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It’s Warm

We are smack in the middle of a heat wave. Actually, that’s not true, we’re at the tail end of it, as they are expecting a cold front to move in tomorrow. We’ve had something like 17 consecutive days of….over 90 degrees.

Really?

I spent a lot of my life in Dallas, TX. I remember one year, I think it was 2000, when we had 35+ days of over 100 degrees for the high. And it was likely 80% humidity, on average, the whole time. That’s why I laugh in the face of this “Heat Wave” we’re having now in Charlotte.

I love it. I love walking out of my office and feeling the warmth on my skin. I love getting in the car and feeling that moment of heat suffocation before you get the chance to roll the windows down (although burning myself on the sizzling seatbelt and driving with one finger on the roasting steering wheel, I can do without). Now, don’t misunderstand me. I don’t want to sit or stand outside for extended periods of time. Even I start to complain when I’m laying in a pool of my own sweat. But just your average “to the car to the office to the car to the house” moments? I’m okay with those.

I get that we all have different levels of tolerance when it comes to heat and cold. People from Minnesota laugh at us when we complain about 49 degrees – it’s balmy to them. It’s all about what you’re used to, and what you can tolerate.

There are people who say they would rather be too cold than too hot, because you can always put on more clothes. Not me. I hate the cold. HATE. I tolerate it, and often don’t bother to wear a jacket if it’s above 30 (unless, obviously, I’m going to be standing out in it), but I would far prefer it to be 100 degrees.

What about you? Would you rather it be too hot or too cold? What temperature is too hot/cold for you?