09 July 2012

Summer Scrooge

This story starts, of course, with my acute hatred for something.

Summer.

Not gonna lie. It's one of my least favorite thing ever. I hate it almost as much as I hate overly enthusiastic college a Capella groups. And that is a lot of hate.








Aaaaanyway, back to what I was saying. Summer sucks. Especially in the western USA when you live in the middle of a desert and feel like you are being roasted alive when you walk outside. 


But after moving to NYC for the summer I've experienced a different sort of misery when it comes to summer.

It all started when I walked over a metal grate on the sidewalk, and I was greeted with a burst of hot stench. 


(zooming in might not work, I'm working on getting these the right size)


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30 comments:

Josie Juárez said...

Hahahahahahaha! That turned out so great! So so so so great!

Eliánne said...

Haha thank you so much, I love you! :)

Jenna said...

Having spent some time in DC last summer, I can attest that YES THE STENCH DOES EXIST.

Camilla said...

I actually giggled. GIGGLED. Thanks for the post.

Morgan said...

I cannot stop grinning...

Amy said...

Very much agreed. I hate summer.

Tricia said...

LOL (in Tricia-land, capital LOL = actual laugh out loud, so congratulations)

So true. Summer is stupid and gross.

Kaja said...

I LOVE summer! But i live in Norway and its always cold anyway.. And the air smells like flowers and forest. I love your blog!! Been reading it for some time now, and you always make me laugh! :)

Marizabeth said...

Ah, NYC. Where people and their smells accost you in equal measure at all times! I knew I was right to be excited for the posts NYC would inspire in you! :)

Anonymous said...

GREAT post. I'd recommend avoiding Russia in the summer. I love Russia and the Russian people, but it can smell like an awful mix of BO, cat pee, cigarette smoke, factory smoke, more BO, beer, and burning garbage. and more cat pee.

Julia said...

I rode the bus up there from Northern Virginia and had to walk to my hotel. I was afraid to set my suitcase down because every sidewalk that met a wall and every elevator smelled like someone mistook it for their bathroom.

Lior said...

This was hilarious! you should totally make a printed graphic novel about your life like True Story Swear to God - it'd be EPIC!

Simini said...

Hahahaha. I can smell it all just reading this. eww.

mikelle nelson said...

HAHA! I loved the a Capella group.That guy you killed looks very similar to a certain lead singer from a certain famous Provo group. Coincidence? I think not..

mikelle nelson said...

http://www.byuvocalpoint.com/members/mckay-crockett

tell me I'm wrong.

Anonymous said...

Mikelle, your absolutely right!!! Loved this post, it was well worth the wait!

Somewhere Circus said...

Funny as ever. In other news, Chamber of Secrets is out on Pottermore!

Christy said...

Ah, my old nemesis...Sun.

So, you hate summer. Like you hate snow. Mmm.

Brie said...

I went to New York for the first time a few months ago. I remember thinking the whole place reeked of cigarette smoke and bad attitude...except for those steaming manhole covers, they pretty much smelled exactly like what you described.

Elle said...

I really freakin love your blog!! Love Elle xo

Rachael Altice said...

This was so incredibly beautiful. I nearly died at the a capella group assassination.

Anonymous said...

thank you! im going to picture myself drifting in a rude malodorous cloud now every time i smell anything bad haha

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness. I am so so glad that someone else identifies with my intense hatred of a capella groups, and my slightly less intense hatred of summer. As far as a capella goes, I think it's a cop out for real feeling in music, just a vehicle for obnoxious covers. Ugh.

Crack You Whip said...

So funny! I hate summer here in Louisiana because even our mosquitoes carry bug spray.

Your blog totally rocks!

Anonymous said...

That yellow douche bag!

Musings in Red said...

I too hate summer with passion. Particularly sticky humid hot Pensacola heat... eww O.o

Anonymous said...

G'MARNIN!

Anonymous said...

You always make me laugh.. dont know how you o it - i want to learn to be that funny on paper :)

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