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R / May 22, 2012 9:47 AM

get my bike out of the basement of my building, dust off the cobwebs and get riding. I stopped a few years ago after seeing someone get clotheslined (and resolved that I would never put myself in that position ever again). Now it's time to accept some risk, yo!

Cathy / May 22, 2012 9:48 AM

...face myself

vise77 / May 22, 2012 10:00 AM

Revisit some old tourist haunts such as museums that I've not been to in years.

Andrew / May 22, 2012 1:11 PM

...start living less of a freelancer's life and go to bed at a more reasonable hour.

(I need to get my bike out again, too.)

Emily / May 22, 2012 3:22 PM

Ditto on the bike!
Also, it's the summer where I read a book a week.

Shechemist / May 22, 2012 3:54 PM

This is the summer I take the kids to the local beach at least 2 time a month, make ice cream every other week, and stop feeling shitty about how my body looks.

It is also the summer that we bike or walk around the 'hood after dinner or play in sprinklers.

BG / May 22, 2012 11:55 PM

Summer of George!

Jason / May 23, 2012 1:13 PM

quit smoking, get buff, go back to school, and change professions.

vise77 / May 23, 2012 10:29 PM

I am (not so) secretly a yucky fascist.

vise77 / May 23, 2012 11:29 PM


rickles / May 23, 2012 11:46 PM

change the world!

vise77 / May 24, 2012 8:26 AM

The fake Vise77, the one doing JK and yuck fascist: Really? I mean, seriously? Wow. Have fun if you want, but christ, some of us set higher bars for entertainment. Again, wow. I really do feel sorry for you if this how you get your rocks off. I hope you get better soon.

shmi / May 24, 2012 11:31 AM

Wear everything I purchased last summer.

Cinnamon / May 25, 2012 2:30 PM

Chill in the backyard while tending the garden and watching the cats chase bugs and eat grass. #summerofsimplethings

fluffy / May 26, 2012 12:10 AM

start dating again- after 4 yrs

vise77 / May 26, 2012 8:38 PM

stop being yucky?

dominick Sanchetti / May 26, 2012 9:46 PM

vise77 is a seriously creepy right-wing creep! If in doubt, look at his posts! Yuck!

Mike / May 28, 2012 7:48 AM

Give it a rest. You guys ruined the last Fuel poll.

This will be the summer that I spend with my new wife, make lots of home improvements, help her pursue permanent residency, leave work no later than 5:30, and look for a new job.

Lisa / May 29, 2012 9:45 AM

I will not let my herbs die! And I'll use the hell out of the mini deck grill I just bought.

I also resolve to throw some summer cookouts. Basically make the most of summer :)

murmur / May 29, 2012 11:50 PM

Start dating again...via online =}

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