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Summer bummer

In what I'm sure must be a less-common opinion, I have to say that I just plainly do not like the summer. While most people enjoy the beaches, the breezes, and the beauty outside, I just wait in anticipation for the chilling embrace of winter.

Perhaps the reason for this is because I live in one of the hotter states, Georgia. Known for its dry, unforgiving heat and almost nothing else, it's the place to be if you're looking for a nice place to burn to death. Okay, maybe that's a little extreme, but it sucks. It sucks hard.

My distaste for summer might also stem from a complication I've been blessed with by some medicine I needed a few years ago. In short, I can't stay in the sun for too long without being a painfully pink sunburnt man. A good sunscreen can help with it, but not as much as you (or I, really) might hope. Just a few summers ago I spent only about an hour in the sun with my friend, she drawing and I writing, and the next day my arms were about as dark as a bad spray-on tan. The joy of summer...

Since summer refuses to leave me, for some ungodly reason, I've decided to take matters into my own hands for all my fellow summer-haters and make a list of all those wonderful things you can do to avoid summer like the plague (which it basically is anyway, right?)!

1. Stay inside and binge on your favorite shows. You can use Netflix, Amazon, or just stare at your television for hours on end. Sure, it's probably bad for your eyes, but at least you're not sweltering out in the sun!

2. Stay inside and binge on your favorite games. Similar to the show one, but this time you're actually doing something. If you've got no games, try a free flash game website like Kongregate, ArmorGames, or even Newgrounds.

3. Stay inside. I feel like I mentioned this before, but the sun will probably kill you if you go outside, anyway. So just stay inside and enjoy your air conditioning. You can open a window if you really want to, but watch out for any sun rays coming through it. They're dangerous.

4. Curse the sun from your bed. This is one of my favorites because you get the added benefit of not even needing to get out of bed. You can lay there all day cursing the sun, getting up for the occasional bathroom break or food.

5. Quit your job and work solely from home. Let's face it, outside is trying to kill us right now, so we need to go out there as little as possible. Look for jobs online that can earn you money and keep you from starving to death or, at the least, from having to cancel your Netflix account.

6. Order groceries online and food out. We've got to completely remove ourselves from society, okay? No more trips to the store. Ever. Amazon has a great new service which you can use to order groceries and I've seen other places that offer similar services. Do it and save yourself from the sun.

As you can see, there's all kinds of things you can do inside, far far away from that ever-present beast outside. Personally, I'll be doing all these and counting the days until fall comes. 53 days and counting!