In the words of Lovin Spoonful,
“Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck getting burnt and gritty. Been down, isn’t it a pity; Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city. All around, people looking half dead; Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head”
It’s official, the first day of summer has arrived. Not only does it look like summer with all the sandals, sundresses and shorts/tank top combos parading the streets, but it feels like it. Today was the warmest day we’ve had in New York this year. Correction: using the word ‘warm’ is too misleading. It was a HOT day, one of those dog days of summer where the last thing you want to do is get dressed in your business casual garb and go to work. By mid day, the temperature peaked at 97 degrees…it was hotter than Texas, if that tells you anything!
Today is one of those days you want three things: a bikini, a pool and a frozen margarita. The first two are too unrealistic when you’re living in a city like New York, so I’ll have to settle for the last one. At 6 o’clock on the dot, I headed out today to get the perfect happy hour margarita with my friend, Meredith. Out of all the places in New York, we went to Rodeo Bar for their $7 frozen margs and four hours of girl talk! It doesn’t get much better than that after a long day of work! Seriously though, if you’re in Manhattan, try this place out. It’s got a laid-back, country vibe with live music every night, happy hour every day from 4-9pm and peanuts to munch on. Bottom line, it reminds me of home.
So, here’s to summer. May it be not too stiffling, full of fun, laughter and good times.