It's really really really hot. Now, normally I don't complain about the weather but this year has been one of the hottest in years. I'm pretty sure we didn't even put the air conditioning on last year, but this year it's been on a couple times.
This week it's supposed to be in the high-90's the entire time, with today and Friday basically hitting 100. I was pretty much dreading this because my pool was still dirty (long boring story in which my brothers and I are just lazy) and I would have to sit inside and melt, even with the air conditioning. But thankfully it's clean! I went out this morning to check it and all I have to do is vacuum it and it should be good. Hurrah!
Now, I live in the Northest, New York specifically, and we have four very distinct seasons. In the summer it gets disgustingly hot and in the winter we get tons of snow that I love for Christmas and the first snowfall but hate all the other times, and just want it to be summer already. Two of the colleges I'm looking at make either summer or winter more extreme.
Cornell is located in Ithaca, New York and their snowfall is about... twice as much as what I get. Upwards of 6 feet of snow, doesn't that sound awesome? And the thing about Cornell is that the campus is HUGE, I mean like ENORMOUS. It's practically a city, which I don't mind since I enjoy walking, but in the winter I know it would be a nuisance.
On the other hand, Duke is located in Durham, North Carolina. They barely get snow (is that a good thing? I'm not sure yet) but it gets hot real fast down there. The humidity jumps up and you just want to live in your central air house or in the pool. However, I'm not going to be staying there for the summer if I do end up going to Duke, and I'll be coming home for Christmas break, which means I won't be escaping the snow that much. And a little side note, I'm visiting Duke/my cousins in North Carolina from July 26 to August 3, which I'm really excited for.
So yeah, just wanted to let the world know that New York has a heatwave and it's awful. I think I'll just live in my pool and drink iced tea. That sounds good.