January 16, 2009

How's the weather...

As I left work yesterday, this is what the sunset looked like. I work a block from the beach and very rarely notice it anymore. (shame on me) I noticed it yesterday. Ok, people, it's January, it's supposed to be winter. This week it has been over 80degrees in some areas of San Diego. I really love the winter months in San Diego. It is a cool 65degrees most days and requires a sweatshirt or a jacket. I l-o-v-e those days. I am not a big fan of very hot weather. I lived in Texas for 22 years. During the summer it was so hot you couldn't even think about surviving without air conditioning!! When I moved to San Diego 12 years ago it was perfect. The only month is was really hot was August. Keep in mind most places do not have air conditioning because the weather is so agreeable here the whole year. So, when it gets hot here I suffer. I don't mean to come off as a spoiled brat, but I get hot faster than most people. I do not "glow" as most people like to call it. I sweat, a lot...more than the average person. I just get hot and start sweating for no good reason. It is really ridiculous, annoying and sometimes really embarrassing!

For example, last year I went to a birthday party with Lil'D at Pump It Up. In case you don't know it is a huge room full of blow up bouncy houses. Some include slides and obstacle courses. Lil'D was only a year old and it was impossible for him to do a lot of the stuff without my help. After going through the courses and slides I was sweating to death. I literally, no kidding, looked like someone had poured a bucket of water on my head. I was pouring sweat. My entire face was flushed and damp, my hair was soaked and I was mi-ser-a-ble!!! No other moms looked like me. Of course, it was time to eat snacks, cakes and the birthday boy was going to open presents. I felt so sick with embarrassment that we left. I didn't tell anyone that we were leaving. It was really horrible.

Another example, my company Christmas party. It was at my boss's house. We had turned on some music and were dancing. We managed to get everybody on the dance floor. It was so much fun. We all danced for hours!!! I was completely soaked with sweat. I looked like I had taken a shower and washed my hair. It was completely drenched. One of my friends kept bringing it up and saying how crazy it was that I sweat so much. She even just laughed at me a couple of times. I am really comfortable with all the people I work with. We have all worked together for almost 10 years. They know me...the person that I am and they all respect me and I know them as well and respect them. Most people know that when I am on a dance floor I perspire, everybody ignores it and has a great time. This was the first time that this girl had seen me like this. It was really embarrassing and it really gave me a complex. I continued on and had a great time in spite of her.

So, I sweat really easily and really bad. I really dislike really hot weather because I have no air conditioning. Therefore, I am really bummed that I am being cheated out of some cool weather here in January. I want it to be nice and cool right now, like it is supposed to be.

Don't get me wrong, I know that I really am lucky to live where I live. It doesn't seem real that it is 10 or 20 degrees in other places. The snow, the ice, the temperatures, the difference between there and here are just crazy and it doesn't make sense in my head. I just want the temperature to stay under 70degrees, that is all I ask for. Or, I could move. (that is what most people tell me) That is not going to happen.

Ok, rant over. It is currently 68degrees, right this moment where I am and I am happy, very happy with that!


Jenny said...

I'll do my best to send you a little of our cold weather, ok? We've got plenty to spare =)

I used to sweat like that too. It always bothered me while I was in college. I would rush across campus and walk into class drenched and nobody else would even have a drop! For some reason, it all went away during my first pregnancy. I do feel your pain though, I've been there too.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. That photo is fantastic!!

Carrie said...

Wow girl! It was -13 here yesterday and 30 degrees feels like an early spring! I'm jealous, but I love love love hot weather. Beautiful picture! Hugs from Nebraska!

Maki said...

Hello:) You have such a lovely family and blog!!! I love winter weather in the warm climate as well. I grew up in Hawaii and currently in FL - it gets chilly at night, just enough for sweater and boots..

Thank you so much for supporting my big day past Wednesday - I'm so sorry it's taken me forever to say hello...

I hope you're having a wonderful week and stay in touch:)

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