Tuesday, September 4, 2012

mosquito montage

I had to hand write a receipt for someone at work today (after they signed the iPad screen with their finger - oh the collision of technology and a lack thereof), and when I wrote "9" for the month, it made me weep on the inside.  September.  I hate what it represents, even though the month itself is quite nice. More comfortable temperatures, theoretically.  Fewer mosquitoes, maybe.  A sense of renewal and change that feels more logical than New Years, which can also be a source of angst for those of us who are prone to such wastes of effort.  But it's also the first step on the mud spattered spiral staircase to winter.  Effing winter.

But we're not there yet.  It's technically still summer, damn it.  Which I love, even though it comes with high electricity bills and the smothering odor of big city garbage days.  It's clear that I have not been spending my summer in blogland, so I thought I'd do a little photog summary to commemorate the joys of sweating and eating ice cream.

We did a LOT of running.  Some of it over bridges and into greener (and unfortunately hilly) pastures:

shore trail

Some of it by the beach and into labyrinthine, mosquito-infested marshes:

the entrance to the bog

We went canoeing and dog coveting with an old college friend and drank beers with names like Mean Old Tom:

dog on a boat

drinking mean old tom

We went to my mom's and got to spend time with her ridiculously cute dog:

a looker

We did the NYC Color Run, which was most decidedly not in NYC:

black mail

Then we took a birthday ferry ride on the East River, and I ate a carrot cake donut but there's no evidence of that because I ate it too quickly to be seen by the naked eye:

in a movie

This is just a slice of the summer squash pie, but I've already made this into too much of a list, so I'll stop here.  I'd say we did an okay job of filling in the cracks of a work-filled summer.

2 comments:

Angeline Larimer said...

Cool summer. :)

Helena said...

Came here via the 'next blog' button. What a lovely post! I dread the winter too.... but it's not here yet. I refuse to accept it's even Autumn!