Battle Of The Seasons: Summer Part 2

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Some people like to think that winter is this great, happy time of year. Well newsflash, it’s not! It sucks.

It keeps coming back; like your angry family member at the Christmas party that storms out of the room, only to turn around and give that oh so classic statement “AAAND ANOTHER THING!” Go home cousin, you’re making grandma cry.

People like to think that winter is this cozy time of year, a time when people go out and do some winter-related sport like snowboarding or sledding. Then, when they are all done for the day, they come into a warm house and bundle up in warm clothes with a cup of hot chocolate by the fire.

…Really? we don’t all live in a Christmas movie! Chances are, the average person will spend most of the winter season inside. This will cause what’s known as “Cabin Fever,” which Google defines as; “Irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter“…notice something? What’s that last word? WINTER! So no matter if you picture your winter life as something out of ‘Its a Wonderful Life’ or ‘A Christmas Carol,’ sooner or later you may be reenacting a scene from ‘The Shining’.  “HHHHHEERRRESSS JOHNNY!!”

Now that I got that out of the way, let me bring up something that may have been overlooked in my first article. Yes Kellen, the summer is hot! But you know what else is hot during the summer? PEOPLE! Yes, temperature wise; but I am also talking about fashion. The heat does cause people to shed more clothing than other seasons, and is that really a bad thing? The human body is a work of art. There is a reason Leonardo da Vinci and so many other artists paint the human form, and there is no time of year it is put on display more than the summertime. Men wear shorts and flip flops…The flip flops are only allowed if the guys take care of their feet… Women wear bikinis, short shorts, and sundresses. Let me put this another way for you Kellen; without summer, you wouldn’t have the swimsuit issue of ‘Sports Illustrated’.

As it is summertime, I must take my own advice and get out of my house to enjoy the few months we have of the warm sun………before it goes back to being icy, cold, and grey.






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