Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summertime: Does It Need To Be This Hot?

So here's what's wrong with summer. It just gets too damn hot.

When we were kids, there was no better word in the English language than the word "summer." I for one, could never understand why grownups did not have the same enthusiasm for those three joyful months, as I did. Now I understand. Summer is not quite all it was cracked up to be. The thing we as kids loved about summer, was the word that usually came right after it...vacation.

Summer vacation. There it is. I can almost feel the tradewinds blowing...except I really can't. No longer do I await with intense anticipation for the last day of school. Nor do I book 3 week vacations to exotic locales. No, mostly I just sweat...and get bitchy...bitchier. And so does everyone else around me.

I work from home, so thankfully I don't need to commute in the heat anymore. But I still remember the days when I lived in the city and those evening rush hour subway rides were an assault on all the senses. No, today I expect my only outdoors excursions to be taking the dog for an afternoon walk and going to see my dad around dinnertime.

My dog doesn't like the heat very much either. I know she's gonna give me a look later on that says "what the hell are we doing out here?" I will then gently remind her that this stroll is all about her, and I would be much happier if I was sitting inside the AC blowing in my face.

The up side of summer?

Ice cream. Sure you can eat ice cream all year round, but it never tastes as good as it does in the middle of summer.
Concerts: Outdoor shows are great if it doesn't rain and if it's not
Long Weekends: Nice, but not enough of them. Technically Memorial Day weekend is not in the summer, and the 4th of July, well it's on the 4th...whenever that is.

So, as I will hiding inside my air conditioned bunker for the next few days, don't expect any exciting posts (do you ever?) about a new event in my life. If I can't see something outside my window, I'm not gonna know about it. Wishing you all traffic free highways and uncrowded subway platforms.

Now if I could only do something about the afternoon dog walk...


1 comment:

  1. 4th falls is in the middle of the