Beer tastes better in the summer
Campus Life Editor
So I'm a hypocrite.
I remember writing a column at this same time last year complaining about how horrid the summer months were in sweltering southern Ontario. But I've changed my mind and compiled a list of reasons for my renewed love of summer.
1. Making money is great. I've been living below the
poverty line for the last couple of weeks waiting for my first paycheque,
but I have to say I prefer making money over spending copious amounts
of it during the school year.
2. Beer tastes better in the summer. I'm not sure if
it's because there's nothing better than sitting on a patio on a warm
night drinking beer or because I can actually afford to do so now without
feeling guilty for spending money I don't have. In any case, the summer
months make the golden nectar all the more refreshing.
3. Long weekends were created for added enjoyment. The
holiday is called May "2-4" for a reason.
4. Drinking on a Wednesday is OK. I know we're all students
and drinking on any night of the week is generally acceptable, but summer
months seem to make it even more so. Why you ask? Simply because you don't
have to feel guilty about not getting up for class or struggling to finish
an essay that's already late.
5. Whoever thought up outdoor concerts was a genius.
Big names at outdoor venues on a warm starry night are fantastic, but
more importantly, groups like Trooper and Glass Tiger are wonderful nostalgia
trips and can only be fully appreciated underneath the open sky.
6. A good BBQ. Mmmm barbecue...need I say more?
7. Cottage parties. Nothing says summer like spending
a weekend with friends at a cottage on a lake in the middle of nowhere.
The slower pace of life can best be savoured here and is the reason summer
holidays were invented in the first place.
8. And lastly, I own an air conditioner. I have generally
considered summers in London nearly unbearable for one key reason
the weather. But alas, I now own an air conditioner, making my complaints
unjustified. My Northern blood loves the sweet cold air....
So what if I'm a hypocrite, it's summer. Get out there and enjoy it.