Has anyone out there noticed that we're in the middle of summer? How about that we're in the middle of a rather ... um, WARM summer? Anyone remember that I'm spending my summer in hell... I mean, Arizona?
Alrighty then. It should come as no surprise to anyone to hear that our average temperatures here are always triple digits.
Here are some things to appreciate when faced with a 114 degree day:
Ice cold water.
Heck... just ICE.
Central air in your home.
Soft, cool sheets when you go to bed at night.
Any size fountain drink you can carry for only 89 cents at the convenience store.
1:00 AM, when the temperature FINALLY drops to a lovely, refreshing 88 degrees.
An air conditioning system in your vehicle that blows air so freakin' cold that you drive around simply for the pure enjoyment of experiencing the rarity of goosebumps in the desert.
Let me share with you some things that it truly SUCKS to be faced with in Arizona in the summer:
Long, thick hair that really doesn't look very flattering pulled back in a ponytail all the time.
Discovering that there is not a single product on the market that has the ability to both absorb all underarm moisture and odor. For that matter, even one or the other (wetness/odor) completely.
The knowledge that anything more than swimwear is simply too much clothing to be wearing.
An hour drive both to and from work, in a vehicle that made the executive decision-- all on its own, with no discussion or input from me in any way-- to NOT have a working air conditioning system.
A vehicle that not only does not blow anything resembling cool air, it blows SCALDING HOT air for the entirety of that hour drive.
Giving in to the inevitability of discovering the negative aspects of the aforementioned pony-tail, underarm protection and clothing because in your world groceries and football fees rank higher than air conditioning repairs.