Summer officially began on June 21. And I must say, it got started with a bang. In my opinion, it is one of the more flamboyant seasons, but the weather it brings can sometimes peak at temperatures so unbearable you wish you were an Eskimo trying to keep warm in your igloo in some arctic region of the world. You wouldnt care where, just as long as you werent in this heat.
Am I correct in saying that either way we always find something to complain about?
For example, in those rainy weeks prior to our current heat wave all I was hearing was how the weather was just ridiculous and how people wished the real summer weather would come. But then I became puzzled when I heard those same people tell me how unbearable the last few days have been and how much they want it to pass. And the only word that seemed to come to mind when I heard these comments was: irony.
So, a little word of advice to these people: Be careful of what you wish for because you just might get it.
One of the main objectives of summer is to have fun and find interesting ways to enjoy the weather and to stay cool while youre doing it. Other than the beach, there doesnt really seem to be many ways in Queens in which to do so.
The truth is that this hot, muggy heat drains people of energy, turning motivated, active people into lazy, reclusive homebodies.
What people wear also plays a key factor in keeping cool. But the problem is that most people really dont know what is appropriate and what looks best on them.
My only advice: Be wary of how much skin you choose to expose and where you choose to expose it. Its a shame to see women being hassled by men with only one thing on their tiny, little minds.
If you leave your house with an outfit that you know screams attention dont be surprised when you actually get it. And dont act like you dont like it and that you werent asking for it. Just opt for something else the next time.
My only wish for this summer is that everyone will find their own ways to keep cool.
I hope everyone has an exciting summer, but dont have too much fun because you might forget about school, which will be starting up in another two months. And on that note, enjoy yourselves!
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