This week in my Saturday Evening Post column: the dog days of summer, the Apollo 11 astronauts get Emmy nominations, the life of Pete Hamill (including an interview he did with Sean Connery in 1964 for the Post), the CBS eye, American Bandstand goes national, the banning of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” and why you should sneak zucchini onto your neighbors porch this Saturday.
Seriously. That’s an actual thing.
8pm and still 84 degrees and humid. Thought of this song.
In this week’s column: summer vacation, the return of baseball, Alex Trebek’s new book, a beautiful song by Emitt Rhodes (RIP), John Dillinger, a dozen recipes featuring watermelon (including beer), and more.
Have a great weekend. Stay safe and stay cool.
Current weather: Sunny, 85 degrees, and humid
Feels like: ugh
Sticky, stuffy, soupy, stifling. How is it these are the words used to describe good weather?
Those of you who have been reading this site for years know how I feel about summer. I hate it with the heat of a thousand suns, which is often how it feels to me.
If you were to take a poll of what season people liked the most…well, I wouldn’t care about the results. It takes a certain type of adult (it’s different when you’re a kid and out of school) to pick July and August as their favorite months. I like to call them “People Who Have Air Conditioning.” The rest of us have to get by with a creative combination of open windows, fans, cold drinks, and shorts. God I hate wearing shorts.
I just wanted to come on here and quickly let you know I’m still not a fan of summer.
We now return you to your regular web surfing, already in progress.