Three Cures For "That Summertime Sadness"

Last Saturday was the first day of summer. That’s right, the longest day of the year fell on a weekend. If that’s not a good omen, we don’t know what is. Even if you somehow managed to squander Saturday’s fifteen glorious hours of sunshine, all is not lost. The summer has only begun. And we’re determined to help you make the most of it.

Here’s a little rundown of what we’re looking forward to:


If you don’t live near a beach, you need to remedy this immediately. Summer without the beach is like Justin without Selena, Khaleesi without her dragons, LA without a thick blanket of smog. It’s essential.

From beach bums to Beach Boys, those beautiful stretches of sandy real estate have pretty much everything and everyone required to have a good time. Whether you’re into swimming, tanning, or ruining things for everyone, there’s no better place to do it than the beach.


You’ve been eating and sleeping all winter. Isn’t it time you showed the world the fruits of your labor? Two words: crop tops.  

Sure, crop tops aren't for everybody, but--gender inequality aside--this gift from the fashion gods pretty much embodies everything that’s good about summer. We can’t think of a better way to ring in the solstice than treating yourself to a new summer getup.

Of course, summer wear isn’t only for humans. But before you go putting a bikini on your Chihuahua, maybe you should consider accessorizing something that actually wants it. Here are two of our favorite summer outfits for dolling up your iPhone:

Breezy iPhone Case
iPhone 5S | iPhone 5C | iPhone 4S/4

Bahama iPhone Case
iPhone 5/5S | iPhone 4/4S


And last but not least-- make sure that you spend some time this summer…


That’s right. That thing you always do in dark, loud, windowless places? You can do it outside now! You love sunshine. You love embarrassing yourself. Go fix yourself a cocktail,find the perfect spot, and catch some rays!

Oh, and if you’re not old enough to drink, don’t worry! We’ve found101 terrible suggestions for how teens can spend their summers. Our favorites include:

#100 Visit a College,

#46 Help Plan the Family Vacation

And #1 with a bullet--Invent a New Type of Pizza.

So that’s about it. No, not everything made our list; honorable mentions include barbeques, pool parties, and laughing Marky Mark off the screen in Transformers VIII: Resurrection of the Wretched. But whatever you decide to do this summer, make sure you enjoy yourself, if only for a fleeting moment. You deserve it. Probably.

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