Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer's here

Emmanuelle Chriqui tossing out the
first pitch at a Dodgers game last week.

Summer is right around the corner and to celebrate it's arrival, I figure I should come up with a list of things to do, beats to listen to and sites to see during the warmer part of 2009.

While there are thousands of things you should do every summer, I don't feel like getting carpal tunnel, so I'll limit to a half dozen or so:

1.Get to the beach: preferably the ocean, but if not, get to a big lake
2.See a baseball game: a major league one if you can, but minor league will do, but little league will not
3.Go to multiple barbecues: because a hot dog cooked over charcoal doesn't get old
4.See a movie: summer blockbusters are named so for a reason
5.Be outside as often as you can: it might be hot if you live in the South, but you'll wish you were outside more when it's January and freezing out
6.Get a tan:
7.Mix up your menu: summer calls for some lighter drinks and meals for two reasons; you don't always want to eat heavy, rib sticking meals when it's hot out and you probably want to lose a few to look decent in a bathing suit.

Summer jams are an integral part of kicking it in through the dog days. Whether you are in the whip with your boys or posted up by the pool/lake with a stereo, or even doing some work outside, you need to have the beats to properly enjoy the weather. Here are some of my favorite cuts for the season:

Ruff Ryders Anthem (remix)- DMX and the Ruff Ryders
Beautiful- Snoop Dogg
Guantanamera- Wyclef Jean and Lauren Hill
How we Roll- Big Pun ft. Ashanti
Summertime- DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
Rumpshaker- Wreckx n Effect
Wipeout- The Surfaris
Good Times- Ludacris and DTP
XXplosive- Dr. Dre
Today Was a Good Day- Ice Cube
Pump it Up- Joe Budden
Uh Oh- Lumidee ft. Busta Rhymes and Fabolous
Island in the Sun- Weezer
Runnin' Down a Dream- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
You're Best Friend- Queen

This guy built a sweet monster out of construction barrels and it's hilarious looking.

Life Advice of the Week: This comes from AMC's Mad Men, "This is America, pick a job and then become the person that does it."
Word of the Week: Cupidity, extreme desire for material wealth
TFLN of the Week: "Malkin and Crosby: 2 girls, 1 cup"
Video of the Week: Every Week on Entourage
Great News Item of the Week: MEGAN FOX IS SINGLE (I love that she spells her name that way, not wasting time with the silent H that most Meg(h)an's have in it. Much less confusing.)

Last but not least, your Baby Game of the Week: Emmanuelle Chriqui, featured up top and here again:


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