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I have an odd fixation with the weather. I like, no, I NEED to know what the day (fine, the next 10 days) holds despite the fact that forecasts are notoriously incorrect. Why? I have no idea, but if you want to know what next week looks like, there is a good chance I can tell you the details down to the percentage of rain expected.
Still, I try to keep this little quirk of mine concealed and not be one of those people that… well, you know… oh shoot fine…
But just look at that. It’s June for goodness sake. What do temperatures at this level mean for us once August hits?! Water temperatures of the lake and pool are already hitting levels of too-warm-to-be-refreshing (not a scientific level of measurement) so come late summer they’re going to be boiling.
I know, the drama.
I like warm weather, but this is taking it to the next level. So instead of whining about it (what, too late?), I decided to go with the theme and see how many things I actually like more when they’re HOT.
Yoga. How wonderful that studios aren’t having to pay to heat and humidify their studios right now. Class can now be held outside or with the help of an open door. How lovely for them.
Or, what about cookies?
Let’s take things one step further. It is, after all, almost father’s day. So what about husbands/boyfriends/main squeezes… totally better when they’re HOT right?
Such a ladies man. You stud.
And though I have zero desire to hop in right now, I’d still throw my vote in for tubs. Tubs are better when they’re hot.
One more? Is that what I hear you chanting?
Your wish is my command.
What about food?
Food is better when it’s HOT and spicy, thus why I’m a big fan of hot sauces. Sriracha has become my go to, along with the rest of the blog world.
Sigh, so cliche…
I put it on toast then top it with avocado and egg. I use it in marinades for chicken. I’ve put it on potatoes, stir-fries and even popcorn. So when I heard Blue Diamond captured the flavor for their almonds, I was stoked to try it out.
My go-to flavor is usually the Habanero BBQ but the sriracha variety held its own with it’s garlicky undertones and splashes of vinegar. It had a little sweetness and I could certainly taste the chili pepper flavor, but it didn’t burn my mouth up. Dare I say even people who aren’t big spicy fans might really enjoy the new flavor?
Let me think… what else is better when it’s hot?
Hardy har har.
Seriously though, I might have eaten cold hotdogs from the fridge once upon a time (I’ve always been a foodie), but man I love a good hotdog off the grill during summer. All the toppings, please.
Ok, now I’m stretching. Off to sunscreen up, stuff my water bottle full of ice and hunker down for the next 10 days of unseasonably hot weather (so says my forecast).
What is one thing you like better when it’s HOT?
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