Saturday, June 26, 2010

A hot weekend

More of the same hot weather here in DC, so you'll find me in my favorite corner with a stack of books and magazines. I'm trying out the british notion that hot tea in hot weather will cool you down: I'll let you know how that goes! What cools you down?

21 comments:

Julio said...

Lots of people assume because I'm Polynesian, I would love the hot weather. However, it's quite the opposite. For me the colder the better. How do I stay cool during the hot summer months? hibernate indoors with the ac at 66 degrees and lots of chilled arrowhead sparkling water.

pve design said...

Jeeves looks to be quite calm and cool to serve you a spot of hot tea on a hot day. I try to get out early when it is cool and lay low when it is deadly hot. I find that staying hydrated is so important.
Enjoy your weekend of "chillin!"
pve

Lesley said...

Like the resident Jeeves!
Sweltering here this side of the pond.
Kept cool by a fan and the thought of doing no work this week end!
Best Wishes
Robert

home before dark said...

At this minute in Kansas it is 94 with a heat index of 105. To work in my garden I go out early, stay out of the sun, and have been taking an industrial fan out with me! Drink lots of water. Hot tea does work. And a lovely hot shower...with a chilled adult beverage waiting.

C said...

I read in an article once that the infamous, numbingly spicy Szechuan chinese cuisine came about precisely because the temperatures in Szechuan, China could rise to dizzying degrees. Apparently all that spice raises the body temperature and induces perspiration which works to later cool you down when it evaporates. Sounds convoluted but you could give it a try! I stick to 24/7 airconditioning and plenty of ice water!

Stephen said...

I had seen the weather report of DC on the TV & I rmember visits there where the heat & humidity hit me like a wall. Stay Cool!

Thank you for the beautiful photography & thoughtful writing in your blog. I always enjoy my visits...

Stephen said...

I had seen the weather report of DC on the TV & I rmember visits there where the heat & humidity hit me like a wall. Stay Cool!

Thank you for the beautiful photography & thoughtful writing in your blog. I always enjoy my visits...

columnist said...

Cool airconditioning!

David said...

Bombay Sapphire and tonic, applied liberally.

Holyoke Home said...

I get in the shower and slowly turn the temperature control so the water gets colder and colder and colder until it takes my breath away.

sandrajonas.com said...

Stefan, Hot tea and hot food. C is right.

xs

The Down East Dilettante said...

Sitting in a bathtub full of ice cubes?

More seriously, a bracing swim in the northern ocean up here will core cool you if it doesn't kill you of hypothermia first. Failing that, moving as little as possible (I detest heat and humidity), and a nice bowl of spicy gazpacho.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Actually, come to think of it, the Cleopatra/Mae West approach, reclining on a chaise while a couple of muscled hunks wave fans above one also holds some appeal. Much greener than running an air conditioner

24 Corners said...

If only...freezing here in Seattle! Have a scarf on as we speak and I'm actually making tea right now to try and get warm!

When hot...ice cream does the trick for me...or a cold beer. Please do let us know if the hot tea worked...

ArchitectDesign™ said...

the hot tea did not work -it made me hotter!
Ice cream helped :-) I think ice cream heals all wounds.

GRAYSONFAVOUR said...

I always want the hot tea to work but it never has! I do like the idea of the beefy boy with peacock fan best.
Good luck

Acanthus and Acorn said...

You are so damn funny! Ask your "little man" if he can bring me a mojito!?

Laura Casey Interiors said...

100 degrees here in Charlotte, it has been too hot to go to the pool! We are getting some better temps this week, hope you do too. love the butler.

24 Corners said...

Stefan...I'll keep drinking the hot tea and you keep on eating that freezing cold ice cream! Hopefully, our weather patterns will come to their senses soon and we can each enjoy *both* delights equally once again!

Stay cool...J~

Janet said...

So nice of the butler to bring you tea. I think I'll try a swim instead. xo

Mel said...

I think the hot beverage/hot food thing only works in arid areas where the sweat will actually evaporate, rather than sit on you and simmer like swamp vapor.