4/29/10


the time of the year that all of us canadians crave and look forward to most; the early taste of summer! in terms of winters, the last one wasn't as bad as most of us have seen. but for some reason, for me, it was one of the longest. now with blue skies, warm breezes and patios opening, the sexy tease of that slutty summer we all know and love has pulled out it's beautiful teet and we are ready to suck. oh, we're ready to suck. here are all of the things i look forward to this summer.

PATIO SEASON


it comes and goes like the Flash. but when it's here, i don't mind having to get drunk every day just to enjoy it. in my opinion, the best toronto patios are:

CADILLAC LOUNGE, 1296 QUEEN ST. WEST
tons of space, lots of sunshine, and always rockabilly/rock/country bands playing live right outside!

BISTRO 422, 422 COLLEGE ST.
cheap cheap cheap booze, dirty awesomeness and sassy old gay man waiters. genius.

SOUZ DAL, 636 COLLEGE ST.
quite, dimly lit, intimate and lovely. awesome drink specials, too.

RONNIE'S LOCAL, 69 NASSAU ST.
watch the local pedestrian traffic and drink some cheap beers on picnic tables? yes please.

SUTRA TIKI BAR, 612 COLLEGE ST.
sand on the ground, paper landers and drinks served in coconuts. aloha, bitch.

SQUIRLY'S, 807 QUEEN ST. WEST
huge, packed, loud and smokey. just the way i like it.

FROZEN TREATS
ooh, ice cream! popsicles! no longer do you fear the brain freeze, because you crave all of that delicious stickiness dripping down your chin and fingers. ew... anyways. i know that i'm heading to costco or some shit like that to get a life-size supply of freezies and popsicles, STAT.

SEXY SUMMER FASHIONS





how i long for shorts, flats, sunglasses and anything that is not made of wool. can't wait to pull out the pastels, silks, cottons and anything breathable. cheerful colours! less black! less DEPRESSED! more sex for the eyes!

CONCERTS





we all know, having been in a band, that it's hard to tour canada in the winter. mind you, most bands always make their way to toronto/vancouver/montreal just because that's the way it is, but you've gotta love summer concerts. there's something going on every week, all of the outdoor venues open up and the festivals begin! one of the best summer concerts i've ever been to was in 2004 at the curiosa festival with the cure, the rapture, interpol and mogwai. my bff paul hammerton and i brought a blanket about three joints. we were laying in the sun on the field of the molson amphitheater and the cure played as the sun set. it was absolutely magical. looking forward to making more of those delicious memories.

SHIT DISTURBING

summer is the time to get in the trouble with the police, have sex in parks, smoke weed by the lake and drive around aimlessly. blast your music from your backyard as loud as possible, hold out of control house parties, bbq for hours and hours and wander the streets completely waaaasted. this is the time for your inner devil to shine.

PICNICS



i love picnics. who doesn't fucking love picnics. invite your friends! bring food! bring booze! bring smokes! bring a frisbee! day picnics are perfect for solely enjoying the beautiful weather with your friends and doing shit all. night picnics are fantastic too; just bring some candles. it can be fun, or it can even be, ooh... romantic?

BIKE RIDES




can't hardly wait to get my bike all tuned up and then WATCH OUT WORLD, here comes brittney in her sears 1978 electric blue bike! boys and girls on bikes/who ride bikes are so cute, it's a great work out and it's personally so refreshing and a major stress killer. i want to ride my bicyyyyycle.


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