The Summer of Tim Continues!

I can't let it go. Although not in a structured day-by-day format, the Summer of Tim continues!

It's been almost two weeks since we sold our house and bought a new one which has incited the stress and chaos you can image that comes with packing and moving a family of five. My summer of relaxation and fun took a turn towards anxiety in a hurry. But fear not, FASTE readers, it's still summertime. So rather than day-by-day, let me catch you up topic-by-topic...

Moving!


For real. I'm gonna lose my mind stressing out over this move as we're closing on both our current and new houses on the same day. We've started packing a little bit which most people would take as an opportunity to weed out some unnecessary possessions. With a collection of well over a dozen different Cap'n Crunch boxes, it's pretty clear that everything I own is going with me. I just keep telling myself that two months from now we'll be in our new home and everything will be fine. It's just the time in between that's stressing me out. All in all, I'm pretty excited. Out with the old and in with the new.

Swimming!


Prior to several days of storms recently here in the Midwest, we were able to spend a few days enjoying the sun and water. My kids love the water whether it be the small plastic get-up in our back yard or the full-meal-deal at my in-law's place.

 

Mr. McFeely!


Much to my liking, my kids love Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood -- the relatively new PBS program based on the characters from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Just like last year, we took the quick drive to Indy for "PBS Kids in the Park" where the hottest guest this year was Daniel Tiger himself. But let's not forget my favorite guest, Mr. McFeely...

 

2nd Place Press!


Speaking of Mister Rogers, check out these fantastic prints by 2nd Place Press. My set is on its way. Get yours while you still can (limited to only 20 and 25 of each print!).

 

Painted Office!


I painted my office at work last week. Took our youngest with me when I taped the walls and our oldest when I painted. Next week, our middle kiddo and I will head over to hang up some shelves and frames. Stay tuned for the final product.

Sweet Tea Vodka and Cap'n Crunch!


A glass of tea on a hot day with this stuff tossed in is perfect. Just perfect. And, yeah, I found a new Cap'n Crunch box.

 

The Local "Zoo"!


There's a small "zoo" (if you will) nearby with random animals for kids to stare at. We took our kids there a few days ago on a very hot afternoon. I forget that summer heat does not matter until you are around age fifteen. Until then, it's just fun fun fun. Needless to say, my kids were fired up to see ducks, llamas, and goats.

 

Hang Time!


After spending more time a few weeks ago than I'd care to admit watching City Guys on YouTube, I recently realized that all but a few episodes of Hang Time are also online for my free viewing pleasure. So, yeah. I've watched a lot of Hang Time lately and don't plan on slowing down any time soon.


Graffiti Rock!


It takes a lot to get me behind a Kickstarter project...but this one I could not back fast enough. As a lover of all things 80s and all things early-hip-hop, I urge you to join me in making this happen...


The Summer of Tim continues...

4 comments:

The Goodwill Geek said...

Summer of Tim forever!!!

Rich said...

Good stuff. My summer is now a week old. What day is it?

leftylimbo said...

Wow. I'd seen that clip of the NY Breakers before, but had no idea it was part of a series of shows. That's awesome. I'll be glad to contribute to that project.

Ah, 1983–'84 were the best years ever. I was totally into the breaking scene at that time, and the music was the best. It's great to to see that whole era and culture preserved through the likes of YouTube (the same goes with all those '70s Soul Train lines). And to have Grafitti Rock immortalized on a DVD set would be out of this world.

Have you ever seen the books by Jamel Shabazz—Back In The Days and A Time Before Crack? Both books are must-haves, but A Time Before Crack is an especially good glimpse of hip-hop fashion and culture from '79–'85.

TL said...

So glad you pointed me towards these books. They look amazing!