Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to Survive an Arizona Summer

(a not-really-all-that-sarcastic-blog-post-by-Joanna)

  1. Stay inside as much as is humanly possible. Draw the blinds. Keep the lights off, turn the fans on. DON'T LEAVE YOUR HOUSE.
  2. Drink lots of water, and bring water with you any time you have to leave your house.
  3. Park your car away from the direction of the sun.
  4. Go shopping before noon.
  5. Bring a cooler with ice packs to keep your perishable food from… perishing… en route from the grocery store to your house.
  6. Bring a sweater when going to restaurants/movie theaters. Somehow business establishments can afford enough air conditioning to mimic arctic temperatures.
  7. Stick your head in the freezer, shut your eyes, and dream of Alaska.
  8. Remind yourself that November is coming. Eventually.
  9. Try not to envision the grisly and most-definitely-pre-meditated murder of the next out-of-state person who tells you glibly "It's a dry heat."
  10. Try not to weep at your power bill.
  11. Head north to Prescott/Flagstaff for the weekend. Or every weekend.
  12. Eat ice cream. You deserve it.

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