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06 July 2011 @ 08:49 pm
To the pain.  
It's hot. Like Africa hot.

I know it's summer and I live in Texas, but every year I'm always surprised by how hot it is. This year is exceptionally hot. And because I live in Amarillo, it's windy, too. And there's a drought, so every time I step outside it's as if someone's trained a hair dryer on me. It's just gross, is what it is.

However, let me just say praise God for air conditioning. I've been sewing blankets and a quilt for a friend's baby shower, and the thought of covering up a baby with them right now makes me actually break into a sweat. (I also made a dozen kitty cat tails for Ethan's theatre camp. All that did was make me smile.)

Despite how hot it's been, I've spent the last week looking for a fall outfit to wear for this magazine interview/photoshoot I've got tomorrow morning. (The article comes out in September, so I thought wearing a sleeveless sundress wouldn't be quite right.) Do you know how hard it is to find a fall outfit when it's a BILLION degrees outside? It's almost nine o' clock in the evening right now, and it's still like the surface of the sun out there.

Anyhow, so I bought a fall dress. It's really cute. But the thought of actually putting it and a pair of boots on and then going outside makes me want to die a little.

Yet I will. Because being cute and in season is important.

Probably. A little.

You sweat for your art, is what it all boils down to.

Feel free to quote me on that.
 
 
I am:: bed
I hear:: The Princess Bride
 
 
 
Comic Book Goddess: seasons - summer stormrainpuddle13 on July 7th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
That's the way it was around here last year. It was awful. We had the hottest May, June, July and August on record. It was nearly 100 or better every day. It was summer from late March to late October last year. It was AWFUL.

Then it wouldn't rain.

This year has been much more pleasant. Still summer, but not blazing hot. It cools off okay at night usually. And it's been raining too. Terrible thunderstorms every few days.

I guess all you can do is hope for a good, cold winter with lots of snow!
tracyj23tracyj23 on July 7th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it's not AS hot here but it sure feels like it with the humidity. We're in the 30's (celsius) with a humidex of 40's these days and it's impossible to survive without air conditioning. Literally.

You go sweat for your art girl, and then come home to a cool house and a LONG drink.
slitherhither: snape_out_of_seasonslitherhither on July 7th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
There is NOTHING like shopping for cool-weather clothing when it's broiling out to take the fun right out of clothes-shopping! That's just not right. *hmph*

It sounds hot as you-know-where. (But wanna trade for my 59°F, gray, and drizzly so I can take my kids flippin' swimming already?!?)

Also, have you seen
THIS duststorm in Phoenix? Omg times one thousand.

*hands you an iced coffee*