Ok so we are in the midst of the Great Heat Wave of 2011 but what can we do about it? We can complain or we can remember the endless winter of 2011. The heat wave has only lasted but a week for the majority of the U.S. but the cold and snow of 2011 seemed to go on forever. (Some places out west still had snow for skiing for the July 4th weekend!) Come on think about this…this heat and sunshine is the weather that those of us living in the north and mid-west spend big bucks on to visit and ENJOY in the winter.
And let’s not forget the wonderful spring we had… some people are still cleaning up from the water damage incurred during the record breaking flooding.
So we have some choices to consider while we are waiting for the temperatures to cool down:
We can stay indoors in the air conditioning and watch movies like “Arctic Blast,” “Eight Below” or “Snow Dogs” instead of dwelling on the “dog days of summer.”
Or we can use our computers to look for places to visit this winter… to find some place warm, you know sun and beaches!!
If you don’t want to think about someplace else that is warm, stop complaining and enjoy the weather we have now… the sun and beaches. Just remember, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, use a beach umbrella and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Use common sense and moderation, don’t overindulge in the heat… or keep in mind, you can always stay indoors and get cabin fever in the summer!
From 6:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. Radio personality Jeff Thomas is on the air at WEOL AM 930 covering Elyria and Lorain Ohio. On Monday July 11 with an invitation from Jeff I made my inaugural live broadcast at 7:45 A.M. I had been scheduled to go on the air at 8:10 A.M. but due to some technical difficulties I went on early to fill a void. We had no time for niceties or an overview of the program.
We discussed the release of Global Grandma, It is Better to go Global than Postal, the second book in the travelogue series. During the course of the broadcast interview we also talked about other aspects of my travel experiences and why I began writing.
In the small sound proof glass windowed room with Jeff and his microphone and me with my microphone we conversed casually on air. For some reason I thought I would be nervous but I wasn’t; maybe it was due to Jeff’s relaxed friendly personality or maybe it is just my love of travel that makes it easy for me to talk about it.
The interview went by quickly, seems it was over just as soon as it had started but you know what they say “Time flies when you’re having fun.”
When the interview was over it left me thinking about broadcast. Everyone that knows me knows I love to talk travel. I think I would like to do a radio travel show???
Are there any takers out there??
If you are interested and missed the broadcast it can still be heard at WEOL.com; just go to July 11 on the Jeff Thomas show.
Independence Day, more commonly known to us as the Fourth of July, our country’s birthday day, and the day we declared our independence from Great Britain’s rein. To American workers it is a federal holiday … a day off from work…unless you are in the service industry…nurses, doctors, police and fire, US military, waiters/waitresses, store employees and countless others.
It is a day of cookouts and picnics, parades, concerts, ball games and of course fireworks.
The 4th is a patriotic day, a day for people to show your colors with red, white and blue flags and banners. It is a day of hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon.
It is also one of the most traveled holidays in the year as people often extend their vacations with an additional day to celebrate the holiday.
So get out the grill, grab a burger and wave your flag in celebration of one great birthday, our 235th! And don’t forget to thank those that have helped to make us free from control…but remember our ” independence.”
But even though after all those years ago when we declared our independence from Great Britain’s control have you thought about our REAL independence? Our independence to live without goods and services from other countries? Our ability to live independent?
Recently on World News with Diane Sawyer (for some reason a person I identify with, I will explore that at a later date) is exploring items Made in America. Items that if we would purchase made here in the US would give us not only more American jobs but would give us more INDEPENDENCE.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love to travel the world and I do make purchases overseas but I do so knowing that I am buying goods made in their country to help their country. Here in the States we need to buy to help out our country.
So don’t just celebrate our birthday, our freedom from control but do your part to celebrate our “independence”.