A Summer Playlist to Help You Forget About Winter

I am so sick of winter, and I’m sure everyone else who lives above Florida is, too. The cold weather doesn’t necessarily bother me, but the blizzards, slush, and mini ice-skating rinks (a.k.a. sidewalks) do. And then the other day, New York City teased us all with 50-degree weather, only to drop the temps back to 30. Come on now! That’s not fair. So I said “fuck it,” and made a goddamn summer playlist. Maybe if you play it enough, the weather gods will wrap the world in a blanket of sun and heat and cast a spell over our minds to erase any memory of this sloppy winter. The playlist can be heard here, and the track list is below. May it bring you a little slice of paradise.

*Note: While the playlist is fun on its own, the experience can be enhanced if enjoyed with several strong margaritas.

My friends and I thought it would be clever to create a "paradise" scene on top of our Cheeseburger in Paradise carry-out. Hilarious, I know.

My friends and I thought it would be clever to create a “paradise” scene on top of our Cheeseburger in Paradise carry-out. Hilarious, I know.

1.)  “Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison

2.)  “A Summer Song” – Chad and Jeremy

3.)  “Honey & I” – Haim

4.)  “Boyfriend” – Best Coast

5.)  “In the Summertime” – Mungo Jerry

6.)  “Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)” – John Fred & His Playboy Band

7.)  “Bad Moon Rising” – Creedence Clearwater Revival

8.)  “Dancing in the Street” – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

9.)  “Twist & Shout” – The Beatles

10.)  “Sweet Soul Music” – Arthur Conley

11.) “Sexx Laws” – Beck

12.) “Moi je jou” – Brigitte Bardot

13.) “Come and Get It” – Eli “Paperboy” Reed

14.) “Let’s Go Surfing” – The Drums

15.) “Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’” – Mayer Hawthorne

“Growing Up” Does Not Mean “Losing Friends”

I could never "grow up" enough to lose these wonderful, crazy, fabulous friends.

I could never “grow up” enough to lose these wonderful, crazy, fabulous friends.

Someone posted this quote on Facebook the other day:

“If you’re not losing friends, you’re not growing up.”

I sat there thinking about this person, and how awful she must feel growing up without any friends in her life. And then I quickly realized what a stupid quote that was. Losing friends is most definitely not a part of growing up, and I feel terribly for those who think otherwise. Continue reading