The Summer Kicker

I recently received a copy of The Radical Uprise’s Summer Kicker.

Photo Courtesy of The Radical Uprise

It is a zine of 100 activities to do this summer that do not involve the computer or electronics of any kind. They range from learning to crochet (done) and laying out in the rain to just keeping your phone off for a day (maybe even a week as it suggests).

My plan this summer is to do one activity a day (possibly two depending on the activity). I’ll try and keep my progress here. By tracking my progress, I don’t mean each thing will get its own post. That would be too ridiculous and I don’t think I’d be able to get large posts out of some of the things .

Let’s rock this bitch!


Doctors and Zoos

On wednesday, the 22nd, I had a doctor’s appointment in Cleveland dealing with my ears and such. My mother thought it would be a good idea to make a family outing out of it.

Zoos have never been my favorite places. I just don’t find ¬†joy in walking around in the heat only for the animals to be too hot to be standing or out. At least in all of my experiences, that has been the case. Luckily, we went earlier in the morning on an overcast day so the animals were out, about, and I was able to take some decent pictures.


After three hours at the zoo, we finally left for the doctor’s appointment. We waited about an hour to even see the physician. He told me pretty much nothing yet suggested I start taking more vitamins. We can put my pill count up to nine.

The best part of the day was finding this mug in the zoo gift shop. I didn’t buy it but it sure did bring a smile to my face.