Scorcher & First Day
I’ve mentioned that all summer I never turned on my A/C. Except once, for an hour.
I still haven’t turned it on but almost did today.
The way that my windows face (north), I don’t get much afternoon sun, at all.
Great for not having to turn on my A/C, horrible for food photography! If I don’t photograph it by 2pm, it ain’t happenin’.
It was 100F in coastal San Diego according to my car at 1:58pm
Pretty much unheard of!
All summer it’s been in the low 70s and yesterday, a holiday, the weather was dreary, rainy, and miserable. And cool. A tire kicking kind of day.
Today, of course, I’m sure the heat is going to break records.
But I’m not complaining. I wish it was summer year round!
Good thing that watermelon is still around
I picked one up, using my Pick a Good One Tips
And I dove in because fresh, juicy watermelon + hot days just go together.
I also had a great run.
Just bring on 95F heat, some humidity, blazing sun, and I can run like a banchee! I don’t know why, but this has always been the case.
The weather today, and the run I had, reminded me of some of my Aruba runs.
But, invariably, it would ridiculously hot on the first day of school. And there was no A/C in schools in rural Minnesota where I grew up in the 80s, that’s for sure.
But along with crimping my hair, and making sure I was wearing the latest and greatest pair of jeans with ankle zippers, there was no way a little Indian Summer was going to change my mind on my first day of school attire. Minor heatstroke and all.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a bag of frozen mango
That’s begging to be turned into Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve (vegan, GF, 2 minutes and if you don’t have frozen mango, use frozen anything you have on hand)
1. What are some of your memories from your first day of school?
Or maybe you’re still in school and you went back today or are going back soon. How did it go?
My memories include:
being excited to see my friends (some of whom I hadn’t seen in “forever”, i.e. 12 weeks of summer vacation)
being overly hot in winter clothes when it was in the 80sF outside
wearing shoes that gave me blisters
breaking out my new pencils, notebooks, pens, folders and deciding which subject got which color folder/notebook. Big decisions.
in college being worried that I would never make it through the class and get everything done after taking a look at the syllabus and having a minor panic attack set in
my freshman year of h.s. being worried I would get lost in the school and not be able to find all my classes because the school was “so big”. I’m sure my parking garage now is bigger than the entire school was.
being excited to be back in after school sports.
What are your some of your first day of school memories?
2. Did it tend to be ridiculously hot on the first day of school for you? Or that first week just being really hot? Did you wear your new clothes, no matter what?
Murphy’s Law, it was always hot for me. And yes, I wore those ankle zippered Guess jeans. You better believe I didn’t babysit all summer to earn money to buy and then not wear them. Hell no.
And then, four weeks later after the hot snap, there’d be snow on the ground. That’s why I live in San Diego now.
Hope everyone had a nice first day back at school or work (after the Holiday weekend)!