Wednesday, August 4, 2010

summer


Remember when I had said that I figured out the secret to summer? A little relaxing, a little taking of some sun poolside, umbrellas in the cocktails, sand...



I'm off that kick, and on to dreaming about the autumn already. For those of us on the east coast this has been less a summer and more a like a month on Mars, with temperatures consistently in the mid 90's. Except there's no humidity on mars, so I'd rather be there. Actually my fact checker here says it's cold on Mars, so make that Venus - NO! MERCURY!!! YES, YES HOTTTTT



Remember when you were in your 20's and it was all cool to be like "Oh we don't have a TV" and how stupid that was because TV is actually amazing, and when you finally got one, you were like WHOA there's culture out there! there are housewives to track, and on one channel I found Morgan Freeman talking about the universe and dark matter!



Eric and I are like that with air conditioning. Usually awkward at parties, we start conversations about the weather and quickly slide into our disdain for air conditioning and our adaptability to high temperatures with the help of misting systems and frozen bottles of water placed strategically on major arteries - in other words directly in the groin.



Lately I realize we're just nit-witts. Because as I walk down my block I notice that every single apartment now seems to have an AC unit. And millions of new yorkers can't be wrong.


10 comments:

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

i totally am with you about the t.v! i went 2 years without it feelin oh-so-cool, and now i'm all "the fabulous beekman boys" "ru paul's drag race" "shark week" "american pickers" "jersey shore"!!!

but i have never been too cool for a/c. pun totally intended.

Nicole Milman said...

I am sooooo hot here in Baltimore. I am all about the AC! No TV though....well I have one but it's my husband's thing. Piles of books near the bed to get through. thanks for making me laugh. Did I say that it was hot and humid here? Happy birthday, too!

taylor0002 said...

i gotta window unit ill sell you for two fitty...holla!

Kate said...

I have nooooo idea how you've gotten this far into summer with an a/c. I would A. not sleep and B. die die die. You deserve some type of award.

Sarah said...

Well now, you are very brave to have gone this long during this crazy hot summer without ac, and most likely very sweaty as well. I sleep only about a foot away from mine, and know that I would be much crankier and sleep deprived without it. Anyway, congrats on the NY Times mention!

erin said...

oh, me. i'm a fool on two counts: no tv, no ac.

newenglandnosh said...

you make me laugh like a little kid. And, your flowers. hot like mexico.

Sara said...

you are spot on,on so many topics. no TV? did that. not enough AC? did that. moving on.

Kate said...

me, too erin. no tv. no ac. but not because of any purported cool factor. i'm just kind of lazy, if that makes any sense. the acquiring of both things requires motivation and planning.

Coriander Girl said...

I feel you on this one, however when it's so hot at night that you wish you were dead, not so much fun. Holy begeezus, why do we have to freeze in doors? We shouldn't have to wear a parka to the movies in July!! Punks. 'Damages', it's good although it makes me want to spend loads of money on business wear that I have absolutely no use for.