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.
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.
I evidently went nowhere. Which is what leads to a totally snarky, bitchy blog post.
Linking up, yet again, with:
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!
<—- 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! 😉
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
I’m sure I wouldn’t mind mild summers, but there’s no such thing in Delhi! 🙁
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!
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.
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.
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.
It’s hot year round where I am so I empathize!
I went to New York in 2008 and it’s my favorite city ever.
I thought it was hot over here, but I would not enjoy summer like yours either….hang in there…:)