Poll: What are Your Favorite Summer Drinks?

Friends, it is hella warm here in the Northern Hemisphere, and I want to have a refreshing boozy drink. What are your favorites? Non-boozy suggestions welcome also, should that be the way you roll.

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Early Heatwave Edition

Summer came to Seattle like a power bomb. It topped 85 a few days ago. This makes Alyson melt. I apparently was not ready for summer, though my listening tastes have prepared me for the incoming heatwave. I apologize in advance for not including the actual song, “Heatwave.”  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Early Heatwave Edition

Summertime Blues

Labor Day has traditionally marked the start of the fall season, when we say goodbye to “those lazy hazy crazy days of summer,” return to school (or work), and put away our white shoes until Memorial Day. Of course, most of those traditions have evaporated; style expert Tim Gunn says white is appropriate all year round, very few working adults get much time off in the summer, and many schools start mid-August or earlier.  But we still usually think of summer as a more carefree time, when things are a little easier and workplaces are more casual. (I, for one, thoroughly appreciated the break from waking my son up for four years of zero period marching band — getting a sleep-deprived teenager out the door at 6:30 a.m., and living to tell the tale, has earned me at least some good karma!) Read More Summertime Blues

News in Europe: No News Here

Unicorns and friends, I have just spent the most blissful week of no news in Eastern Poland. We went potato harvesting and looked at some week-old baby cows. That was literally it, and it was grand. I never want to leave. Read More News in Europe: No News Here