Summertime for me is magical. I could write a whole book about it. Heck, maybe I will. But for now, I just wanted to share some of my summertime favorites with you. You see, there was this pond in Utah that I used to visit every summer in college. I borrowed a friends bike — not sure if we told her what we were using it for. This is what we did:
That wasn’t my video. A couple years later some cool guys (one named DevinSupertramp) went and filmed it. The trick was you had to attach a milk jug to the bike so it didn’t sink to the bottom. Our milk jug broke free and blub blub. The bike was gone. So I started diving. Luckily, I found a pedal on the first try, and hauled it back to shore. When we got it out of the water, we realized it wasn’t our bike. Somebody else lost theirs too. Back I went, and boom! I grabbed hold of another pedal on my second dive. I hauled that one back to shore and sure enough — not our bike. I pulled no fewer than 5 bikes out of the pond that day. So I shared. I gave them away to all the pond jumpers who hadn’t brought their own. Eventually I found our bike, and it was happily returned to its owner. If you happened to be 1 of 5, or maybe 80 who lost their bike to the pond circa year 2001, and you borrowed it from a friend, comfort that friend with knowing their lost bike lived well, and rides on in another pair of hands.
What do I do now for summer fun? Loads of things. But one of them is sign books at Costco all over Utah. If you want to hang out and come get a signed copy of FETCH or Evertaster, here’s where I’ll be:
- Tuesday, July 8th. 11-2pm SANDY, UT Costco
- Wednesday, July 9th. 11-2pm SPANISH FORK, UT Costco
- Tuesday, July 15th. 11-2pm OGDEN, UT Costco
- Wednesday, July 16th. 11-2pm BOUNTIFUL, UT Costco
- Thursday, July 17th. 11-2pm LEHI, UT Costco
- Friday, July 18st. 11-2pm WEST VALLEY, UT Costco
- Saturday, July 19th. 11-2pm SANDY, UT Costco
- Monday, July 21st. 11-4pm MURRAY, UT Costco
- Tuesday, July 22nd. 11-2pm BOUNTIFUL, UT Costco
- Wednesday, July 23rd. 11-2pm OGDEN, UT Costco
Plus, if you whisper the magic word “biplane” I’ll give you a bonus FETCH poster. If you’re not in Utah, or can’t make it, go to your local bookstore or try Amazon. There are some killer deals out there right now. Just click here.
Now, there’s one more thing I’d love to do this summer. Tell me in the comments below if you’d do it too. Look!