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This article was written on 05 Jul 2010, and is filled under 31 days of Fresno: Summer Edition, Sprinklers, weather.

31 Days- Summer Edition: Day 5- Sprinkler Playtime!


We like to moan about the heat in the Summer here, “Oh wah, its 184° in the shade.” But really, all that a nice upper 90°s- 100° day is, is a chance to get your crazies out in the sprinklers. I was talking to a friend in Washington the other day about swimming and sprinkler time and she was jealous.

That’s right.

Jealous of all of this heat.

So next time you wanna complain about the summer heat, just bear a few things in mind-

  • It isn’t Florida-style, we have a mostly dry heat. So you don’t need to grow gills to breathe.
  • You don’t have soggy socks from all of the rainfall.
  • Short shorts? Yes PLZ!
  • It is the tradeoff for not having to deal with a super cold winter. I’ll take heat ANY DAY over a freakin’ snow storm. PUH-lease. This is a flip flops all year kind of town.
  • AND WE CAN PLAY IN THE SPRINKLERS! We’re California’s year round playground, so let’s play it up!

I can’t say it enough! Let your inner 4 year old wild! Get a slip n slide! You can’t do this crap in Anchorage! And if it is too hot and your swamp cooler just isn’t cutting it and you’ve got scabby knees and grass stains from all of the slip n sliding, we have cooling centers. Because heat, though fun for playtime, is still heat, and you can’t let it think it has won.

Okay, I’m gonna give up on writing anything that makes any sense (probably, ironically, due to heatstroke…) and have one more romp through the sprinklers before bed.

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