If you have been conscious for the last week or so, you are aware that it is hot out there. As I have spent the better part of my 37 years in Sacramento, I am mostly immune to it at this point, though I have to remind myself that almost half of that has been spent in an air conditioned office from 9 to 5 every weekday.
Local news is all about pointing out the heat, and they all don their Captain Obvious costumes and present lists of how to beat the heat. KCRA’s craptacular slideshow features a tip of wearing “loose fitting clothing” accompanied by a photo of a girl wearing pants and a sweater. I could not make that up. Thanks a lot geniuses! News10 goes cutesy with photos of cold things. SacBee.com sticks with the facts and figures.
Though they can’t really be blamed for the obvious tips, as “it’s a dry heat” so it is stupid easy to beat. My tips list consists mainly of 1) not letting the sun shine on you when it is hot outside, unless you are in or beside a pool, and 2) mainlining popsicles. We have lots of local options, but if you go storebought try to track down Dreyer’s Outshine Peach bars. I’m also a big fan of running for the hills, as I did last weekend with a camping trip to Sly Park.
Since you haven’t been asked this question ever in the history of summers in Sacramento: What’s your favorite way to beat the heat?