Summer, oh, how I hate you summer!

I hate despise detest hate really really hate don’t like summer – never have, never will. At least as long as I live in Delhi and have to endure 45 degrees of heat with gusts of hot wind thrown in for free.

But as much as I may hate summer, there are barely any a few moments I’d can stand like to revisit.

Like a friend’s impulsive decision to gift herself a puppy on her birthday, which falls in April, right at the beginning of summer, before the fear of being roasted alive in the heat becomes a reality. That impulsive decision led to an impromptu lunch plan that allowed me to meet her adorable golden retriever as a pup before he became big and huge and all dog-ey. I’m not a huge dog fan, as I suppose you can guess. Pups though, I love.


As the mercury rose and it became impossible to even stick my hand out on the balcony (don’t ask me why I would want to that, I’m sure I won’t have an answer!), I spent all my weekends laid up in bed or curled up on the sofa with the air conditioning on, reading like there was an imminent ban on books. I must have read about 25 books between April and July, and then I wonder how come I have nothing to blog about except book reviews and, let’s see, even more book reviews!


The other thing I really like about summer is ice cream. There’s nothing like a large scoop of the delectably creamy, cold, sweet, flavorful stuff to cool you from the inside-out on a hot, sticky summer night.

And when the heat became too much to bear, this year, I switched loyalties to roasted corn on the cob. Why, you ask? Because a friend told me that she was eating one every day hoping to please the Rain Gods. What’s the connection? Damned if I know! If eating an ice cream everyday would make it rain, I’d do that too, and to hell with my waist line!
(Note: it doesn’t work – monsoon didn’t start in earnest until last week, and we’ve been stuffing our faces with corn since about a month.)
roasted_corn_on_the_cob (bhutta)

When all else fails, I just hightail it out of Delhi. Last year, I took off to New York, and I fell truly, madly, deeply in love with this vibrant, energetic, crazy city.


This year…

I evidently went nowhere. Which is what leads to a totally snarky, bitchy blog post.

Enough said!

Linking up, yet again, with:

Mama’s Losin’ It

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  1. I am not a fan of Summer, especially this summer and drought. I hope you are air conditioned, I wrote about our hot summer too, I don’t think it’s been as hot as yours. Keep cool.

    • Yes, I read about the drought in the US. What a shame! We are, luckily, air conditioned, or I probably would have melted by now! 😉 Luckily for us, too, that the Northern power grid failure in India happened in the monsoon – at least it was a bearable couple of hours without the electricity!

  2. <—- new follower! Ha, love it. Listen, I'm in Minneapolis, another vibrant, cultural, city to explore. And we have been breaking records with our heat – dare I forget, heat index, which means temperature + humidity= OPPRESSION, UNBEARABLE STICKINESS
    if that makes any sense :)'
    And if I am not wrong, NYC has been much the same. Ya, I'm an odd one for sure, as I LOVE winter , , snow snow, more snow!!!
    There is a redeeming quality about it – covering up all that blehhh

    • Yay!! Thanks for following! 🙂 I’ll try squeezing in a visit to Minneapolis the next time I visit the US. And I totally understand the heat index – I’m with you 100% on that!

      I LOVE winter too – though we have no snow here, I love the mist and the fog, wrapped up in colorful stoles, long coats and boots…it’s a season to be stylish – at least for me! 😉

  3. I’m a summer lover here. It’s the main reason I moved to florida from Virginia…I turn into a total b!^ch if I have to endure temperatures under 65 degrees F*
    I’m not a big dog fan either…but puppies I love 🙂

    hi from mk’s

  4. Ok I just found you on Mama Kat–don’t look for me there, I didn’t post this week. But I’m totally intrigued by your blog title and the fact that you live in Delhi! So fascinating! Also, I’m gonna have to check out some of these book reviews because I am an avid reader and in need of new books!

  5. This summer has been unbearable to say the least. I’ll be glad when it’s over with. I’m not a huge fan of summer, either. Ice cream does make it a little more bearable.

  6. I have never liked summer. I’m more of a fall/winter type of girl. I love wearing sweaters and drinking big mugs of hot cocoa, and I like the snow, but probably only because I don’t shovel it or drive in it. Summer, though, has always just been way too hot. This year was different because we just bought a house and it has a pool in the backyard. I have actually been wishing for more heat and humidity just so I could go soak up the rays in the pool. If it weren’t for that, though, I’m sure I would be just as miserable as I always am in the summer.

  7. I can handle hot but I can’t handle “really hot.” 😉 Meaning I like the 70’s and 80’s… get into the 90’s and 100’s and I’m cranky as can be.

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