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Top 5 Ways To Enjoy the Summer Weather in Lubbock

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Lubbock weather during the summer is always pretty predictable. It’s going to be extremely hot, extremely dry and extremely dirty. One could easily argue that the dirty part is year round but obviously it’s worst during the summer months.

That being said, there are still plenty of ways that one can enjoy the summer weather here in Lubbock. Yes we know it will be hot, probably just as dry as last summer and windy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time and enjoy those days that aren’t that bad. Heck you can even enjoy the days that are bad. You just have to know how to do it.

Here are Five ways you can enjoy the summer weather in Lubbock.

1. Work on your tan:

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There’s going to be quite a sunlight this year, as always. That means you can really work on your tan. Skip past all those spray tanners and fake bake machines and head outside. Now we do want you to realize that there are some very bad things about staying too long in the sun.

The most obvious are cancer, sun burns and heat stroke. There’s also an epidemic spreading worse than wild fires. The farmer’s tan.

The farmer’s tan is rearing it’s ugly head more and more. The last thing you want is to have beautifully bronzed skin until you pull your shirt sleeve up. That’s when perfectly bronzed meet Edgar Winter. Not a pretty picture.

2. Turn on the Sprinkler:

Well this one comes with a bit of an asterisk attached to it. You can enjoy the sprinkler once a week. Since we are still in water restriction mode, you can’t enjoy the sprinkler as much as usual.

One easy thing to do though is set up a schedule of sprinkler use with your neighbors around the block. That way you can enjoy everyone’s sprinkler all week long, and it makes you feel like you’re getting out.

Who cares if it’s just two houses down. Treat it like a mini vacation and crank up that sprinkler.

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3. Patio Drinking:

It’s perfect weather to head out the Chimy’s, Gas Light or where ever your favorite bar might be. That way you drink, be outside and be social, all at the same time. It’s a real win win!!!

4. Go to the Dentist:

Sounds funny, right? I know but think about it. It’s the one real time you would want to go to the dentist’s office because of all the dust blowing around. I’m sure dentists love it too because they’re getting your business.

Nothing like a Orbitz’ “Dirty Mouth” moment to make you realize just how true that rings in Lubbock. Forget the cursing aspect, it’s literally a dirty mouth that gets you in the Hub City.

Get the grit and dirt out of your mouth and beat the summer weather by heading to the dentist. Either that or carry more Orbitz on you.

5. Streak:

Why Not? It’s warm outside, it might rain (occasionally) and no one will bother to chase you down because it’s so hot. It’s now or never when it comes to getting away with streaking. Just make sure the cop that could be chasing you down isn’t a former track athlete (unless it’s shot put).

It might be best to wait until night, but sometimes those summer nights can get a little too chilly, so guys beware.

 

 

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