Friday, July 24, 2009

Panties and Ponytail Day

Yesterday was a scorcher--hot and humid. Today and tomorrow promise to be the same.

I have a colleague who tells the story of when she was a little girl of about 3 or 4. She came downstairs on one hot summer day to breakfast. Her mom asked her what she wanted to wear that day. It had to be something cool for the hot day ahead. She told her mom, "I'll just wear panties and a ponytail. OK?" Ever since then, these hot summer days have been known as panties and ponytail days at their house.

I've borrowed (stolen) her expression. With our heat, it says it all!

Yep, we're having panties and ponytail days here in the Midwest. Bet you won't hear that on any weather forecast!


Gayle said...

Oh, that is so cute! Can you send some of that weather to the Northeast? We haven't had one day of it yet.

Puna said...

This is cute.

ols1 said...

That's funny :) We get very hot weather here in summer too - not really relishing the thought - but I will try to remember the panties and ponytail story and that will make me smile :)

margie said...

you my friend are lucky. we have had day after day of a tarp and a pony tail outfit day. aghhhhhhhh. non stop rain. i do love this expression, panties and ponytail. i remember a particularly hot humid summer of no air conditioning when i was eight months pregnant...panties and ponytail were the outfit!!

2Thinks said...

Well, here in Michigan we are having parkas and earmuffs! I don't know what the deal is. Where oh where is summer for Michigan. The tomatoes are not going to get red at this rate.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

That is just about the cutest saying I have ever heard! This is why I LOVE to visit you ~ you speak my language!