Sunday, August 5, 2012

A very lazy weekend...

Need to stop lying around and get outside...

If it just weren't for the 100 degree temperatures, I would do just that.  I am not a heat-loving person.  I could never live in Texas or southern California or Florida. I admire those of my author pals who revel in the high temps...but since I carry my own thermal-blanket of adipose tissue, heat is not my friend.

I can handle temps in the high 70's or even the low 80's...but when they slip up above 90, I am a total wimp.  I get heat stroke getting into a sun-heated car when I go to the store!  When I park my car out in the sun, I have to put those foil/mylar sun shades in all the windows to tolerate getting into it again. 

At home, I have a carport, but even that doesn't keep the steering wheel from toasting my hands or the interior temperature of the vehicle from melting my makeup if I am wearing any. That is probably why I don't wear makeup in the summer. At all.

Sigh.  How well do YOU handle heat?  Are you like me, needing an air-conditioner when the temp in the house hits 80?   Or do you lie in the sun on a patio and use those mirror thingys to bake yourself to a darker shade?  What is your comfort zone, temp wise?  Do you adore steeping like a tea-bag in a hot pool? Or do you spritz cold water over your face and arms? I for  one like to wet a hand towel with cold water and hang it around my neck when I go outside on super-hot days.  Keeps me from roasting alive.  I actually get heat-headaches in high heat.

Come on...share your heat index with us.

Hugs!

Fran

 

6 comments:

  1. Sorry Fran. I adore the heat. 100 is a pleasant day for me. Anything under 70 is too cold. I envy you having summer at the moment. Fortunately winter here seems to be done for another year.
    Helen

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    1. 100 and dry beats all heck out of 100 and 80% humidity. Utah is dry. We are at 5000 feet above sea level here and in a natural desert. Luckily we have water from our mountains. But 100 is still way to warm for this old lady. LOL!

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  2. They say the naked body is at perfect ambient temperature at 82 degrees. That's what I like. Naked and 82 degrees :-)

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    1. Snort! I can handle 82 degrees...but if I ran around naked the world as we know it would end...

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