Earlier, when I got into my car, the thermometer read 112 degrees.
That’s 44 Celsius.
That’s hot times hot squared. That’s hot CUBED.
Hello Texas Summer.
While I know that the temperature was mostly due to the radiant heat of my car being parked outside, still, I feel that this temperature is unacceptable. It’s the spoiled Californian in me talking. Where it only gets to 100+ degrees a few days out of the year. And now in Dallas, I’m destined to experience this heat everyday until October at 95+ degrees. And this last week has been 100+ EVERY. DAY.
So while I beat the heat indoors this afternoon, I thought I’d share a bit of a round up of the good, the bad, and the ugly of it being HOT in Texas.
- Ceiling Fans & Tile Floors. These two things keep our house nice and cool. And the new windows help too. Sometimes, I think about laying on the floor and putting my cheek against the floor.
- Evening Strolls. One of the few upsides of the intense heat here in Dallas, is that once night falls, it’s still warm. I love that I don’t have to take a jacket with me anymore (except for maybe indoors), and evening promenades are quite nice.
- Eau de Off. I’m thankful that my care package from my friend included Off. Because if I know there’s a potential for bugs, I’m basking in Eau de Off.
- Ice Cream. Last week I met with an awesome green/eco-chic wedding planner Ashley of Vera Green Productions, for ice cream. The heat makes ice cream meetings that much better.
- Mosquitoes. A few weeks ago I was bitten 17 times. My blood must be tasty to these Texan mosquitoes.
- Leather seats. Usually, I love the fact that I have leather seats in my car. However, it’s a love hate relationship in the summer.
- The HEAT. I knew it would be hot before I moved here, but still, it sure makes taking photos outdoors a very sweaty event. I try really hard to not look like a hot mess, but I think it’s pretty much inevitable. So clients, book your portrait sessions in the Spring!
- Lawn Care. Being novices to yardwork and landscaping, we inadvertently killed our front lawn in attempts to kills the weeds. Whoops. I’m thinking we should consider a rock garden. Or something.
Have any other ideas for beating the heat?
I think a swimming pool is in order. And a fruity drink. With an umbrella.
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