Monday, February 28, 2011

Here Comes the Heat

It's that time of year.

Time to face the facts.

The fact that I live in a state where I give my deodorant more of a work out than any of my sweaters.

It was actually 85 degrees here yesterday!

We may have only one or two more cold days ahead of us.

And one of those days will more than likely be Easter Sunday.  The day all our kiddos don new sleeveless dresses, adorable plaid shorts with sweater vests, and white sandals.  Then we hide all that cuteness under a winter coat getting worn for the last time.

I am not really a fan of hot weather.

I like fall and winter.  I like a little snow occasionally.  Drinking hot chocolate in front of a fire.  Sweaters and boots.

In Austin, that means I have approximately one month of the year to engage in my favorite things.

Then it's back to sweating.

When you're cold, you can just put on another layer.

There's really not much you can do for extreme heat.  You can't just keep removing clothes, though I've seen some ladies in this town giving it their best shot.

You have to keep your feet looking nice for all those sandals and flip-flops.

You have to shave your legs all the way up.

The little "poof" of hair on top of my head falls flat.

And sleeveless shirts are a daily reminder that I am in need of a great bicep and tricep workout - along with a personal trainer to actually make me do the workout.

But while I'm not a fan of the heat, I do love Austin.

It's a beautiful city with tons of green space, thanks to the large population of environmentalists here.

There are miles and miles of hike and bike trails.

And what other city actually has a map (and an app!) specifically dedicated to all the food carts and food trailers in this town?

Every time I travel, people always ask if I'm from Texas.  Even when I was in Colorado last month. And not because I'm wearing a cowboy hat or a UT t-shirt.  I might have just a little bit of an accent that gives me away.  But it's fun to be from a state that everyone recognizes.

Come July, I may have flat hair, sweaty skin, and armpit stains but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.


  1. Me either! I just love Texas! Could it be because I am native born...LOL! I have traveled the whole USA and although I love the mountains, there is no other place I'd rather be than good old Texas.

  2. Texas pride - it's a beautiful thing. :)


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