Last Monday I had this awful thought: first-years move in next Monday. OH CRAP! That means summer is almost over! I have a summer work thing on my list! So I sent out a message to my co-workers inviting anyone who wanted to play croquet and bocce to join me a few days later out on the chapel lawn. It was awesome that several people made the time to come be a little bit silly.
Having a little bit of fun during a really incredibly busy time of year definitely helped reduce my stress level.
Other places I’ve eaten ice cream since this list of 45 things began include Park Street Ice Cream in Natick MA (my go-to joint, since it’s walking distance and has SUCH GOOD ice cream) and Round Top Ice Cream in Damariscotta ME (their blueberry ice cream… omg.)
I think I might want to do this one again, just for fun!
I was very excited about this item on my list! Seeing as how I was going to get to see LJF at the Lobster Bake (and she was the one who suggested I add this to my list), I purchased a coconut expressly for the weekend. Then I promptly forgot about it in the throes of cooking mussels, eating lobster and oysters, and generally enjoying the mayhem of that weekend.
When Amy and I got home on August 4, I found the coconut in the car. And so we gave it a shot. Level of success: sadly, low.
What you don’t see is that sadly, the coconut was rotten and so the booze combined with rotten coconut water was simply disgusting. Alas. I might try it again with a green-skinned coconut though. I’ve drunk from one of those before and it was delicious.
Amy and I spent the night in Snowball, my in-laws’ sailboat. It was noisy (hey neighbors!), a little humid, there was rain and thunder and lightning, and it was eventually wicked foggy, but it was super relaxing nonetheless.