First, the pool (duh). Growing up in San Diego, when I first heard that pools out here were only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it confirmed my suspicions that I had moved to some alien planet of wtf-ness. But, I've grown accustomed to that rule. So that means ... THIS WEEKEND IS THE LAST WEEKEND FOR THE POOL. I know. It's like the apocalypse. Every year. So while yes, I'm hot and tired of sweating on the metro every frickin' morning (surrounded by people who - and I'm sorry this isn't PC - don't choose to wear deodorant and somehow already smell like the end of the world at 8 am), sweating at the pool while I deepen my tan is totally different. And completely acceptable. Given that I start to panic around every Thursday when I swear that my legs don't look as tan as they did Monday morning, no longer being able to OD on sunshine every Saturday or Sunday morning is going to be rough.
Luckily, Mom and I have a lazy-river-vacation-getaway planned for mid-September, so I'll get a chance to recharge my tan right as it's entering the danger zone.
But the other thing I realized I'll miss this weekend: margaritas. Sadly, while I come from the school of you-can-drink-whatever-you-want, whenever-you-want, it's just not the same to mix up a batch of margs in the fall or winter. I had a bit of a rough day on Saturday, which required a batch of my Dad's should-be-patented pink lemonade margaritas. So I figured I'd share the recipe ... summer doesn't officially end until September 21, so while the pools close before then (see? wtf!) you can still get in plenty of margaritas!
1 can of thawed pink lemonade mix
(Tip: Just run it under hot water if you're pulling it right out of the freezer. Sometimes margaritas are an emergency situation, and you don't have time to plan ahead and thaw!)
4 shots of tequilla
2 shots of triple sec
(I totally use the cheap stuff for both the tequilla and triple sec in this recipe. Can't taste the difference!)
Fill the rest of the blender with ice.
Blend until lovely and pink and delicious-looking.
Try to resist the urge to just eat from the blender with a spoon ...
Pour and enjoy!
(Bendy straw optional ... but really, you know the bendy straw kinda makes the drink, so it isn't all that "optional.")