10 Signs That It's Summer in Texas

  1. The neighborhood is a Ghost Town.  Everyone who is not at the pool (or spending the summer in Colorado) is inside with the air conditioning blasting and the blinds shut to cut out direct sunlight.
  2. The grass crunches under your feet.  Drought + watering restrictions = Fields of Yellowish-Brown.
  3. My body appears to have contracted chicken pox.  Oh wait, those are just mosquito bites.
  4. A forecasted high of 92 degrees is considered a cold front.
  5. You need windshield wipers for your eyeglasses.  Stepping out into the humidity from the A/C will feel like being trapped in a fog mass.
  6. Women are forced to carry a sweater at all times to counter the arctic temperature in restaurants and stores.
  7. Crock Pot recipes begin circulating the internet.  No one dares to crank up their oven in this heat.
  8. Friends begin one-upping each other on Facebook with pics of car thermometer readings.
  9. Popsicles count as daily fruit servings.
  10. Mamas who were celebrating the first day of summer and unlimited family time are now counting the days until the first day of school.

Following along with Yeah Write's summer writing series, "31 Days to Build a Better Blog."  Today's assignment was to write a list post.  And who doesn't love a good list?


Comments

  1. I spent a few years in the south, and I definitely don't miss that summer southern heat. It gets hot in New York, but it's nowhere near as bad. Drink lots of lemonade, and eat lots of popsicles!

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    1. Lemonade & popsicles can't be all bad!!

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  2. Who would have thought Texas would be so much like Vermont! The only difference is we suck it up and stay outside regardless. Why? Because winters here are BRUTAL - long, dark, and grey. We're like Fredrick the mouse, storing up the sunlight for winter days are long and grey ;)

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    1. I think I would choose summers in Texas over winters in Vermont. I'm a huge wimp when it comes to the cold.

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  3. Great list, lol. It can get pretty hot in Connecticut, but not as bad as that. And then I freeze to death in the movie theater, so I do carry extra clothing around too. Sending cool thoughts your way.

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    1. Why do they have to make movie theaters so cold? I'll never understand that. Thanks for the cool thoughts :)

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  4. Ha ha! I guess I'd better not complain about the hot weather in the UK after reading that. ;-)

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    1. I saw people on tv at Wimbledon wearing jackets. If you wore a jacket in Houston today, you'd end up in the ER with heatstroke.

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  5. Yep that sounds about right! I'm in SC and the only thing that has saved us this summer is the unusual never ending RAIN! But I've spent 8 summers in Texas, so I know all too well the heat of that state! Great list.

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    1. We need rain here so badly. Everything is just scorched to death!!!

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  6. We moved to Canada 5 years ago and I thought I escaped the heat. But - it was almost 108F yesterday and I'm just melting! I could not imagine living in Texas, at least it only gets like this a few weeks a year.
    Great idea for a list post, I'm in awe with all the topics the #31DBBB crowd comes up with.

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    1. Wow, 108 in Canada? I had no idea! I visited Banff and Lake Louise one summer and the weather was mild and lovely. Glad you enjoyed the list. I agree, they are all so creative!

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  7. Ugh, #3? I have SOLID mosquito bites. It's the worst year ever for that!

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  8. Stopping by from YeahWrite 31dbbb.
    @JLenniDorner

    Ha ha- great post.

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  9. When the 4th comes around here, the summer is all down hill so be happy. And we have had such a wet summer around here, it hasn't been that hot.

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  10. Thanks for reminding me not to complain that our Ohio spring and summer have been rather cool.

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  11. The sweater in high summer phenomenon is SO WEIRD. We have it here in SoCal, too, and it feels SO WEIRD carrying a sweater in the 90 degree heat.

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  12. An online friend of mine who lives in Washington state was planning a big trip to Washington, DC, and various parts of the south. She was SHOCKED when all the southerners started telling her to bring a sweater. It's so much a part of normal life here that I forget how odd it really is.

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