June 13, 2014

lists and things: what i love about summer.

i know summer isn't until next saturday but we might as well call it summer now because the weather has been hot, humid and muggy. but that's ok because i love summer {as if i haven't said this enough on the blog already} and with all things that i love i thought i'd turn it in a list. because i love lists. in the past, i worked with youth one time on a blogging project and i always told them that lists worked great in a post. i got this from reading walter mosley's "10 things" list on the nation - like "ten things you need to know to live on the streets" or "ten things you can do to start a community garden". maybe i shouldn't have put that in because my lists probably won't be as thought provoking.. hmm... {but i needed a way to squeeze in walter mosley and his ten things so i guess it's ok}

so here is a nod to my favorite season.. ten things i love about summer. 

1. handstands in the pool. 
2. small town carnivals and funnel cakes. 
3. sparklers, fireworks and the whole shebang.
4. the smell of sunblock. 
5. drinking homemade iced tea in front of the low-speed humming fan. 
6. scary stories to tell in the dark.
7. chu chu bars {쭈쭈바}. 
8. picnics, bbqs and doggy play dates all wrapped up in one. 
9. corn. 
10. the sound of cicadas {although the sight of them scares the living daylights out of me}.

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  1. amazing, hey i just followed u via GFC, please follow me back ;)
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  2. I love the salt in my hair, ice creams, long walks by the beach and the list is endless. I'm a summer girl for sure!

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    1. oh that sounds lovely katerina! i'm definitely a summer gal too!

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  3. Oh Summer you can do no wrong, I love the fact that you feel like springing out of bed in the morning more than in Winter. Nothing worse then being so cold you're robbed of all motivation to do anything except be warm :P

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    1. i know!! i hate having to move around in the cold!

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  4. Oh my gosh I thought I was the only person who loves the sound of cicadas. Everyone thinks I am crazy when I say I love that sound. I admit, summer is my least favorite season though. I know I know, it's crazy. But I LOVE winter and fall :-)

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    1. i grew up listening to them in korea! they were evvverrrrywhere and they even stuck to our window screens! my dad would grab them and bring them inside which totally freaked me out!

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  5. Love your list doll, summer is wonderful. I love the feeling of summertime, being at th ebeach, relaxing and I like the smell of sunblock too. Hopefully it heats up more here, been some rain, though the air is a touch muggy. Ohh..my youngest Noemie says she loves your doggie, she says 'awww...the doggie is sooooo cute' hehe. Have a wonderful weekend doll xx

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    1. thanks! hope you'll get more warmth over there! and thank you so so much sweet noemie! i think you just made piri's day!

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  6. I love the sandals.

    I too like the sound of cicadas and fireworks and o-masturi. I was born under a hot sun and so I am very comfortable in the heat which seems to amaze people. I like barley tea and the smell of mosquito coils. I like cold noodles and smell of grass. I could go on but don't want to bore you :)

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    1. thank you! they are one of my favorite pairs! and barley tea and mosquito coils! you just unlocked another memory from childhood! we burned them at night and i do miss the smell! i love cold noodles as well! and you're definitely not boring me! i would love to read your full list! :)

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  7. I am with you on these summertime favs. Especially picnics, grilled corn and small town carnivals!

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    1. small town carnivals are the best!

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  8. The handstand in the pool XD I do that too, but mainly because I can't do it on dry land :]

    What exactly are or is chu chu bars?

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    1. they are so fun to do! and i know!! i can't do them on dry land either :) chu chu bars are just like popsicles but they are in this long plastic casing. i grew up eating them!

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  9. Handstands in the pool?! Wow, you're talented! And I agree with 2,3,8, and 9, although I think I can enjoy corn at any time of the year! We have the San Diego County Fair from June to July, and you can bet that I am going!

    On another note, I'm back from Yosemite, so I will be catching up on blogs. Love ya! -Jess L

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    1. oh the san diego county fair sounds so much fun!

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  10. Omg I haven't had chu chu bars in SO long - I'd forgotten all about them! This is such a fun summer list!

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    1. i love them so much! especially cutting them right in the middle :)

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  11. I love summer too! I can't do handstands in the pool, though so I can't relate with you there. Haha. I think my favorite part of summer is eating all of the fresh, in-season produce!

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    1. i can only do them under water!! not on dry land :) and totally. i love summer fruits. strawberries, peaches, cherries. oh yum~

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  12. It's been raining over here, so I think our summer is on hiatus right now:P But I do love homemade iced teas as well....drinking it outside in the porch while knitting....sigh.....

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    1. lol! i love homemade iced tea. i used to make them so sweet! oh and drinking it outside while knitting. oh that sounds so relaxing!

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  13. I love those little things you love about summer. I love the heat on my skin and impromptu ice-creams xx

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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    1. impromptu ice creams sound so fun! :)

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  14. Ahhh, chu chu bars are so perfect for any hot day! I have to be careful tho, one chu chu bar leads to so many more ;) And really, listening or watching anything scary lets u forget abt the hot temps! Have a splendid wkend~

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    1. aren't they? and i love horror movies during the summer :)

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  15. Handstands in the pool for sure friend! Such a fantastic list lady! Happy summer to you!!! Nicole xo

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  16. Yes to picnics and bbqs for me too! And chu chu bars totally remind me of childhood :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  17. I really need to try this funnel cake, even though
    it's a really bad food :')
    Yeah I can find myself in your Summer list c: Xx

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    1. it is totally bad food :) but once in a while i let it pass! :D

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    1. :) i wish i had a big pool for piri to go swimming in!

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  19. I love the smell of BBQ and Chu Chu Bars, oh my gosh, blast from my childhood. I have the American version in my freezer -- basically long bags of frozen sugar water -- freeze pops.

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    1. totally blast from childhood! loved them so much :)

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  20. The first time I saw a circada, I jumped in the air! HaHaHa I saw one in Cincinnati. They remind me of roaches. HaHaHa I love your list Jane. There's so much I love about Summer. Enjoy yours!

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    1. haha! they are huuge and icky!!

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  21. Chu-Chu bars!!! OMG I never knew what they were called, other than "those awesome Asian popsicles my baachan always got me."

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    1. haha! i love what you called them! :)

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  22. I love this list! fireworks and pic nics are my fav ;)

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  23. Chu-Chu Bars! I bought a pack a few summers ago and DK wasn't into them. They were left in our freezer for years.

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  24. i wish i could do handstand!

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    1. i can only do them under water! :)

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  25. what a lovely list - i haven't done handstands in the pool in ages, i really have such an urge to do them now! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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    1. i love doing them so much! i also liked doing summersaults underwater but i can't keep the water from going up my nose.. that's never a good feeling :)

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  26. Summer! yay! Also one of my favorite seasons because It makes me feel that itch to explore and reminds me all the wonderful travels we have luckily been able to enjoy and the new ones ahead. Yummy Chu chu bars! and ice-creams and popsicles, big fan of all of those :)

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    1. ohh i hope you have many more exciting adventures for you ahead!

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  27. YES to grilled corn! One more thing to add to my summer list

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  28. Oh wow, yes I want summer now!! Handstands in the pool....I haven't done that in AGES! And I'm very much looking forward to the smell of sunblock, picnics and drinking homemade iced tea in front of the low-speed humming fan. :D

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  29. LOVE this list! It's so unique! I absolutely adore Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark omg. The CREEPIEST! One of them still scares me at night...it's the reason I can't sleep with the window shades open haha. And I agree with you about the smell of sunblock...SO summer!

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    1. yes! that book was so so scary!! it's one of my favorites! :)

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