Tagged: summer

What is the Hottest Hot?

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It is burning skin against leather seats

It is thighs and undersides drenched in sweat

It is heat waves rising above the street.

 

I’ll leave my pizza in the garage on top of the car, better than an oven.

I can’t remember what it’s like to feel a chill, see my breath, stomp through snow.

Perhaps I’ll be saying the same about summer in the dead of February, but this is the hottest hot.

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Michelle: A Chapter of Our Long Distance Relationship

It’s been over a year since I last saw Michelle, despite her being one of my best friends. This might be a problem in a normal friendship, but what M and I have is nothing close to normal.

< Related: This Kid I Know: Michelle >

In the cyber-digital age, when LDRs have gone largely online, the two of us have somehow managed to keep in touch despite not having conversations every day, every week, or even every month. Continue reading

A Playlist For the Bahamas

When I find new music I put them at the top of a huge, ever-growing list and every month or so, I download n new music and name it after some occasion that’s coming up.

Over winter break last year, my family went to the Bahamas, and this is the playlist that I created just before we left. No particular reason why; I didn’t search and find these songs to fit the occasion. These were just the songs that I played over our stay there and everytime I bring the playlist back, I’m reminded of our awesome vacation.

It starts out with blasting music for a sun party, and gradually fades into really chill, really mellow music for late nights in the tropics.

Never Just About A Boy: Sarah Dessen’s The Moon and More

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This is part of my Summer Reading 2.0 series

I’ve always been a fan of Sarah Dessen; she puts out a bunch of thick novels dubbed as teenage romance. In my early days of high school I saw them as just that, teenage romance novels. But ever since English teachers started pushing me to dissect literature and find deeper meanings, I’ve started to do that, the practice leaking into my leisure reading. Continue reading

5 More Reasons to Love Summer

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Happy first day of summer! June 21st is the Northern Solstice.

You read and loved 7 Reasons Why We Love Summer, so here are 5 additional reasons to love the hottest season of the year.

5. Summer reading

If you’ve got even an ounce of intelligence running through your veins, you’re able to find a curiosity for reading somewhere deep inside of you.

Young people think “summer reading” and envision long lists of books pushed on us by schools, that we don’t really bother with until the week before school starts back up. Even then, many students skip the whole process and head straight for SparkNotes.

But summer reading can and should be something more, something better. We can fill our free time at home visiting another country, another world, another dimension in another person’s body, the hours passing by as if they were minutes. Continue reading

A Sippin’ Sizzurp Summer Playlist

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A whirlwind mix of party alone, party together EDM songs, featuring trap, dubstep, chillstep, and really, really incredible remixes. You can’t find this stuff on Spotify…

Quality speakers/headphones recommended.

This playlist eases you in with mellow, psychedelic electronic music and gradually ascends to head-bumping, heavy bass trap and dubstep.

ENJOY!

Something About Playlists…

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If you clicked on this thinking it would be a sizzling summer playlist, you were wrong.

(but there will probably be one up later next week!)

Does music ever make you feel nostalgic?

In high school, when debate seemed to dominate my life, I would download new music right before every major tournament…there are playlists in my library whose titles share the name of the tournament I was about to attend.

Songs of every genre were clumped together in groups with no collective identity, their only similarity being where and when they just so happened to be relevant.

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