Recently I wrote a post maligning winter-loving people. I know now that I was wrong to do that and I should write something positive to help balance out my negativity. I apologize for making it sound like I wanted to harm and/or kill those who love the cold. I was obviously in the wrong.
In the spirit of positivity, let me tell you all the things I LIKE about heat-loving people! These people are awesome! Mostly because I’m one of them; they are my people! Summer is the best time of all because we can do fabulous things in the sun. I love the sun! I am a sun worshipper. The sun melts the snow. Therefore, the sun is beyond cool…literally.
First off, let’s talk hammocks. Hammocks are one of the greatest achievements of the human race. They make this very satisfying noise as you sway in them. You can hang out in them, read a book in them and fall asleep in them. Those are three of my favorite things and I think many heat-loving people would agree. Hammocks rule!
Another great thing about summer is what we can wear…or not wear! No coats! No socks! No boots! My wardrobe in the summer consists of a pair of pants and t-shirt with a Hawaiian shirt open in the front. It’s my uniform. You’ll find me barefoot unless I am in one of those “No shirt, no shoes, no service” kind of places. I hate those kinds of places…they are discriminatory against barefooters like me! I like to show a little heel and my toes should be free. That’s it, I’m going to start a demonstration and shout “Little piggies want to go to market unimprisoned!” How far do you think that would get me? Ok, I digress.
Another thing that’s great about the warm weather is cold drinks. Now it is possible to enjoy a cold drink during the winter but it just doesn’t taste as good then as it does when it’s balmy out. A tall glass with ice cubes tinkling seductively announcing the presence of your favorite libation is something that is hard to beat.
There are so many things that summer lovers enjoy, it’s hard to list even a fraction of them so I’ll close with one of my all-time favorites…riding in a convertible. You feel the sun on your face and the sound of wind whipping through your hair and all is right with the world. If you look up, the clouds or stars or both are easily viewed unimpeded. Don’t do this if you are driving as it could be deleterious to your subsequent summer fun! We wouldn’t want you to be in traction until winter. Those winter-lovers would laugh and we couldn’t have that! Sigh…there I go again with the negativity.
Let me conclude with yet another apology to those winter lovers out there. I was wrong spewing my hatred toward your ranks. I was wrong to verbalize my wish to murder those of your kind.
My mother always told me that if I didn’t have anything nice to say, to say nothing at all. So to all of you cold-lovers, I promise I will now have a moment of silence so I can reflect on my hotheaded ways.