Friday, December 17, 2010

You know you are living through a hot Rio summer when

You know you are living through a hot Rio summer when:

- the butter you have on your counter has separated into oil and a mushy yellow nothing

- everyone on the street is seeking out the thin strips of shade when they have to wait to cross the street or board a bus

- taking three cold showers a day is not quite enough to keep you cooled

- your t-shirt, after going to the grocery store and back, is drenched

- you have a ‘regular’ waiter on the beach who knows your type of beer and who anticipates your lunch desires

- your normal working friends call and accuse you of having too much fun

- the late afternoon rains interrupt your plans to turn daytime relaxation into nighttime partying

- even the most uncomfortable and vocal mother and child struggling to make it home after an over-heated necessary errand are greeted with patience and generosity by the people around them – helping to make the way home more possible.

4 comments:

Nina said...

sounds hardcore... Paulinia and Campinas has been nice this past week in the low 70s and 60s in the evenings. But we will see how long that lasts. I love when I take a shower and the second I step out, I feel the need to return because I am again covered in sweat.

Nancy said...

....when you hide your gray t-shirts in the back of your closet because that is just sweat-stain suicide.

Fiona said...

I. miss. Brasil. Yes-- already.

Luasol said...

My fiance is in Belo, heard its hot there. Been 72 at night.