but in my case the delay was due to illness. Fighting for it meant that I appreciated it so much more.
Enjoy yourself now, you've earned it.

Yoj said...

This is a truly pathetic highlight in comparison with the rest of you, but this summer I've had several full night sleeps, for the first time in many years.

Sherry said...

Meeting my niece from ND and spending time in NC with family.

PugsterMom said...

+1 million!

Sophie Helene said...

@Yoj

I am happy you pulled through, but I do not have your merit. I did not go back because I just had no real direction, I was just lost... I really stumbled onto that program and a light went on. Now I can't wait!!! PLus I was admitted in second year so it means I have only a year to go before I graduate.

Is that how you became a librarian (did you not mention that at some point?)

Tru Leigh said...

Sharknado 2. Yeah, I don't have a life.

Sherry said...

Yoj, one should never look down on a good nights sleep. absolutely crucial for brain function.

Sherry said...

+1 billion Lexa. Hope you are well.

Yoj said...

@Sophie Helene
Doesn't matter, all that's past now. You've paid your dues.
Twenty-one-year-old graduates rarely know what they want to do for a career and not everyone gets that "lightbulb" moment, at any age.
Good luck, Sophie!

Yoj said...

Sorry, I forgot to answer your question! That's me, getting carried with sentiment.
Yes, my MA was Library & Information Studies. I'm also in a MA Conservation programme now (one and a half days a week, specialising in Books and Archival Materials), with two years left to go.

Yoj said...

@Sherry
Thanks, Sherry

califblondy said...

Sending best wishes to you Lexa.

califblondy said...

Beach house rental with my family.

I can't believe summer is over. Kids are back in school and Pop Warner football started last Saturday.

All Lace no Leather said...

@ Lexa, congrats to you and a long healthy life ahead.

@ Anna, love is grand. Congratulations!

@ Courtney, congrats on the new job.

@ Sophie, yeah for school. Congrats!

@Pug, Reno & Anjelicka - Nothing beats family & friends!!

Bee Haven said...

That's lovely, PugsterMom. Did you bring your furbabies with you for the vacay?

Bee Haven said...

*Pondering if Count is going to make this date an annual holiday?*

Bee Haven said...

Annnnnnnna : that's the BEST thing to have happen. Also a great time to fall in love. You get to go out and do more, then, come winter, you know each other well enough to spend most of your time, inside and alone together. Congrats! <3

Bee Haven said...

That's massive news Lexa. Take care of yourself. Xx

Bee Haven said...

Congrats on your new job ItsCourtney
:)

Bee Haven said...

Sophie Helen: you must feel so satisfied, proud and brimming with a sense of achievement. Congrats!

Lexa said...

Thank you everyone! <3 <3 <3

Cancer-free and hair is comin' back.

Bee Haven said...

That's tough Brenda. Glad you made it through and thank harvey for fur babies. X

Bee Haven said...

Lexa, people tend to feel so much better physically, mentally (goodbye "chemo brain"!) And emotionally. Good luck with uour recovery :-)

NaughtyNurse said...

Garden fresh tomatoes.

Susan said...

Congratulations to everyone! Such nice memories from this summer.

My main best summer moment was taking a four-day vacay with my homegirls sans husbands and chitlins. We've been friends for over 30 years, and I just think that is major.

In general, I love every moment of the summer because my work schedule is so slow and I get to spend every moment with my little guy, Evan. He is 3, and a total trip. I love that we were able to go on "adventures" and cook together and have family dinners. I am a piano teacher and am blessed with 50 students, but I work until 9 p.m. every night during the school year so my time with my little guy will be fleeting starting next week! Plus, he's starting pre-K. Eep. He is so stoked.

Renoblondee said...

Cool Susan! I went for 4 days with my MIL, her friend and my 2 SIL's. No men or kiddos. It was a grand time!

Lil P said...

Girls trip to Memphis Tennessee. We had a blast!

Erik said...

Nothing. This summer sucked ass.

annanaannnaaaa said...

We've been friends over a decade. I kinda feel like we're made for each other at this point. Thanks for the support, cdaners. :)

annanaannnaaaa said...

Thanks neighbor!!!!

annanaannnaaaa said...

I'm also glad my post wasn't tl; dr for ya sandy.

annanaannnaaaa said...

Best wishes to you, Lexa!!!!! Keep the spirits high!

annanaannnaaaa said...

I'm at cherrybomb now, lady H.

Bee Haven said...

*Helene : sorry!

Bee Haven said...

That's lovely Anjelicka!

Bee Haven said...

*your

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Walking around glaciers. It's coooooool! Sad that it's almost over.

RowdyRodimus said...

The best part of the summer hasn't come yet, that happens when it's finally over and it starts cooling off. Fuck the heat of summer.

Then the worst part happens. The people who complained how hot it was and then complain that it's too cold. You can't have it both ways, especially when you go all winter saying "I can't wait for summer and the heat" then complain about it.

Remember, you can dress yourself warm, you can't dress yourself cool. I don't trust anyone who says they love summer, anyone who likes to be hot is obviously a demon borne from Hell taking human guise.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Nooooo fucking way!!! Put some X on for me. Josh used to keep them well stocked ;)

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

When my cat Romeo came home after being AWOL for a month--we knew he was in the area, and he showed up at the door that evening; he ran away at first, but after I propped the screen door open he poked his nose in the kitchen and then must have smelled something familiar, because he made a beeline under my bed! He's passed out snoozing on my bed right now, the little stinker...but I love him.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Oh, and Yoj, could you shoot me a message some time? I'm just about to start a Master's program in library science, also in archives, and what you're doing sounds like the kind of thing I'd be interested in. (And yes, Margaret Beaufort was a pistol back in the day, although I hear there's an Anne Neville biography out there I should read at some point, leaning more to the Richard III side of things myself...)

Yoj said...

@Lexa
That's wonderful news, Lexa! I'm so happy for you.

Yoj said...

@Susan
Your summer is my favourite. Three-year-old children are the best thing in the world (I'm obviously speaking as someone who's never had to parent one), their unique personalities emerge in full force and they haven't yet become self-conscious. My parents say that I changed virtually overnight when I started school. I went from a bossy, chatty little thing to a shy bookworm.
May you and your "little guy" have many more adventures together!

Yoj said...

@RowdyRodimus
I'm with you! Can't stand the heat and as for humidity, urgh, NO. Why is it considered socially acceptable for people to strip off their shirts and sunbathe on public streets? The colder months are far more dignified.

Yoj said...

@Robin the Mad Photographer
Yay about Romeo! I'm so happy for you. Being a cat owner (do you prefer human? Carer? Parent?) would turn me into a nervous wreck, they're so independent. Give me the co-dependency of a dog any day!

Congratulations on beginning your MA. Is it a one-year programme, like mine was? If so, it goes by so fast. Feel free to ask me any questions. I'm in the UK, though, so there may be differences.

I blame Shakespeare for the persistent caricature of Richard III as a malevolent cripple. He was no better or worse than the rest (the medieval world was no place for idealism or filial affection) and a formidable adversary.

Susan said...

Masters in library science! That is awesome. Good luck.

Yoj - Thank you.