Sunday, May 30, 2010

It's Getting Hot in Here... So Take Off All Your Clothes

Lilac season is nearly over, made evident by the browning petals on the tree in my backyard. This sight genuinely makes me sad for some reason, as do the drooping, wilting hydrangeas at the Great Danes' house I've been trying to keep alive.  This is a difficult task with the intense Toronto sun this past week. It's 29 degrees celsius right now! The poor Danes are hot and uncomfortable, so they are panting and drooling even more than usual. This makes their kisses... Well, awkward. 

It reminds me of this guy I "dated" for two weeks (we never actually went out) when I was fifteen, only this guy not only breathed hard with a disgusting look on his face (What was I thinking?!), but he banged his teeth into mine and forced his tongue down my throat. Even the male Dane knows how to kiss better. Whoops. That came out wrong. Don't worry: I do not make out with dogs.

Anyway, this is summer in May. It makes me wonder what July and August will be like! My parents have opened the pool and put up the solar panels. After a few days worth of sunlight on the water, it should be lovely to swim in. A good excuse to finally get a well-fitting bathing suit!

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  1. We have been getting really hot over here...and it is not the heat that is bad, but the humidity. Very oppressive...I hate summer.

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  2. It's getting to Winter on this side of the planet. Here in south-east Queensland our days get to about 22-24 Celcius, though the nights are quite cold. I reckon it's about as close to perfect as it can be.
    Enjoy your pool. (And when you're done with it, wrap it up and send it this way... we could use one when Summer comes around again!)

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  3. Ashley,
    You crack me up! I hope that boy you "Dated" when your were 15 doesn't read your blog!

    Robin

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  4. Joe -- Humidity is no fun, but by your picture I didn't expect you would hate summer!

    Terri -- 22-24 Celcius is my kind of temperature! I will wrap up the pool, but you'll have to pay for the water. Watch out! It's expensive!

    Robin -- Thanks for saying I crack you up. If he reads the blog, I hope he'll realize that's no way to treat a lady. At least he called me shortly after and apologized! Still, he was clingy after and it made me VERY uncomfortable because I had a strong sense he wanted more than another yucky kiss.

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  5. "he wanted more than another yucky kiss" - Of course he did! It's been 36 years but I can still remember what it is like to be a 15 year old boy! And what human boy could resist the charms of the then 15 year old Ashley?

    To bad 15 year old girls are to young to understand they are dating boys (with a lot to learn) not men.

    If only we could press rewind or somehow hit the reset button or get just one 'do over', all our lives would be so different (maybe even better).

    Robin

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  6. Ah, yes. A rewind button and perhaps something to scrape out my ongoing naivete...

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