Summers at work are quiet, which means that Summer Fridays are nearly silent. And after so many weeks of oppressive humidity and daily thunderstorms, a gray morning with the windows open and a fresh, almost-cool feeling breeze blowing my papers around feels like heaven. Sure, it’s supposed to storm again later, and then the heat and oppressive humidity will return, but I’ll take cool, quiet moments these days.
I had to walk to a nearby office to pick up some paperwork this morning, and took a few photos while I was out. When I couldn’t decide which photo I liked best, I turned it into a series of my path through a Summer Friday. So here you’ve got our front steps, the crosswalk, the (much prettier) brick steps of the other office building, my office, making copies, the surprisingly lush front lawn, and our (very) well-worn porch. To give you a sense of the quiet, I have seen two people so far today (the lady at the other office and the FedEx guy). I’m only likely to see two more actual people this afternoon (the mail guy and the cleaning lady).
But it’s Friday, and weekends are the best. We’re going to celebrate a first birthday this weekend and get to see some friends we haven’t seen in way too long. And on Sunday, we’re going to go see some more houses. Next week is our birthday week (Dan’s on Thursday and mine on Sunday), and birthday week is never anything less than awesome.
I leave you with my current favorite song (which is resonating even more having read all the lyrics).
Have a good weekend, dudes.
6 thoughts on “Summer Fridays”
I’m so jealous of your lazy Summer Fridays! Sure you don’t want to come down here for the ol’ last minute check out line that stretches around the block at 5 of 5? 😀
Also, that song is like Summer Fridays distilled. I can see why it’s your favorite right now!
aww man. I’m sorry. I do remember those days. Maybe that’s part of why these seem so good? Fridays at the mortgage company were pretty nutty too. But busy makes a Friday afternoon fly by, so… 😉
Oh, so when I looked up the song you posted here, I discovered the singer is Aloe Blacc. I spent the rest of the day thinking that he did the vocals on a superfun song I had on a random compilation of LA-based musicians but when I looked on my ipod, it said “Nathan Yell”. I was bugging me where on Earth I’d heard Aloe Blacc before. Finally, driving home in the midst of a torrential downpour, it came to me like a lightning strike — “OMG! Nathan Yell is Aloe Blacc!!!” Heh. Anyway, it’s true, Nathan Yell is Aloe Blacc and here’s the song, which always sounds to me like a missing James Bond theme:
Wow!! That is some awesome detective work!! And so interesting/cool that you were right too ( don’t you love having a conviction like that and being right? Haha). That song totally does sound like a James Bond theme!
This is one of the best series I have ever seen. I don’t know if it is the Chucks or pants or simplicity or what, but yes, it works so well! Sending sunshine your way!
love everything about this.