Make the Most of Summer - Redux
It’s summer time here in the Northern Hemisphere — one of our favorite times of the year. Summer presents endless opportunities to spend time with friends and family, to explore the outdoors, and enjoy some much deserved downtime. On this episode we talk about how to make the most of the warm, sunny season.
We reflect on the power of using the seasons to mark time, the best activities to take up during the summer, and how to fully enjoy those long summer days. Also, just a reminder that we also post the show on YouTube and are going to be posting some additional content there. Check us out there at http://betrr.io/youtube.
Here are a few highlights from this week’s episode:
Ian reflects on his memories of summer working at his family’s ice cream shoppe, Sprinkles.
March has a few “outside of the box” suggestions for fully enjoying the summer.
Darren declares The Pimm’s Cup to be the Official Summer Cocktail of The Better Show.
and lots more!
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1:10 — We discuss the difference between when summer starts astronomically versus when it actually starts from a weather (and cultural) perspective.
4:50 — Ian shares Conan O’Brian’s perspective on summer weather and the change of seasons.
6:44 — Darren talks about his desire to adopt the “snow bird” lifestyle in retirement.
9:22 — Ian and March discuss why it’s important to make the most of our summers and how we can use the seasons to mark the passage of time and fully appreciate life.
12:30 — March talks about the difference in seasons in different geographies around the world.
16:12 — March recalls two very different summer experiences — one making the summer feel very long and the other that seemed to cause the summer to fly by.
21:35 — Ian reflects on his memories of summer starting lemonade stands as a young child and later on working at his family’s ice cream shoppe, Sprinkles.
26:45 — Darren talks about summer road trips and accidentally discovering a beautiful waterfall.
30:05 — Darren describes the fun beach trips to St. Augustine that marked his childhood summers.
32:35 — March suggests checking in on your goals for the year — you’re half way through the year now so how are you doing?
37:50 — March and Darren share that they both have vacations planned to visit Portugal and Ian gets motivated to plan a trip to Portugal himself.
39:05 — Darren declares The Pimm’s Cup to be the Official Summer Cocktail of The Better Show and reflects on how he was introduced to this drink while on a ridiculously extravagant business trip. See recipe below.
45:35 — We discuss the opportunity that summer presents to eat outside with friends — either at home or at a favorite restaurant with outdoor seating.
46:35 — We suggest taking full advantage of the huge variety of fresh produce available during the summer by visiting farmer’s markets during the summer.
49:30 — March has an “outside of the box” suggestion for spending the summer starting a small side business.
54:05 — Darren notes that many cities organize outdoor theater events like Shakespeare in the Park.
55:38 — Ian reminds us about the opportunity to enjoy outdoor movies during the summer.
56:45 — March shares another “outside of the box” suggestion for fully enjoying the summer by taking time to visit a friend of mentor whom you don’t often see.