Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Opinion

June 21, 2012

Longest day, first of summer inspire light-headed puns

GLASGOW — Wednesday, June 20, the Summer Solstice, was the longest day of the year and also marked the first official day of summer this week.

With temperatures already reaching the 90-degree mark as early as May and especially having to endure several days this month with the extra heat, many people think summer arrived early yet again this year.

Didn’t we just go through these 90+ temperatures last June?

Give me three months of days in the 80s – possible, maybe in Hawaii, but not much chance of that happening here. That would be perfect summer weather as far as I'm concerned, however.

It's difficult to be motivated to spend much time outdoors when the sweat starts to pour as soon as you step outside. I know I’m spoiled by air conditioning and that’s part of the problem – my physical index is not seasonally adjusted to the heat yet.

The artifically cooled, inside world does us no favors in this regard. Sometimes I even get chill bumps at work when someone has turned the thermostat to stun on the “arctic blast” setting.

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