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Thoughts on Summer in Minnesota

July 16, 2011

Minnesota summer, summer in Minnesota, too hot, this summer sucks, it's not the heat it's the humidity, how to beat the heatIt sucks. Minnesota summers are just too hot. It’s not really fair considering our winters are some of the coldest in the nation. Spring and fall in Minnesota offer about a weekend each of beautiful, mild weather. I’m sick of the heat. I’m sick of running the a/c all day and night, it isn’t right and according to Eating Life Raw there is a reason for my unwillingness to use my a/c. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the fact that I don’t want to use the a/c when it is clearly hot as a fuck, I just can’t seem to justify it like I do my heating. I have to heat the house in the winter to prevent frozen pipes, in the summer nothing will burst if it gets too hot. I also like a few months where I don’t have to sell a kidney to pay my energy bills each month.

bugs on the windshield, bub spooge, We’ve had a lot of rain, in fact my backyard is flooded right now from the thunderstorm we had last night. Once nice thing about all the rain is that the bug spooge on my windshield is now gone and I didn’t have to go through the car wash. Though I should probably do something about the melted crayons, and spilled milkshakes in the back seat. I don’t really mind the rain so much, usually it breaks the heat and gives us relief from the humidity but lately all it does it just make the windows fog up and the paint peel on my deck. I haven’t checked my basement yet but I’m glad I’m not my neighbor who left all four windows of his truck open last night. I expect I will be hearing more than the pounding of the nails today.

dumb things for pets, thundershirt, there is no way my do will wear a thundershirt, Between the thunderstorms, the fireworks and the nail pounding going on at my neighbors, the dog is wreck. He really needs one of those Thunder Shirts but I doubt they would work. I’d be willing to give it a try but for $36 I expect results. He doesn’t seem to respond to a hug and calm words, the bathroom is the only safe place for him in his little mind. I’ve been tripping over him all summer because of the scary noises and it’s beginning to get on my nerves. He is attached to my right leg at all times. He is in need of doggie Valium.I hardly think making him wear a heavy shirt is going to calm him down.

So how is your summer so far?


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  • Reply Brahm (alfred lives here) July 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Up here in northern Canada (Edmonton, google it, or just look way the hell up), we are usually the same — brutal cold winter, nasty summer. This year we have had endless rain so is a muddy and cold and gross summer, which I think may be worse tha hot. Who knew? Plus mosquitoes are everywhere in swarms, according to the paper like 10x what we usually get, and we are now the official mosquito capital of Canada. The dogs are freaking over the mosquitoes. Plus we are already the murder capital of Canda, so if you leave the house it will feel like a monsoon, or a swarm of bugs will eat you alive, or you may be shot. Fun times.

    • Reply redheadranting July 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      The mosquitoes are worse this year too because of all the rain. If you are the murder capital of Canada does that mean you had one murder or an attempted murder? 

  • Reply babs (beetle) July 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    What summer?  Oh yes, that week of sunshine we had. I almost forgot it. 

    It’s been an awful summer here this year. temperatures in the low to mid 60’s, except for the one week of being in the 70’s.  Cloudy, windy and rainy with a little spattering of sunshine.

    • Reply redheadranting July 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      That sounds lovely. It’s 95 right now with 76% humidity. Ick.

      • Reply babs (beetle) July 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

        I must admit, although we moan, given the choice I would choose our weather over that kind of heat and humidity. Hope it improves for you soon.

  • Reply Madge July 17, 2011 at 1:21 am

    HAH you said spooge

  • Reply Nicky July 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Hey! Where did my comment go? I left a comment saying that I felt your pain and that it was so hot, the cat has actually stopped trying to kill me! Now it’s gone…

    • Reply redheadranting July 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      I don’t know, maybe you left it on another post? I saw it too, you aren’t going crazy.

  • Reply Annie July 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I know it’s hot and miserable, but just think…if you didn’t have the extremes in weather you wouldn’t have been able to write this hilarious rant. I can relate a might. I used to live in Norway…summers lasted two weeks and winters…a lifetime. It was so cold that I used to look forward to cremation. 

  • Reply Juneohara65 July 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Jen, why don’t you tell us how you really feel?

  • Reply If I Were God... July 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    You are not bonded to the land.
    Move someplace nice(r).
    Spooge is available in other states too.
    (since you said you like it)

  • Reply Don July 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Other than for being hot and humid and having knee surgery, my summer sounds like it is going better for me than it is for you!


  • Reply Anonymous July 19, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Connecticut weather is frustrating too. Too cold winters and hot and humid summers! My husband insists on the AC, and I have to wear sweatshirts in the house in August. Oh man!

  • Reply meleahrebeccah July 19, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    my summer has been a lot like yours. It’s either stifling hot and  so humid, that you can’t even enjoy a day at the pool swimming – or it’s been pouring rain. 

  • Reply MomZombie July 21, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Just go ahead and lump Michigan in with the rant, too. Same horrid weather here in the swamplands of America. I am a fall and winter girl and count the days until this season is over.

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