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Hot chocolate-covered strawberries

I’m currently reading ‘Little Earthquakes’ by Jennifer Weiner


Heat wave

It is hot out.  That is an understatement – it is grossly humid and rather pathetic that there is no air conditioning in my old VW. Why not? Don’t ask me.  It was winter time when I bought my car and heat was the only thing that I’d bothered making sure worked – oh – and the cigarette lighter. Now that I’ve quit smoking, air conditioning seems so much more useful than the lighter.

Yesterday the Blue Hurricanes made an appearance, and they left the building rather quickly, as all of the adults thoroughly enjoyed them.  And you could tell which kid tried to dip into the bucket as your mouth, and fingers stained electric blue almost instantly.  I didn’t get to take any pictures – as they were gone way too quickly.  But I did slice up some peaches, lemons, limes and strawberries to top the drinks with – and they never made it to fancy martini glasses.  Oh well.  Mom especially liked the drinks. What a surprise!  She even told me I had to get back to the store to re-up.

I have spent most of the day researching education, automobiles and career paths.  The options are endless, and the advice is double-sided. The pros and cons go on forever – but in the end the choices are mine.

The options and information available for young adults looking for answers in life are endless, and will keep coming I’m sure.  However finding it seems to be a bit of an issue.  Looking for it can be time consuming, since all of the right information seems to be placed in the silliest places on the web, or around your community.  Nothing is in one spot to make things easy.  Gone are the guidance counselors of high school to guide us through our choices, one by one.  We turn to people like psychics, financial advisers, and friends.  Our parents advice is running out, as they will love you selflessly for the rest of your life no matter who or what you become.  So, we roam the planet looking for ourselves and the path that we were supposed to take.  Just how to know once we’re getting there, is the question.

This week the sun will be bright, and hot. The only things in my life that will benefit are my swimming pool, and my vegetable garden.  Bring on the heat wave.

Book Club:

Rich Dad Poor Dad
The Alchemist
Rich By Thirty