Thursday Thirteen #Looking to Summer

Thirteen Things ShapeShifter does on tour
One more week of school in the West of Mars school district. My thoughts have turned to summer (even though it’s so cold I’m wearing a warm-up jacket. Hello? May? Where are you?). Last year around this time, I took a look at what the band does while on tour.

This year, they’re taking a break from the extensive tour and appreciating the season. You can probably figure out who does what by now, but if not, it’s still a good list. I’ll be doing some of these, myself.

1. Playing or hanging at day-long music festivals.

2. Hanging in the hammock out back and playing guitar.

3. Sleeping late.

4. Back porches after sundown with a cold beer. And a cigarette.

5. Hanging at Daniel’s pool. Yes, Mabel the Fifteenth tried to go swimming. Why do you ask?

6. Fighting over who gets to do the honors in front of the grill.

7. Going to Big Buck’s and sitting outside on the patio, where it’s cooler and there’s always a breeze off the river.

8. Girls in scanty clothing. Or, better yet, bikinis.

9. Wearing nothing but cut-off shorts, yourself.

10. Laying in that hammock without a guitar and dreaming.

11. The steamy heat of a club, whether you’re playing or hanging.

12. Blasting your own music out your car windows as you tool around town, feeling cooler than you probably are.

13. Val’s lemonade. Nothing better on a hot day.

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  1. SandyCarlson

    May 28, 2008 10:10 pm

    What is summer? I’m attempting to type from inside a fleece robe under four blankets. Eek. I enjoyed this list.

  2. storyteller

    May 28, 2008 10:19 pm

    How cool … I’m FIRST in your Mr. Linky, but it seems Sandy left the first comment so we must have visited at about the same time tonight. I hope summer weather arrives for you soon and that you (and your cohorts) enjoy every moment of it!BR/Hugs and blessings,

  3. On a limb with Claudia

    May 28, 2008 10:19 pm

    Wow! The summer off?? That’s almost unheard of. They must be sooo famous now they don’t need to summer festivals! :)BR/BR/Happy TT!

  4. Brenda ND

    May 28, 2008 10:34 pm

    I’m with you. I love summer. Happy TT!

  5. Janet

    May 28, 2008 10:49 pm

    It all sounds good, except for the cigarette!

  6. susiej

    May 28, 2008 10:56 pm

    I miss the steamy heat of a club… ahhh, college.

  7. Ann

    May 28, 2008 11:23 pm

    Great list. #3 and #10 sound really good to me right about now (I actually turned on the A/C last night, so of course it rained and cooled off, oh well c’est la vie *g*).

  8. pussreboots

    May 28, 2008 11:35 pm

    I seriously need a nap. A few too many nights of insomnia. Happy TT.

  9. Lori

    May 28, 2008 11:39 pm

    It sounds like a wonderful Summer. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by my friend:)

  10. shaunesay

    May 28, 2008 11:41 pm

    Hey yeah, summer, I remember summer… le sigh… pass the lemonade please!

  11. misty

    May 29, 2008 12:04 am

    I’m anticipating summer as well. Still hasn’t gotten that warm yet, though. Great TT. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  12. L^2

    May 29, 2008 12:10 am

    I love summer, but it doesn’t feel like it here yet either. BR/BR/And I think sleeping late is a great thing to do any time of the year. 🙂

  13. Picturing of Life

    May 29, 2008 12:36 am

    coooll…you can do so many things in summer :DBR/BR/A HREF=”” REL=”nofollow”Mine in here/A Thanks

  14. bunnygirl

    May 29, 2008 12:46 am

    Ah, summer. Houston’s default season. I’m actually enjoying a little break from it out here in NM, although the locals think it’s summer. Temps in the 80s feel ten degrees cooler when there’s no humidity. 🙂

  15. Winter

    May 29, 2008 2:02 am

    Hot men in cut off shorts. Oh. Yeah.

  16. Robin

    May 29, 2008 2:16 am

    Ahh, summertime. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

  17. anthonynorth

    May 29, 2008 4:41 am

    Now that’s how to do summer. But it takes a lot of effort, you know 😉

  18. Toni

    May 29, 2008 8:28 am

    Where is Big Bucks and how do I get there. BR/BR/It sounds like the band has the right idea!

  19. LA Day

    May 29, 2008 9:02 am

    Sounds awesome!

  20. Julia Smith

    May 29, 2008 9:37 am

    Mabel the Fifteenth – love her! Wonderful list. It does make the summer seem closer than it feels right now.BR/BR/(Go Sidney!!!! in unrelated excitement)

  21. Adelle

    May 29, 2008 9:43 am

    Makes me want to run out and buy a hammock. Oh wait, I guess I better find a place to live first lol Happy T13! Enjoy your summer.

  22. Hootin' Anni

    May 29, 2008 9:48 am

    I do #4 year ’round! I don’t wait for summer. LOLBR/BR/My T 13 is shared, I hope you can find time to stop by if you haven’t already! happy thursday!!

  23. Hootin' Anni

    May 29, 2008 9:48 am

    I do #4 year ’round! I don’t wait for summer. LOLBR/BR/My T 13 is shared, I hope you can find time to stop by if you haven’t already! happy thursday!!

  24. Hootin' Anni

    May 29, 2008 9:48 am

    I do #4 year ’round! I don’t wait for summer. LOLBR/BR/My T 13 is shared, I hope you can find time to stop by if you haven’t already! happy thursday!!

  25. Darla

    May 29, 2008 10:37 am

    I’m pretty sure we have 2 weeks left of school here. I’m so looking forward to not getting up at 5:30. No lazing about for me this summer, though. It’s going to be busy, busy, busy.

  26. Amy Ruttan

    May 29, 2008 10:57 am

    I know! Where is the warmness.BR/BR/I’m wrapped up in a Fleece blanket trying to warm up my fingers.BR/BR/Sigh. I can’t wait for summer.

  27. marcia

    May 29, 2008 11:27 am

    sounds like you have a musical fun summer planned

  28. Celticlibrarian

    May 29, 2008 12:34 pm

    Now I just want to go find a hammock for a nap. Sigh.

  29. Daisy Dexter Dobbs

    May 29, 2008 1:49 pm

    I’m with Winter and her comment about hot men in cut off shorts. Great inspiration for a romance writer. 😀

  30. The Gal Herself

    May 29, 2008 2:49 pm

    Thanks for making me feel OLD! I saw #11 and shuddered in disgust. That’s when I came to the sober realization that I am no longer a stalwart partier. Sigh. The seasons change, and so have I. (Thanks for visiting my TT)

  31. Shelley Munro

    May 29, 2008 4:18 pm

    It sounds wonderful. I’m coming over to hang out with them. 🙂

  32. Thomma Lyn

    May 29, 2008 4:22 pm

    Ah, hanging out in a hammock and playing guitar sounds delightful. 🙂 As does dreaming in the hammock without the guitar. BR/BR/And you can’t beat good lemonade with a stick! 😉

  33. Bethanie

    May 29, 2008 6:06 pm

    Wow, I totally forgot it was Thursday… :(BR/BR/Those all sound lovely! Also, most of them sound quite impossible in a house with small children… well’ maybe not Val’s lemonade… 😀

  34. Wylie Kinson

    May 29, 2008 7:40 pm

    One more week of school? EEEK! My youngest is in nursery school – they get out after the first week of June. The oldest doesn’t get out until the end of June (yipee)!

  35. Hazel Nut

    May 29, 2008 9:44 pm

    Sounds like many of us are counting down the days til the end of the school year – I have 13 days left with students. Can’t wait to “hang” in my hammock at the lake with a mile high pile of books, a cold Brava, a campfire and a thick steak. On the BBQ, of course.

  36. Sue

    May 30, 2008 8:13 am

    Sleeping late…..sigh 🙂

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