Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Observations from the Library 6.8

It's just the beginning of June but it is brutally hot. Fry the egg, melt the pavement, too hot to go out and smoke hot. Under a blazing sun it's 92° with a 'real feel' of 103° and rising. One bright spot is the view of the fountain in Washington Square Park as I pass through. I have to smile at the assortment of coeds and others cooling their feet in the water.

Walking into the NYU library they give you a what to do during a heat warning flyer, very handy, least I thought so until I started reading. Basic things like stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen, something I don’t quite understand. Why wear sunscreen if you are staying out of the sun? Wear light colored loose fitting clothing and avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol. They have to be kidding says the girl in the tight black jeans and t-shirt as she sips on her Mocha Frappuccino. Well so much for the city's ideas on staying cool.

What I need is a pool, a large pool full of cool water, large enough to float on a raft and sip my Frappuccino. I need Ben & Jerries ice cream, lots of it. And I need some ice cubes to melt on my neck which always works to perfection. I might be a beer drinker but suddenly the frozen drink Ash was talking about recently sounds tantalizing. Called a Missionary’s Downfall it is a blend of fresh mint, pineapple, lime juice, peach liquer , honey, and rum. Maybe one of those with my Ben & Jerries would do the trick.

An odd bit of New York trivia to pass on to you. After searching through millions of Flickr posts a researcher came up with what he says is New York City's most photographed attraction. According to Eric Fischer, NYC’s most photographed landmark is not the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, or even Times Square. No it's the glass cube Apple Store on Fifth Avenue which always reminds me of I. M. Pei's glass pyramid at the Louvre. Seems I'm not the only one that thinks that.

Now into the incinerator I go so may the gods help my hair.

Cults - Oh My God

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