Monday, August 3, 2009

how did it happen?

A U G U S T.

The eighth month of the year. Although it's still baking outside, the first day of fall is next month. So let's live it up, summer style . . . .

This Friday is First Friday in Downtown Bryan. These First Fridays celebrations at the beginning of each month are a time to eat yummy food and listen to live music, then walk it off in Historic Downtown Bryan while enjoying all of the shops that stay open late. The abundant availability of local produce and homemade goods is a plus too.

Speaking of produce ... I still have many a berry and veggie with which to cook in August. I'm thinking of trying out this recipe in the next few days (it received great reviews):

Then there are the [non scholarly] books I'm currently checking off my list. I now have in my possession each of the gems to which I referred a few weeks ago. Very eager to dive in.

August has some marvy TV also. All this week: SHARK WEEK. Season 3 of Flipping Out with precious, yet certifiable Jeff Lewis premiers August 18. Ghost Hunters (woo hoo!) returns with new episodes on August 19. And Project Runway makes its new home on Lifetime, when Season 6 kicks off August 20 (meet the 16 designers here!). Great stuff.

Texas A&M soccer returns to action on August 15. Believe it or not, soccer games out at the Aggie Soccer Stadium are actually pretty electric--a great atmosphere.

Hurricane season is at its peak in August, as described in the Mariner's Poem:
June -- too soon.
July -- stand by!
August -- look out you must.
September -- remember.
October -- all over.
August 31 ... first day of classes at TAMU. I'm teaching two sections of an undergrad early childhood course. No doubt it'll provide some rich blog material in the coming months! :)

So enjoy a nap. Drink some awesome wine. Fire up the grill. And get out there and do whatever it is you do.

Happy August.

1 comment:

  1. The First Friday thing sounds fun! Why am I learning about all of these cool activities after I moved away?? haha