Between spring break in Cabo San Lucas and winter trips to Mammoth Mountain, "Laguna Beach" knew how to do the school year right. But let's not forget: When you grow up in a beach town, your expertise will always center on summertime.
This week, MTV is airing some viewer-favorite episodes of the show that followed Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari and their friends during their junior and senior years of high school. And while graduation marches and back-to-school bashes always kept us entertained, the real magic of the show seemed to always come between June and August, when classrooms were officially closed. After all, it doesn't get much better than mid-day barbecues and surfing through the afternoon.
With Summer 2014 officially half over, we decided to look to the "LB" crowd for inspiration on how to spend the rest of our pre-equinox days. Take a look at five things you should still do this summer, per the SoCal gang's advisement, and be sure to tune in to "Laguna Beach" episodes every morning this week from 8/7c until 11:30/10:30c. And tweet #LagunaLooks while watching for a chance to see your tweet on air!
1. Relax in a hot tub and pepper conversation with talk of threesomes.
Leave the rubber duckie at home, friends -- as Talan demonstrated, hangin' in the hot tub with pals should always involve some racy conversation. We can only imagine where the chat would have gone if his fingers hadn't gotten pruny.
2. Throw snacks at your rival during an emotional bonfire.
Marshmallows: great for s'mores, better for hurling at your sworn enemy's head. The gang got emotional at one of the very last gatherings before college, but LC, who was put off by Kristin's giggling, decided to cut through the sentiment by tossing a fluffy white treat at her. A great way to get your point across without causing any harm!
3. Ignore a girl you don't really like at a dinner party she's hosting.
After enduring years of tension with Kristin, Lauren decided to invite her non-pal to a buttoned-up dinner party to kiss and make up, but as soon as Kristin walked in, she gave LC the cold shoulder. Hey, mending fences isn't all it's cracked up to be -- make your mark however you can!
4. Have a summer romance; destroy a summer romance.
Summer's a great time to fall in love, and it's also a great time to watch it die. Jason, who was never particularly good at keeping his hands to himself, kissed Jessica while dating LC, and the typically diplomatic Lauren gave him an earful when he tried to apologize. Remember: Some relationships should expire before the leaves.
5. Pore over memories during one last sunset.
Because it's only a matter of time before you'll be yanking cable-knit sweaters out of the back of your closet...