Wednesday, July 27, 2005

You Call This A Summer?

It's been cold (65F or so) here in London this summer and I, for one, am sick of it. Summer should be hot. Summer should be sunny. Summer should be like, well, summer. This is no summer.

It's bad enough that school didn't end until last Friday. As an American, summer should be an awfully long stretch of school-free time. Six weeks of summer vacation does not constitute a "long stretch."

This spring, the newspapers were full of stories saying this was going to be the hottest summer on record. Hottest for whom, I'd like to know. Penguins??

Since Monday, it's been overcast and rainy here. While this is excellent news for the new turf we laid in the backyard, it is terribly bad news if you're five and two and aching to spend a nice sunny day running around your local park.

Our Lithuanian cleaner, whose command of English isn't great, summed up my feelings about this weather exactly: "This is bullshit," she said today.

3 comments:

Anne said...

If it's any consolation, we're getting less sun damage with this ``bullshit'' weather. Have a great trip!

Michelle Mitchell said...

it must be teh irish coming out in me cause i love it. Dont like the really hot summers in london and its great weather for a nice relaxing run.

Kathryn Quigley said...

Um, you know how you were complaining it was "too cold" in London? Well, get ready for the blast furnace that is New Jersey. Today is is 98 degrees, with 100 percent humidity and it feels like, oh, 105 degrees. I have not left the house all day. It. Is. Gross. Outside. Bring lots of shorts, sunscreen and towels to mop your sweating boys.