As I’ve stated before, I live in the Mojave Desert in Southern California where the sweltering temperatures of summer unapologetically push the thermometer up into triple digits. We can usually expect seeing 99 hit 100 and beyond before midday. If you are unaccustomed to this daily punishment, then I envy your gift of comfort.
You might ask, “Why not just invest in air conditioning?” Well, you see, my friend, that is not always financially feasible. And when you live in an apartment, the landlord doesn’t quite care if his or her tenants are comfortable. We have swamp coolers for the cheaper option and while they work so long as humidity is absent (dry heat my left foot!), we often find ourselves in single layers, sipping ice water, and dreaming of rain.
One saving grace is the movie theater (yep, we got one of those!). With the influx of summer blockbusters coming every Friday starting two weeks ago (Avengers: Infinity War post is coming soon), my wife and I hope to find ourselves in those old cushioned seats basking in air conditioning we don’t have to pay for. But what about the baby you might ask?! No worries. He has grandparents that are more than willing to watch him for a couple of hours and allow mom and dad some alone time with strangers.
All this is to say you should expect some posts about said blockbusters throughout the summer. Avengers, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Deadpool 2, Ocean’s 8, Incredibles 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and probably some others to name a few. Should be a fun summer despite our feeble attempts at trying to keep our apartment cool. Also, whoever said drinking hot coffee in the heat helps “cool” your body deserves a pox on their soulless body! For me, I’ll stick with ice-cold beer. Cheers!
Call to Action: Throw out some films you’re looking forward to this summer. Doesn’t have to be a blockbuster. I’m a huge fan of indie films as well.