The picture above is of a really fancy Brazilian air-conditioner. Most are just little boxes, like this:
So yes. It's HOT. I mean, I grew up in the Coachella Valley:
Average summer temperatures are never lower than 105 degrees F. So the heat isn't news for me... it's just harder to deal with when the only places in town that have central air are the mall and Wal-Mart.
But this blog entry is to be optimistic about the Brazilian "interior's" summer heat. Here are some of the benefits:
*There are even more excuses for milk shakes and ice cream from a kiosk
*When you exercise, your extra sweat gives you the illusion of having exercised more than you really did
*Clothes are dry on the line before the next load even finishes
*You can wash and dry clothes at night
*Your sexy husfriend spends more time in just his underwear (don't tell him I wrote that)
*It's the short time of the year when nothing molds
*It's where birds come "for the winter" (for the Brazilians, that's something North Americans always say... "Birds fly south for the winter"... when I suppose we should say something like "birds migrate in order to always be in someone's summer")
*The beach will be ideal once your summer (aka Christmas) vacation starts
*You can get a tan just by walking to the corner bakery and back
*"There are fewer cases of the flu!" (Dr. Alexandre's answer to my question "What are some benefits of the heat and the summer?")
and of course,
*There are beautiful thunderstorms that always cool things down a bit!
What an amazing sky, né?
Can you guys think of any other benefits of the tropical summer heat?