Ah, pansies. I tend to these mostly every day, as they can be a little high-maintenence if you want them to bloom all spring and summer. My favorite thing about pansies is that exact thing, though: if you pull off (gently) the dead petals, they'll grow back all season. We've had these since May.
The above is a lock of my hair. My hands still reek of the lemons that I used in my semi-futile attempts - It kinda looks like it worked, but i'm also pretty sure that I'm just trying to reassure myself that my efforts were, in fact, worthwhile. At any rate, I still have my curls.
Your summer work assignment is in no way related to the American colonial experience, like mine is. (Although I do enjoy a good Samuel Eliot Morison! But don't tell anyone or they'll call me a geek.) Yours is to listen to at least a few (if not all) of these songs:
"Strawberry Swing" by Coldplay,
"Remember the Mountain Bed" by Billy Bragg & Wilco,
"This Will Be Our Year" by OK Go,
"Not Fade Away" by the Rolling Stones
"The Sound of Settling" by Death Cab for Cutie
"All I Want Is You" by Barry Louis Polisar
"July, July!" by The Decemberists
"Tick of Time" by The Kooks
"June" by Pete Yorn
"Photobooth" by Death Cab for Cutie
"Daylight" by Matt & Kim
"California Stars" by Billy Bragg & Wilco
"Rivers of Babylon" by Sublime