Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Here's a little something for those of you back east who think we're sitting out here smug with our "you call that winter?" weather.
Yeah, ok... We're a little smug.
Don't worry, though.
Summer will be here in short order to wipe that smug grin off of our faces.
If I'm not much mistaken, those of you getting "real" winters don't generally have to suffer through the types of summers we get here.
Where 100-plus degree days are often the norm rather than the exception, our "lows" are kissing cousins to your highs, and it's not unlikely that a person could get dehydrated walking from the car to the office.
The county sets up "cooling centers" so people don't die from the hot.
Have I mentioned that Verbosery Headquarters is 100% non-air-conditioned? (Although we are over the moon to finally have a vehicle with air conditioning. That we hope works.)
Or that fabulous window I have at work? Faces the sun all day. And is single pane glass. And the only insulation I'll have is cheap white blinds (I KNOW!).
Which means that I'll be spending the better part of about 5 months sweating. Sweltering. Miserable.
(And I won't even get into how bad my allergies are because it never gets cold enough for things to actually die.)
So, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to enjoy the fact that, for a few brief months, I don't have to wonder how I'm going to put makeup on when my face won't stop sweating.