This strip is about the seasonal (and literal!) “middle” of Summer. Although calendars and astrological charts frequently align, most would agree there’s a point when most school kids think “Oh crap! I can already see September. What the hell have I done with my summer?” I think it would probably be much easier to have your wake-up call be a tumble into a big squishy pit, BUT we’d probably need a lot of pits; parking-wise, I just don’t see it as a possibility. – Bottom line, Summer – like all good things – does have a beginning, middle, and end. Try to make each day count. Enjoy the weather. Drink your silly iced latte’ with extra squirts, and just LIVE! LIVE! LIVE! — And, keep an eye out for the “middle.” It’s always hungry.