Posted by Tawny Weber Jun 14 2012, 2:38 am
I love summer. I mean, really, I’m an equal opportunity season kind of gal, giving all 4 a fair shake. I could write 4 odes a year to the wonderfulness that is whatever that current season happened to be. The only thing I have issue with is being cold. I hate–with a passion usually saved for ugly shoes and liver–being cold. I think snow is pretty an am happy to play in it, but only as long as I have proper winter clothing layered on, and a hot fire and equally hot drinking (preferably spiked with alcohol) waiting inside.
But that’s my ode to winter. Right, today is supposed to be about Summer. I love Summer! I love ice cream and homemade snow cones. I love tiny clothing and cute sundresses. Sandals and bare feet that show off funky fun pedicures. Car shows with all those great muscle… um, cars. Vacation and the beach and lolling around by the pool pretending I have nothing else I should be doing. Ahh, yeah. Some of my favorite things.
But one of my absolute, very very, top of the list favorite things is the Drive-In Movies. All my life, that’s been one of the best summertime treats. As a kid, I saw Cinderella at the drive in. I saw it again a month later through the back window of the car while the rest of the family saw Jaws through the front window. As a teen it was my go-to place to hang out with the girlfriends or with a date, especially as our local drive-in has a playground with swings that we’d all play on And as a parent, it was the perfect answer to family outings with a colicky baby who only calmed when outdoors, or at night.
Our time at the drive-in took a serious nosedive when our oldest daughter got a job at the local movie theater, complete with complimentary movies for her parents (yay). Then, for awhile, they closed the drive-in, so it just became a new habit to go to the theater for free. Especially since the colicky baby wasn’t a baby any longer *g* But a few years ago, they reopened! So guess where I’m going this weekend? I’ll be popping my own popcorn, hitting the pizza joint and filling my jug with iced tea. Good times, and Snow White and the Huntsman!!!
How about you? Is the drive-in movie a major part of your life? Was it when you were a kid? What’s your take on drive-ins versus walk in theaters?
Oh hey- I almost forgot another reason I love summer… I have a book out!! Have you checked out the Blazing Bedtime Stories, Volume VI? WILD THING is my take on Andromeda and Perseus love story, with a little twist of Medusa in there to add some fun *g* Of all the books I’ve written, this is the first I can imagine on the big screen. Probably because I saw Clash of the Titans at the… wait for it… Drive-In Movies!!!
Posted in Tawny Weber