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The dog days of summer are upon us
Believed to be an evil time "when the seas boiled, wine turned sour, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid," summer was also considered to cause "fevers, hysterics and frenzies." But, there are some redeeming values, including beer and bikinis.
Actually neither of us drink beer or wear bikinis, but that was the first thing to come to our mind(s).
Here's what has come to the mind(s) of others:
Russell Baker: Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
James Dent: A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
Bern Williams: If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Do what we can, summer will have its flies.
William Carlos Williams: In summer, the song sings itself.
Sam Keen: Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
Garrison Keillor: A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table — there’s nothing wrong with them, but it’s hard to stop thinking about it.
Walter Winchell: It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.
Marilyn Monroe, from 7 year itch: You know what I do when it’s hot like this? I keep my undies in the ice box.