Too Darn Hot
Summer came in with a roar this year, angrily blasting us with 102 degree heat the whole weekend. We were almost paralyzed by it and did any number of things to avoid it. It was too hot to be productive, so besides going to rehearsal (the show opens on Friday) and recording some station idents for a podcast, it was Lazy City for us.
The movie-going choices were extremely lame this weekend. We were so hot that we agreed to see The Incredible Hulk. That's hot, friends. Actually, it ended up being better than I expected (I expected the worst). I also somehow got it into my head that it would be a great idea to go see a comedy show on Saturday night at Upright Citizens Brigade. 100 laughing people in a small, unventilated box: what an excellent idea! Hubby, Victoria, Carmelo and I were sweating buckets, but Maria Bamford and Mary Lynn Rajskub were hilarious, even if the woman sitting next to me seemed to be extremely angry every time I laughed (it's a comedy club, lady!).
We also rented a bunch of movies. Margot at the Wedding has some incredible acting (Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh as dysfunctional sisters going at it - fantastic), and Persepolis is an inspiring, gut-wrenching work of art. The Jane Austen Book Club isn't great but it was girly and fun and made me want to read Northanger Abbey.
Also, and this is huge, we tried our pool without fear for really the first time since living in this apartment (that's 7 years). It was finally cleaned and resurfaced this year so it actually looks like a pool instead of a mold pond. It was heavenly. Freezing, but heavenly in the heat (it's not heated and even though it's warm outside, the water continues to be an ice bowl). It really succeeded in cooling us down. I've been very afraid of swimming, especially getting my ears wet, since my year-long ear virus of a few years back but I'm only having minor retribution this morning and it felt so, so wonderful for the first time in years to immerse myself in the cool blue and float along the bottom of the water in search of treasure and adventure and the possibility of growing gills. My mermaid self was sated at long last.
So, not bad for a summer solstice. The sundresses are officially out, the sandals are on, and now that we've discovered Watermelon Palapas, I can handle this. I can handle anything.
Oh, I want me so watermelon palapas! They don't have them in my town. DARN.