Tuesday, March 8, 2011

500 Days of Summer

Hi everyone! I know I've been terrible about keeping up with my blogging but I've had a really busy summer. Back in December I moved to my new house (more about that later), then my family came to visit and we went to Bariloche, Argentina and La Paloma, Uruguay. As soon as they left I started my new job (again, more about that later).
I've titled this post 500 days of summer because here in Buenos Aires it feels like summer weather lasts forever. Its not the fun kind of summer weather that we have in the US- its the insanely hot and humid, no air-conditioning kind. You're pretty much hot and sticky from late November to early April. Most of January it was like 95 degrees with 80% humidity. As we have no AC we spent the majority of the month taking several cold showers daily. At night it would feel so nice to just stand under the cold water for a good 1/2 hour to cool off before going to bed (I know- not very environmentally friendly, but you gotta do what you gotta do).
There are a few nice things about summer here though- its so insanely uncomfortable that the city kind of empties out. There's little traffic, lines are way shorter, and you don't often get stuck behind a gaggle of slow people on the sidewalk (actually a huge annoyance). Also, the heat provides a good excuse to eat ice cream all the time and feel like you deserve it.

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