Summer of Intentionality — Part Two: To Do

Here are last year’s To Read, To Learn, and To Do. 


2012 Summer of Intentionality 

To Do:

Many of my summer to-dos can also be found on my 43 Before 43 list.

Clean up my bike and run errands on it all summer long.

Take Ruby to see live music.

Host a baby shower.

Travel Plans:

Road trip to Portland.

Road trip to Anderson Valley.

Bay Area visits to see friends and family and escape the 1,000 burning suns in Sacramento.

Air trip to Texas to visit my mom.

Act like a tourist in Sacramento:

Crocker Art Museum.

Railroad Museum.


House work:

Wall of shelves in the dining room.

Entry way re-do.

Bedroom spruce.


What’s on your to-do list this summer? Fun and functional?

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Road Trippin’: Song of the Day


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New friends that make you laugh out loud? Sign me up!  I am totally in love with this week – new friends, mini-road trip, happy hour, and massage. Leisure Stress be damned!

Song notes:

1. Son Volt Trace = one of the best road trip albums ever made.  Sing-a-long Central!

2. Too many great songs to choose from, but this is a particular favorite. I believe their only commercial radio “hit”.

3. If you’ve never heard this album or it’s been a while, seriously stop what you are doing and go listen. Brilliant.


What are your go-to records for the open road?


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For other songs that have gotten stuck in my head recently:

Previous Songs

Mrs. PartyPants

December 9th’s Prompt:

Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.


In March, I turned 40.

To celebrate some of my yoga teacher training buddies and I went on a yoga workshop weekend in Ukiah to study Balance with Mary Paffard.

I know. We know how to party!

A must stop if you are ever in Clear Lake

Once we were primed and ready (ie totally full of fried goodies) we off to Vichy Springs Resort for some soaking in the mineral pools.

An excellent way to spend an afternoon

Post soak, we hopped on down the road to meet the other YTTs for dinner at Oco Time.

Look at those lovely faces.

We chatted, we laughed, we snapped photos and drank a beer (or two).

More lovely faces.

We told jokes and talked about birthdays, age and yoga.

And then it was over.


It’s funny what a difference a decade makes.

My 30th birthday was a huge drunken bash.

I’m glad that nonsense is over now.


What’s your most memorable party this year?

(Author: Shauna Reid)