for five summers now, croftie and i have said THIS will be the summer that we do the things we always say we'll do.
we then commit these things to a reasonably brief, seemingly accomplishable list that we spend approximately a day and a half refining only to never consult it again. until the next summer when we look up and think, "how can it already be this summer when we have yet to do all the things we said we would do last summer?"
since, in the words of croftie, change may be upon us, we have decided THIS is the summer we will do everything we always say we will do. for reals.
and because i like both accountability and counting down, and because this seems the only way we might be guaranteed to actually accomplish anything on it, i give you the list. along with a vow that- even if we wind up picnicking on macy's cookies at promontory point in hyde park while watching a girlie movie dvd on a laptop and riding our bikes home along the beach- this is undoubtedly the summer we will do everything we always say we will do.