Monday, July 9, 2012

FMM: Summertime

We're back in Dallas, safe and sound!  Lovely 5 days with the in-laws but no real break from the Dallas heat.  Oh well.  Ready for a "normal" week at work, hopefully getting my head above water, some yoga, lots of Chinese study.  Should be wonderful!

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1. What is your favorite thing about Summer?  When I lived everywhere I've lived besides Texas, I'd say the weather, but now I live somewhere with pretty great weather almost all year.  So I'd say it's the full calendar.  Seems like so many people plan fun social events.  And I also love not wondering what to wear to work-out -- I love not having to check the weather or think.  But I do hate how cold the office buildings are -- wish I could wear something sleeveless all summer and be comfortable indoors. 
2. What is your favorite outdoor activity?  Well, I love running, and I do it all summer long (all year really), but it's not ideal in the summer.  I'd say my favorite summer outdoor activity is hanging out at the pool, preferably with a beer and a book and a friend or two.  I don't do it nearly enough. 
3. If you had to choose, would you prefer to be too hot or too cold?  Too hot!  I get cold very easily and I hate it.  I love being warm, even too warm. 
4. Does your appetite increase or decrease during warmer months? Does it stay the same? I don’t think it changes much.  I do like eating cold foods more -- I love big salads, cereal, etc., and I'm much less likely to cook.  If I eat something warm, it's been microwaved. 
5. What is your favorite seasonal Summer fruit? Strawberries (followed by peaches, followed by watermelon). 
6. Would you prefer to spend a hot summer day at the mall or at a swimming pool? Pool.  I pretty much hate the mall year-round.

7. Are you more likely to tan or sunburn? I try very hard to do neither, but usually seems to be some of each.  If I'm not out too long, I'll tan, any amount of time and I burn. 
8. How does your routine change when Summer begins? No real change except I tend to plan more evening activities. 
9. What is the temperature outside where you are today? Supposed to hit 93 -- a nice break from the 100s we've had for the last couple weeks, and where we usually are this time of year. 
10. What is your favorite Summer holiday? I think the only summer holiday is the Fourth (I guess maybe Memorial Day or Labor Day count??  Flag Day anyone?), so by default, I'd say the Fourth.  My birthday is in the summer, but not really a holiday unfortunately.

Now it’s your turn. Don’t forget to post the answers on your own blog, then come back and link up in the comments! Happy Monday, Friends!


  1. Is it humid where you live Carina? or dry?

    I am always freezing in the hospital at work thanks to the air conditioning. Even the patients complain about it. I love wearing summer clothing too, but hate having bring a sweater when we go out somewhere.

    1. In between humid and dry. It's usually not too bad later in the summer, but right now it's still a bit humid.

      I definitely agree that wearing a sweater in the summer is crazy -- wish all businesses and buildings would keep it a bit warmer in the summer, cooler in the winter, being as energy-efficient as possible.

  2. I hear ya about running in the heat of the summer. When I was running religiously, I would make sure I was up before dawn running. Otherwise it was just too hot (and dangerous) to run in Florida!

    1. Yeah, I workout about 6 days a week and the absolute latest I start is 5:30, there's just no other option with the heat!

  3. I'm glad you had such a great 4th of July.
    You're so right about more fun social activities in the summer. I think the weather really helps with that. It's so easy to invite people over for a relaxed bbq rather than a more formal dinner party.

  4. I prefer cold foods now, too. However, we are carnivores, so hubby grills a lot because its outside!

    I have been managing to get outside by 6 to walk - but it's still cool here.

    I'm such a wimp - there's no way I could live someplace as far south as Texas! I am a total northern girl, can't handle the heat! I'm the one you see walking around in 40* in a light sweater. :)

    stopping in from FMM - hi!

  5. Birthdays should totally be holidays too!

  6. You get to count your birthday like its a holiday. I totally turned my birthday into a Christmas like celebration.