Thursday, June 25, 2009

Why I Hate Summer

I just remembered why I hate summer. I knew I didn't like it, but the reason why was totally evasive. For the life of mine, I could not remember. And so, all winter long, I waited with dread for the summer months to arrive and flaunt their hate-able glory.
First, I thought it was the temperature. I am not one of those people that enjoy the hot weather. I don't find sitting on a hot beach, baking in the hot sun, wiping sweat rivers off of my face to be a relaxing way to spend my time. In fact, if I was forced to chose, I would prefer to sleep in a room that is 60 degrees than a room that is 80 degrees. But as I retreat into my air conditioned home, and prepare to become a recluse for the next three months, I realize that heat alone can not be the reason behind my utter hatred of the summer months.
Then, as I stare in consternation at the rip all down the front of my brand new tights, I think this might be the reason behind my abhorrence of the summer months. But deep down I know that isn't the reason either.
Then, as I stare at this itchy, red bump on my forearm, the reason starts coming back to me. But it's not until I hear my little sister running out of the bathroom screaming hysterically about something in the shower, that I remember...


Gosh, I hate them bugs. From the tiniest little mosquito, that flies inconspicuously around, sucking my blood like its life depends on it, to the enormous flying spiders that seem to love our upstairs shower, bugs just creep me out.
Now, without going into the sordid details, I'll simply tell you that I have a lot more reason to be afraid of bugs than most other people. ;-) So as I listen to massive bees buzz around my head, I feel a little guilty. I mean, G-d made the summer, and I should be happy for it. I should love the heat, I should love the bugs. I guess I need to work on myself, but it's hard to work on myself with these bugs flying around my head and these itchy spots all over my skin.

14 comments:

thinking... said...

*scratches at 5th bite in 3 days*

Ho hum...at least this beats frostbite

(get it? frostbite?...sigh)

:)

Mikeinmidwood said...

Summer is better than winter because; hot is better than cold, bugs arent a problem and bee's are declining in population anyway, winter has too much snow too drive, whats there not to like about summer.

Data said...

God also made a lot of other things that one is not required to love.

I LOATHE summer.

You are permitted to as well.

Something Different said...

Thinking- but you don't get frost-bite in ten places on a square inch of your leg, do you?

MIM- bees are an autumn problem, not a summer one. The problem is all the other bugs.

Data- and why do you loath it?

BigChamor21 said...

lol I think I know why you hate bugs...is Freddie involved??

Something Different said...

BigChamor!!!! Welcome back! Woohoo!

LOL no, freddy isn't involved. He is the reason. :-p
I mean, I don't hate Freddy, I just hate all his extended mishpacha. ;-)

BigChamor21 said...

Hey, I commented on an older post like last week. This is not my first post of late. So there.

Something Different said...

BC- I did not get any comments from you last week, or any other time in recent history. Are you sure?
Or do you mean our little, ahem, discussion the other night about kallahs and girls brains decomposing when they get engaged? ;-)

BigChamor21 said...

I definitely sent a comment on an older post. And you KNOW my brain is not decomposing!

Inspired said...

Sweet blood huh? (btw I don't think this sweet blood/more bites theory is true, at least not for me:-) )

How's Freddy doing?

Something Different said...

BC- I honestly didn't get it. Which post?
And it may not be decomposing in the traditional sense, but before you got engaged we never spent an hour discussing nothing but cooking and cleaning and bugaboos vs ----- and stuff like that. How do you explain that? :-p

Insp- Maybe your control is better than mine. ;-)
But it's funny cuz when I complain about having so many mosquito bites, people tell me I must have sweet blood, and I smirk to myself...cuz they don't know the half of it. :-D

Freddy [gulp] died. :(

ronna said...

i am alergic to bees, 1 sting= death. i too hate the summer for that reason. but also remember to find the good lol. i love camping and float trips!!!!

Something Different said...

Ronna- oh man! that's scary! I am scared of bugs for an altogether different reason.......

Nikogrimwords said...

I hate summer too.Thank you sir.