So hot we’ll melt your popsicle
Posted on 08 July 2012
The definition of confidence should be changed to “willingly posting a photo yourself wearing ridiculous 80s sunglasses and a borrowed baseball cap while sweating your way through an outdoor author fair on the hottest day of the year.”
In other words, I was part of Author Alley at Loganberry Books and am still recovering from the heat. The bookstore organizers (and have I mentioned what a fabulous bookstore Loganberry is?) helped keep us cool by providing water, hats, sunscreen, umbrellas, and even popsicles delivered right to our booths. All these things made the heat more bearable, but it was still tough.
When I returned home, I discovered that I didn’t apply sunblock as well as I thought (and also apparently didn’t spend enough time cowering under parasols) so I now have half a sunburned neck and some weird burn/tan lines going on. But! The event was fun nonetheless, and I enjoyed chatting with other writers, like Janie Reinart pictured here. (Her book is Love Your More than You Know: Mothers’ Stories About Sending Their Sons and Daughters to War.)
Here are a few more pictures. When I look at them, I can faintly taste banana popsicles and pink lemonade just before my mind goes blank at the memory of that suffocating heat.
Even Tricia‘s fox looks like he could use some a/c.
You tell me: water or lemonade? Hat or parasol? Banana popsicle or fudge pop? Sunblock or suntan? Blueberry or loganberry?