Why I Don't Like Summer

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yesterday our air conditioning broke in our apartment, again.

And by again I don't mean that it's happened before in this apartment so we should have seen it coming, what I mean is that this is the third apartment complex we've lived in (in different states) where at some point or another the air conditioning has just decided it no longer wants to work.

I came home to a lovely 90 degree apartment at 8pm and just about melted into the floor next to my puddle of a kitten. He's got long hair so he was in worse condition then me. We got out our fans and opened all the windows and it eventually cooled down enough to wear some light clothes to bed without feeling like we were dead.

It's things like that happening that remind me of all the reasons I don't like Summer. 


Okay, that's probably an exaggeration. I like Summer fine.

But I'd be happy to do without it, especially if it meant I could have more times with all the other seasons because they're so much better. If I could live in one season forever, it would absolutely be Fall. California doesn't necessarily feel like Fall as much as other states that I've been to, but you can still rock a sweatshirt and some Ugg boots like no body's business and be ready to go for your day.

Here are a few things that make me like Summer less...

1. Crop tops...yuck. I used to only own crop tops and short shorts. And then I discovered the magic that is big oversized sweaters and boots and I never looked back.

2. Iced coffee instead of regular hot coffee or tea. Don't get me wrong, every now and then I love a good iced chai tea latte from Starbucks. But a hot one on a cold day? even better. And don't even get me started on PSL time. October, are you out there?

3. Feeling like you need to be tan all. the. time. In the fall and winter, no one cares if you aren't tan. Usually because no one can tell when you're all covered up in those big sweaters mentioned above. But in the Summer, there's bikinis and vacations and it's not okay to look like a ghost. If you need me i'll be buying all the tanning oil.

4. The heat. This goes back to the beginning of my post. Summer nights sound great in theory, the windows are wide open and you're feeling the light breeze. But when your air conditioner breaks and you're forced to sleep on a sheet so you don't melt into the bed, it's not fun. It's really not.

5. There's more pressure to make plans and to do all the things. I love adventures, I really do. But I also love movie nights cuddled up under the blankets. In the fall and winter it's totally acceptable to stay in all night and Netflix. In the Summer, everyone is trying to do everything outside in the fresh air (unless you live in LA where you probably won't find fresh air).

6. Everywhere is busy. We keep talking about taking a trip to Disneyland. It's been almost a year and I'm crying inside about that. But part of me is hesitant because school is out, which means all the kids and all of the family vacations. That first week of September is calling my name, but so are the pineapple dole whips.

7. Bugs. I forgot this was a problem until we were in the jacuzzi the other night and I got three mosquito bites in one sitting. That probably doesn't sound like a lot, but that was a week and a half ago and they're still itching.

8. Expectations. Every movie that even remotely relates to Summer will lead you to believe that Summer time is filled with adventures, and getting to know yourself, and finding your long lost twin at camp (looking at you, Parent Trap) but more then likely you're probably sitting on your couch, with the air conditioning on reading blog posts all day. Or is that just me? Summer expectations are absolutely different then the reality. Over it. 

If you need me, I'll be over here dramatically waiting for Summer to end. What's your least favorite season?


  1. Summer expectations vs reality is HUGE for me too! Oversized sweaters and boots...heaven. I do love me some block heel sandals and wearing dresses without a jacket, so I'm usually pretty excited for that when spring rolls around, but at this point I'm totally ready for fall clothes. I'm ghostly pale and I've finally embraced it. Annnd omg the heat...I live in Oregon and it's not very common for houses in the PNW to have AC soooo...I die every night.

  2. I'm not a huge fan of summer either, I would much rather be bundled up!

  3. SO MUCH YES. Every rental we've ever rented (which is now at 4 different places!) has had a/c problems at the beginning of every season. I'm like... noted, we will never ever own a house. Goodness I hate summer!


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