Favorite Things To Beat The Summer Heat Back In The Day

The first day of August  inspired me to sit down and write about the things I loved most about summers back in the day…That and the fact that my contract job ended and I’m sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear back from any job I applied for. So between me biting my fingernails down to bare existence, I’ll rejoice in the good ol’ days when summer meant time off from homework, teachers who made your life hell and nasty cafeteria food. So let’s sit back, relax and remember those hot as hell days we wish for again…

Watch cartoons all day…

Nickelodeon was at its prime in the 90’s and we took full advantage of a channel that was dedicated to our animated friends. We no longer had to wonder what we were missing while we were stuck in a spelling test, for we had the entire day to indulge in Doug and Rugrats. We also didn’t miss any part of the afternoon blocks that once flooded the after school time slots on network TV…Darkwing Duck!

Blast the Super Soakers…

As soon as the weather permitted, Super Soaker commercials were plastered on every break, and we begged our moms and dads for the best one. Some were able to get their hands on the biggest, and some of weren’t, but at the end of the day…It wasn’t the size of your soaker, it was how you used it, wait, what?

Go to the movies…

Summer Blockbusters were one of the coolest parts about that season (and still are)…and if you were old enough your mom would just drop you off with some cash and let you run wild at the theater. Movies, a class act babysitter.

Play outside…

Kids today might find it strange that kids actually enjoyed getting outdoors once upon a time, but it’s true. Sometimes imagination was the best toy in the world.


With bedtimes lifted and all the time in the world, sleeping over at your friends’ houses was one of the best ways to beat the heat. Plus, it was almost a given that their parents would order pizza, rent a movie and have a stockpile of board games ready when you got there!

Catch up on zzz’s…

When all else failed, your friends were on vacation, TV was all reruns, all you could do was sleep and let your dreams take you away until reality got more interesting.


About sunnymenagerie

Socially awkward in most situations most 25 years olds would call easy, that’s me. TV is my soul mate, Music is my mistress and writing is my best friend. Without those three things, I’d be in an insane asylum calling myself Rosa Parks, refusing to sit in the back of the so called bus. I know more about pop culture and celebrities than I do about my family history, and I’d like to keep it that way. Words I live by: We´re all tiny books in one big compilation called life. Some of us will wait for what seems like forever for our climactic part to come. Others will have a romance novel their entire life. Or maybe one filled with just adventure. Or one that is a poetic tragedy. Then, there are those that will have best sellers. You know, the ones that everyone wants to read and base their versions on? Don´t forget the little paperbacks sold at the carwash that only a select few will ever lay eyes on. We´re all born with the power to either take what was written for us or choose our own adventures.
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