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31 May 2010 @ 05:32 pm
Poll: When Is Summer?  
Poll #1572480 When Is Summer?

When is it summer?

Summer solstice (June 21) to autumnal equinox (Sep 21), because I Am An Astronomer.
Last day of school to first day of school, because Summer = Vacation.
Memorial Day to Labor Day, because Summer = Barbeque.
June 1 to September 1, because it's easier.
Whenever I say it is.

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amamamaamamama on May 31st, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
Had to choose the first, of course - even if it should've said "because I'm married to an astronomer." :-p It's been lovely here today, but I won't call it summer. Late spring (still nippy air).
tina connollytinaconnolly on May 31st, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
Where I grew up, school got out around the last day of May, so summer vacation = summer to me. However, here school gets out mid-June, and in my mind summer has already started then.
shaunaroberts on May 31st, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
For me, summer lasts from when it starts being hot enough to wear summer clothes to when it stops.
They Didn't Ask Me: the-one-ringdr_phil_physics on June 1st, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
So far the Realists are winning!

Dr. Phil
intagliosferaintagliosfera on June 1st, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
This is L.A.
Cinthea here--Summer starts about May 1 and will stay Summer until the week before Halloween.

The hottest month is usually September.
madderbradmadderbrad on June 1st, 2010 06:52 am (UTC)
As an Australian options #1, #3 and #4 didn't apply. And as I am not a student #2 was a no-go also.

Therefore I was forced to pick option #5 as the only legal choice available to me.

(And by the way, I heard on the radio on the way in to work that today is the first day of *winter*, so there.)
Neelixsiblingcreature on June 1st, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Indeed, I chose option 5 too for exactly the same reason. Summer starts in December, not June. :-)

madderbradmadderbrad on June 1st, 2010 12:16 pm (UTC)
Listening to songs like 'White Christmas' and 'Jingle Bells ... dashing through the snow' over the radio in the forty degree heat is an experience that these northern hemisphere people will never understand. :-)
Neelixsiblingcreature on June 1st, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
*smirks* yeah... especially since I suspect most would have no concept of forty degree heat... ;-)