...or town, or suburb, or hamlet, or burg, or unincorporated zone, or rural area of your choice---pretty much anywhere but the southern hemisphere, it's summer. (Australians and others, consider this an invitation to take a break from winter for a while.)
ReverendMother outlined today's best ever Friday Five; in the interest of actually finishing it in a reasonable time, I'm doing a short version of everything, making it mostly about my current technically metro living location:
1. Favorite summer food(s) and beverage(s):
Burgers, Burritos and Beer, preferably all in the same meal.
2. Song that "says" summer to you. (Need not be about summer explicitly.):
Oh, too, too many; but for a pair of unforgettables: on a nearby beach radio, Seals & Crofts, "Get Closer"; in church, "Immortal, Invisible" with sunshine and a light breeze wafting through the open sanctuary windows.
3. A childhood summer memory:
At least a million of these, too, but for now I'll choose just-picked beefsteak tomato, mayonnaise and fresh-ground pepper sandwich on home-baked white bread for lunch with my grandmother at her kitchen table.
4. An adult summer memory:
Lots here, as well, but two involving food along with casual conversation include weekly midweek early evening (Wednesdays, maybe?) church potlucks on the beach; more recently, summer monthly Friday church potlucks at the cove.
5. Describe a wonderful summer day you'd like to have in the near future. (weather, location, activities):
All this assumes warm-to-hot ambient temp with almost cloudless skies:
to stay local and focal, sleeping-in until about 6 (I'm usually early to bed and very early to rise, so 6 is late for me), slow breakfast, meeting a friend for a drive up the shore for a day that includes lunch (food again) along with shopping at local produce stands and maybe hitting on a clothing outlet or two. Back early evening for (more food) BBQ with neighbors.
Optional: Does your place of worship do anything differently in the summer? (Fewer services, casual dress, etc.)
Special music in place of choir anthems.