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Wedding Night

No, this is not a post about a personal wedding night. Sorry to disappoint. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella was way more entertaining than I expected it to be. It’s very light, kind of ridiculous, and easy read. This could easily be written for screen and be the next big rom com. Any screenwriters out there?! Some women do extreme things post-breakup, but this one takes the cake. I could see this on screen as I was reading…perhaps some leads of Carey Mulligan, Leslie Mann, Emma Stone and/or Anna Faris. Wait, maybe I should write this screenplay. New career?

Anyway, if you need a good beach/pool read as summer winds down, this is it. Enjoy!

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Summer is Hot

For those of you in the south, this title is an understatement. It is only mid-June and the temperatures have been in the mid- to high-90s with heat indexes, some days, in the 100s. And being outside every single day at camp, I know how miserable it is. And I love being outside. I don’t even want to think about what it will feel like by the end of July.

Regardless of the heat, this past week was full of events that are always equated with summer. They are some of my favorite things and they don’t all necessarily only occur in the summer, just more frequently.

  • Team Trivia!!! Any given night in Nashville you can find numerous bars and restaurants hosting trivia. For the most part, I think with the exception of one night ever, we do not win and do not even do well. But what better than good food, good friends, and challenging questions?!
  • Movies in the Park. Wednesdays in June in Centennial Park brings blankets, pillows, picnics, and great people watching. We get there early to get a good spot and hang out til the movie starts at dark. This past week was Legally Blonde, which I had not watched in a long time. It was fabulous. This coming week is The Blind Side, one of my absolute favorite movies.
  • Late Night Sunset Grill. One word: nachos. And you can only get these nachos at Sunset Grill starting at 10pm. There is no need to look at the menu or even consider getting anything else. Delicious!!!

I love summer and there is going to be so much more to enjoy during the rest of it this year.


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Live It Up….Simply

I’ve decided that most of the best times we have are doing simple, cheap/free things. Today was a gorgeous day, after, not even kidding, about 2 weeks of rainy, icky weather. We went to the park, brought food, chilled on the grass, played bocce ball and frisbee. Roommate M and I dominated at bocce ball, but the boys definitely take the cake for frisbee. There was no cost for any of this and it was probably one of the most enjoyable weekday activities we’ve done. And that’s also what’s great about summer….you can do this a lot!

So I recommend finding a close park: go run, walk, play, or whatever makes you happy….for free.