It’s been a harsh winter if you ask me, but I still have hope that the warm weather is right around the corner. After all, it’s been ridiculously sunny out, and if you stick your face towards the sun you can feel some warmth (yes, I do look like a loser doing this while waiting for the school shuttle, but I’m desperate here, people!). I am literally itching to retire my winter jacket, but I’m looking forward to a lot more than shedding some layers.
1. Frisbee Fridays: At my college, we have a wonderful Quad that’s been under construction since my Sophomore year. It looks like it’s almost complete, and I can’t wait to see every one laying out on blankets to sunbathe and shirtless guys running around with a frisbee. I also like watching the reactions of professors and faculty members as they walk by to see their students scantily clad in barely-there bikinis…priceless.
2. Eating Ice Cream Without Getting Frostbite: It’s basically impossible to eat ice cream in the winter without getting a permanent bone chill, so won’t it be nice to visit a local ice cream shop and eat a cone on the curbside? I can’t tell you how often I’ve been getting serious cravings for some Java Chip ice cream, only to run away screaming from the draft coming in through the doors.
3. Walking Outside With My Hair Wet: In the summer, there is literally nothing more satisfying than being able to wash your hair, put it into a high bun, and proceed to walk out the door. In the winter, you have to go through all of that blow-drying, straightening nonsense just to ensure that the ends of your hair don’t freeze. But in the summer, your hair can look like a hot, wet mess–no one judges you and you don’t freeze to death.
4. Having an Excuse to Get a Pedicure: In the winter, I have to justify getting a pedicure to my mother (or whoever else I have to beg for the money to pay for it). They usually respond with something like, “Who is going to be looking at your feet?” Unfortunately, they are always right, because my feet spend more time being suffocated inside a pair of Ugg Boots than being exposed to the light of day during those chilly months. When warm weather hits, I can flaunt freshly-painted toes in a cute new pair of sandals, and my feet finally feel free!
5. Walking Around Town at Night: When it gets warmer out, you have the option of ditching your car and walking to local destinations. In my hometown in New York, my friends and I love to take late-night walks around town, getting coffee or going to a park. Besides the fact that you’re saving gas, money, and the environment, it’s comfortable and can even turn into an adventure.
What are you looking forward to this spring/summer, lovelies?