I know Thursday's post was inspired by Taylor...but before she inspired that post, she inspired this one. Taylor posted 20 Summer Blogging Ideas about a month ago. I've seen a lot of bloggers do summer bucket lists, but it was the combination of the summer bucket list and a favorite summer memory and a summer you'd like to relive that inspired me to write this post.
Circa 2008, my two best friends (my maids of honor) and I wrote a summer bucket list. We made a graphic and everything.
Do you know how we documented the things we checked off? MySpace. We made an album. This graphic was in the album, followed by pictures documenting every item we finished. I seriously had to go to MySpace to save these pictures for this post. Have you been to MySpace lately? I hadn't in years, and it is one confusing place. They actually scrapped the whole old format (now named MySpace Classic--I thought I had lost all of these pictures but thankfully they archived everyone's MySpace Classic profiles). I thought it would be funny to show you this blast from the past. It was one of my favorite summers! (Even though I'm ashamed that MySpace used to be such a big part of my life.)
Buy a slinky. What? Why did we include this? We didn't do anything with it. We bought it, we posed for a picture with it, and that was it.
Eat a candy bar in the store. Don't worry, we paid for them, but after opening them and taking a bite (that was the point). I was really nervous doing this. I am a major goodie two shoes, you guys. Always have been.
Lay in front of a traffic light. We clearly love The Notebook. We did this late at night, and our town is really small so no cars came. Can I just say that my eyebrows (well, one eyebrow...) have never and will never look better than in this photo?
Make a really good prank phone call. We had Emily (in the middle) call one of Chloe and I's friends from out of town that she'd never met. He was into it, so it was a long, funny conversation. (Note: I think I got my hair cut this day, and the salon I went to uses a CRAP TON of product when they style, which I hated...hence the greasy bangs.)
Have a Disney movie marathon. Because, duh. The ears had to be included or else it would've just been a picture of us on the couch.
Take a walk in the rain. You guys have no idea how much these pictures make me want to chop my hair off (and get bangs again). Chloe wasn't wearing makeup (or was wearing her glasses or something) so she refused to have her face in the picture.
Dance in the street. Well, I won this one. My eyes are closed and my hair covers most of my face, so no weird facial expressions for me.
Play Monopoly. Not much to say about this.
Go tubing. My face in this rules. Chloe is laughing at me. This entire tubing trip we sang 'Bop to the Top' from High School Musical 2, because we are cool.
Make funfetti cookies. This was after the walk in the rain, hence the ponytail instead of the super cute haircut I want to recreate now. (I also want to recreate that tan.)
Build a killer sand castle. We probably made a tiny pile of sand and called it good. This is on the Columbia River, which my hometown sits on.
Beat Kory at Scene It Squabble. I promise I'm wearing shorts, that's just a long tunic (which you don't wear with short shorts but I was dumb then, I guess). Scene It Squabble is a movie trivia game that's boys vs. girls. It's actually super stereotypical and honestly kind of sexist. Anyway, our friend Kory kept beating us (and bringing it up every chance he got) and we finally conquered him.
Drink an iced Nirvana. This little drive-up coffee shop in our hometown sells this drink called a Nirvana. It's basically a coffee drink with like seventeen flavored syrups in it. Most people would probably think it was way too sweet, drink a sip, and throw it away. I, however, have a great tolerance for sweet things and still think this drink rules. Great lighting for a picture, am I right?!
Order a Big Mac at Burker King. Okay, this is just stupid. We did the drive-through because we were too nervous. We posed by the garbage can (no idea why?). I didn't have anything to hold so I held my car keys. And this is just a dumb goal. I doubt they even said anything (except how dumb we were).
It's funny because summer bucket lists now are all places to go. (Go to the zoo, eat at this restaurant, go on a hike, etc.) I like that we chose random things. It was just light-hearted fun and gave us something to do instead of sitting around saying, "I'm bored" over and over again.
What are some of your favorite summer memories? (Embarrassing pics or it didn't happen. Kidding. Kind of.)
Linking up with Sweet Little Ones for Tuesday Talk!