#BreakThings: How Hot Is It?
There are only two things that I truly love about Spokane: 1) no state income tax, and 2) the weather.
Coming from the muggy humidity of D.C. and the bone-chilling winters in Montana, the mostly mild weather in Spokane has been a great change. Until this week.
Something Kris Crocker at KXLY refers to as a ‘heat dome’ is currently ruining my warm June weather. It’s 112 today, 108 tomorrow, and over 100 for the next seven days. I moved to Phoenix and I didn’t even know it.
It’s one of those weeks where you’re grateful to have AC, and making donations to the community centers currently helping others beat the heat. Because it is scorching.
I just pray Kris is wrong, and that this breaks soon. But she’s not often wrong.
One Body Thing // “What to do if you’re feeling especially bad about your body lately?” This headline, and the accompanying VICE article, about the relationship between external stressors, internal anxieties, and body image spoke to me. It’s the first helpful thing I’ve read that perfectly encapsulated how I’m feeling about my body right now.
One Weather Thing // All this heat has me thinking about rain. Mostly how much I’d like to see some of Washington’s trademark drizzle right now, but it also got me thinking about the smell of rain, which, shockingly, has a name. Learn more about why rain smells good and what it’s called at Live Science.
One Bug Bite Thing // No, seriously, it’s literally called The Bug Bite Thing, and if you are allergic to mosquito bites, it will change your life. It sucks the venom out of the bite to relieve the itch, swelling and irritation fast. It should be called The Miracle Thing.
One Dessert Thing // Fourth of July means potluck, but there is no way I am turning on my oven this week to bring a dessert. Luckily, A Beautiful Mess, has this incredible Blackberry Cobbler Ice Cream. It looks incredible.
One Last Thing // After 10 glorious days of waking up at 7:00AM, our 11-month-old puppy is back to 5:45AM. And she’s so adorable and goofy and happy about it that you just want to put a pillow over her face. But we love her, so we’ll figure it out.
Next step, drugs.
For her or for us is yet to be determined.