We are in that stretch of the summer.
If you don’t want to be depressed, just don’t pay any attention to the weatherman.
Consider a count down to October.
Plan to spend as much time as possible in the cool of a dark cellar, or, better yet, in a nice, chilled movie theater.
What ever you do to address the heat, now is the time.
As Johnny Carson once famously quipped: It was so hot today, I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking.
It was so hot today, I spotted a robin that was dipping its worm in Nestea.
It was so hot today, I saw a pigeon walking in the shadow of Orson Welles.
It was so hot today, that Burger King was singing, “if you want it your way, cook it yourself.”
But seriously folks ... it is hot, and it is time to take the heat seriously.
This is dangerous, especially for pets, children, older folks and people whose health is already challenged.
Everyone needs more fluids. Water still is the best, but remember that if you chose other drinks, caffeine and alcohol will actually make you more dehydrated.
Don’t wait until you are already thirsty to drink, because by that time, you are trying to make up for your condition.
Keep kids who are out playing and people who are out working hydrated throughout the day.
And check on people who may not be getting the fluids and the cooling they need.
It’s an important time to keep an eye out for each other, and that is no joke.
— Chuck Smith