The Half-Full Glass
Yes, Amazonian heat and humidity — plus record-setting downpours — are taking a toll on Twin Citians this Summer (nice alliteration, huh?).
So, who has this weather been especially kind to?
Here’s my list:
–Local dry cleaners (no chance of wearing my dress shirts more than one day in this heat and humidity);
–Retailers selling air conditioners and dehumifidiers (assuming they have them in stock);
–Contractors installing (and cleaning) gutters on homes that got water in last weekend’s torrential rain (installing gutters — and keeping them clean — are one of the best ways to make sure basements stay dry).
–Area water parks.
–Ice cream and “smoothie” vendors like Ben & Jerry’s, Dairy Queen, Jamba Juice and anyone else selling anything cold and refreshing (healthy or not).
–Movie theatres: two-plus hours of free a/c! (kind of).
Now, there just needs to be a decent movie aimed at someone other than 15 year-old boys (see my review of the new Harry Potter movie).