Stock Up On Summer

July 31, 2009

sun_07If you need shorts, a bathing suit, sandals, a beach chair — anything summer-related, now would be the time to buy it, before things are just too picked over. The sales are CRAZY. Make sure to check online before you hit the stores because there are often deeper discounts if you find a printable coupon. For example, Lord & Taylor has all bathing suits half off, and then their coupon gets you another 20% off. (I got a cute one for $27!) You can get a month or so use out of it this year, and then put it away for next year. Definitely good for kids clothes, as well. So make a list of what you need, check it twice, and then get out and save!

S-S-S-Single with an S

If it’s Thursday that must be Ken with the single of the week:

If you’re looking to enjoy the best of Canada and avoid all that messy Quebecois seccesionist rhetoric, flip on The N and watch Degrassi: The Next Generation. It’s tween drama mixed in with some low-grade moralizing, and has always been a favorite of mine. It’s the grit of love triangles, teen pregnancy, school shootings, online predators and broken friendships set among the charm of litter-free suburban streets, the country’s precious phonology (“I’m going oot with Craig tonight!”) and not-too-Hollywood cast. Now it seems like The N may be following the Miley Cyrus Marshall plan, plucking out Cassie Steele (that’s Manny to all you fans) for an all-out pop assault on media devices and big box stores everywhere. I’m psyched. [Thanks to FOFF (Friend of Family Favs) Tori for passing on this tune.]

Etc.

Apparently we are going to close out June and July without ever getting above 90 degrees — which has only happened once before in the history of weather record keeping! Weird, but I’ll take it.

Everyone’s buzzing about the fact that Vogue editor Anna Wintour wore flats (OMG) to a party in the Hamptons over the weekend. Apparently if you work at Vogue you are not allowed to wear flats to work. So this has been dubbed “flatsgate” — yet another reason why I could never work there, as flats are my life.

I don’t know what you’re doing this weekend but I’ll be rockin’ Sesame Place…yeah! We have a reservation for dinner with Big Bird and Elmo and Addison is PSYCHED! (“Dinner? Elmo? Oh my gosh!”) We’re going with another family from Austin’s class, so it should be fun.

Have a super fantastic wonderbar weekend!

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