Monday, July 02, 2007
Cold, Wet Summer
Having been reared in Texas, and having spent quite a bit of my life in New York City, I am sort of used to summer being really hot, sort of sticky. That "Where can I find some air conditioning?" sort of feeling. Since I've been here, about three and a half years, I remember only about a week per summer where I thought, This heat is oppressive. I can't get comfortable. I can't sleep. Remember that there is rarely "airco" anywhere here.
This summer has had it's day here or there when it's sort of hot and gross, but nothing to write home about. It's mostly been wet and sort of chilly. We went out this evening and I needed a jacket! It's July 1! The other day Fred said, "It's another shitty summer." By this he meant that it's not hot and sunny. I'm always grateful that it's not hot.
As I've said many times, I prefer the gray overcast weather. In Texas it was always a relief when it was overcast. I don't like the sun beaming down on me. The wet I can do without. It just means another layer - or biking around carrying an umbrella, which I am not above. Still, it befuddles me that it's so chilly and it's July.
Of course we'll be going to sunny, un-air conditioned Croatia for vacation. But that's vacation, and it's okay for vacation to be hot. Hotels tend to have air conditioning.