Apparently, It Is The Hot Theme

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Nature,Weather

With the temperatures rising, hurdling over 100 degrees and then just sitting there, it makes remaining cool the number one priority for many people.

Obviously, I don’t fit in with the apparent theme of the day.

The sun is unbearably hot and so bright that it makes me squint with my glasses on. No, I do not sit and stare at the sun. (rolling my eyes)

Sun. Check.

The heat is affecting everyone and everything. Flowers and grass are prematurely turning brown because it takes a billion gallons just to keep them alive.

Okay, I exaggerated a bit with that one.

Heat. Check.

It seems that many find this is the perfect weather and temperature to get a tan which is something I know quite a bit about even though I have never experienced said condition.

I’m not envious of golden bronze skin either.

I mean really, doesn’t everyone wish they could glow in the dark? I must be the real envy especially if I were to grace the public in a bathing suit in the light of day.

I just had a mental image of a huge beach crowd running from me the way the masses ran screaming from Godzilla. Ahhh, no….Not a pretty picture.

Sandals and beach bag. Check.

Of course, lying in the sun and baking one’s skin requires constant hydration.

A drink that is filled with enough die to keep your tongue and lips blue for hours is a must or so I’ve been told. Besides, it is even advertised as a “Thirst Quencher,” so a bottle or two in the bag remains a necessity.

Gatorade. Check.

Never more than five feet from the body at any given moment are the two staples of life. They are more important than food, sleep, clothes or hair products.

Blackberry. Check.
iPod. Check.

When the sun’s rays just get too hot to bear lying under them one more second, submerging in clear water is the quickest way to instantly cool off the now bronzed skin.

Pool. Check.

Apparently it is the hot theme.


The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Donda July 9, 2010 at 3:12 am

I too am a redhead and the closest thing I can get to a tan is the hope that all these freckles would magically merge!


2 Sarah July 9, 2010 at 4:33 am

Uh, you must live in AZ bc that's what we do just about everyday. It's too hot to do anything else. We either live indoors {in the a.c.} or in the pool.


3 The Redhead Riter July 9, 2010 at 4:47 am

I live in Virginia and it isn't supposed to get this hot!!!


4 Lou Belcher July 9, 2010 at 9:22 am

Living in Florida, our summer is like your winter. When I lived in the north, I used to stay in to keep warm. Well, it's so hot, we stay in and rush to our cars to try to keep the cool of air conditioning on us at all times. Same captivity concept.

Great photos!


5 writing4612 July 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Pale skinned beauties unite! I don't lay out at all. I had a bad experience with the sun when I was younger.


6 jeanhasbeenshopping July 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Ahhhh… refreshing!
Your manicure is really pretty too. 🙂
Enjoy your weekend.


7 The Redhead Riter July 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Jean, I wish those were my hands! Those lovely tanned hands are my daughters and I love her manicure too. I never lay out in the sun. Toooo pale. I wear 100 spf sunblock.


8 louiseedington July 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I too am far too pale to lay out in the sun and I'm obsessively vovered in high spf, hats and shirts. My poor kids are the same – sun protection rashie tops all round. I'm really hoping it becomes fashionable to be pale again one day…..


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