Spring has sprung, and I for one am not happy. I would prefer fall or winter weather over spring and summer. I dread summer the most, but spring is a close second. I do like some days in spring that are the epitome of beautiful weather. For example, I prefer a partly sunny day in the 50s or 60s with a slight cool breeze to help cool off from the sun. Those are the type of days I live for. However, there are many reasons why I do not like the spring, so here are three of them.
I have already gotten my first mosquito bite of the year, and spring has not even sprung into full swing yet. My friends always say they frequently attract mosquitoes when they are outside, but they haven’t been around me during prime time for mosquitoes to come out. When my friends hang out with me and we go outside during the evening they may get one or two bites, whereas I get three on each leg, five on each arm, and one on my shoulder. That is a typical number of bites. I swear mosquitos wait for me by the door and just swarm me once I am outside.
2. The sun
Anyone who knows me knows I do not like hot weather or the sun. I am a very pale person with an abundance of moles and freckles. I get sunburned easily, and I tend to not tan, so I have to apply sunscreen every day before I leave for class. Once I get outside and it is hot, I tend to sweat, and then my sunscreen melts off, making me all sticky. I have to wear sunscreen because I am at a higher chance of skin cancer than most people, and during the spring and summer my skin just feels like it is burning constantly from the heat.
After it rains on a hot day, the humidity is just awful. The air is sticky, my hair is sticking to my neck, my clothes cling to my skin and I start to sweat. It is annoying when I walk around like a sweaty mess and people look at me weirdly, as if I don’t know that I look like a hot mess.
All in all, spring is way better than summer, but I live for the cooler seasons. During spring and summer, I tend to not go out because it is too hot and I do not want to sweat or put sunscreen on. I just hope spring and summer go by fast.
Kate Rehwinkel is a junior management major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at