Summer always felt halfway over following the Fourth of July holiday. Growing up we'd finish the spring semester in late May so June was there to do as you pleased. School started back up around the end of August making Labor Day like one last gasp of summer air before going back under for the school year.
By all means right now is the time for people to leave the city. Saint Anne the Wife and our boys are still in the middle of the country after we'd spent nearly a week with my parents in Oklahoma; I'm back to work in New York while they're spending more of the break with the other side of the family. It's hot and muggy here and I'm already missing the central AC that's somehow only acceptable in other parts of the country.
Late yesterday had me out to Coney Island to scout for a shoot this Thursday only to have my good intentions dashed by reality. Luckily not all was lost. Some of the ideas I'd had are for sure toast, but I walked away with a handful of stills (random & project references), a couple locations, and a decent production time frame.
Sidenote: I picked up Jack Kerouac's On the Road so I apologize in advance if I end up posting a ton of quotes.
“He was simply a youth tremendously excited with life, and though he was a con-man, he was only conning because he wanted so much to live and get involved with people who would otherwise pay no attention to him.” - Jack Kerouac