Hey Ohio, If It Could Feel Like Fall That'd Be Great

Hey Ohio, If It Could Feel Like Fall That'd Be Great

I know you finally picked one season to stick with, but it's the wrong one.


Dear Ohio,

I know you have the reputation of being inconsistent with your weather. I mean, a phrase I hear every day is "if you don't like the weather here, just wait a day/a few hours and I'm sure it will be different." And the past few months have definitely been inconsistent; I spent half the summer freezing and then once the semester started it finally felt like what we were waiting all summer for. But the fact that it's been over a month since Labor Day and the heat index today at it's high today is 96 degrees Fahrenheit - it's ridiculous.

It's October for freaking sake, give me something that even remotely feels like autumn. Heck, if I could have a day where the high was only 75 degrees, I'd be pretty freaking grateful. Every day I wake up in sweatpants, freezing in my blissfully air-conditioned dorm room, and have to check the weather because otherwise I'd go out wearing leggings and be reduced to a puddle of sweat not even five minutes after stepping outside.

I appreciate the fact that you did decide to give us some weather that in fact feels like summer, but how am I supposed to enjoy it when I have 17 credit hours of classes keeping me stuck in a library, watching the sun shining from behind a mountain of homework and other commitments? I wish it had felt like this all summer when I was working outside and would have enjoyed getting tan and having busy days at the pool when everyone could relax and not be procrastinating on homework, papers, and exams as they sit around in hammocks. Seriously, why the heck did you decide to have summer show up now? I was sick for almost a week and a half and had to watch all of my friends go out and enjoy the weather while my immune system had decided it was late enough in the year that it was time for me to be incapacitated and reliant on cold medicine on a schedule to get through the day.

Also, how am I supposed to enjoy fall activities if I'm soaked in sweat? It's October, the wonderful time of spooky season, apple-picking, and flannel-wearing. I can't enjoy wearing jeans and sweaters if I'm going to die of heatstroke within half an hour of looking very cute (and being very comfortable). I want to carve pumpkins and sit around a bonfire with my friends drinking hot cider. How do you expect me to do this when it only gets down to 80 freaking degrees at night? If you could simmer down and start acting like fall, we'd all appreciate it.


A fall-loving Ohioan

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15 Songs Perfect For Snuggling On A Rainy Day

Songs that probably haven't heard, but should.

Everyone already knows what is up; autumn. You know what that means? IT'S SNUGGLE SEASON, Y'ALL. So I've got you covered with not 1, not 2, but 15 perfect songs for snuggling with your boo.

1. "Turning Page", Sleeping at Last

This song will be sure to make you want to be in love this fall time. This singer's raspy voice singing words about the girl he loves will melt your heart into a big ole' puddle. It's okay, just cuddle it out.

2. "Dreaming of You", Cigarettes After Sex

This lazy, hazy type of song is perfect to snuggle up to, the singer's calming voice and the chill music in the back... a religious experience almost.

3. "Somewhere Only We Know", Keane

The tune right here is more of an upbeat one, but still great to sit by a fire or cuddle. Maybe even go throw on some rain boots and a rain jacket and go exploring in the woods with your "boo". Ha, get it?

4. "Hourglass", Catfish and the Bottlemen

This song is a bit explicit, so listen at your own risk. Man, this song is so sweet though and the acoustic-type vibe is perfect for a chilly, rainy fall day with your man/lady.

5. "Ceilings", Local Natives

You want a song to give you chills and frickin' shake you to the core? The artist's voice is the LOVELIEST THING IN EXISTENCE! So if you have not listened.... go listen, you're welcome.

6. "Open Season", High Highs

The guitar in the opening and then the pretty voice coming in is really just...pristine for a good ole' rainy day tune. I'm realizing that a lot of songs I've chosen have male singers with pretty voices? I'm hardly sorry.

7. " Flightless Bird, American Mouth", Iron & Wire

MAN this song just gets me feelin' some type of way and I hope that I can introduce someone to this song for the first time and make them feel some type of way. Again, the singer's voice is just so smooth, fine like wine.

8. "I Would Do Anything for You", Foster the People

This tune right here is a bop, more of an upbeat, electronic type feel to it. Foster the People is better known for "Pumped Up Kicks", but here's a little gem you may not have known about!

9. "Dizzy on the Comedown", Turnover

This song has an amazing vibe to it, the tone of it just makes you feel so chill and relaxed. Add it to a playlist to cuddle with your boo to, thank me later.

10. "Linger", the Cranberries

An oldie but a goodie, this 90s song by this rock band is more of a contemporary song, with a chill feel to it and lyrics about love. "You know I'm such a fool for you,", what a cute frickin' line, man.

11. "Social Sites", Cosmo Pyke

This alternative song is another tune that's fit perfect for a rainy day, either snuggling up in bed or walking around campus watching the leaves getting covered in rain. But hey, maybe I'm just a sucker for walking around campus on gloomy days.

12. "Get You", Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis

A more popular song in this list, I'm sure many people have heard this song so I won't explain it besides saying dang....what a good song.

13. "You Are the Right One", Sports

This song has more of a funky beat to it but definitely feels fit to be a song to cater to your rainy day cuddle needs. Again, great for any day but wow, those rainy days, yeah?

14. "Space Song", Beach House

Another more popular song in my list if you listen to alternative/indie music, but the ambient vibe to this song will for sure make you wanna just lay in bed with a bunch of blankets or maybe even a human being, your call.

15. "Once You Know", Good Morning

The smooth voice of the singer in this song really just is like coffee on a cold morning, the music is beautiful and never fails to give me chills. So I saved my personal favorite for last. Although the rest were in no particular order, I wanted to really end it with a bang. So here's a song that you probably have never heard but need to.

There you go! 15 songs that you may have never heard before but now you have. Feel free to give them a listen and change your life.

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