I believe that Carolyn Mauldin's daiquiris are scary, wonderful,
dangerous and my favorite part of summer. As summer comes to a close and
the best parts of fall are upon us, I thought it was the right time to
spend a few minutes saying thank you to wonderful days of summer. 

So
thank you May, June, July and August for the following:

Wedding
Showers.  The excitement of giving showers for yet another couple that
has found wedded bliss while I stay single and alone.  All I am saying
is… you bitches owe me.  If I ever find someone willing to marry
me…y'all will be throwing parties every weekend. 

My
birthday.  Thanks for the kid friendly party back home and thank you
for the pool side tradition continuing in Houston.  And thank you for
not making me hang out with my neighbors again, even though they brought
the shots.

Saturdays by the Pool.  My complex in
Houston could actually be the Hills.  I am prepared for Lauren Conrad to
appear at any moment.  The people that hang out at my pool are so good
looking its ridiculous.  Especially Jeff from the Fourth Floor.  He is
carved out of cream cheese. He is probably barely 18 but oh so yummy. 
Thank you, pool gods, for that little bit of eye candy every Saturday.

Firecrackers. 
Thanks for letting me shoot off firecrackers, play with sparklers and
for a night of hysterical comments from giants. 

George
Strait.  He might be a little older, maybe a little slower.  But he is every bit as great as he was in my youth.  He is still a very handsome
man.

So here's to a summer without a single business
trip, filled with free weekends and friends.  But I will admit I missed
summer hours, Friday afternoons at the Mauldin's, Carolyn's daiquiris,
Fabulous Football Flip Flop Friday and mostly I missed getting to be in
the air conditioning all day.

Maybe I'll get used to
the Houston heat during Summer and maybe I won't.  But I've lived
through my first and that's something.