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Old April 20 2014, 03:45 PM   #1
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Lets talk summer!

Ok, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is finally over (though for us Chicagoans and folks in North Central north America, we have to maintain vigilance until probably June ).

That said, summer is finally on the horizon, so lets be hopeful...what are you looking forward to
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Old April 20 2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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I LOVE SUMMER.

And it's almost over.. well it really IS over but we have had some great warm beachy days this autumn.

I LOVE SUMMER.

My favorite weather is HOT and raining. Like really hot. We don't get that much, it's usually hot and dry and when we do get hot and raining I'm reveling in it. Still, I love everything about summer..

More readily available tropical fruit, I can still buy it in the winter but it costs more. I like to eat a mango every day.

THE BEACH. Everything about any beach everywhere. Just being on it, the heat, the sand, the salt, the delicious tasting hot dog from the trapped in time beach hut. Getting off the tram and THERE'S THE BEACH!! Right there, omg, so happy!!!!

The days go on late! 8pm and it's still light, walk home in the dark and it's still warm WONDERFUL.

Feeling the heat through my shoes from the asphalt.

Very cold beer in frosted glasses.

Extreme heat (110f+) weirdly transcendent. Everything else feels totally okay after that, for the rest of the season. 100 degrees? That's nothing, I adjusted to 112. This amuses me.

XMAS!!! Yeah we have summer Xmas beers and many many salads and BBQ's and it's all outside. Fantastic.

Everything is better in the summer, absolutely everything. I feel like it's easy to enjoy each and every day, each and every moment, because I'm basically high on summer. I like it better every year. I totally get why old people move to Florida or Queensland or Spain, why bother with those other useless seasons when you can have the BEST season forever and ever?
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Old April 21 2014, 02:37 AM   #3
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Just made some plans to go to up to Milwaukee over 4th of July weekend. I never really do anything during the summertime because I work too much (and I tend to cover shifts for people who DO do things in the summer). This year I am determined to have more fun.
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Old April 21 2014, 02:41 AM   #4
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Re: Lets talk summer!

I have a lot of baseball trips set for this summer (eight ballparks left to go before I'm complete!) and so I'm very excited about those.
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Old April 21 2014, 03:00 AM   #5
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Summer shows up here in Arizona in May, when we'll start hitting 100+F every day. It lasts well into October. I'm looking forward to staying indoors as much as possible since I have to walk everywhere, and hoping the apartment complex's cooling system doesn't fail again this year. Two years ago, it was out for 2 weeks while we were in a 110F+ heatwave and it nearly killed me. There are no individually controlled a/c units in the apartments themselves.
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Old April 21 2014, 03:00 AM   #6
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Yeah, summer! I am looking forward to it. Though it feels like we never even had winter this year, I think it rained a total of three days and there was never a downpour, so I do worry about wildfires. And of course the terrible drought.

But to stay positive, I am really looking forward to having my windows open at all hours, being able to take a walk in the morning or evening without freezing my ass off, and generally feeling comfortable in my own skin. During the cold seasons I just feel uncomfortable and tense, I can never get warm enough. So summer is the time that I can walk out of my house and feel happiness instead of dread. I don't think I could survive in places where it snows.

I'm also looking forward to going camping!
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Old April 21 2014, 03:04 AM   #7
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Though it feels like we never even had winter this year
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Old April 21 2014, 03:07 AM   #8
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Summer shows up here in Arizona in May, when we'll start hitting 100+F every day. It lasts well into October. I'm looking forward to staying indoors as much as possible since I have to walk everywhere, and hoping the apartment complex's cooling system doesn't fail again this year. Two years ago, it was out for 2 weeks while we were in a 110F+ heatwave and it nearly killed me. There are no individually controlled a/c units in the apartments themselves.
I was in Phoenix last summer for an AZ Diamondbacks game, and it was 99. I was so lucky. If it had been 110-120, I would have probably passed out from the heat (even though all I ever did in Phoenix was go to the game, which was indoors anyway).

I had a Fatburger at that game, BTW. Best burger I've ever had at a game.
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Old April 21 2014, 03:19 AM   #9
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Old April 21 2014, 03:22 AM   #10
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It's been a rough Winter, even for us here. However, I will miss the cooler weather. I don't know what I'm going to do this Summer. Usually, I come up to NY.
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Old April 21 2014, 03:29 AM   #11
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Ugh, summer. I'm already sick and stuck in bed. I miss the snow.
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Old April 21 2014, 04:02 AM   #12
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Love that song and the full version of "Summer Madness" Kool and the Gang.
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Old April 21 2014, 08:32 AM   #13
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No summer thread is complete without Mungo Jerry.




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Old April 21 2014, 12:39 PM   #14
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Summer, what's that?

The long range forecast for the UK is for a heatwave, I'll believe that when I see it. In the meantime I'll expect rain and that way I won't be dissapointed.
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Old April 21 2014, 12:43 PM   #15
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Though it feels like we never even had winter this year
Speak for yourself!
I hear that.

I'm still waiting for the lake to clear out of ice so I can get the boat in the water. It's almost all gone, now, but it's those little nuisance chunks of ice that just sit below the waterline that wrecks havoc on props.
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