Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summertime and the living is easy

I love summer. I love the smell of grass growing, and freshly cut grass (but not too long after it's been cut, then it starts to smell bad), the way skin smells after it's been slowly heating in the sun. I love the smell of grills, and chlorine, and salt air, and suntan lotion. I love that asphalt is too hot to walk on with bare feet, and the feel of that first jump into a cold pool or lake on a really hot day. I love summer ales, and ice cream trucks, and tomato salad. I love that I don't have to bundle up against the cold (except in my office) and the way the sun doesn't set until 8:30.

But I've had a few too many hot, sleepless nights, lately. Boston, can we dump the humidity out to sea and have a few pleasant days in the low 80's with no humidity? I think I might melt otherwise. Or buy an air conditioner.


wombat said...

I totally agree, except for the 8:30 sunset. Go to Ohio. It's 9:30 there. Boston is an altogether darker place.

Tsxppgz, J

Apple Core said...

amen we dont have an AC either. and it's BRUTAL. i love summer...but i'm almost ready to skip on to fall ;)

Geek Knitter said...

The first summer I spent in Boston was in a 6th floor studio on the south side of the building with no AC. Thought I was gonna DIE!