You’ve seen the pictures of homes being swept from their foundations, broken in half, carried away by the flood waters in the Midwest. Imagine what it must be like for the people who once lived in those houses to see their homes final moments on a continuous TV loop. Some incredible accounts are coming in to us.
I walk by a poster for “Alicia in Africa” almost everyday, and keep forgetting to look it up. Lucky for me, CNN.com put it on the homepage today. A great read from Alicia Keys – it’s a preview of her upcoming documentary about her time in Africa and about AIDS. I can’t wait to see it next month. In the meantime, here’s that preview.
There are plenty of days when I’d love to grab a little power nap in at the office. Today is a perfect example - not exactly a solid night’s sleep chez us last night. This heat wave makes it tough for all of us to sleep because we are without A/C. We do have two air conditioners, but they’re in CT, scheduled to arrive in the City with my parents on Sunday. I thought we’d be fine with some fans until then, despite the rumors of a heat wave. I even said to my husband, “ We’ll be fine. People did this for centuries dressed in wool! Surely we can survive a few days.” That lasted about 24 hours. I don’t care about the people of yesteryear in wool; I care about my overheated brood.
My little guy was up at 4:30am this morning; it was just too hot to sleep. I can’t blame him. Our poor dog Jake – all 75 pounds of him – has never looked so miserable. My husband snuck him into a fountain (shh – don’t tell!) the other night and he was in heaven. Too bad for Jake he had to come back to our apartment sauna after that brief bit of heaven.
Anywho… after that 4:30am wakeup, there wasn’t a lot of sleep to be had. This is a day I’d LOVE to catch a few afternoon zzz’s, though it’s not something I’d do on the clock. For plenty of people, though, on the job naps are part of their daily routine. Of course, not all bosses are behind them.
I am so bummed about the tomatoes! One of the many things I love about summer is the delicious tomatoes…nothing like tomatoes fresh from the garden or local farmer’s market drizzled with a little olive oil and sea salt. Yum, yum, yum. I love tomato salads, tomato sandwiches, grilled tomatoes, you name it. I can only hope we’ll be able to enjoy some of those goodies in the coming months. There’s a great page on CNN.com to help you figure out which tomatoes to avoid.
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