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Anyone Bring Ice Cubes?

Our area has been having some high temperatures and, let me tell you, we are not a "hot-weather-people". I refer you to my version of the Journal of the American Medical Association, "Native Oregonian's Sweat At 80 Degrees."

My girls and I caught a break when we were invited to a birthday party. The mother accommodated the need for heat relief and planned the party at an Aquatic Park. It was a bit of a drive, but who cares! We gathered the kids in our cars, cranked up the A.C. and headed to the pool.

After parking the car we walked quickly into the building. We were so excited. We followed the balloons to the party room and had the cake and ice cream as fast as we could. Let's get in that water!

Upon opening the doors to the pool we were hit with a wave of hot air. Not surprising though, there's bound to be a little humidity. As the first drip of sweat ran down my face I soon realized that this was not a little humidity though, this was an all out sauna. What the heck?

At this point the manager informs us that the buildings air-conditioning system has broken down. Noooooo!!!!!

The water felt as hot as the air around it. The air surrounding the pool was as humid as the air outside. And the sweat dripping from under my breasts was beginning to puddle at my feet. I felt like the Wicked Witch of the West during menopause. "I'm melting!!!"

But to look on the bright side, my skin hasn't "glowed" like this since I was 9. Ah, the price I'll pay for beauty.

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