Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Hot Enough For Ya?
The heat wave that's gripping the U.S. from the southwest to the East Coast is pretty much the only thing anyone can talk about. Having grown up in Atlanta and spent more than 20 summers in DC, some without air conditioning, this is something I should be used to. I can do hot. I know to take it slow, hydrate, seek shade. But after four summers away, I'd forgotten how hazy, hot, and humid can just suck the life out of you. How you can go from crisp and fresh to soggy and wilted in a nanosecond. How you lose your interest in food, in exercise, in doing anything much but sitting in front of the AC with your feet up. No wonder the Harry Potter movie broke the box office records. It's just too darn hot to do anything else.
I hear that it's gray, rainy, and in the 60s in Paris. And that's not so appealing either. So I guess it's time for another Diet Coke and maybe a dip in the pool. That's agenda enough in this heat.