Written by TheChoujinVirus
Note: The following is written in my own opinion. So do not take any offense to my statement or opinions.
Happy Post Memorial day everyone. It’s ya boy Choujin here.
Today is what I declare the first day of Summer? Before you ask, some will be asking “Why are you declaring May 26th Summer? Summer isn’t until June. Well today, our temperature has reached 98f and is creeping supposedly up to 101. So it already feels like summer (and my orchard plants say that too.)
Why does your boy hate the heat? Well I’ve never been a person who enjoys very hot weather. I’m the kind who would either need to be near a body of water with a cold drink or hunkered down next to a fan. If I have to go out, I’d do it while keeping myself cool while keeping myself out of the heat.
Though that sounds nice, we get to one problem I hate about heatwaves….
The first thing that I hate is the power bill. When you need to keep cool, that means the air conditioning needs to be on and if it’s not, you’re going to be feeling hot and miserable in your own house. Now ya boy does something like turning on some fans, which minimizes the need for the A.C. to turn on. Power conservation during these hot days can be a balancing game of do you want to keep cool or save some cash from not having a huge bill. It’s not only just the electric bill, but water as well. If you have a lawn or some fruit trees, you need to ensure your plants are able to survive (Unless you want a dead lawn or trees). So that can be an expense as some plants aren’t really good in the heat (particularly the dry seasons of California, where ya boy lives).
So hot weathers and heatwaves for me, can be a pain in the pocketbook than just the heat itself.
The second and last thing I’m not fond about this is how the heat can be a pain when it comes to cooking. Now, i’m sure someone will ask me, “how the hell does hot weather affect cooking?”
It’s a pretty simple: trying to cook something like meatloaf or something heavy is going to make it miserable. Oh and trying to enjoy a beer in 100 degree weather is literally asking to make yourself miserable. When it gets that hot, I’ll either be microwaving leftovers or something simple.
In short, hot weather can be a pain in the butt and I’d rather stay inside to keep myself cool.