“But it’s a dry heat…”

I can’t tell you have many times I’ve heard those words from friends and family back home since I’ve moved to the Southwest.  What they don’t realize is that a dry heat can still be an inferno.  Don’t get me wrong – I love being able to walk outside with semi-wet hair and not worry about it frizzing like a cotton ball – but on the other hand, I feel like I could dehydrate just by opening my door.  Maybe I’m just more sensitive to it since my car has no air conditioning, but all I know is that I ran some errands today and even with shorts, a tank top and the windows down with a decent breeze, I was still sweating  a ridiculously embarrassing amount.

Here’s to hoping fall comes early this year so I don’t look like a drowned rat every day in class!


2 thoughts on ““But it’s a dry heat…”

  1. I’ve been told the same thing about Spain! Just because my hair can’t frizz doesn’t mean it’s any better! I don’t find a dry heat any better or worse. I think Spain’s heat can be very heavy and weighs you down… this is why mid afternoon siesta was invented! It is way too heavy and beats you down so people used to nap during the day and then come out in the afternoon when it cooled down. I don’t ever want someone to tell me a dry heat is better! In some ways it can be way worse!

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