This is my first-ever summer working a M-F job so I decided last month if I couldn’t have fun during the week by god was I going to have some special weekends. Four weeks in and I’ve succeeded tremendously so far.
June 7th was the USA/Nigeria match in Jacksonville, which involved a brewery-“sponsored” tailgate, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and some soccer fun with a boy who I more than once thought, “oh boy he’s SO YOUNG.” (He’s really not THAT young, but then he got mad at me because I posted some “anti-IPA propaganda” on Facebook and hasn’t spoken to me since.) The streets flooded with red/white/blue and pretty much everything you see in that Buzzfeed article about America Parties around the world. I bicycled from my house to downtown with 20lbs of ice in my Daxton-sized basket, which is really the major story here.
June 14th we went to Ginnie Springs and I played with my iPhone underwater!
I celebrated the first day of summer by jumping from an airplane at 13,500 feet. We dove into summer, if you will. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced and tremendously easy to do. I waited and waited for it to become terrifying and then I was out of the plan and falling at 120mph with no fear whatsoever! After the initial drop we floated for about five minutes, my tandem instructor pointing out landmarks and telling me stories. I am anxiously awaiting my video, but after seeing the raw footage, I looked awesome so get excited.
My big little brother turned 21 Thursday. Wednesday night I took him/fiancee/friend folks to Rogue, a neighborhood whiskey bar, for his midnight “first” drink. He and I don’t often bond over much, so it was pretty cool, standing outside of the bar, sipping drinks and sharing a Cuban cigar with my little brother. We were also discussing his upcoming wedding, so it maybe was a bit too real.
This past weekend Davey threw a surprise party for Caitlin and succeeded! She was so surprised and I love surprises! I also managed to clean my house (mostly) and make so much awesome food/subsequently eat it all.