Those Lazy Crazy Hazy Days of Summer

"Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, those days of soda and pretzels and beer. Roll out those lazy hazy crazy days of summer, dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer."

Oh that song has been going on and on in my pea brain. I can't seem to get it out. It's been a nearly perfect description of my summer this year. Lazy, that's for darn sure. I've been ditching thy gym workout for good movies and marathon book reading sessions. Crazy, of course. Life is always crazy for me. There's always a bit more to do than I have time for. Hazy, thank God yes! The June gloom has extended into July, and it's been glorious. Spectacular mornings coupled with chilly evenings. Summer. An end to the brain squeezing three hour math sessions. No more projects to worry about. Now I'm entering birthday territory, and the next thing I know it will be holiday season. I am relishing every spare moment.

At the moment, I am working for no one but my family. I did go on another interview recently for a customer service representative. Doesn't seem promising at the moment as I haven't heard back from them. One of the moms on the soccer team suggested I go for the position. She knows I am looking for part-time work. Her husband owns the company. I figured I had nothing to lose so I went and interviewed. Got the old resume out again, got all dolled up, went down to the office, spent two hours there discussing insurance and completing a writing sample. Then..... nothing. They said they'd let me know within a week, and it's been way past that, so I called and left a message with the gal who was supposed to call me. She's on vacation. Don't mean to sound like sour grapes here, but I really don't want the job. It just doesn't pay enough for the time I'd be giving there. However, it could grow into something more permanent in the future. There's just that nagging feeling again of how did I blow the interview? I'll have to find out from the soccer mom.

Reminds me of that Cheech and Chong skit that goes:

"The first day on my summer vacation, I woke up. Then, I went downtown to look for a job. Then I hung out in front of the drugstore.
The second day on my summer vacation, I woke up, then I went downtown to look for a job. Then I hung out in front of the drugstore.
The third day on my summer vacation, I woke up, then I went downtown to look for a job. Then I got a job, keeping people from hanging out in front of the drugstore."

Maybe I should use my BA degree to apply for a job at Walmart being a customer greeter. I am so spoiled from the bit of part-time work I got to do at home. I picked my own hours, the job was easy, and the pay was fantastic. And most importantly of all, I actually enjoyed the work since I got to interview parents and students about school. That's my field of expertise. But that job is over until next year. Bummer. I'll have to find another one like that.

I thank my lucky stars that my husband is such a hard worker and excellent provider. He's always planning for our future and feathering the nest. I'd really like to take some of the financial stress off of him, and I have with my coupon clipping, and series of odd jobs. But I feel like if it were up to me to provide for this family, we'd be living in a cardboard box somewhere near running water. What a thought. It would be a nice box though.

In the meantime, I am going to continue to enjoy every instant of my unscheduled time. It's heaven on earth. And I finally got to go to two of the three points of interest that I had been wanting to go to for the past three years. One is the revamped Cerritos Library (Be sure to look at the Quicktime 360º views on their website!) and another is Bottle Village (Read the history of the place on the website!) in Simi Valley. Both free and very interesting. Next on my list is the Museum of Printing in Carson, and we may even get to go and see Gunther von Hagens' Bodyworlds Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies at the California Science Center!


-Artist: Nat King Cole
-peak Billboard position # 6 in 1963
-Words by Charles Tobias and Music by Hans Carste


Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer

Just fill your basket full of sandwiches and weenies
Then lock the house up, now you're set
And on the beach you'll see the girls in their bikinis
As cute as ever but they never get 'em wet

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
You'll wish that summer could always be here

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer

Don't hafta tell a girl and fella about a drive-in
Or some romantic moon it seems
Right from the moment that those lovers start arrivin'
You'll see more kissin' <wolf whistle> in the cars than on the screen

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
You'll wish that summer could always be here

You'll wish that summer could always be here
You'll wish that summer could always be here

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I wish you all a

HAPPY FOURTH.
I'd like to tell you now
Get a pencil; write this down
I'm gonna tell you how.

Pass it on to all your friends
Just tell them what you heard.
The way to have a happy FOURTH
Is buy a FIFTH on the THIRD!

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  As everyone knows, when Marco Polo first opened the trade
  routes to China, he was quite impressed with their rockets.

  Now, these weren't quite the fireworks we now know, but they
  did shoot into the air, explode and make some pretty patterns.

  Strangely, no matter where he went, there were people who made
  fireworks, but he had trouble finding someone to demonstrate
  them for him.

  "Not here!" they said. ...very confusing.

  Until finally, Marco Polo came upon an ancient military
  fortification in Chu' Lai.  Here, fireworks were launched
  every night, and he was very impressed!  But still he wondered,
  "Why here?" At the end of every week, people came from great
  distances, bringing their own fireworks to launch. So Marco Polo
  asked his guide why everyone came here to launch their fireworks.

  Marco Polo's guide replied: "Why honored Sir, we ~always~ set
  off our fireworks over the Forts of Chu' Lai"

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July 5, 2004
Next Post date August 2, 2004
Muslim Toilet (Remind me never to visit!)
One step at a time!
Venice Beach

Quotes:

The Pledge of Allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
--The Pledge of Allegiance

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When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck before you crush him.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

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America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
--Abraham Lincoln

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Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
--Abraham Lincoln

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
--The Declaration of Independence

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This war will not be over by the next commercial break
--US spokeperson talking to reporters during the Gulf War

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If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
--Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

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Beer commercials are so patriotic: 'Made the American Way.' What does that have to do with America? Is that what America stands for? Feeling sluggish and urinating frequently?
--Evelyn Waugh

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I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
--Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
--Marcus Aurelius

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How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
--Marcus Aurelius

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Bumper Stickers


Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

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Nuke the gay unborn baby whales for peace

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I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person

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Life is sexually transmitted.

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My karma ran over your dogma

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A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

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