Dear 100 Hour Board,
Why do so many people like summer so much? As someone who is living in the south, summer sucks. It's late September and it's still 90+ degrees outside with terrible humidity. One cannot walk outside without sweating profusely, and this is the climate in one of the upper southern states. I can't even imagine Mississippi or Louisiana summers. Also, hot and humid weather breeds mosquitoes, flies and all kinds of bacteria and viruses. People like to complain about cold weather, but all you need to deal with that are some extra layers of clothing, whereas in summer, it's still hot even if you're completely naked. I have dealt with Chicago winters before, and I can't wait for the opportunity to go back to somewhere cold.
-Here Name My
Summer means no school, traveling, family reunions, camping trips/outdoorsy stuff, evening barbecues...and tons of other things. People make memories in the summertime, and I think that sentiment just sticks around, even when you're an adult and the existence of summer months doesn't change the fact you still have to go to work every day.
The good news is, there are plenty of people (like myself) that hate summer too. I think we should petition to have it be 60 degrees all the time. If anyone asks I will give you my extensive list of pros and cons supporting why winter is significantly better than summer. Of course, fall is better than everything.
Summer represents freedom and possibility. After months of the monotony of school summer is a proverbial oasis. I think this sentiment is best described by the 21st century philosophers Phineas and Ferb who once said sang:
"There's 104 days of summer vacation
And school comes along just to end it
So the annual problem for our generation
Is finding a good way to spend it
Building a rocket
Or fighting a mummy
Or climbing up the Eiffel Tower
Discovering something that doesn't exist (Hey! )
Or giving a monkey a shower
Surfing tidal waves
Or locating Frankenstein's brain (It's over here! )
Finding a dodo bird
Painting a continent
Or driving your sister insane (Phineas! )
As you can see
There's a whole lot of stuff to do
Before school starts this fall (Come on Perry)
So stick with us 'cause Phineas and Ferb
Are gonna do it all
So stick with us 'cause Phineas and Ferb are
Gonna do it all!"
I'm from Canada and I hate winter. Extra layers of clothing don't always cut it. If you're going to compare extreme summer weather to cold weather, Chicago isn't really a fair comparison because it's not very extreme.
As a Florida resident, I just want to say I'm with you. Summer is the worst, and I try to avoid leaving my air-conditioned apartment as much as possible.
Because people die during the winter.
~Anne, Certainly (lives in a desert, with cacti. Summer's rough, but winter is boooooo. Really the only way to win is to move to California or somewhere like that where it's super temperate but then you have to live in someone's walk-in closet for $3,000 per month)
I am so with you on this one. I'm from the Midwest, where bugs and humidity reign supreme during the summer months. Add that to the fact that I'm naturally a sweat gremlin anyway, and you can see why summer isn't my favorite, weather-wise. The only reason that I wouldn't be able to deal with delightful chilliness all year round is that I really hate driving in the snow. Other than that, bundle me up, baby!