Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer Blogging- Tag, I'm It!

I was tagged by the lovely Arlynn at Fleur-De-licious to participate in the Summer Blog Tag where I have to name my top 5 favorite things about summer. First let me say I'm honored to have been tagged by her but, I need to apologize for taking so long to put this post together. What can I say? I'm a slow poke!

I present, I no particular order, my Top 5 Summer Fun Things:

  1. Coney Island- Sun, Sand, Surf, Rides, Nathan's Famous Hotdogs & History.
  2. Grilling- Arlynn, you'll be disappointed to know that we use a gas grill. I know, this is considered cheating by the purists but I want a special dispensation. Prior to this past summer we'd been serial apartment dwellers with no prior grilling knowledge whatsoever. Baby steps...
  3. Our backyard & wine- I know, technically this is two things but stick with me and you'll see how they go hand in hand. First, we love having outdoor space (remember- former Apt. dwellers). Having a backyard, even a small one like ours really is a blessing. So, after a long day we love nothing more than to grab a bottle of wine, two glasses and go sit out in the backyard drink the vino and grin like big dopes over how happy we are to have the yard. I know this must sound so silly to most of you but you can't imagine the joy it brings. Plus it's where we grill (see above).
  4. The sun and lots of it!- I always hate the winter months when you leave work and it's already dark out. I don't know about you but I just want to get home, eat dinner and crawl into bed. During the summer it's totally different. You get home, go out back (see above) or on the front stoop chatting with neighbors then you go inside whip up something fast and dirty, watch some TV and THEN go to bed. You just feel more alive.
  5. Rum Raisin Ice Cream- No explanation necessary. It's just good stuff.

13 comments:

Carlotta said...

yes ice ream sun bbq..love summer!! happy weekend :))

Lady Jane said...

Is that really your backyard?? If it is...I love it! It is so charming!

Kristin said...

Your outdoor living space is charming!

The Townhouselady said...

Thanks Ladies! Yup, that's ours. We live in an old brick rowhouse so lots are long and narrow.

Jill said...

I adore rum raisin...hagen daz is my favorite. I don't think it's a very popular flavor.

The Townhouselady said...

YES, the Hagen Daz is the best! They don't always have it in the store though. It's kinda hit and miss.

There is a Dairy Queen close to our house. I stumbled on it while walking around discovering my neighborhood. Thing was we had moved in at the end of January and I had to wait until summer when it re-opened to get some. (Note: The DQ's up here don't stay open all year. They also don't sell burgers, it's all ice cream related).

Jill said...

Well, this is Texas...DQ is practically open 24/7 here. Does yours have rum raisin ice cream?

The Townhouselady said...

Yup, I get a cone about once a week.

A sugar cone not waffle thank you very much.

Jill said...

Ours doesn't! And everyone makes fun of me that I even like rum raisin...maybe it's more of a Northern thing?

The Townhouselady said...

Hmph! That sucks. I think you need to get Chez What or one of your other Chef peoples to make a special rum raisin ice cream for you with the specialty rum of your choice.

Slow Food menu item perhaps??

Jill said...

That is a fantatic idea!

Alicia said...

I love your row house yard!!!!!
Just the right size!!!!
I may have to ship you some rum raisin from our local haven Sweet Republic. They just made Bon Appetit. They do it only in cooler temps but holy moly!!! My dad can eat a pint in a heartbeat. It too is his favorite!!!

Dobbygirl said...

Mmmmm, DQ......sorry, I slipped into a soft serve coma....