Saturday, June 7, 2008

heat exhausted

Ugh. It's 95 and the three h's-hot, hazy and humid. Tomorrow in the NYC area it's supposed to feel like 104. Every time I hear a newscaster bubble, "What a gorgeous day!" I want to scream because gorgeous, to me, is 65 degrees (70 is negotiable), blue skies and no sticky sunblock (being a reasonable facsimile of Caspar the friendly ghost by nature, I need a gallon of SPF 90000 not to burn--plus I like being pale!)

If anyone has the following or knows how to make any of this happen, please, I beg you, take action! The list is in no particular order. I'll also gladly accept anything not on the list, so please do send your creative suggestions, or your own list, to me:
1. a backyard swimming pool
2. a beach house right on the water (without sharks or jellyfish in the ocean, thank you.
3. personalized air conditioning that follows me where I go
4. sunblock that works and that isn't sticky and disgusting
5. mango ice pops
6. critically and commercial acclaimed new novel and a great time writing my new one
7. a movie deal for a film that really and truly gets made--and made brilliantly
8. Obama as president
9. the discovery of the theory of everything
10. proof of reincarnation
11. perfect health, money and joy for everyone I love
12. Love. of course. The be all and end all. Love.

3 comments:

Jeff Lyons said...

C:

Here's my crack at the list;

1. a backyard swimming pool[easy... max with a shovel and a garden hose.]
2. a beach house right on the water (without sharks or jellyfish in the ocean, thank you.[you'd have to move next to the dolphin tank at Sea World, but it's possible.]
3. personalized air conditioning that follows me where I go.[easy... husband walks next to you with ice cubes in one hand and a little electric fan in the other]
4. sunblock that works and that isn't sticky and disgusting [easy... husband walks next to you with sun umbrella during daylight hours]
5. mango ice pops[Trader Joes... honest]
6. critically and commercial acclaimed new novel and a great time writing my new one [just a matter of time... everybody knows it]
7. a movie deal for a film that really and truly gets made--and made brilliantly [I'm too jaded on this topic to be objective... or funny]
8. Obama as president [can't help on that one.. I support the other guy...gal...you know who]
9. the discovery of the theory of everything [easy... you create your own reality ... it's that simple... so simple even Oprah believes it]
10. proof of reincarnation[ look in the mirror]
11. perfect health, money and joy for everyone I love [hmmm... let me think about that one...]
12. Love. of course. The be all and end all. Love. [just look around you and see the life you have... duh!]

Hope this helps. :)
J

Clea Simon said...

I second Jeff on the Trader Joe mango ice pops. But basically, I'm just doing tons of hand laundry ... in cold water of course! Damn, my undies are gonna be clean.

gina said...

Honestly, I too am looking for some heat relief...summer in L.A. and no A/C!! I can only offer serious advice on the following...

1.) YMCA
2.)Nova Scotia
3.)Ahhhhh....to dream
4.)La Roche-Posay...Anthelios with Mexoryl XL...45spf. or 60spf...the best there is bar none.
5.)Yup...T.J.'s
6.)I agree with Jeff!
7.)It can happen!
8.) Easy...put Hillary on the ballot...doh!! Cheeky...them are fighting words I know...but that is my dream ticket.
9.)I'd share it but... :-)
10.)When did proof become necessary? :-)
11.)Oh I am wishing for that too!!
12.) Love yes...again Jeff is right...so much love :-)

I would also like to put in a special request for Tasti D -Light to open in Los Angeles...I am tired of Pink Berry and miss the million and one flavors of sweet soft serve!