Thinking Out Loud
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot
July 8, 2012
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"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it." ~ Russel Baker
By: Diane Szczepanski
My hairstyle this past week has looked atrocious and I couldn't be happier.
The dense heat and ensuing humidity may have made my locks limp and the worse for wear, but not my spirit. My spirit is invigorated this time of year!
It would not truly be July, in its full oppressive glory, if we didn't have opportunity wallow in muggy interludes of the dog days of summer.
All as we watch our manicured, lush grass turn brown in resigned inevitability, yet concealed glee, for we know our mowing days are at a standstill.
Can we really say we have experienced Summers full domination if we haven't had the chance to sprawl ourselves in front of a blessed box fan and be soothed by its whirring promise of cooling relief?
Has it really been the season of flip-flops, if we haven't wiped our sticky brows, tended to sunburns and sought the respite of the nearest shade tree at one point or another?
The things that make this season so enjoyable, are the things we suffer as we go through it.
Mosquito bites, thunderstorms, bee stings, beer that gets warm too fast, heat advisories, burning pavement, steamy car interiors, running mascara and droopy hair.
Oh, how I love this time of year...
I leave you now to go grab sunscreen and my ponytail holder, the July version of getting "gussied up", with every intent of suffering through another outdoor picnic.
Viva la Summer!
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Business-woman by day, confessed boot addict by night and 'wanna-be' writer, music lover and proud Mom of an awesome guitar playing, teen son.
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