The theme for this week is FAVORITES, and to celebrate the month of June, which just HAPPENS to be my favorite month, I’m sharing my favorite things about it.
THE CREW RETURNS
Ever since graduating high school a year ago, one of the hardest things has been seeing my close friends move away for college. (I am that friend who stayed home… and complained about it… and complained… but had my own reasons to staying.) However, in a way, distance makes the heart grow fonder (what a true cliché), and it’s so exciting when friends return for summer. I even have a special song for this occassion:
The opening lyrics sing: Come home in the summer. Live a life that you miss. It’s alright. I’ll fill you in. Don’t you wait for me to call your name again.
I’ve already had some very awesome memorable summer moments with my prodigal
sons friends (?), such as going to Yelle’s show and meeting her (super sweet, and she wore a really cool pretzel necklace), taking teen witch-inspired photos in the park, and having my friend accidentally burn me. Oh wait. Maybe not that last part. It was memorable, at least.
EVERYTHING COMES ALIVE IN JUNE
I find that I become so sleepy during the winter, and it’s such an intense mode of sleepiness/feeling down in the dumps that it takes all spring for me to wake up, and finally in June I spring back alive. I finally feel busy again. It has to do with finally finishing up projects which have been in the works for months, the (slightly) better weather, planning summer trips, and seeing friends again. Overall, June is a month of change for me and halfway through 2011, I really need the refreshment.
I’ll admit that I don’t feel as excited as usual for Pride weekend, but I feel that my mentality overall has become more relaxed. This year I just want to chill, meet new people, and have a good time. And I definitely want to KEEP IT CUTE. That’s very important to me, to not go overboard and regret a bunch of things I did the week after Pride weekend. I also have a couple of friends coming to visit San Francisco and I really want to show them around. I love playing tour guide. It makes me feel useful as a San Fran native. Because, you know, my status as a SF native is usually just good for complaining about muni. And for justifying my weirdness.
Overall, June just feels like a month of hope, excitement, and good vibes (ugh no, I don’t mean the store, as awesome as it is.) I’m also going to Southern California right at the end of June, so it’ll be exciting. I think this month will change the entire shape of 2011 for me. I can hope.