It was hawwwwwt in Boston this weekend. 95 degrees-sweating by 8AM-get me near a fan rightnoworI’mgoingtolose it HOT. Mike and I spent the weekend beating the heat, and – despite the constant state of sweating – it ended up being one of our favorite weekends in Boston!
So you wanna #beattheheat? Here’s what you can do…
Step one: ICE CREEAAAAM, duh. Rainbow sprinkles FTW.
Step two: Get near the water, ASAP. We took the ferry out to Spectacle Island and it was perfect! It was pretty deserted and we found a little spot of beach to have a picnic and dip our toes in the water.
Step three: Recruit someone else to make dinner for you. Why sweat in the kitchen when you can have your own personal chef making you grilled pizzas??! Thanks, Mike and Katy! Step four: Find some more water. Get in it. Try not to get eaten by a snapping turtle.
Step five: Find some shade. Get in touch with your natural side.
Step six: YOGURTLAND. One just opened in Coolidge Corner and OMG. OH.mg. The flavors are out of this worrrrld and? Unlimited free samples. Get on it.
Step seven: Decide that the day your apartment reaches the highest temperature is the day you’re going to clean it out. Assist your roommate (ahem, MIKE) in cleaning out their closet (ahem, FIFTY T-SHIRTS [and one pair of soccer cleats FROM HIGH SCHOOL] LATER) and collect a dumpster-sized mass of garbage and donations. Feel suuper zen after ridding your apartment of all
Mike’s the clutter.*
Step eight: Fall into bed after a full and glorious weekend and try to figure out how to sleep in a way that the bed/sheets/blankets/your clothes don’t touch your ridiculous left-shoulder, right-kneecap sunburn. Make a mental note to get better at applying sunscreen.
*This has nothing to do with beating the heat. I just needed the world to know that Mike has been hoarding t-shirts (and millions of various other items, see: this insane glove collection) and my intervention saved him.
WHERE IS THE YOGURTLAND?!?? I tried 16 Handles for the first time last week and LOVED the topping choices. Post camp Yogurtland date?!?!
I looove your pics! So that’s where all the sun and heat were? It was raining all weekend long here in Québec! I’ll try to put in practice step three this summer! Great trick!
thank heavens for this sweet relief from the heat today, right???
this post is amazing. perfect ideas. looks like a great weekend!
How does Yogurtland compare to 16 Handles?! Is there a loyalty card? I would have to go to Yogurtland in a disguise so 16 Handles wouldn’t know I was cheating. Love your pics!
it looks like you successfully beat the heat! i ended up in florida for the weekend and was happily a bit cooler than all you guys back home!
Hands off a guys T-Shirt collection!