Top 5 Ways To Get Through Fall

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It’s (un)official, everyone. Summer is over. You look at the weather we’re working with down in beautiful sunny San Diego (awful ugly cold San Diego) and you can tell: it’s over. Long gone are the years when summer lasted a cloudless 3 months, and instead our favorite season now spans a sparse four days, spread out between February and August. Pathetic.

So now it’s unofficially fall, the most boring of all seasons, the segue into winter hell, and it’s time to figure out how to spend these cold months without developing Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here are BCU’s top 5 ways to make fall go by quicker.

1) Buy/build an outdoor bonfire pit

Amazon (as well as your local Home Depot) has a wide selection of portable outdoor firepits that can help warm the chilly nights, will aid in your creation of God’s Dessert (S’mores), and will make your backyard the ultimate fall party spot. If you’re short on funds (aren’t we all?) you can check out this YouTube video on how to build your own. Note: just as you shouldn’t drink and drive or drink and ex-text, you should probably avoid putting fire in the hands of someone who’s blacked out drunk. Just sayin’.

2) Stock up on liquers

Nothing tastes better on a cold night like an Irish coffee, a Bailey’s and cream, or a hot buttered rum. Just one of these babies will keep you toasty from the inside while giving you a frisky buzz in case you have a special guest (re: booty call) over for the night. Keep in mind: the sugar content in these will not only pack on pounds around the middle but will also give you a hangover that feels like someone used Poseidon’s trident to send water-lightning at your brain. Stick to one or two mugs.

3) Hit the gym

It’s ugly outside and soon the down jackets and boots will be hitting the scene, but that doesn’t mean you should let your physique turn into that of an exploded Pillsbury biscuit can. No matter how much you think you need “winter fat,” no one can deny the difference between this and this. Plus, based on the way this summer went, Winter is about to last until next July. No excuses.

4) Get it on

After your gym sesh and following Bailey’s and coffee, your next step should be to call (or message) a booty call and get them over to your place, stat. Considering the weather is cool enough to actually be under the covers and not writhing around in your own sweat on top of them and avoiding skin-on-skin contact, you should be hopping into bed as often as possible. Period.

5) Get out of town

Whether it be a party spot a few towns over or somewhere on the other side of the world, getting out of your comfort zone for a weekend will make you forget your cold weather blues and also give you something to look forward to throughout the week.

Hope your weekend went well. I’ll be over here crying into my jean shorts. Au revior, crappiest summer ever.