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Saturday, June 24, 2006

"She would give us a large piece of cold pie..." ~ Jane Eyre

The next four days will find me vacationing in Key West. I am looking forward to visiting Hemingway's old stomping grounds, drinking frozen drinks poolside at a tiki bar, and, of course, eating Key Lime Pie. I shall return this Friday the 30th with anecdotes from the trip!

I feel very fortunate to be going away, and for those who are not vacationing this week, it is my hope that you will do good things for yourself to celebrate the first full week of summer. My to-do list for you includes: eat Italian ices, go buy new flip flops, sit outside at night after the sun goes down to watch the twilight, and go pick up some charcoal for a BBQ. I hope that when I return, I publish comments that indicate one summery sundry from each person. Cheers!


Blogger Marty said...

But, Thursday,
What I like to do in the heat of summer can't be printed. Children may read. (haha) JK.

One word for you: Watermelon. That's my 'sundry' thing. You are killing me with that, BTW. You and those terms that are over my head! (smiles, kidding.)

Am I ever serious? Eh. What's the point?

2:40 PM  
Blogger ThoughtsGalore said...

Bon Voyage, my friend! I wish you safe travels, the enjoyment of sand between your toes, some yummy drinks with umbrellas...fabulous key lime pie...and bliss.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Barry said...

Just don't blow out your flip flop!

11:55 PM  
Blogger David said...

Have a wonderful trip, Amy! :) Eat a piece of pie for me. (that'll give you an excuse to eat more pie. You can say, "oh no, this one is for someone else.")

In Emmett we have the Cherry Festival. In addition to pie-eating contests, a parade, and amusement park rides that were old during the Nixon administration, we have, of course, cherries! Mostly Bing, but my favorites are the Queen Anne cherries... which are yellow with a blush of red around the edge. I just ate some today. They are best after being stored in the fridge for a couple of hours. Cold and sweet. :)

2:16 AM  
Anonymous Ariella said...

Erik proposed to me at the Hemingway House in Key West! Have a blast. :)

11:07 AM  
Blogger Clearlykels said...

Have a fabulous trip!!!! It will be great!

1:25 PM  
Blogger Barry said...

I NEED a vacation..

3:42 PM  
Blogger beachgirl said...

so bummed... I get back from vacation and you're gone!! Hope you had tons of fun!! Miss you!!

5:03 PM  
Blogger Barry said...

Sounds like you are enjoying yourself!

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

I am so jealous! I have never been to the keys and can't wait to read about your trip!

12:53 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

hi all! in key west with my "papa" at an internet cafe and wanted to post all your comments! geez. i turn around and think of BLOGGERS.

marty - lol. i like your summer style, dear.

tg ~ oh the key lime pie is amazing! i got a key lime cookbook to bring home!

barry ~ none blown yet, but i did get drunk in margararitaville yesterday mid afternoon. my dad is a good sport!

david ~ thought of YOU yesterday when i walked by a house with a LIFE SIZED MANATEE MAILBOX!

ariella ~ oh my god. ok well erik has to be one of the FINEST men on this planet. THAT IS SUCH A GREAT STORY! :) was there yesterday...which spot did her propose in????

kels ~ thanks my dear. there is a wine bar here and each time i pass it on duval i think of you!

BG ~ i cant wait to hear details about the beach! :)

lynn~ posts to follow this weekend!


3:55 PM  
Blogger work in progress said...

This is the first summer in a billion years where I haven't worked 1 or 2 jobs 5 days a week. The summer activity I am participating in this week is sitting in my apartment, listening to the rain, enjoying a good book, and loving the fact that I have nowhere to be...bliss. I also love the farmer's markets that emerge this time of year...buying local produce is good for the farmers AND the environment, which in turn is good for my spririt.

Sundry item: Fresh picked local strawberries. I call them nature's candy...I'll eat them until I'm bloated and ill. I make waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, strawberry pizza, strawberry shortcake, or I'll eat them alone handfulls at a time. It all comes back to food for me ;-)

7:37 AM  
Blogger beachgirl said...

Oh, sorry... Summery stuff, right!! Well I went to the beach last week... Last night I invited my BFF over and we spray painted my wicker furniture bright colors, then we sat on the front porch and drank cold beers...So great...

I am going to an outdoor concert Friday night at the Frist Museum... oh and I called you a food whore on my site, and I mean that with all the love in my heart.. it's like me being a shoe whore...

Miss you!!

1:59 PM  
Blogger Eunuch said...

I hope you enjoyed the trip! Look forward to hearing about it!

3:47 AM  
Anonymous Pukk said...

Well, summery stuff...One of the last few days when I was outside I thought to myself, this feels like beach weather - minus the beach. That was at about 7AM. Little did I know, by afternoon it was probably around a good scorching 135. :)

I'm not too much of a beach person, but when one finds themselves in Salahadin Province, the beach could not be a nicer dream! :)

1:33 PM  
Blogger Neil said...

You know, I've always loved Key Lime Pie and it never even occurred to me to connect it to Key West. Was it invented in some hotel there?

9:40 AM  

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