Last night I was talking to my mom about where I would be this weekend. Mama B likes to have the rundown of what city I’m in on what weekend b/c she’s a good mom like that.
I rattled off my whereabouts for the next 7 weekends before I realized “shit, I’m in June already.”
Someone needs to explain the summer time warp to me. January alone takes about 5 months to get through but May-August? You blow through those 4 months before you can even blink.
Is it because the warmer it gets the busier you get? Is it because there are just more events in the summer? I mean, we’ve got 5 holidays in that period: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Labor Day. Plus you add wedding season on to that? And the chance for vacations and beach weekends? Before you know it, it’s September again; your summer Fridays are gone, and you’re staring winter in the face with the same enthusiasm as a teen with a zit on prom night.
Part of the problem, of course, is that people always assume that April/May are warm months. They aren’t. Think about it in terms of boiling water. It takes quite a bit of time for the stove to heat up but it’s cold the whole time it’s heating. Same as spring, people. You’ve got to shake that winter chill and that takes some time. Now, at the other end, it can be warm (unbearably so sometimes) until well into October. Again, when the stove cools down it’s warm until the last second. This is fall.
Here’s my suggestion: worldwide (in this hemisphere at least) we need to stop pretending that spring is warm and get it into our heads that spring is cold and fall is warm. This will avoid all of the disappointments over the weather. The severe hatred and death threats towards AccuWeather. And this may help to adjust the time warp.
We’ll be able to space our months out a little better. January will no longer seem to take 5 months to get through, the whole time detesting our winter clothes and dry hair/skin because we won’t have entered “the cold decline into winter” until November–2 months after we normally get into that mindset. And at the same time, summer won’t seem to blow by before it’s even started b/c in April we’ll still know that we’ve got another 2 months until the warm weather is really around for good.
I don’t know, it’s just a thought.
But in the meantime, did you all get this* stuck in your heads b/c of me?
Then that’s all that really matters, isn’t it?
*I would have loved to have embedded the video, but, well, if it’s not YouTube, then I’m not going to figure it out, trust me, I tried.