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Signs of summer

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Sxysprtswrtr, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    I'm not a huge fan of summer because it gets so dang hot.

    But ... one of my favorite signs of summer is shopping at the Farmer's Market. I just returned from buying a watermelon, a cantaloupe and some ears of sweet corn. YUM. Just walking around and taking in the fragrance of the fresh produce gives you this invigorated sense to go home and cook or BBQ out with family and friends or go to the pool.

    And ... It also reminds me of the half-acre vegetable garden my family and I created for two summers when I was in middle school. My dad built a wooden stand for my sister and I to sell tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, green beans, watermelons and squash, all off of our property. I loved those summers - not a care in the world except to get up and tend to the garden. We made $1,200 the first summer, and that's a lot when you're selling a tomato for 50 cents.

    I learned some valuable lessons: saving your money is important, working hard pays off, okra itches like all-get-out, sunflower plants grow too tall for a 12 year old to pick out the seeds, rabbits love to eat watermelon, cucumbers populate faster than rabbits and nothing beats eating fresh produce.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Amen sxy! :D
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I'll give you a sign of summer ... the heat index here today is 100. Suck Fummer!
  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Hey, sxy, how about hot, shirtless guys driving around town with the tops off their Jeeps? :D
  5. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    That's a good one, too. How could I leave that off?
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    And you all think us men are bad...:D
  7. rokski2

    rokski2 New Member

    Girls in sexy, short white outfits that become translucent in direct sunlight.


    I love summer.
  8. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Sweaty, shirtless construction workers ... their ripped and tanned shoulders glistening in the sun ...

    Dammit ... I gotta start writing Harlequin novels.
  9. rokski2

    rokski2 New Member

    Women in heat.

    Another reason to love summer. :)
  10. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Ditto on the farmer's market. Made it last weekend, will be going back this weekend. Damn these dayshifts, can't get there during the week.
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member



    Free liquor!
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    When I'm on vacation, I know it's summer. No other time of year when I can get more than two days off.
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