July 21 11

I am built with a geriatric internal thermostat.

I’m the one who wears cardigans in the office in the summer, even when the air conditioning is broken.

I’m the one who has to sport a jacket to walk past the refrigerated aisles in the grocery store.

I’m the one who likes to eat dinner outside in the backyard all summer long.

I’m the one who freezes in restaurants.

I’m the one who shivers all through movies.

I wear socks and flannel pants to bed, and I sleep curled up under a down comforter, even in August.

I drink my coffee hot, even when it’s 90 degrees outside.

I’m not much of a sweater; in fact, I can usually do 45 minutes on the elliptical and come off looking only mildly red in the face and only slightly sweaty under my boobs.

There are all kind of heat warnings in Toronto right now.

ZOMG! It’s 38 degrees*! Hide your children! Hide your wife! Hide your husband! Don’t go outside! Drink Margaritas! Visit cooling stations** Don’t send your kids to camp***! 

*that’s 100 degrees to all of you non-Canadians

**Yes. Cooling stations. For real.

***You have got to be kidding me.

I’m the happiest I have been in months. I walk down the street with a smile on my face and a spring in my step and my cardigan in my hands. Yes. The 80-year-old+ crowd and I. We are enjoying this.

 

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  1. I am exactly the same way – if my husband is in a t-shirt, I’m in a t-shirt and sweater. I am always cold. We’re expecting 100+ temps today, and the AC is cranking for everyone else. I’m in sweats and a fleece jacket!

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    Comment by Beth on July 21, 2011
  2. I’m with you. I love it and I’m not complaining at all. I just remind anyone who complains to think about how in 6 months they will be complaining because it’s MINUS 30 degrees and to STFU!

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    ali replied on

    I understand completely why people are complaining about the heat…I just, well, I feel like celebrating…since I always so damn cold.

    Also…the south has weather like this ALL SUMMER.

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    Comment by Kathy on July 21, 2011
  3. Sadly, I can’t get behind you on this one; I hate the heat. I’m a pasty white redhead who burns in five seconds flat, starts sweating five seconds after that and then gets heat stroke. Although – I’m not going to bother complaining about the weather; it’s summer, it’s supposed to be hot. I’ll just stay inside and shut up about it until the fall when it’s back at 18 where I like it.
    Enjoy the heat! :)

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    ali replied on

    The refrigerated section of the grocery store.
    TOTALLY your best bet in this weather.

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    Comment by Jessica on July 21, 2011
  4. Try 105 that feels like 112, that’d be AWESOME for cooling stations. Except, to my knowledge we do not have such things here in Raleigh.

    Replace coffee with tea for me; the LOOKS I get during the summer…

    I am always constantly HOT though, according to my husband. Even when I’m freezing.

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    Comment by Mari on July 21, 2011
  5. While I complain about this heat, it’s mostly because I don’t like to sweat. And yesterday I was standing on the train platform and I was sweating from the crease of my elbow. And just, ewwww.

    I do prefer this to winter, though. But why such extremes? Can’t we just have it warm?

    (We have the cooling stations, etc. here too. Because people are stupid and end up dying.)

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    Comment by Kristabella on July 21, 2011
  6. Growing up in NY, I didn’t mind the heat. But after living on the Central Coast of CA for the past 14 years, I’ve become a total wimp and anything over 80F seems SOOOOO hot. I wither.

    Because of where we live I usually have a light sweater on hand, because the temperature drops pretty quickly in the early evening. The problem is that I generally don’t remember it when I’m running around during the day. So it’s in the car when I’m in a chilly restaurant or movie theatre. I need to figure out how to attach it to my body.

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    Jen replied on

    OR you just need to embrace the circle scarf. I wish we could just have mild temps. I yearn for 75 degree days again.

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    Comment by Meghan on July 21, 2011
  7. I chuckle and think as a physician you are either very slender, or you need your thyroid checked! Haha! I suspect the former.

    Fun post! :)

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    ali replied on

    Ha. I am thin, yes, but normal thin.
    But, of course, now you have me wondering if it’s my thyroid…

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    Comment by Dan on July 21, 2011
  8. Wouldn’t it be something if we made this diagnosis this way?

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    Comment by Dan on July 21, 2011
  9. I’m the same way. I have a space heater in my cubicle that runs all year long and I carry a sweater with me everywhere.

    The weather today is a little outside my comfort zone but I live for these heat waves. I loathe the Canadian winter.

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    Comment by Danielle on July 21, 2011
  10. I’m right there with you! I have no idea how you do it up there in the winter. ::Shivers:: Anything below 70 is parka weather!

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    ali replied on

    I whine and complain all winter…and I can NEVER get warm.

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    Comment by Erica on July 21, 2011
  11. Here is Dallas we are on day 27 of over 100F days, and at 19 consecutive days over 100F. The forecast thru the weekend is a cool 98-99, can’t wait.

    Not that I’m in love with our sauna like summers, but I really enjoy the fall & spring when it is between 70-80 for several months…and it’s nice to be able to swim from May to September.

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    ali replied on

    Note to self: Must move to Dallas. hee.

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    Comment by Misty on July 21, 2011
  12. I live in Texas and it is “feels like” above 100 all summer long. That doesn’t stop me from keeping a heating pad stashed in my desk at work, wearing sweaters, and sleeping with an extra blanket. I don’t do cold.

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    Comment by MegglesP on July 21, 2011
  13. we are one in the same as far as this temperature issue is concerned! I thrive on heat!!

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    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on July 22, 2011
  14. I prefer it to be freezing so I can bundle up and wear lots of layers. My happiest is when I’m wearing 2 shirts, a sweater, AND a scarf inside.

    I’m more like a snake- if it’s hot out, I’m hot. If it’s cold out, I’m cold.

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    Comment by Scarlet on July 24, 2011
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