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.


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.

Anonymous said...

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