Today is the last day of summer. For most people reading this, however, it is the last day of winter. So I’ve decided to compile a guide of how to survive summer, since many of you will be entering this season in the nearish future. Because, you know, none of you have ever experienced summer before.
1. Live in a country where “hot” is 27 degrees
That’s about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, by the way. 27 degrees is bearable. My brother and friend are both living in Sydney at the moment, and have been complaining about the heat. 42 degrees. That’s 107 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s ridiculous. If you live somewhere where over 30 is normal, I’d advise moving. Now.
2. Have air conditioning
This is a luxury that we don’t have, unfortunately. There were many times over the last few months that I’ve wished we did. We’ve had to survive with a few fans strewn about the house.
3. Kill all mosquitoes
Don’t, actually. I don’t like dead things. They scare me. Just don’t go wandering in the forest, like I did. Mosquitoes everywhere. I came home from a five minute wander through some trees with at least nine new itchy bits, and I already had a whole lot to begin with. I’m a walking, talking itchy bite now. Oh, and baking soda baths? That are supposed to stop the itching? They don’t work. I tried.
4. Chop off any long hair
As much as I love my hair, I despise its length and weight in summer. I got so hot. I even wore it in a bun a few times, which I never do. I was seriously tempted to hack it all off a few times. Like right now.
5. Don’t do any physical activity
It will just make you hot and sweaty. My friends and I went to this trampoline place about a month ago, and we basically melted by the end of it. It’s just too hot to move in summer, and it’s especially too hot to jump around for an hour.
6. Spend your days in an air conditioned building surrounded by books
That’s what I did. I was volunteering at the library. It was lovely.
7. Eat ice cream
Seriously. Just do it. Ice cream makes everything better. Unless, of course, you’re lactose intolerant (like me). In which case, I’d advise switching to ice blocks or something.
There you have it. My very exciting tips on how to survive summer. Does anyone have any advice for me for surviving the colder seasons?
Oh, and just a side note. I mentioned a whole bunch of busyness in my last post, so there might be some unexplained absences in the next month or so. I’ll try to post regularly, but there’s also a chance that I’ll forget or get too busy. Hopefully I’ll manage to stay on top of everything, and I’ll be less busy after March.