Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I'm feeling hot, hot, hot


It's finally warmed up in eastern Nebraska, and the humidity is in full force.

Ugh.

Where are my western Colorado dry-heat summers?

I ran over lunch today and did not think I was going to die but did feel very uncomfortable from about 20 minutes in and on.

As I ran past the fountains and lake in a park, I could think about only two things: Jumping in and drinking it.

I did neither of those things, but I did end up lengthening my normal route by about 3/4 of a mile. Bad idea on such a hot, humid day.

I finished just fine but just felt SO HOT.

I laid down on the locker room floor when I was finished (I know, but it seems very clean) just to let the coolness of the tile cool down my insides.

Then I showered and realized I'd forgotten a towel.

Still sweating after the shower, I used paper towels to dry off.

Ahem.

I will not forget my towel again.

Then I put my nice New York & Co. work clothes back on and ventured back into the heat.

At my air-conditioned desk, I was still sweating.

At home now, I am hot. We broke down and finally turned on the air conditioning the minute we got inside, though it's going to take a while, I fear, for it to really feel comfortable.

I am drinking Gatorade.

Summer has arrived, sort of just like that. Late but recognizable. Hot but good.

6 comments:

Ashley said...

I KNOW! I WAS SO HOT TODAY, BUT LUCKILY, I GOT TO PLAY ON MY FRIEND'S TRAMPOLINE WITH THE ICE COLD HOSE! AAAHHHHHH... IT FELT GOOD. And I know it's going to get even hotter. :(

Dane Stickney said...
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Sara said...

Send your hot summer weather my way, please. I'll take it with the humidity and all. It's only 60 degrees here, and I think that was today's high -- way too cold for June. I'm ready for sun and scorching hot days, tank tops and flip flops and being so hot I can barely breath. Okay, maybe not that last part, but you get my point.

Dane said...

Reason #4,736 why Grand Junction, Colo., is better than Omaha, Neb.

Barbie Schowalter & Kirsetin Morello said...

One of the many joys of relocation...

But I have to agree with Sara, here. We were shivering in the cold rain today. Heat, PLEASE, just a little heat.

Jenny said...

Urgh, yes, the humidity is just horrible!

I'm not sure I would have been able to resist the fountain. We played in the sprinkler last night and it was the perfect treat on such a hot day!