Is Lawnmower Slip-N-Slide As Awesome As It Sounds? Yes. Yes It Is
How do I know that summer is over? I just got into a Facebook argument with someone over Christopher Columbus. When the air turns bracing and crisp, the genocide of indigenous peoples is being denied and the leaves are beginning to turn, that's a sure sign of fall.
Somehow I miss summer more acutely with each passing year. No, I take that back -- actually it varies, as seen in the flow chart (see below). But be assured that I miss it. And this is a big reason:
Is there anything more quintessentially summer than this? As long as you've got a gallon of gas, a riding mower, water and about a dozen people who can stand you, this is what you should have been doing on every sunny day from June through August. (Sorry, Seattle).
Of course if this were available during my childhood, there would have been contests to see how far a person could be flung. Also, flowerbed carnage, because we're kids and there's a riding mower.
Farewell to thee, summer. We will miss your Slip-N-Slide-iness, and your great potential for injury. But most of all we'll miss your arid landscape and encroaching sense of doom (California only).
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