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Sweden – your new beach destination!

It’s HOT! Really hot! And you know it must be bad coming from someone who grew up in Texas and just got back from a vacation there.

We’ve had a bit of a heatwave here in Sweden over the past 2 weeks. Of course, I’m all for it so I can wear my sandals and jump in the lakes, but when you don’t have any air conditioning, it does become a bit of a problem.

All windows and doors are open, all of our 3 floor fans are on, (in fact I carry one with me wherever I go) but it’s still really unbearable indoors. But I know better than to complain. For 5 months out of the year I’m dressed in 3 layers and still freezing.

So I gladly welcome this new global warming, summer weather. Now if someone could make me a piña colada, I’ll be good to go the rest of the day.

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Swedish Summer with no A/C – A poem

The miniscule electric fan heaves

to push tiny breaths of air into the sweltering abode

Beads of sweat pour down my neck

As I wrap my lengthening hair in my dollar store hair clip

The computer – overheated!

The television – overheated!

The iPad – overheated!

The intricate systems were never meant to suffer this cruel roasting

“What shall I do?”  I weep into the kitchen.

“Open me”, whispers the ice box in my ear.

Mint Chocolate ice cream

We meet again.

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