Ten Things I Hate About Summer

Along with summer most people have a sense of joy and relief. Like “Yes! Finally no responsibility and I can relax in the sun and it’s not frigidly cold out!” Well I don’t have those nice warm fuzzies about summer. In the last week I’ve been starkly reminded of a few things I really despise.

1. The complete lack of routine.

I don’t know if I can hang out that day. My work schedule is completely chaotic at the moment. I’m not even working the same shift from day to day, much less have a set line that I can tell you what days I’ll be working two weeks from now.

2. All the construction.

I don’t know if it’s the same way in other states, but in Nebraska we only have two seasons: Cold, and construction. Seriously there are lane closures everywhere and commuting is a nightmare. And the closures aren’t even for good things like fixing potholes, it’s literally just for dumb stuff like putting those black bumpy walk things on the crosswalks. What are those even for?

3. Sunburns

I’ve gotten three so far. In the first week of summer. The first one(which was actually during finals week) on my right shoulder. The second on my left. The third on the back of my neck. It’s very strange and uncomfortable. I look like one of those patchwork puppies.

4. I’m really unproductive.

I’ve been watching Arrow and New Girl all day. I haven’t cracked open my bible in weeks. I literally patted myself on the back today because I took a letter out to the mailbox to be sent. I’m pathetically unmotivated and it’s probably the most depressing thing ever.

5. How awkwardly sticky-hot Nebraska is.

So yeah, this is a Nebraska problem more than a summer problem, but I’m going to go with it. Is there anything worse than sticky hot humidity? I didn’t think so. Seriously it feels like you’re breathing a lake.

6. Pitting out.

Literally always. Walking to the mailbox makes me pit out(Let’s not talk about my weird obsession with checking the mail.) I can’t wear bright blue shirts. Which is literally half of my summer shirts. It’s so frustrating.

7. Shaving on a regular basis.

Ain’t nobody got time for that.

8. Ghost town.

I live in the same city as my school, so all my friends leave and I’m stuck here like…. Hi. I work.

9. Sun-bleached hair.

Yeah, I know, ombre is in right now. I get that. But seriously, can my hair just stay the color God made it? It’s really frustrating being half dark brown and half… I don’t even know… light golden baby poop color? I don’t even know. But it looks like I dye my hair and I most certainly do not. Any more.

10. Girls who wear short shorts with a revealing top.

I think I’ve talked about this before, but if you’re going to pull off short shorts you have to wear a conservative top. And vice versa, if you’re going to pull off a revealing top you have to wear conservative bottoms. It’s classy girl 101. It’s really hard to be comfortable and classy in summer. Also it’s really hard to wear sunglasses when you have prescription glasses and are poor… But that is a rant for a different day.

Bottom line: Summer is great for about two days. Then it gets old. Can I get an amen? Yeah I didn’t think so. Enjoy your summer while I stay inside with netflix.

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