16 Quotes, Pics, Gifs and Vids to Get You Ready for Summer Time

Although the summer solstice will tell us differently, we all know Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of summer. Summer can mean a lot of different things depending on where you are. If you’re like me and live in Arizona, it means there are three months of hell ahead. If you’re in the midwest, it’s finally a reprieve from months of snow and low temperatures.

To get you ready for summer, here are 16 quotes, pics, vids and gifts to get you in the mood for inverse Christmas:

Summer is for roadtrips

And Michael Phelp’s epic celebration during the 2012 Summer Olympics 


And this epic lake house


This famous baseball speech in Field of Dreams

And this F. Scott Fitzgerald quote

[blockquote]“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” [/blockquote]

Summer is for finding creative ways to plunge into water

And previewing the next wave of NBA stars (or benchwarmers)

Oh, and crowning an NBA champ

It’s for surfing, and bikinis

And snow cones

Summer is for last days of school

And beers with limes in them

And for All-Star Games

 Summer is for sunscreen fails

And America

And of course: