Thursday Three: The summer edition

I’m sorry it’s been so long! Just to make sure you guys know I haven’t forgotten about the Thursday Three, here’s a new post dedicated to the awesomeness of summer.

1. Summer is the best movie season. Period.

And I’m not just talking about fresh-to-movie-theaters movies. I’m also talking about movies that I’ve been wanting to watch for forever and never had the time. UNTIL NOW.

Case in point, I’ve seen more movies in theaters and at home in the past month than I have in the past year which include the new Pirates movie and Green Lantern. And just last night I finally got to watch Sunshine, a sci-fi thriller that came out in 2007.

And there are so many more films that are going to come out soon that I want to see SO badly which include but are not limited to: Cars, Cowboys and Aliens and Horrible Bosses.

2. THERE’S NO SNOW!

Most of you are entirely aware of my intense hatred of snow. I’ve written about it multiple times. But this hatred stems mostly from my inability to handle temperatures bellow 50 degrees. Here in Texas in the summer, the heat practically suffocates me and I LOVE IT. Sometimes, in parking lots with blacktops, I can see the heat actually rise off the surfaces in waves, making the air all hazy. And I absolutely love the feeling of the heat sinking into my skin after spending hours in ice-cold air conditioning. It’s the best feeling in the world.

If only I were still in marching band. The best way to experience Texas heat is drenched in sweat, carrying a ten-pound horn and staring into the hot, hazy horizon.

3. Corn is in season.

I don’t care who you are. Corn is the best vegetable, period. You can grill it, pop it, boil it dry it and mash it…it is the super crop. It can literally do anything.

Which is why corn is in nearly everything now. Even things you wouldn’t think corn would go into, like popsicles, peanut butter and car batteries.

And since it’s in season, grocery stores are selling them for 18 cents an ear! My dad and I usually like to buy eight at a time and boil them up after dinner to make a before-bed-time snack. And I recently found an interesting recipe for boiled corn that I really want to try.

There you have it. The Thursday Three: back and better than ever.

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