So today is the first official day of summer, but if you live in California like me, pretty much every day is summer, so it's really just a date on the calendar. But that's okay, because I like dates. And lately, I've been thinking about what I'm doing with myself, with my life, in order to be better. Sure, I keep this amazing blog, but it seems like there must be more that I can do. And since today is the first day of summer, I hereby declare it to be the "Summer of Lisa"! Yes, I'm riffing on the madness of King George Costanza, and no, I won't be learning to play 'frolf'. This is going to be a summer where I do stuff. So, I hereby proclaim that I'm going to do something every day for the rest of the summer. And by do something, I mean get up, get out of the house, experience something, whether it's taking the dog to the beach (which is what we did today), gardening, visiting a museum, reading a book, or whatever it is that's not just getting to know my couch better. Because I plan to get to know my world better.
So, I'll be looking for lots of suggestions for things to do in San Diego and near San Diego, that are free, cheap, or at least affordable. I'm looking for art openings, dance concerts, folk festivals, street festivals, beer festivals, horse shows, fairs, seminars, lectures, readings, plays, movies, poetry slams, car shows, nature hikes, book fairs, dog shows, cat shows, open houses, and so on and so forth. The sky is the limit (literally: no bungee jumping or skydiving for me!). Basically, the next three months are going to be one of those times I look back on fondly years from now, like how I look at my old days in the circus, or on the farm, and all the other nutty stuff I was doing before I got 'serious'. I may end up having some humdinger stories to tell you in the coming 12 weeks, so don't wander off. And like I said, if you know of something I should be doing, please tell me. If I can join the circus, you know I'm game for almost anything.
1. A Writer's Book of Days, by Judy Reeves
2. The Pocket Muse: Endless Inspiration, by Monica Wood
3. The Writer's Book of Matches, ed. Michelle Ruberg
4. Now Write!, ed. Sherry Ellis