Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I hate hot holidays.

I do. It's true. Memorial Day? Blows. 4th of July? Sucks ass. Labor Day? Slightly better than stepping in fresh dog doo.

It's not that I mind the sentiment behind the days. I'm all for memorliazing, celebrating independence, and the like, but why the hell do they have to be in the middle of the summer when it's so freaking' hot? This country is built around outdoor vacationing. Grand canyon? Outdoors. BBQs? Outdoors. Fireworks? Again, outdoors. These outdoor loving holidayers (is that a word?) have never had to holiday outdoors in Texas. Because it's hot. And when I say hot, I mean an Inferno type of hot. It was 98+ the entire weekend with like 1000% humidity. I don't know about anyone else but that equates horror to me - uncomfortable horror at that.

Mind you I didn't do the typical outdoor activities mentioned above for Memorial Day, but I did participate in the normal holiday hubris - sale shopping. And it was hot. Did I mention that? Did I also mention I have a black car that traps heat like a coffin? (Or what I'd imagine a coffin to trap heat like anyway.) Everywhere I went was hot. It was disgusting. It was so disgusting that I couldn't bring myself to hit Sephora, which is a thing unheard of in my world. I was tempted to go to the movies by myself during the day on Monday because it was so disgustingly hot. I figured the movie theatre would be cool and dark.. and cool. Only the movie theatre was so packed and I was so annoyed at driving around for 20 minutes looking for a parking space that I gave up and went home where I locked all the doors, closed the blinds, turned off all the lights, and turned my ac down very low. Guess what? It was still hot. I hate hot holidays.

If the powers that be are reading this, I still like the day off but can we please try and encourage more indoor activities like bowling or board games or something like that? I'd be much more apt to participate if I knew I didn't have to chance seeing shorts on men.


Anonymous said...

I think you're as outdoorsy as I am. And a hot, humid, buggy atmosphere does not put me in any sort of celebratory mood. Let's party inside, please.

I'm sad that outdoors = social and indoors = hermit. Au contraire!

Leah_Leanna said...

How about National Stay-In-And-Watch-Reruns Day? Or Martinis-In-The-Middle...of the livingroom Day?

Anonymous said...

My apologies regarding our failure to beat the Cubs. We'll get another chance to lay down and play dead next week.

Tina said...

I'm definitely cool with a National Stay-in-and-watch-reruns Day. Sign me up!

You think you're sad that outdoors = social and indoors = hermit? I live in freaking Austin, Texas, one of the fittest, outdoorsiest, hottest god damn cities in the world.

I'll party inside with you.