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June 15, 2017

Top Ten Thursday: keep calm & pretend you're on vacation

keep calm & pretend you're on vacation
keep calm & pretend you're on vacation
This week's Top Ten Thursday is how to keep calm/cool this summer, so here's my list.

01/ get an air conditioner — I don't like them as people usually turn it down so low, it's like winter but sometimes it really is the best option against the heat

02/ stay indoors — preferably with the curtains closed or if possible in an air-conditioned room

03/ drink a lot of water or liquid — which keeps you sweating but I think that's a good thing

04/ no hot food — well, not necessarily no hot food because I like my food cooked but it certainly helps a bit

05/ go somewhere cool — or pretend to if you can't get away

06/ read books — preferably those set in winter or cold climates

07/ marathon tv shows — I like watching old tv shows, it keeps one's mind on anything but the heat

08/ nap like you're on vacation — summer + napping = perfect day

09/ do less active things — I know people should be moving and exercising and all but during the hot weather, who has the energy?

10/ just be lazy — so maybe #8 & 9 is the same as this but what is summer for but to be lazy?

What's your tip for keeping cool in the summer?

For more Top Ten Thursday, check out Tamara's blog.

16 comments:

  1. I think ll of those are great ideas. Before I had A/C, I would walk around grocery stores a lot with my arms in the air near the freezer aisles to stay cool, pretending to look for ice cream or what have you. As it is with the A/C, we never turn it below 70 and usually have it at 71F as, like you, we don;t like it super cold plus it's expensive to run!

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    1. during the summer, I used to like going grocery shopping because it meant being in a cool place and also searching for ice creams!

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  2. I love icy slushy drinks!

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    1. oh yes, slushy drinks - I love them too though I don't drink them anymore.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  3. Pretend you're on vacation, gotta love it! ♥
    You know I was thinking about the hot food: how do people in Thailand, India and the like cope with their spicy curries?

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    1. people in india and thailand, I think they are used to eating spicy food any time of the year, as for me, I think I would skip eating spicy food in the summer heat.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  4. BTW, I went all the way back to leave comments on almost all your posts but books I have not read, back to the Horoscope one and do be sure to read the comments here too: https://rainswept7.blogspot.com/2017/05/top-ten-thursday-habits-to-learn-or.html
    I really enjoyed that post.

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    1. I read your comment there, thanks.

      have a lovely day.

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  5. Pretending is a great way to save cash, and be comfortable right at home in the cool air with a good book, curled up on the couch with a cheeseburger. Love your list! Happy Friday! Hugs...RO

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    1. for me, it might be a slice of pizza instead of a cheeseburger.

      have a lovely day.

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  6. I loved the suggestion of being lazzzzyyyyy!!! Nothing can beat being lazy for its popularity i suppose!!! Combine laziness with a nice new interesting book...summer will rock!!
    the list brought a smile on my face and sunshine in my heart...
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    Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
    Rewind

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    1. summer is for being lazy isn't it?

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  7. Great list Lissa. I'm totally on board with 6 & 7 as I can totally lose myself in a book or tv show and forget where I am. When we go on holiday somewhere hot I always take lots of reading material. 8 and 10 are my favourites on your list. In the mediterranean countries napping in the middle of the day when it's hottest is normal, so I think we should all embrace that. Have a good day.

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    1. I think we all need naps during the summer heat, I know I get a bit lazy when the weather gets too hot to work. reading & watching tv shows definitely very relaxing & it requires very little work.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  8. Oh! Summer naps! :)

    I live in the southeast US and cannot imagine life without an AC. Summer gets so hot here!

    I'm aso liking the idea of binge-watching tv. Are there any shows you recommend?

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    1. I have a tons of recommendations but the ones I remember for the moment are:
      - elementary
      - monk
      - psych
      - the librarians
      - the incredible hulk
      - the bionic woman
      - early edition
      - lois & clark: the new adventures of superman
      - pushing daisies

      if you're into korean dramas
      - 49 days
      - rooftop prince
      - master's sun

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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