Summer Plans


Saish Satyal, Editor

Let’s get down to business (to defeat the Huns). Summer is short and we have to maximize the short 85 days we get before returning to heck. To be completely and sincerely honest, summer is a huge opportunity. All of the things you daydreamed about doing over the weekend can be done whenever you’d like (during those 85 days, of course). You can play with your siblings, go on vacation with your family, sit around reading books, watching Netflix, or listening to music. I realize this may sound whimsical, but it’s 85 days to do whatever. Every adult and child talks about traveling the world and being an adventurer and summer is the perfect time to do it. Looking back on it, summer feels like a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. But I’m sure that no one needs a persuasive essay on summer. You’re reading a Nest article on what to do for your vacation. You don’t need anything normal. You’re here to get wild.

A great thing to do over the summer is to take something over. It doesn’t really matter what, as long as you do it. It could be a corner of your house or it could be a US aircraft carrier. Now, many of you might be confused. “How in the world would I take over a corner of my house? That’s hard and my parents might get mad” Well, I understand and this is just a hypothetical anyway. Taking over a tri-state area is probably what you should aim for. Not with machines or elaborate, accident prone plans. Trust me, I’ve tried this before and it has a 100% fail rate. Rather, strut up to the man in charge, or “The Man” if you will, and act like you own the place. They’ll just hand over whatever you want from them. I tried this with an actual aircraft carrier and gained command for a small time until people realized that I was just a normal 14-year-old child and not the President of the United States. It is definitely worth a try.

You could always dream a little smaller. Stay home, listen to your favorite music, eat chips because the sports seasons are over, watch Netflix, and just sort of relax. Of course, this is relaxation to the Xtreme. Buy the comfiest bed, the best headphones on the planet, eat the most comfortable comfort food in existence, and have a premium subscription to Netflix on your own personal IMAX screen. It’ll be great for about a day and then you’re siblings will ruin it and all you’ll be left with is your parent’s disappointment. It is truly the greatest investment.

The point that I’m really trying to make is that summer is whatever you want to make it. Do you want to be in the pool all day? Go ahead! Do you want to lock your friend in the trunk of a car as a prank gone wrong? Don’t, it’s terrifying! Do you want to go on adventures? Sure, I guess, but try not to do anything relatively life threatening! Should you watch Netflix all day? You really shouldn’t, but it’s really fun, so help! Have a great summer!