Yep, Summer.


What’s that smell, you ask? It’s the sweet smell of summer. And no, it’s not me, I checked. Actually, it’s not been warmer than 73 degrees all year, so I can hardly call this summertime. It’s a nice balmy spring. But, honestly, I like the weather like this. I’m a fan of rain and snow, so summer and I don’t get along so well. Also, my pale skin and the sun don’t get along so well either. Thankfully, I’ll be in places for the majority of the summer where I do not have to be in the sun. Where, you ask? Why, let me tell you!

  1. I’ll be in Seattle with my little sister, Ashley, in July for a Christian music festival. I can’t wait!
  2. My mum and dad are taking me on an Alaskan cruise in August for two weeks. We’ll be visiting many places I saw when I was in 7th grade for a Girl Scout trip (Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, etc), but I’ll see some new places too (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Anatuvuk, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Denali National Park… so many awesome places!).
    1. I’m hoping to get permission from the National Parks Service to do a soil survey when I’m in Anatuvuk. My soils professor, Jay Nollar, and all around soil badass may or may not write me a letter of permission to go digging through a national park to see some gelisols.
  3. Baby Field Camp is this summer, which is bad. I love geology, kind of, but the idea of being in Bishop, California (read: shitty, hot weather, middle of nowhere, but oddly beautiful) for two weeks with a professor I’d rather drown in a bucket of my own pee doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun. This will not round out the end of my summer vacation very well. AND, camp gets back the night before school starts. I may or may not attend my first day of classes. Lets be honest: I’m not going to attend the first day.

So, that’s what my summer is rounding out to look like. In the meantime, I’m getting ready for a friend’s wedding in which I will be playing the piano. I think I’ve annoyed her, though. I was so busy with the end of the quarter that I ignored her too much, and now she’s freaking out about the music. I kind of am, too. To be honest, both of us just haven’t been hitting the nail on the head.

The last bit of info involves Facebook. Mainly, I won’t be using it this summer. I don’t look at it very much unless it’s during school, and even then (unless I’m playing some sort of addicting Facebook game) I have a tendency to ignore it. I’ll still be using Twitter (@kristindexter) which is your best bet of getting ahold of me. I’ll be updating more frequently now that I’m out of school than I did last year. Two or three posts all year? C’mon.

Last-lastly (yes, it’s a word!), I recommend you visit my brother’s “A Beer A Day” Blog. He’s working his way through BevMo (a Californian beverage store much like Costco, but for booze) one beer at a time. You can follow him on Twitter @beerdailyblog, or check out his blog here.


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