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Poll: What do you consider the beginning of summer?
  • 45.6% - Memorial Day weekend 2163
  • 6.7% - June 1 317
  • 24.1% - Summer Solstice - June 21 this year 1142
  • 19.4% - The first day I can wear shorts 920
  • 4.3% - Something else 206
4748 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

Dwergmal


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The first day of oven weather in Vegas.

sharish


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Kids' summer vacations

merd919


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I live in the Deep South, where summer begins soon after St. Pat's and lasts until just before Halloween.

Moueska


quality posts: 54 Private Messages Moueska

When the humidity kicks in.

salanth


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Victoria Day, baby!

24 weekend!

TIME TO PLANT THINGS! (So that the frost doesn't kill them.)

Cottage time!

Eh.

If you're going to be all Druidic and Wiccan, May 1st is the beginning of summer and the solstice is Midsummer.

Whatever.

If I want cold drinks because it's too hot, it's summer.

bblhed


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When I can swim in a lake without having to wear any cold water protection.

mdkopper


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When I have to turn on the AC.full time.
( Kingston NY )

janniegunn


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Last day of school for the kids. Waaaay less traffic on the road getting to work

cebii


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The first day that you open your front door and the heat hits you in the face.

FrostByte


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sharish wrote:Kids' summer vacations



+1

olperfesser


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In South Florida, summer has no beginning or end. It is always summer, with a couple of days here and there of fall.

phoenixgirrl


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The last day of school - which for our town is June 27 this year.

PUfelix85


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The first day the A/C comes on.

x8

montanamuse


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The third day we have rain instead of snow. That's anywhere from March to June here.

daveinwarshington


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Usually the second week in July is when it gets nice here...

azfreedheart


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The first day of 100 degree weather. I live in Phoenix, AZ. So that is usually sometime at the beginning of March. And summer ends about the and of October. But its a dry heave...er...heat.

manichawk


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olperfesser wrote:In South Florida, summer has no beginning or end. It is always summer, with a couple of days here and there of fall.


Don't forget that one day around Jan/Feb that gets everyone in their winter gear, coz the temps hit a low of 60F!

I hate this swamp sometimes...

slightlyslapdash


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olperfesser wrote:In South Florida, summer has no beginning or end. It is always summer, with a couple of days here and there of fall.



I was going to chime in to say that down here, every day is summer.

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dogs4life


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When the weather is constantly above 75 degree

fuzzypeaches


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When the first group of Spring Breakers trek to Disney World. I live in Florida too.

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kstatenc2006


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Sarasota, FL...summer all the time. It does get to you, though...

orchmaven


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janniegunn wrote:Last day of school for the kids. Waaaay less traffic on the road getting to work



Yep!

jkr10000


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I am an administrator in an almost year round school. The regular year ends around Memorial Day. Then June is 4 weeks of summer school. July is the only month we dont have kids in the halls but we are . They are back the first week of August.

Summer begins when I retire.

hwalsh10284


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First day I see a dragonfly (or is it dragon fly) over my back yard pond. This year it was June 3rd.

swantner


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Actually Summer Solstice happened on June 21 at 05:04 ... UTC. So that makes it on the June 20th for MDT, PDT, AKDT, & Hawaiian Time.

katibass


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I live in Florida. It's always summer.

knobody


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well, it's not ALWAYS summer in florida. here in north florida summer doesn't start until sometime in march (or late february, but sometimes as late as april or as early as january) when the temperature hits 30C and the convective afternoon thunderstorms start again. summer usually ends in mid november, but sometimes as early as october or as late as december.

BlackCreekBearTRP1


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The moment the first ice crystal melts.

lonelypond


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When I have auditions for my summer show.

wearemany


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I can wear shorts year round.

jeparz


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In NYC it's when the ladies (and men) start wearing the clothes that show off their physical "features". For me it's the ladies and as with the first flower blooms I notice the first "breast blooms" of summer. Ain't nature wonderful?

j647


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The last day of school!

wrek


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In South Florida, Summer never ends.

You're so vain... you probably think this post is about you.. don't you? Don't you? You're so vain!

spedwards


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The first month we don't have snow in northern Michigan

yopauly


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Vegas has summer or nonwinter (about 8 months) and winter(the rest). I picked summer solstice because it's a good a day as any.

ckeilah


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The real question should be, "When is it NOT summer?" Identify that fortnight and you have your answer.

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dianawade


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I'm a grad student. So, whenever the spring semester ends, summer begins.

carltonincognito


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I live in South Florida, so I consider Summer to be between Monday and Thursday the third week of March. We then segue into our fifth season, which is simply Florida. It then stays that way for the next 7 months.

mdwest75


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When the kids get out of school for summer break.