My first couple of years of college, I went to Ithaca College in upstate New York. It was so ridiculously cold during the winter that I found myself skipping classes just because I didn’t want to trudge through the snow and freeze my tuchus off. I would even beg my roommate to bring me back food from the dining hall just because I didn’t want to go outside. When I transferred schools, I knew that it would have to be someplace warm. That was one of the reasons I settled on Tucson and ended college at the University of Arizona.
Skipping ahead to this week in Tucson, I am now dreaming of those freezing temperatures and am wishing for a winter wonderland. Tucson is under a heat advisory, and though to some of you weather may be a mundane topic for a blog, when it’s 109 degrees outside with humidity, you can think of little else.
The heat is getting to me, because once again, weather is making me change my course of action. Yesterday, though I just live across the street and up a few houses, I drove to pick up my kids from school because walking home would have been unbearable. Even a short walk when it’s 109 outside can become like climbing Mt. Everest through the worst conditions.
Typically, desert heat is fine for me to deal with because it is so dry here, but nowadays, even our monsoons aren’t cooling things down. What is up with that? Are these real life signs of global warming? Whatever the case, Ithaca, NY is sounding pretty amazing to me at the moment, and I am second guessing why I decided to leave that part of the country all of those years ago.
My song of the day is Asia’s hit, “The Heat of the Moment,” because this heat is making me a bit crazy. Here is a Youtube link to the song, and in the meantime, I am going to go and turn up the AC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfFjb3B9RRw
Have a lovely day y’all. Hope you find a way to manage to stay cool. 🙂