Friday, June 23, 2006

Hot hot heat

The heat has been so oppressive the past couple of days. I walk through the streets feeling like I'm wearing a heavy cloak. I feel like I'm carting around Apollo himself on my shoulder. I'm thankful Apollo has made those shoulders a little browner and a lot more freckled, but I would appreciate it if he would lay off the whole head-sweat thing. That kind of wet is never attractive.

Are there people out there who function well in heat? When the heat feels like an actual, tangible object, all I want to do is (1) sit in the shade with an ice cold Diet Coke, (2) find some body of water to periodically throw myself into or (3) lay on my bed in my arctic apartment. Scarlet was telling me she had an old roommate who loved to sweat. Why would this be appealing? I like feeling clean, and sweat leaves me feeling not so fresh. And two sweaty bodies touching? Why do romance novels always include some sweaty sex scene? If doing it gets you sweaty, fine, but we damned sure better not start off that way.

7 comments:

  1. Seriously, who enjoys this weather? This is why I get annoyed when people proclaim their love for hot weather then spend all their time in the AC. That doesn't count, people! You are right though, if there is water around (beach, pool, etc.) then it's more acceptable. It's why I can hate summer but love the beach:)

    (91 days til Fall!)

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  2. There is a kind of sweat, baked in the dry heat of the sun, slighly salty, that is nice, at least on me. I think it gives me that sun-dried laundry smell.

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  3. The worst is when you have to walk far [or in some weather, not too far is far enough] and you arrive at your destination and you're all sweaty. Like 'Hi, I'd like an grande iced chai latte and a towel please'

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  4. This weather is totally disgusting and I prefer to stay inside--I am a summer grinch.

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  5. Head sweat is the worst.

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  6. oh, how right you are. i forgot my cell phone today and went home at lunch to get it. it's a 25 minute walk or so. and when i got home, i showered! haha. going out with work people for dinner and drinks tonight and then meeting up with interesting boy afterward. cannot be sweaty and/or smelly!

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  7. I see in NYC you're up in the eighties. Was probably about 75 F here today. That's pretty delightful to saunter about in. Nice blog x

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