Hi. I am writing to you from the fiery depths of hell. No, I am not in a math class…just Chico in summertime. I am trying to take solace in the fact that thus far there have been no fires (KNOCK ON WOOD!) so at least walking outside doesn’t mean a respiratory infection. But man. This 105F business is a bit much. I am a delicate flower who once fainted at the San Francisco Zoo. Where it doesn’t get above 68F. You can imagine how well I’m doing right now. Basically, I have reached a point where personal comfort trumps the desire to dress like an adult professional. And I don’t give a shit.
But on a happier, brighter note: I am surrounded by really fun student assistants who crack me up and – more importantly – bring me carne asada tacos from the taco truck up the road. Let me repeat: a nice young man stops by while I am drowning in work, takes my order and my cash, and comes back with the food. As much as I’d like to escape the office, standing in the sun is not appealing at all at the moment, and this young lad is doing it for me. The young ladies sharing my office are equally sweet and we have formed quite the little team, taking turns grabbing drinks for each other and swapping stories about our weekends and boyfriends. It kind of reminds me of living in the dorms. Only I’m really old now.
And in even happier, brighter, shinier news: the heat did not deter us from a date night this weekend. We did change the reservation from the patio to the dining room and pretty much hauled ass from one air conditioned spot to another, but it was still lovely.
And when I say “shiny” I am referring to my sweaty face.