Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Summer 2016 by the Numbers

Thursday is the calendar beginning of fall. Thanks to Jana for this post idea, in which I attempt to enumerate summer from Memorial Day - September 20.

Weekends at home - 3.5
Weekends at the shore - 11.5
Weekends at lakes - 2

Concerts attended - 4. Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel & Sting, Counting Crows, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Missed Dolly Parton but had tickets.

Minutes Bruce Springsteen played - 244. North American record, bitches.

Books read - 51.

Blog posts written - 75. This one is number 75.

Beach sunrises I was present for - 14. 

TV shows watched in their entirety - 2. Stranger Things, Political Animals.

Number of rooms painted - 1. Powder room in the efficiency at the shore.

Cans of paint that went AWOL - 1.

New recipes I tried - 5. (baked pesto chicken, one-ish pan chicken, cilantro lime riced cauliflower, golden turmeric paste, personal portobello pesto pizzas)

Movies seen in a theater - 0. 

Additions to aunt army - 1. Elizabeth J! Michael B. narrowly missed the summer season.

New restaurants I tried at home - 3. (Green Eggs Cafe, Villa di Roma, O Wow Cow ice cream)

New restaurants I tried at the shore - 10. (OC Surf Cafe, Ike's, Cousin's, Ready's, The Crab Trap, Angelo's, Yianni's, Varsity Inn, Frankie's on the Bay, Arlene's on Asbury, Katrina's)

Most blocks biked in one day - 56. 

New appliances - 2. A dryer at home and a dishwasher at the shore

Zumba classes skipped - all. 

Tomato sandwiches eaten - 479. Give or take.

Times I cared if people stared at me while I was pushing a dog stroller - 0. Zero times, zero fucks given.

New loves - 7. (Amazon Fresh delivery, Ellie's Best nutmilk bag for iced coffee making, Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea, Kindle Paperwhite, crazy comfortable poplin pants by Lou & Grey (no longer available), crazy comfortable simple pants by the Gap, Sanuk Overboard Loafers)

What does your summer look like by the numbers?

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  1. What a fun post idea! :D
    Happy fall, girl!

  2. Fun post to recap a full summer. I giggled over the times you cared that people stared at you pushing a dog in a stroller.

  3. I say rock that dog stroller like a rock star! Fun post to commemorate your STW (summer that was)! Not sure what my summer by numbers would look like. I'd have to really give that one some thought. Have a good one!

  4. I loved documenting my summer in numbers--it's a fun way to look back on everything that you did over those months! You can add our blate to your list, too! :)

  5. Add Sting and Peter Gabriel. Such a glorious summer. Thanks to the universe times 50 million!
    We just need liberty and Justice for ALL! No gestures would be needed. (The morning show is on as I type this. Love. Your. Momma

  6. I don't do the movies ever. I think the last movie I went to see was in 2009.

  7. I can't believe you've only been home 3.5 weekends - but dont blame you one bit.
    Glad to see your Kindle Paperwhite on your list!

  8. I haven't done a by the numbers post in forever. I love this. The number of tomato sandwiches made me laugh.

  9. This is a really cute idea! SO many weekends at the shore! And so many books read! That's so amazing. I hope I have a summer like that some year :) Did you like Political Animals? I really did. I wish they'd do another season!

  10. Hahaha you push that dog stroller with pride!!!! You have had one fun summer full of experiences and I loved getting to read about all of them. I cant wait to see what fall has in store for us. After all, it is my favorite season. Summer isn't so much my jam with all the heat.

  11. Your summer was full as fuck.

    I'm pretty sure we're a few months away from a dog stroller. No shame.

  12. Gah... I love this post!!! You lived a lot this summer lady. 51 books? You are an animal!

  13. Love how many weekends you spent at the shore - what a great way to relive the summer! xo, Biana

  14. Your weekend ratio is amazing.

    Also, love tomato sandwiches. And going to Zumba is overrated when you could be outside anyway.

  15. Super fun idea . . . I'm impressed you remembered so many details! I'd say you nailed summer of 2016!

  16. oh i love this! i laughed so hard at the paint can that went AWOL.
    i will never judge another person with a dog stroller. just another way you made me look at things differently Steph! lol.
    new appliances? either of those samsung?! haha.

  17. What a fun idea.
    A tomato sandwich sounds awesome right about now. :)
    I'm not sure how many posts I wrote over summer, but I'm sure it wasn't close to 75. I'm a slacker pants.

  18. What a fun way to review your summer! I don't think I've ever eaten a tomato sandwich, and I seriously need to check out this Amazon Fresh already. That paint can story still makes me laugh. Sounds like a wonderful and fun-filled summer!

  19. You killed it in the books and blog posts department and what better way to spend your summer weekends at the shore with those beautiful sunsets!

  20. Such a fun tour and I'm always so honored to be visit!

    John Stolle

  21. I love that you had such a packed/productive/interesting summer! Mine ... Not so much. Haha.

    Oh, and 51 books and 75 blog posts? You killed it! :-)


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