Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hot and Humid

Wow. . .I don't know about the rest of you, but here in the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia/Suburban Maryland areas, we're having late summer "Dog Days" weather. And it's still June. Temps are in the high, high 90's with humidity to match, giving us a Heat Index of over 100 degrees. Up as high as 103 or more. Whew! That's hot!

Now, I was in a nice air conditioned convention center in Washington, DC, on Saturday, signing at the Penguin publishers booth for the American Librarians Association national convention. Sunday, I returned to visit again and chat with more librarians and fellow mystery writers. So, those times spent inside the center were fine.......but travelling to and from the DC Convention Center was something else again. That sun reaches through car windows, metro windows, walking, wherever you are-----and fries you. Literally. I was slathering on the sunscreen----especially Sunday morning when watching a high school football "seven on seven" football tournament between fourteen DC Metro teams. It started at 9:00am. I had to leave at 10:45am for the Center. By the time I was heading back into Virginia, I texted my daughter to learn that those kids were STILL on the fields playing ball. At 4:30pm! They were wiped by the time it was over. Only gallons and gallons of water kept them going.

Today, I overheard a woman tell someone on her cell phone that she'd "sweated off" at least ten pounds today. :) How about you folks? How hot is it in your area?