Summer Weather Is Here--Don't Screw It Up!

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- After six months of cold, bitter cold, snowstorms, thunder snow, ice storms, sleet storms, freezing rain, and all the other delights of a New England winter and early spring, summer-like weather is finally here.

And not a moment too soon for the sanity of those of us who don’t ski, skate, snowshoe, or care for the other alleged delights of wintertime.

But the warm weather raises its own issues, and here are a few of them:

* The first day of 80-plus temps traditionally triggers a dangerous local custom, usually practiced by knuckleheads too young to know any better. It’s called “getting lobby,” and involves stripping down in the sun without proper protection so that you acquire a sunburn so vicious it leaves you looking like a lobster for a week or so.

Please do not do this; skin cancer can be a terrible affliction.

* Weather like this means sun roofs down and car windows wide open, which is fine unless you’re one of the contemptible few among us who think it’s OK to toss litter from your car.

This is the warm-weather equivalent of failing to clear the snow and ice from your vehicle, and you know how I feel about that.

* After months of being cooped up inside, this taste of summer is an invitation to celebrate, but please be careful. The last thing you want to do in hot weather is get dehydrated, and that’s what alcohol will do to you.

Plus, there are months of this fine weather ahead to enjoy. Don’t ruin it for yourself and your loved ones by doing something stupid like drinking and driving.

So if I haven’t thoroughly killed the buzz for you, get out there and enjoy it.

And if you see me on the golf course this weekend, let me add one more warning--fore!

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