We Heart June
School is officially out! Time to put away those books and pull out the swim suit, because June is here. And along with the beginning of summer comes a bunch of stuff to do in celebration of sun and fun.
1) Happy Birthday, Donald Duck!
He debuted in the cartoon “The Little Wise Hen” on June 9th 1934, so it’s this beloved Disney character’s birthday month! Celebrate Donald Fauntleroy Duck’s birthday by playing Duck, Duck, Donald Duck (goose), rewatch some old Disney classics under a Wearable Towel (touted the “summertime Snuggie”), or sip on a Duck Cocktail. Or just laugh at the resemblance to Miley Cyrus.
2) MK&A’s Birthday
Not a b-day for a duck without pants this time, but for tiny twins, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. The only reason I mention them is because they’ve partnered with one of my favorite shoe designers, Steve Madden, to launch a new shoe line under their “Elizabeth and James” label. The shoes aren’t bad-looking, although a bit pricey ($200-$500), and some are strangely made from ostrich and pony hair (but we expect strange from the Olsen twins, of course).
3) Father’s Day
Mark your calendars for June 21st when we honor our fathers and everything they’ve done for us. Get dad some floss that tastes like bacon, coffee, or waffles, or download the Hulu desktop application for him. If you’re nice enough, maybe he’ll buy you a kitten. Wings included.
No, not the movie. I mean the actual tennis tournament! Set on the pristine lawns of the All England Club in London, the oldest grand slam begins June 22 and lasts all the way through July 5. Plenty of time for some Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal/Andy Roddick/hot tennis guy action. Oh, and speaking of sports, don’t forget to tune in to the NBA playoffs final! I love me some Lebron.
5) Summer Movie Flicks
When it’s too hot outside to play tennis, why don’t you grab an Icee and head to the movies for the beginnings of the summer movie reels. For all you Office fans out there, John Krasinski will be starring in the contemporary comedy, Away We Go. Will Ferrell is in the remake of Land of the Lost, and Mariah Carey shows us her theatrical side in Tennessee. With Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, The Proposal is definitely on my list to watch, as well as Year One, with funnymen Jack Black and Michael Cera. The biggest box office hit will surely be Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, because with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, you can’t go wrong.