Sunday, July 18, 2010

I Don't Beat It, I Join It

Weekend Assignment #327: Beat the Heat!

Summer is well underway now. If you live in the northern hemisphere, the days are long and the sun is on its way to being about as hot as it gets in your particular climate. How do you stay cool when the weather gets hot?

Extra Credit: If you've ever relocated hundreds of miles to a new home, did the climate play a role in your decision to move?

How cute. Weekend Assignment thinks I am trying to stay cool in the summer heat.

I have several friends that are going to throw tomatoes at me for saying it but: I am perfectly fine with the 90 degree weather. My favorite part of it is when the sun goes down, it is dark outside and still 80+ degrees. I think that air conditioning is a necessary evil - albeit stressing the word necessary. I barely even use it in my car.

At the end of the work day, I just want to open my sunroof for the cruise home. I keep a hat in my car because I have been wrecking my skin the last few summers with the open sunroof. I will shut the roof and use the a/c if:

1. It is raining
2. I am on the highway going highway speed for more than 15 minutes
3. For whatever odd reason (like my niece’s christening yesterday), I have done my hair. Or my dad is in the car.

I like all four seasons. Late winter sometimes gets to me, but I would miss the snow if I never saw it again. However. If I could only have one season for the rest of my life, it would be summer.

Except for going away to school, I have never relocated. While the weather didn’t play a role in the selection, I did notice and appreciate the milder winters in Washington DC. Although it is worth noting that I never had to spend a July there, either. I wonder whether I would feel the same about summer if I had.


Carly said...

Hi Anne :)

I have always wondered what it would be like to have a sunroof. I have heard such bad things, but also good things like what you have shared here. Ahhh... maybe one day! :)


undiscoveredauthor said...

Sunroofs are great - to me - during the cool, mild weather of Spring/Fall. I had one in my old car.

But I sure couldn't use it during the kinds of summers we're having here.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

My brother had a sunroof on his first car, a Mercury Capri. When I bought a Capri 20ish years later, it didn't have one. Darn it.

I envy people who don't mind summer heat. Then again, I hated winter cold much worse.