I Miss Christmas In July.

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About the only things I can't be convicted of these days are extreme political idealogy, lazy business practices, and not loving my family.  But I remain extreme in such things as, I don't know, being able to handle extreme temperatures.

It's 10:44 E.S.T. and the temperature is 88 degrees and feels like 94 according to the Weather Channel.  I don't need them to tell me that though, walking out to what feels like a sauna tells me all I need to know.  I decided to turn the AC off and just sit ... and marinate.  Color me curious about my threshold.   Yup, still got it.

My significant other (better half, in some ways) blames this on the Republicans.  Because we all know it is their fault that it gets extremely hot and extremly cold in the seasons lately.  I'll be willing to grant her such an accusation (she was joking, kind of) if she will grant me the rightful retort that the Democrats may have helped put us in Fiscal Hell.  Blame is a wonderful thing.  You aren't ever at fault if you aren't connected to the ideaology that you worship.  And I'm neither.  I lean left on Social Issues, right on Fiscal Ones, and have the innate ability to ward off a heat stroke while purposely putting myself in a position of extreme heat.  No air flow, no air conditioner, just me and Mother "Freaking" Nature.

Which brings me to Christmas in July.  Because no matter the threshold, this shit is not exactly comfortable.  That's why I miss my Family owning a Beer Distributorship which made snowballs during the winter.  They brought them out in the Summer and we had a little party called "Christmas In July."  It gave moderation to potential extremes.  An ice pack to deal with potential beads of sweat and uncomfort along the way.   We grilled and chilled, all at the same time.

But they sold that place and I haven't known of Christmas in July since. 

I miss that place. 

It's one thing being uncomfortable, quite another to put together a snowball collection.

Here is the song to sing along ...

Comments (24)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

That's such a great idea with the snowballs! :) And I'm not a Republican but blaming them does seems odd.

Be blessed and cool,


Jul 21, 2011 04:39 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Please tell Jennifer and Kitty is really is NOT my fault it's so damn hot.  And I wish I was rich.  I would have HUGE snowballs all over my yard until fall.

Jul 21, 2011 04:49 PM
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

The Better Half is definitely correct. On everything political ;-). It's good to have convictions.

Jul 21, 2011 05:07 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Hey pumping out some snow on a parking lot sounds like a great idea for fun. Some newscaster on TV tonight with our 20th consecutive day here in North Texas with 100 degree days had a bomb pop ice cream pop that melted in a matter of five minutes all over his hand. It is hot lots of places for sure Jason.

Jul 21, 2011 05:20 PM
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

stuff some ice cubes in your underwear and watch 'Elf'....


Jul 21, 2011 05:34 PM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

lol @ Rich...


 Love you bro

Jul 21, 2011 05:56 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Rich--Not something my mind's eye wants to picture...nor the crossed testicles, Jason!

Jason--You guys owe me nothing!  I'm just honored to be the one who got to work with you on your Charlotte move and your new home.  9/1 won't get here soon enough!!

Jul 21, 2011 06:07 PM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Jason, we used to be snowballs in the freezer and then take them out in the summer.  The problem is that they got so hard you could kill someone with them:)

Jul 21, 2011 06:11 PM
Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Debe i did NOT know you were Republican! How funny is that? You're about the sweetest person ever and I know you would never willfully choose industry over caring for Mother Nature. This pretty blue planet is our home no matter how we lean. I only wish we could all be birds of a feather on this issue and leave politics out of it.

A Sno-Cone sounds absolutely heavenly right now! Make mine cherry baby :)

Jul 22, 2011 12:26 AM
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

Jason, if I had a snowball right now, I would throw it at a Democrat

Jul 22, 2011 01:13 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Take the snowballs and throw it at all the politicians in Washington.  Maybe add a lump of coal too.

Jul 22, 2011 01:54 AM
Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI

Merry Christmas Sardi ......... stay cool!

Jul 22, 2011 02:37 AM
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX


88 sounds very cool! It's even a reasonable humidity, here in Houston or two decadades worth in Las Vegas.


Jul 22, 2011 03:12 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Jason, I have an extra Freezer in the basement if you remind me this winter I'll stock up some snow - balls and save them for next July.

Jul 22, 2011 06:24 AM
Glenn Freezman
Nucazza LLP & Home Buying Evolution, & Family Abstract, Inc - Fort Washington, PA

Jason, .  Have a great weekend

Jul 22, 2011 09:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Jen!  I'm with you...this wonderful planet IS our home, regardless of our political beliefs.  I just happen not to believe that Al Gore invented the internet OR knows a thing about global warming!  If he truly believed what he was spouting about global warming, he wouldn't still be driving an SUV!

As for being a republican...I think we had this convo but, I'm all about making up my own mind.  I refuse to follow party lines unless it's something that I firmly believe in.  I'm a social liberal and fiscal conservative.  Anything else that falls in the middle of those, I'm pretty much 1/2 and 1/2.    

What I can't stand are followers...I have my own morals and beliefs and no other person shares them all exactly with me--or probably you either.  What gripes me is those who pull the straight ticket lever at the polls.  REALLY?  You (not YOU but, anyone) agree with everything that every one of those left or right politicians stand for?  REALLY?  I just don't get that mentality.  And, I hate it when far-left and far-right folks say that mods are 'fickle' and that we can't make our minds up.  In fact, it's the opposite--we're the ones who are NOT brainwashed and clearly make up our own minds!!  

Stay COOOL and CONGRATULATIONS!  I love, love, LOVE your new house!!

Jul 22, 2011 11:59 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Perfectly put, Debe.  Seriously, perfectly freaking put!

"I'm a social liberal and fiscal conservative."  I think we should start a new party ... we'll call it, "Who are the rest of you assholes?"

Jul 22, 2011 03:28 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm just now seeing your comment--I came back and didn't see a response and was worried that I pissed someone off there!  LOL  Seriously, I know better!  And, I love our new league--perhaps we should write you in as the man to do the job in 2012??!  I honestly feel though, that we are the majority of the American people--we just have no hole to fit our peg in.

Jul 27, 2011 05:52 PM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Debe... (and Jason too).. It seems that almost everyone I speak to these days with a level head feels exactly as we do - socially liberal and fiscally indifferent. How is there NOT a party for that? I don't vote down any ticket, I vote my conscience, or, in too many cases - the lessor of two evils. Some days I just want to give up all together. 

As for Al Gore... I don't know what he does or doesn't know, but I do know he cares for our environment and always has. I read one of his books back before he was ever VP and it was a thoughtful look at the fragile balance of our home. Anyone who CARES and cares enough to speak up - right or wrong - exhibits a passion that I truly admire. It's the indifference and blatant abuse that sets me boiling.

I can't wait til we have these discussions over a glass (or three) of wine in our new living room. Soon!!!



Jul 28, 2011 01:34 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Agreed...I just have such a disrespect for liars but, if you looked at them all, I'm fairly sure that you wouldn't find an honest one in the group--from EITHER side.  Gore was just more front and center than the rest so, I tend to bash him more than the rest!

As for the wine...I'm IN!  By the time you get here, Ray will be just getting out of the hospital so, I may need to call a cab after that wine!

You two have a fabulous Friday...

Jul 29, 2011 02:41 AM