I’m sitting here on Wednesday, thinking about what I’m going to share with you this week on the blog. Today I can’t help but think about how HOT it is outside. I know some of you love this type of weather, but if you are a regular reader you already know I’m not a fan of hazy, hot, and humid. But since I can’t control the weather (oh that I could), I have to do whatever I can to escape the grip of this stifling heat. And here are some of the ways I get around it:
Air Conditioning is my number one choice. At my house, the a/c is turned to the “meat locker” setting. Yes, you can see your breath in my house (only kidding). When I have to leave the house, I generally rush from my front door to my car and blast the a/c there too. This is my number one escape.
My second choice is the pool. Luckily the complex I live in has one. It’s a lovely liver shaped pool and although I’m not a fan of getting wet, it is a great form of relief on a day like today. But since I have to work today, I won’t be spending the afternoon pool-side.
There is always a refreshing piece of cold fruit, such as watermelon which happens to be my favorite summer fruit. But today, I may opt for an ice cream cone. I will head on over to the local Ice Cream Parlor and order up my favorite flavor. At this particular place they have your regular flavors, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, but they also happen to have my favorite, Pistachio. Here you can order a Sundae, a regular cone, a sugar cone, a cup, or a waffle cone with or without chocolate dip and the assorted toppings. I must confess that I am fond of the waffle cone and even though I know they are a lot more calories I order it anyway. Hey, if you are going to have ice cream, you have already fallen off the diet wagon, so what the heck – might as well go all the way . . . right? (There, I have now managed to convince myself)
Yep, I think today at lunch I will leave my air conditioned office, hop into my air conditioned car and head over to the air conditioned Ice Cream Parlor for a chocolate dipped waffle cone of Pistachio ice cream.
What’s your favorite way to escape the heat, and what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?