What can I say? It’s been a hot month. How have you been coping, if you’re dealing with this heat wave, too? This is what I’ve been doing…
Reading: I’m nearly finished with Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels, the first four titles published in one volume. I’ve had to take short breaks between the individual novels; as much as I’ve enjoyed them, their darker plot elements make them a bit draining for me.
Eats and Treats: Fruit from our local farmer’s market, especially peaches.
Beauty Products: L’Occitane Gel Douche Captivant shower gel–so refreshing, with notes of lime, basil, and mint. Kind of a like a mojito!
Garb: Black summer dresses accented with lightweight scarves from Anna Sui and Uniqlo.
Video: Endeavor, the prequel to the immortal Inspector Morse, now being aired on PBS. I still miss John Thaw, the original Morse, but this new series does have its attractions.
Where were we?
Annoyance: Summer tourist season. There are days when I wish I was wearing one of those T-shirts that used to be sold everywhere in Midtown, the ones that read, “WELCOME TO NEW YORK. NOW GET OUT.” I haven’t seen those shirts in a while. I think Bloomberg outlawed them.
Anticipation: The final season of Breaking Bad. And the breaking of the heat wave.
Image: Juillet (July) by Eugène Grasset (1896), via WikiPaintings.