The Summer of Tim: Moving

When it comes to this blog, I've learned that I should avoid anything that requires a timeline. In the spring of 2012, I posted something random from my basement in a weekly feature I creatively called "Basement Junk." That lasted a couple of months. In January of this year, I tossed out the idea of FASTE become a daily blog with short and simple posts. That lasted a few days. Then at the beginning of this summer, I made plans to document each day of my summer in another creatively titled feature called "The Summer of Tim." I got almost two weeks into that one and was really enjoying it...and then real life got in the way when our house sold.

So all of that to say that I've not left you faithful FASTE readers high and dry. The Summer of Tim has indeed continued. It's just that it quickly went from flea markets and resale shops to mortgage lenders and packing boxes. Not really that interesting.


At this point, our move is just over a week away. The Summer of Tim will continue on the other side of the U-Haul.

A Colorforms Party Don't Stop

The product of 15 minutes, a scanner, and a box full of Colorforms...

At the Drive-In...

The Summer of Tim continues as my wife and I took our girls to the drive-in last night to see Monsters University. With the movie not even starting until two full hours after they're usually in bed, the girls were high on life as they devoured cotton candy and popcorn while neglecting the idea of a decent bedtime.


After a late night followed by a little extra sleep this morning, I sit here enjoying my fourth cup of coffee as I think about just how under-appreciated the drive-in theater really is. As my mind wanders even further, I recall some of my favorite drive-in moments...

...on TV and in movies.

Saved By the Bell - Driver's Education

Slater is about the get his driver's license and Zack can't help but think that he's lost Kelly for sure.


Full House - Five's a Crowd

With D.J. at the drive-in with a guy who has one thing on his mind, the guys head out to twart his plans.


ALF - Stop in the Name of Love

ALF shows up in the back seat when Lynn goes on a date with a guy who looks a little like Danny Wood from the New Kids on the Block.


Cheers - The Last Picture Show

Cliff, Norm, and Woody take in a movie as the local drive-in plans to close for good. Frazier stows away in the trunk.


Married...With Children - No Chicken, No Check

Bud and Kelly combine their funds and buy a car together before sharing it on a tense double-date at the drive-in.


Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Pee-Wee proudly watches the feature film about his Adventures with those who helped inspire the story. Paging Mr. Herman...


One Crazy Summer

Hoops goes on a nervous date with Cookie while Teddy has vang shoo class.


All of this and more ran through my head last night as we all huddled under a blanket and watched the movie.

A late night. Some tired kids (and parents). A stomach ache compliments of too much junk food.

All completely worth it.

The Summer of Tim continues...