Every summer brings a new obsession or interest for me. Last summer's favorites included my philosophy course, learning about world citizenry and the book Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education by Martha C. Nussbaum. This summer's obsessions are a little more light-hearted and actually bring back some vintage favorites.
Summer obsession #1: Running. I don't know why I ever got so lazy and gave up running last year. I swear it is like totally transforming the cellulite I was beginning to accumulate on my legs back into lovely muscle, firming my booty, and providing me with an outlet for pinned-up energy. Really, it's been the best therapy ever and I'm up to running about 4 miles every other day.
Summer obsession #2: Bermuda shorts. I know, I can't believe it either. I always made fun of longer shorts in my younger days and was violently opposed to wearing them after a horrific experience in junior high at church camp. Maybe it was the need to feel rebellious, but I was sent with longer shorts and then was sent home pretty much because I cut them to a shorter length. This summer, I am totally digging them. You can dress them up, dress them down, wear them with a cute tank and cute shoes, and they are totally work appropriate. Who knew all the possibilities?
Summer obsession #3: The firecracker sushi roll from Ichiban Sushi. We used to live in the perfect area about three years ago. In one little radius, I could see my eye doctor, get my hair done, see my insurance agent, get my tires changed, and have sushi, pizza, Mexican, Greek, Italian, or Chinese food. Seriously, all the places were all on one street corner. Anyhow, I still go to the same eye doctor and decided to get some sushi yesterday for lunch. I had totally forgotten how awesome this sushi is. Seriously kids, the spicy tuna roll is so fresh and still my standby; however, I was still a little hungry. So, I asked about the specials. He said the firecracker roll was a must. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh (cue angels and bells ringing)! It was amazing!