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NYC Record Heat

What does one wear in weather that feels like 116 degrees? In NYC? I know that some places get that hot regularly, but here in NYC, we don’t do this kind of weather. The city is smelly and hot. The train took 45 minutes instead of its regular 20. The crazy people that roam the streets of the somewhat shady area I work in have gotten crazier. A homeless man threw a bottle top at me and yelled something unrecognizable. For all of this, I blame the heat.

This morning, I couldn’t figure out how to still be office appropriate (aka not show up in a bathing suit which is probably the only thing I actually wanted to wear) and not become an utter mess on my commute. I went with my lightest of sun dresses and hoped that it would the trick. So far, its passing the test.

But 116 degrees? Ohmygosh I hope this breaks soon. Yesterday, I sweated more going to and from Pilates than I did at the class, which I know is a sexy over-share. And now I am over-complaining. It’s just that my brain cannot comprehend this hot hot heat. See, it’s really all the heats fault.

Baby brother is coming in tomorrow to watch HP at night, and we had planned on adventuring around the City during the day. What does one do in NYC in this extreme heat? Preferably something that doesn’t involve a massive amount of sweating and does involve air conditioning?

I have some beat the heat plans going on tonight that I’m excited about though:

– Attending temple services in my AIR CONDITIONED synagogue
– Dinner at 5 Napkins Burger to finally try out their raved about veggie burger in their AIR CONDITIONED dining room
– Drinks at a local bar suggested by a co-worker that has been promised to be AIR CONDITIONED

Stay cool everyone! Remember that your pets get hot, too! Keep the A/C on for them when you’re out, keep walks to a quick-need-be basis, and lots and lots of water. For gosh sakes, don’t even bring your poor dog in a car in this weather.

Of course ignore all this pet advice if you happen to own an iguana. I believe they like the sun?