75 Ideas for the Tail End of Summer

Summer is already half way over? Whiplash.

Amber and I spent the last few days putting together this list of 75 Ideas for Summer. Each goal has a story with links to resources, so both of us kept falling down Internet rabbit holes. A few of the best things we came across:

• A ludicrously easy way to fill and tie water balloons.
• The rules for Croquet, The Drinking Game
• A video of Ginger Rogers doing the Charleston
• 31 Habits that up your chances of living to 100.
• A Ben Howard video with a enormous homemade slip ‘n’ slide.
• 30 Writing Tips from Famous Authors
• Black Tie Picnic!
• The New Yorker on Why We Should Memorize Poetry
• Super detailed maps and trail lists for a trip to the Redwoods
50 Places to Make Out Before You Die

I’d forgotten about summer sledding, which I used to do all the time in college. Also, did you know it only takes 729 people to set a skinny dipping world record? It seems like we could take that.

The #gosummer game is still in effect. If you tag your goals and stories on Go Mighty, we’ll enter you for a chance to win a ticket to Camp Mighty.

Let me know your favorite quirky summer thing, and maybe we’ll add it to the list for next year.

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Mighty Events

I have big, big news. This year, Mighty Girl is teaming up with a couple of very smart publishers, Laura Mayes and Helen Jane Hearn, to bring you the Mighty Life Events Series. I have happy, fluttery, enthusiastic feelings about it.

Here’s what’s coming up:

September 17-20, 2010: Mighty Summit in Russian River Wine Country, CA
“Create your Mighty Life.”

The Mighty Summit is an annual retreat weekend for a small group of industry leaders in social and mainstream media. We’ll gather in the wine country to work on life lists, relax, and talk about what’s next. This event is an offshoot of the Broad Summit, a retreat for bloggers hosted in the same spot last year. This year, we’ve left some spots open to applicants, so if you think you’re a good fit, head to MightySummit.com for more information.

February 4, 2011: Mighty Jobs in San Francisco, CA
“Do what you want.”

Ever wonder how someone scored such a sweet gig? So have we! We decided to round up them up and ask them. Join us, and several hundred of our closest friends, as we talk to some of the coolest job havers around, and learn how to pursue our dream professions. We’ll fill you in on details as they become available.

Mighty Socials, Across the USA
“Hello there, Internet.”

We’re planning lots of meet-ups across the country, and the first one is in New York City this August. Stay tuned for the gathering list, and let us know if you have a suggestion for a sweet spot near you!

We can’t wait to see you.