Thursday, June 24, 2010

Is it Summer yet? 55


Summer Solstice came and went.
They huddle beneath the gray skies
in cold drizzle.
Animals committed suicide
out of deep depression.
Photosynthesis was next to impossible.
Movement was only in super slow motion.
Eye contact avoided.
But when the summer sun finally appeared,
they bitched about the heat.
Such is summer in the Pacific Northwest.
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38 comments:

Prayer Girl said...

ROFLMAO - That's people!!!
The grass is always greener somewhere else.
It's cold, we want hot.
It's hot, we want cold.

I try (really hard) to practice being satisfied.

Great 55, Monkey Man.
PG

Everyday Goddess said...

whiners can ruin a perfectly lovely summer day!

Caty said...

ugh...i hate winter and you made me understand why! That's exactly how I feel during the long gray winter months. I don't usually complain about the heat once it's here either!

Me said...

Ha! LOVE it! That about sums up summer in Southern Ontario, too.

There's just no pleasing some folks. :)

-C

The Thirteenth Crossing said...

The last line made the entire piece for me. I love this 55! Happy Friday :)

55 Flash Fiction Friday: DECODE

moondustwriter said...

Oh Monkey Man!!!

I think you is needing a vacation
come where the sun never forgets to shine

thanks for visiting my 55
see ya for 160

g-man said...

MM...
A perfect description of Northwest Summer.
A perfect example of a 55.
Great contribution My Friend.
Thanks for posting so early your time, I know how abhorrent you think that is, but I appreciate the head start.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Janna said...

LOL.
Yes... kinda reminds me of Michigan weather too.

People like to complain... for some of them, it's the only thing they're good at. :)

Janna said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention that my own Friday 55 is posted right here. :)

steveroni said...

NOTE from Naples, FL. Summer IS here!
And is GOOD (and hot!)...

For my thing GO HERE

Stan Ski said...

I thought it was just us Brits who complained about the weather.

Changnoi said...

It never gets cold here, and even on June 21 it was dark by 7:30

anthonynorth said...

Ah, we're never happy about the weather :-)

Shadow said...

my nanny once said that god's in heaven because if he were here, we'd stand in cues before his house, and complain about the weather, heee heee heeeee

Mama Zen said...

Hell, yeah! This is awesome.

John's comments said...

I know its so hot, isn't it. I mean last week it was raining and that was bad enough...Mine is mere demonic temptation in this week's 55!

Deb said...

How true how true!!! Loved this!

PattiKen said...

Animals committing suicide out of deep depression? Man, that IS bad.

Alice Audrey said...

Yeah, that's about right. What kills me is that we're getting that kind of weather in Montana too. If that's what I wanted, I'd have moved to Seattle!

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh I love this!

Tina said...

Sitting here sweaty and dripping, I'm longing for some cold. Loved your vivid descriptions! My first 55 is here.

Eric Alder said...

Hot stuff!

We humans are only comfortable in a narrow margin of temperatures... anything much above and below and we're griping about it.

drybottomgirl said...

True for us in the Midwest too! We bitch about our cold winters and the first 90 degree day we get we bitch about that too! Great 55!

RNSANE said...

Great 55 - although I love the cooler, foggy climes of the San Francisco - Pacifica coastal area. Georgia born, I escaped as soon as possible after I finished nursing school in New Orleans. I lived in Boston a few years, hated summers and winters, did two years in Tampa ( too hot, muggy and flat there ) but found my niche here. Still love it 33 years later.

Mine is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/06/on-mend-flash-55-friday-june-25-2010.html#links

magiceye said...

a 55er whine!!! perfect!

Eileen T O'Neill - Written Words said...

Beautiful words and beautiful part of the world!

Eileen

Dulce said...

Is it?
I'd love to see that.
great 55

Lulda Casadaga said...

People have to have something to bitch about...the weather is a given! :D Great55..oh and happy Summer!!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I would never bitch about summer. Never!

Great 55!

Adoption of Jane said...

Loved it!!!

Subby said...

Hmmmm...sounds very similar to New England...but then we gripe about everything, anyway...

Eventually I'll get some time to at least try this "flash 55" thingy but I dinna think I could stop at 160 on th' latter, wot?

Besides which, I dinna text...!

Roxy said...

I'm not a beach babe so yea, I sometimes bitch about the scorching heat, ugh! Thanks for the 55.

Larry said...

Wow it's hard to believe it's been a year already. Happy Birthday Sunday–160. it's a blast to play and I look forward to playing every week and thanks Monkey Man for Hosting Sunday–160.


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Thanks For reading...
Larry..

Tabor said...

Your weather has been a bit unusual...!

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Hawaii

Comfort Spiral

f82bfat said...

Hey, I to live in Oregon, and like they say "if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes"..I for one am glad it's finally warm enough to fill my pool. Winter sucks.

Unknown Mami said...

Someone is always bitching about the weather.

Marla said...

Such truth!