Things to Do When It’s Too Hot to Do Anything

14 07 2008

Right now, it’s hideously hot where I live, getting up to about 100° on average each day, and a few weeks ago it was 110°! I’ve been going through sunscreen like it’s Taco Bell. So really, since my beater Honda’s got no airconditioning, I’m forced to do everything early in the morning or suffer. However, the inimitable Gala Darling recently posted a fantastic list of creative things to do during your summer! It inspired me to create my own list of seasonal activities I find appealing. Maybe I’ll brave the heat a bit more, who knows?

 Set up some sprinklers and, in traditional summer style, go completely mad running through them! 

 Buy some deliciously scented dog shampoo (I’m leaning to Vanilla) and bathe my dog!

 Repaint the walls of my boring room a color I love, probably scarlet red.

 Find a job and smile big at everyone who comes in.

 Take a trip up to the lake, put on a pair of shades, and float on my back for hours.

 Remember all my friends’ birthdays.

 Buy some super-bright flipflops and wear them constantly.

 Pull up at an intersection and blast happy songs so everyone can hear!

 Go wild with my blender and invent some crazy new smoothie flavors.

 Paint my nails sorbet shades- juicy lime, pale glittery pink,  mint green, sky blue.

 Keep all the clocks in my house at exactly the same time.

 Take a day off from everyone and sleep all day with a fan blowing on me and ice tea by my bed.

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Restauraunt Dress Code?

13 07 2008

Now, it’s a very rare day that I get a chance to eat in any restauraunt, let alone a really classy kind of joint. But this NY Times article poses an interesting question; should dress codes in fine restauraunts be allowed? (Part Two here.)

In my opinion, yes, but only reasonable ones. Guys shouldn’t have to wear suit jackets and ties- as long as they have on slacks of some sort, a nice shirt (not a t-shirt or polo shirt) they oughta be good to go. For girls, the same- no jeans, please! A nice blouse and pants are the rule for females- why should guys have to go the extra mile?

Think of it this way; when you’re eating in a really nice restauraunt, soaking in the atmosphere and delighting in the twenty-five forks arranged beside your plate, do you really want to look over and see a guy wearing a faded T-shirt and scruffy flip-flops? Kinda wrecks the whole experience, yeah?

What’s your opinion?