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31 May 2012 @ 09:58 pm
You know what? BLEEP this half of the year.  
Why do people pretend that summer isn't just a little taste of hell?

Let's leave out the fact that the waking hours and the working hours and the bleeping COMMUTING hours are a stifling, uncomfortable sweatbath. I HATE having to sleep with my door open to avoid baking. I HATE watching my computer get slower and slower as it gets hotter and hotter. I HATE not being able to wear my big black pea coat or anything else with a modicum of style and flair.

I like longer days, but that's IT. You know what? I can turn on a damned LIGHT.

And there we go: the one thing I LIKE about summer -- Daylight Saving Time -- is what everyone else WHINES about.

I swear, the next time I hear the radio blurt something inane about 90-plus temperatures being "nice weather", I am going to turn my car around, drive to the station, and PUNCH someone. It's only "nice" if you can get OUT of it; if you don't have AC, it's just heatstroke.

Don't think I don't know about "real weather" because I live in California, either. That's by CHOICE, and not a choice made in a vacuum. I've traveled a LOT. I've spent summers in Texas and Arkansas and any number of places that get HUMIDITY.

Yes, they're even worse. The weather in every place east of Interstate 5 is more loathesome than where I live. I know that from experience.

Don't tell me not to bitch, though. Ebola is worse than the bubonic plague, but that doesn't mean that blackened, swelling lymph nodes are PLEASANT.

Especially when it happens three to five months out of every single year.

So yeah. Bleep this. Bleep this in the censored with an expletive deleted wrapped in barbed wire and bathed in the blank of blankitty blank bleep.

soreth on June 1st, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
Hey, I *love* Daylight Saving Time. :)
avon_deer on June 1st, 2012 09:33 am (UTC)
I want to crack open a bottle of beer for you. I feel EXACTLY the same way.
KehzaFoxkfops on June 1st, 2012 11:28 am (UTC)
I had a sudden flash-back to when I was a kid and my Dad would get mad at the weather-man.

"Nice out? Some of us have to work outside in this weather; try that for a change."

We lived 150km from the nearest punching point, so all our meteorologists remained safe.

I agree with you though, the big thing is about being comfortable. Coming from someone who lives in my environment of course, my head could be subject for examination.
Hafochafoc on June 1st, 2012 11:41 am (UTC)
47- that's f, not c- and rain. Maybe we'll get up to almost 60 today. I keep wondering if we're going to have a summer here today- we get about three halfway warm weekends and then back to the eternal cold dark and snow, it seems.
SilverClawbfdragon on June 2nd, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
I had something of an epiphany about this recently: People's opinion of the weather doesn't have anything to do with the pleasantness of it, but the relative levels of clothing of the opposite sex.
ArchTeryxarchteryx on June 2nd, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
You are exactly right, sir. Heat and humidity can be fun *when you can get out of it at will* but if you're stuck in it for prolonged periods, it is hell on Earth.

Winter isn't all that much better, though, for the same reason, especially if you live in flyover country. If California wasn't so all-fired expensive, I'd be there in a heartbeat, believe me.