Tough as a Tiffany lamp, hot as a Boston summer

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.

3 Responses to Tough as a Tiffany lamp, hot as a Boston summer

  1. Timmeehh says:

    For cool summers go to Newfoundland, also beautiful scenery and the friendliest people on Earth.

    We also have cool summers in the PNW, including Vancouver Island. Aaand we have mild winters, which is why this is the best place on Earth.

  2. Les Jones says:

    Sounds nice. The closest I’ve experienced to that was San Diego. That was pretty much perfect weather. It even has a nice breeze most of the time.

  3. Chris Byrne says:

    Native Bostonian here.

    Let me tell you, god had a real sense of humor when set up the weather in New England.

    I had more trouble dealing with 85 degrees in Boston, than I did with 110 in Phoenix. I realize it’s cliche, but it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.