Hot Humid Days are Reading Days

I don’t know about you all, but it is HOT here.

It has been in the 100s, so not pleasant at all. This being the first day of summer means it will only get worse.

In fact I don’t want to do anything, and I most certainly do not want to do anything outside.

I mean it feels like you are stepping out into an oven. Immediately sweat pours out of every pore.

So what is a girl to do?

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Yep, it is the perfect weather to sit indoors enjoying your air conditioning, iced tea, and a good book.

For more on hot weather, go to Summertime

For more book filled posts, go to Book Club Picks: The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

For more Jane Austen Quotes, go to The Darcy Monologues: Part I, The Regency

 

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Summertime

Well Happy First Day of Summer! I’m sure for many of you out there you are very happy about “seeing the sun again”.

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However, we’ve had the sun and over 100 degree weather already.

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So even though we’ve already been “celebrating”:

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I thought what better way to mark today than with a song?

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Na-Na-Na- My Chemical Romance

Summertime by My Chemical Romance

So this song doesn’t really have anything to do with the Summer, but I just couldn’t help posting it today as the symmetry was so nice.

So this song comes off the Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys album. Like every album that MCR makes this one follows a story rather than being a collection of songs. In this one, the year is 2019, a post-apocalyptic California based on/referencing a lot of films (like Blade Runner, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Mad Max, The Karate Kid, Dredd/Judge Dredd, Star Wars etc.)

Each band member has an alter-ego Gerard Way being Party Poison”, Ray Toro is Jet Star, Frank Iero is Fun Ghoul, and Mikey Way is Kobra Kid. All of which look really hot in their rebel wear/masks. There is just something to be said for vigilantes who wear masks. 🙂

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Anyways, this song is a love song.

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Or at least this is how I interpret the song. To me the song is about these people growing up and living in this horrible world; doing their best to get by but scared that the next day they will give in and give up the fight; or even worse turn into the people they are fighting: “terrified of what I’d be
as a kid from what I’ve seen”.

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But then they meet their match, and even though the world may be crumbling, love makes everything better. With them they can be happy, even in a world that is bleaker than bleak: “turn my headphones up real loud I don’t think I need them now ’cause you stopped the noise.”

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I really enjoyed the sweetness of the melody and the lyrics. To me it is how even when we are at our darkest moments, we can be lifted out by just one thing. One more fantastic number by MCR.

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When the lights go out
Will you take me with you
And carry all this broken bone
Through six years down in crowded rooms
And highways I call home?
Something I can’t know ’til now.
‘Til you pick me off the ground
With a brick in hand, your lip-gloss smile,
Your scraped-up knees.

And if you stay I would even wait all night
Or until my heart explodes.
How long?
‘Til we find our way in the dark and out of harm
You can run away with me anytime you want

Terrified of what I’d be
As a kid from what I’ve seen
Every single day when people try
And put the pieces back together
Just to smash them down
Turn my headphones up real loud
I don’t think I need them now
‘Cause you stopped the noise.

And if you stay I would even wait all night
Or until my heart explodes.
How long?
‘Til we find our way in the dark and out of harm
You can run away with me anytime you want

Well, anytime you want
Well, anytime you want

Don’t walk away [3x]

‘Cause if you stay I would even wait all night
Or until my heart explodes.
How long?
Until we find our way in the dark and out of harm.
You can run away with me
You can write it on your arm
You can run away with me anytime you want

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For more from the Danger Days album, go to Na-Na-Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)

For more My Chemical Romance, go to I’m So FANcy!

For more of my favorite songs, go to Crocodile Rock

For more on Tiffanie Debartolo, go to Fanning All Over the Place

For more holiday posts, go to Dinner at Dad’s

I Wanna Get Off This Ride

In my hometown we have these events three times a year where all the shops in downtown put their items out on the sidewalk and make a huge celebration of the summer and winter solstice in order to try and get more customers and sell things. I’m performing in a play this summer, so our company performed scenes from the production we will be putting on next month. The only problem is, as this is the summertime, it is HOT!

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And because we are doing a Shakespeare play, we have to wear a lot of clothing. As I am a girl my costume involved long sleeves, high collar, and underskirt. It was so hot, I thought I was going to faint and I nearly did. I very low heat tolerance.

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So to fix this, I went to 7-11 to get a Slurpee.

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What’s nice about Slurpees, is that 7-11 is having a great deal on which you can get a refill (if you have a Slurpee cup) that is way cheaper than buying a new one. As I collect the special edition Slurpee cups I have a wide range to choose from.

Of course I’m the kind of person who likes the most bang for their buck. Since it was EXTREMELY hot, I filled up my huge Hulk 44 oz cup.

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Now I don’t do a lot of sugar and I never drink soda. When I get a Slurpee that big I only drink half and save the rest for the next day. However, as I really didn’t have a place to put it and it was very, very hot outside, I ended up finishing it all.

Man I was so wired. I’m usually a very mellow person, but I was all over the place that night. I’m like Twitchy (squirrel from Hoodwinked) on coffee.

It was great for the performances, and for passing out flyers, but that night it was awful. I couldn’t fall asleep and kept my sister up for hours just talking because I couldn’t settle down. When I tried to go to bed that night my mind kept going around and around and wouldn’t stop. I felt like the carousel in Strangers on A Train. Even though I wanted it to stop and get off, my mind just kept revolving as I kept thinking of everything I did that day, was doing the next day, was doing the next week; etc.

And then the next day I woke up feeling awful.

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I think it was a combo of the heat, sugar, and the fact that I hadn’t eaten too much that day. Definitely not going to have a repeat.

Now, some of you may wonder if this means that I’m giving up slurpees. Well no way, this just means that next time I’m going with a 22 or 28 oz.

I could never give up Slurpees!

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