Tough as a Tiffany lamp, hot as a Boston summer
June 21, 2012 3 Comments
On Facebook JayG mentioned the heatwave up in his Massachusetts stomping grounds.
I grew up in Tennessee. We have mild winters and hot summers. I figured if northern states have supercold winters it just stands to reason they’d have mild summers.
When I heard northerners complain about hot summers I just assumed they wouldn’t know what a real summer was if it bit them in their accents. One July down here and their poor little heads would melt. No wonder Florida beaches were covered with the bloated carcasses of sunburnt, blistered yankees.
Then I took a few trips to Macworld Boston. Two things surprised me. One, they played country music on the shuttle buses between the conference centers. I don’t know what I thought they’d be playing, but it sure wasn’t Garth Brooks.
Two, it’s freakin’ hot in Boston in the summer. Really hot. Hot enough that vendors had bottled water with their company logos to give out at their booths. My supercold winter/mild summer theory went right out the door. So yeah, stay cool, y’all.