I was not involved in choosing today's prompt, but since my name is on the button and I've been peer pressured into participating, I will write about summer. But I will not write about what I love about summer because there's really only one thing. I'll tell you about that later, I mean I can't just give everything away in the first paragraph.
I actually really hate summer. Last year I wrote a post about why I hate summer, but that was a year ago so it's totally fine to write about it again. When I was in school I looked forward to summer just like everybody else, because hello, I wouldn't have school and I got to go to summer camp. Plus the town where I grew up was always chilly and foggy, and in the summer it was never hot. At least not that I remember. But thanks to global warming (probably) my town now sees a couple of days a year that his above 100 degrees and that makes me want to rage but I'm too hot and sweaty to do anything except lie down in my misery with a fan blowing on me (because very few houses here have air conditioning).
One thing I hate about summer is the tourists. Lots of people come to San Luis during the summer, because there are great wineries, the beach, a fun downtown, music at the mission, the Madonna Inn, and there are elephant seals and a castle nearby. Oh and ps Lady Gaga filmed her G.U.Y. music video at the castle - Hearst Castle. But anyway, these tourists come into my town not knowing which streets are only one way so you have to be extra careful not to hit anybody, they make the lines at my favorite little restaurants really long, and they just make me crazy in general because I don't like crowds. Doesn't this make me sound like a lovely person? I'm sure you want to hang out with me even more after reading this paragraph.
I also hate summer because I really hate the beach. Actually, what I hate is the sand. Sand gets in places where you definitely don't want sand, and you'll find sand in crevices you didn't even know you had several days after you go to the beach. Or maybe that was just me because growing up I would make sand angels and pretend like they were snow angels. But the beach is usually pretty crowded because um, even though the sand sucks, it's all really really beautiful and I don't blame people for wanting to go there. I would just rather sit at a restaurant and drink a mimosa and eat some bacon than rest my donk on a towel in the sand... although some of the best naps I've ever had were on a towel at the beach so this paragraph is one giant contradiction.
The clothes. In summer it's hot so you can't wear jeans and sweatshirts unless you want to walk around melting. It's the time of year when you have to wear shorts, or sundresses, or swimsuits or whatever, and all of those require things I hate: shaving, thigh chafing, and jiggling. Give me jeans/sweats and a sweatshirt and let me cover up any day, please. Pretty please. I mean, I went into Old Navy yesterday and tried on some shorts and immediately handed them back to the salesperson and walked out and put sweat pants on. Not in public. No.
The sun. I would have been a great Cullen, because I love foggy and rainy days. Sunny days make me sweat more than normal (and normal for me is already above average for everyone else), and that makes me feel stinky and sticky and gross and no amount of ice cold Diet Coke makes me feel better. I'm just eternally grateful that where I live it doesn't get humid, because wet heat is way way way worse than dry heat.
Since I promised I'd tell you the thing I do love about summer, here you go: summer nights. I love summer evenings because it's usually the perfect temperature to be outside like, at a restaurant with friends, or on the patio with a book, or going for a walk or something. Over the weekend Keith and I had dinner with his parents on their deck and I wish I had taken a picture because it was just beautiful. If the whole day could be like the evening I would be pretty happy.
There you go. Summer Scrooge out.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Jackie is a North East native who moved to Nashville to be with her boyfriend-turned-husband a couple of years ago. She writes very candidly (which I appreciate!) about many different things. One of the posts she has written that I love is "Why Katherine Heigl needs to get over herself." Jackie, I agree with your feelings toward Katherine! I also enjoyed reading this post about her wedding day... she was honest about her feelings toward her (absolutely beautiful) wedding and the things she loved and the things she wishes she could have changed! To get to know Jackie a little better you can read this post where she has written fun facts about herself and answered some questions. I love getting to know other bloggers through posts like these! And if you want to get to know Jackie better (trust me, you do), I've conveniently provided her links. Click click click away!Blog