But Look How Tan We Are!

by Stefani on 24-June-2009


I'm going to talk about something else from now on okay? 

Promise. I'm just going to throw my last little kicking and screaming fit and then I'm going to draw myself up like any good southern woman should. 

I will be a steel magnolia. 

I will glisten (as opposed to my current state of sweating like a sow). 

I will glow (rather than puddle). 

You know, when I was little, and I was whining about some toy or something that I thought I desperately needed lest I die, my dad would say, "honey, people in hell want ice water."

Well I'm here to tell you that no… no they don't. 

They want out of hell. 

Just sayin. 

Alright, I've said my peace. We must now face and endure what we cannot change, right? 

Come back to tomorrow and I will move this blog back to the sunny  

happy side of the street. 

No really. Pinky swear. 
Kate June 25, 2009 at 12:31 am

Yes, that’s definitely too warm. Hope some cool air blows into town soon!

rovinggirl June 25, 2009 at 1:13 am

Hello there,
I rather like hearing about your funny stories and thoughts about the heat down there. Are you getting cabin fever yet?? Sherry

Jessica June 25, 2009 at 1:55 am

Come on up for a visit, it was 58 degrees yesterday.

Sarah June 25, 2009 at 1:58 am

Maybe you and Amanda Soule should have a house swap for a few weeks.

Kerry June 25, 2009 at 3:22 am

Oh, oh, oh… I feel guilty about laughing so hard at all of your recent posts! I’m not laughing at the fact that you all must be so uncomfortable… I swear! Hang in there!

steadymom June 25, 2009 at 3:48 am

Wow. Just think about how nice it will feel where you are in December, while we’re freezing up here in the NE.


Our Green Nest June 25, 2009 at 4:07 am

Yes it’s very very very hot here…You think people get sick of us complaining about it??? 🙂 Oh well. It’s HOT!

Jess June 25, 2009 at 5:12 am

This may truly be one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time, especially this:

my dad would say, “honey, people in hell want ice water.”

Well I’m here to tell you that no… no they don’t.

They want out of hell.

Just sayin.

Point taken.

minnesota:madre June 25, 2009 at 5:12 am

You don’t have to move to the sunny side if you don’t want to ’cause these are super fun to read!

kelli June 25, 2009 at 5:15 am

You have been cracking me up these past few days!! Thank you for the laughs! Although I am SO sorry you are in Texas heat hell -really. I grew up in it and am very thankful to be on the East coast. I do hope you get relief soon.

Christina June 25, 2009 at 5:38 am

I thought I had it bad here in Georgia. I guess not! 🙂

I, personally, do not like summer. I prefer winter. At least in winter, you can pile on more clothes and blankets. (And the kid’s vacation is shorter!)

BOATBABY June 25, 2009 at 6:56 am

You are just cracking me up! And the photos are fabulous!

Jenny June 25, 2009 at 6:57 am

We’re considering a move to Austin and this is exactly why the husband and I are still hesitant…I’m not sure we’d make it thru a summer…

admgraham@hotmail.com June 25, 2009 at 8:06 am

When I was growing up in Oklahoma, my aunt always (ALWAYS) had a Sonic drink in the summer. It could be 7:30 in the morning and she’d have a Sonic drink. It wasn’t until after I graduated from college that my mom told me that she always made her Sonic drink into a cocktail. Apparently that’s how SHE survived the heat.

Julie Alvarez June 25, 2009 at 11:08 am

Unbelievable! We has yesterday the most cold day of the year!

mama-aya June 25, 2009 at 11:21 am

Ah, so sorry! It’s usually so hot here I feel like dying by now, but it’s been cool and even rainy. Thanks for the remender to stop complaining about THAT!
And if we could, I’d trade a little with you….

Kelly June 25, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I’m sorry to laugh at your misery but that was so funny!

You really need to write that book soon!

Elissa June 25, 2009 at 1:16 pm

you’re daddy is a smart man. but, i think you’re right. 😉 stay cool girl….

Liz June 25, 2009 at 5:53 pm

My mom said the same thing to us as kids! And, as a Floridian, I feel your pain. The air conditioner has been running non-stop (oh, I feel so guilty…)

Deanna June 25, 2009 at 8:01 pm

You are too funny! This is giving me a little lift 🙂

Deanna June 25, 2009 at 8:04 pm

oh, and I know the news said 107, but my car said 113!

sarah June 25, 2009 at 9:42 pm

come to montana, we had snow on the mountain earlier this week 🙂

Dawn Suzette June 26, 2009 at 2:40 am

You make me smile… Even while whining!
How are the boys doing with all the heat?

Catherine June 26, 2009 at 5:21 am

Wishing you cool breezes – hang in there!

Lorilee Kopp June 26, 2009 at 10:53 am

Girl. There ain’t nothin like Missouri heat. You get the sticky with the hot. I step outside and your wet. NO, I am telling you no deodorant can help it.

We love swimming pools and afternoon movies in the AC. Just sayin. 🙂

Lorilee Kopp June 26, 2009 at 10:53 am

um. I mean “YOU step outside and your wet”. ooops.

carrie June 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm

My daughter must think I’m nutty. I just burst out laughing at your blog today! Not a little chuckle, not a snicker, but a big old gafaw — the one that almost makes you snort. The kind that lasts so long, you are conviced your abs got a workout. Thanks!! Now I can skip the cruches for today. Reading your blog is so much more fun than that.

Stephy June 26, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Oh mama, I’m right there with ya! Being an hour south ain’t any better! I think we’ve just decided that the TX summer has become our new “winter”. We just hang out in the A/C and run back and forth to the car like it was 30 degrees outside 🙂 What do we have….another 4 months or so? Ahhhh…….:)

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