I’m So Over This Heat

Do you want to hear about the heat? No. Do I want to write about the heat? No. Am I sick of the bang post staring me down? YES. (Although, the bangs? My love grows stronger every day. Highly recommend the bangs.) So, here I am, writing a post. About the heat that is slowly sucking the soul out of my body.

This weekend included a combination of two kiddie pools, one adult pool, several comfortable beach chairs in the shade, two consecutive Ping Pong competition days, cold Pacificos with lime, pizza and barbecue. Yet, I was pissy most of the time.

Trying to perform daily functions in a house that registers 90 degrees inside is just wrong. Your entire body is constantly covered in a slimy layer of sweat. You can forget about sleeping soundly. Or the baby napping. You are forced to spend the entire day outside, sharing your space with the masses of aggressive flies or at the mall with 49 million people. My entire block has eaten dinner outside on patios or lawns for the past couple of days. People everywhere.

My point is, that yes, YES, there is a small downside to living at the beach. And that downside is late-August through mid-September. Other than that, well, it is glorious. (Keep reminding yourself of that fact, Whoorl!)

*Wiping my brow and repeating, “It’s glorious. It’s glorious. Beaches are glorrrrrrrious.”*

The forecast predicts a cooling trend starting tomorrow, so we will keep our fingers crossed.

Oh, look! The bang post has officially been bumped out of sight.

Mission accomplished. Goodbye.

p.s. – Oh! How could I forget? A VERY wonderful thing happened yesterday. I found two pairs of my very favorite flats for 75% off. $150 flats for $37.50! Now, THAT is glorious.

  • andrea

    September 4, 2007 at 7:54 am

    I am now actually appreciating the gloomy fall weather we are experiencing here today. Hoping for the cooling trend to head your way soon!

  • Abigail

    September 4, 2007 at 8:16 am

    I can’t NOT talk about the heat.

    Woke up this morning and felt significantly cooler, hope it was the same for you guys. (I’m in West LA County.)

  • comfortablycrazy

    September 4, 2007 at 8:23 am

    It’s been 108 outside and 85 to 90 inside here too. All we have is a swamp cooler, which is usually great. But it’s not so great when it’s humid. Hopefully cooler days will be here soon. Halloween weather would be great.

  • Not The Mama

    September 4, 2007 at 8:30 am

    It’s “only” low 90s here today and I am SO thankful. It’s a little overcast and I never thought I’d be so happy to say that. For once I can walk outside without feeling like I might spontaneously combust. I can’t wait for October. I’m sick of thinking/talking about the heat too, but when it’s this hot, no one can help it.

  • Jennie

    September 4, 2007 at 8:35 am

    I was in southern CA this weekend for a wedding (stayed in Irvine; wedding was in San Clemente), and the wedding was outside and just gorgeous. But I have never sweated so much. It was unbelievably hot, and I am from TEXAS.

  • My Buddy Mimi

    September 4, 2007 at 9:37 am

    I actually went to the mall this weekend to try and cool off. Big mistake. Huge!

  • LVGurl

    September 4, 2007 at 8:50 am

    The thing that saves us in the Vegas summer heat is air conditioning and low humidity. But mid-June through end-of-August can be brutal.

    Hang in there!! :)

  • RA

    September 4, 2007 at 9:01 am

    I am always PRO griping about heat. Stupid summer and its humidity. I love fall and I can’t wait cold air and hot food.

  • metalia

    September 4, 2007 at 10:26 am

    I know your post is about the heat, and I should comment accordingly, but of COURSE I focus on the fact that you mentioned Pacifico. To which I say, YUM. And that you should run out right this instant and pick up some of Magic Hat’s Circus Boy ale. It’s a hefeweizen, and is just fantastic. We discovered it during vacation, and proceeded to drink copious quantities of it throughout.

    Onto the heat: Um…doesn’t it suck how your forehead gets SUPERsweaty underneath bangs? (Or is that just me?)

    Yes, it sucks. In fact, my overly-used weekend phrase was “The bangs! They trap the heat!”

  • alphadaddy

    September 4, 2007 at 11:27 am

    I’ll trade you 2 hours of your extreme heat for 2 hours of our soggy, grayness.

  • 180/360

    September 4, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    Living in Vegas, I can understand your pain. But more importantly- I like the flats, especially the Napa Leather Juti ones. I’ve never heard of Matt Bernson, but Talulah G sells them here.

  • Alice

    September 4, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    oh! do they not.. uh.. have air conditioning at the beach..? (is this the wrong question to ask right now while everyone is sweating to death?)

  • Sarcomical

    September 4, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    oh, i bet you are all so pretty on that beach. you pretty, pretty, ridiculously attractive, pretty people you.

    p.s. i recommend ice cream for cooling down. preferably with brownie chunks.

  • amy

    September 4, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    its hotter then haiti here…for sure. thank god my days are spent at work, inside cold cold a/c.

  • Kami

    September 4, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    Ugh. I feel your pain. We had a nasty heat wave in July and even I, lover of all things summer, was heard complaining about the sweat. Oh the sweat.

    Hope the heat breaks soon :-)

  • Danielle

    September 4, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    I have to tell you that I’m awestruck that there are places in which to live where an air conditioner is not needed in March, April, May, June, July, October, or November. That week of no power after Hurricane Katrina? Nearly killed me.

    At least you have the surf. I’m just sweating my ass off in the deep south.

  • bethany actually

    September 4, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    Shoes on sale–is there anything better? Aside from a/c, obviously. I am not a big fan of summer, either. Hope it cools down soon.

  • Lulu

    September 5, 2007 at 5:01 am

    Ok, since I leave all my make-up buying, hair supplying, running gear purchasing (btw..just bought the addias shorts and couldn’t love anything more)and of course fashion “must haves” to you, I MUST know which flats you bought. I’m starting to panic that I don’t own them and they are only $37.50. Panic…PANIC…must know what shoes!! MUST BUY SHOES!

  • undercover celebrity

    September 5, 2007 at 7:53 am

    Ok, heat. Yeah, whatever. I MUST know more about the shoes. $37.50 – wherever did you find such a steal?! And which style were they — because I am seriously LOVING the Mercer and Juti. And how have I never heard of Matt Bernson? Oh so many questions for a Wednesday!

  • whoorl

    September 5, 2007 at 8:20 am

    I bought the leather Juti in mango and the suede Juti in the dark burgundy. I found them at American Rag and almost everything in the store is 75% off. (Sale started on Sunday.) You better hurry!!

  • cristen

    September 5, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    at least in Mississippi we have air conditioning EVERYWHERE.

  • Cricket

    September 5, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    I live in Fullerton, so trust me, I understand. The temp has gotten up to 106, and I swear, I want to just pass out. But leave it to me to get strep throat in this awful heat! I’ve been living at my grandmothers house (yay for air-conditioner!) and loving vicoden. Yay for the drugs.

  • Leigh

    September 5, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but for once the weather in Oklahoma is actually tolerable. Of course now that I’ve said it, it’s going to completely change tomorrow. Hope the cooler days and nights come quickly for you!

  • Neil

    September 5, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    It’s 300 degrees, and you still found time to buy some shoes?!

  • Daisy

    September 6, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    I was complaining yesterday of temperatures in the low 90s. I have to hand it to you Southern folk; I can deal with snow, but the heat does me in.

  • OMSH

    September 8, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    You people and your lack of air conditioners. It is horrifically hot and humid and just DANK here, but ah … step inside and it is refrigerated bliss. :)

  • Sarah Brown

    September 14, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Tell me about these flats. Comfy? Heel or arch support? I am Angela Lansbury now and need to know these things.