it’s wet turban weather

fried-eggYesterday I literally fried an egg on the sidewalk outside.  And I’d thought that was just I figure of speech.  I’d post a picture, but it was pretty gruesome.  “Fried” is an understatement—I accidentally forgot and left it out there.  So here instead is a pretty version I googled for you:

I guess that’s an object lesson in what our skin-cells look like after a day in the sun.

If you’re feeling inspired for lunch tomorrow, here’s an instructional which is a lot more nifty than my method, which was basically: egg on sidewalk, and splattered about a bit because I cracked it with one hand while talking to Katie on the phone and burning off the soles of my feet.  You know, the way I normally cook.

Speaking of nifty, here’s some great ways to cool down without hurting the planet:

  • Hang several layers of dark curtains. Don’t go out and buy some, just use a couple, dark, bed sheets.
  • Drink plenty of water. This will also help keep you from getting sunburned.
  • Wet a hand towel and wear it on your head.  Turban or Pharoah-style.  People mock me for this (in fact, Nathan just did), but I’ve never died of heatstroke either.  If that’s too much, try rolling it and resting it on the back of your neck.
  • Shower in the middle of the day instead of morning.  Don’t shower extra, just save it for the hottest part of the day and then let your hair air dry.
  • Wear light colored clothes in cooler fabrics.  I’m chilling in a Goodwill linen dress right now.  There’s no excuse for wearing denim jeans and just running the air con nonstop.
  • Plant a tree.  Uhh… it will cool off the earth for future generations.
  • Anything you’ve come up with?

I feel like I can’t say anything about hurting the planet without tempering it by saying that, hey, there’s a lot more hurting on this planet than just the environment.  And if you’re going to pay attention to one issue and not another, please mind the following, not the former.

Tonight our all-church bible study is discussing the topic of modern-day slavery.  I’m praying it’ll be an enlightening, and for some life changing, time.  If you’d like to come you’re more than welcome to. I’ll be leaving from my house around 6:30.

4 thoughts on “it’s wet turban weather

  1. *Homemade popsicles
    *Slip n’ Slides (not recommended for drought states)
    *Building your house with extra insulation and basement levels
    *Drink something lukewarm or warm, it makes it feel like your body is cooler. The Beduin do it.
    *Keep handy a number of pillows, take a nap and rotate them for the cool side.
    *Buy and install insulated windows
    *Use fans instead of the airconditioner
    *Lay on tiled floor
    *Don’t wear shoes
    *Go to the library or meatpacker, both cooled buildings

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