Listastic Top 10: Staying Cool Without Mula

The economy has been a hot topic for almost two years – it’s all that’s talked about.  How many people are still without jobs?  Are we in a recession?  Is this the beginning of a depression?  Is there a silver lining in the immediate future?  Hell if I know, but with it being July and hotter than the hinges on hell’s door, I thought a listastic top 10 of how to stay cool while be frugal would be a good idea.

Just don’t blame me if any of these backfire.  That’s the point of free will; you can do as you please.

1. Eat Popsicles

Pro: Yummy and generally inexpensive.

Con: Depending on consumption, a bath may be necessary.

2. Ride A Bike

Pro: Wind in your hair.  And you’re exercising.

Con: You’re exercising.

3. Swimming Pool

Pro: Floating on an immediate cooling source.

Con: Jumping your neighbor’s fence.

4. Lake Living

Pro: Again, immediate cooling source.

Con: Your cooling source is also your bathroom.

5. Sit In The Dark

Pro: It’s cooler.  And you can practice nocturnal living in the the off chance you fall in love with a vampire before he eats your face.

Con: You’re in the dark.  Oh, and you look stupid.

6. Go To Work

Pro: Free air-conditioning.  Free interweb.  Actually, they’re paying you to enjoy it.

Con: This doesn’t apply if you work outside.

7. Umbrella Shade

Pro: No direct sunlight.  Use less sunscreen.

Con: You still sweat.

8. Wear Less Clothing

Pro: You get to be naked.  Or close to it.

Con: People pointing and laughing.  And that possible arrest.

9. Travel North

Pro: Expected cooler weather with much less humidity.

Con: Everyone ends their sentences with “eh”.

10. Palm Leaf

Pro: Light breeze made by the hand of someone else.

Con: I see no con.  As long as pay is negotiable.

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July 29, 2010 - 9:48 am

Melanie - Travel north would be a WONDERFUL idea :) High today it 80 I believe…just sayin’!

July 29, 2010 - 10:36 am

Becki D - I’ll take #10, please!

July 29, 2010 - 12:48 pm

omawarisan - I think you may be on to something with the pool idea. A recent news report on TV here told me that “jumping in a pool can actually cool these kids off”

Someone got paid to say that

July 29, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Debbie - You forgot #11: Letting your doggin lick you til you’re wet.
Pro: You’re wet and that can be cooling.
Con: You smell like dog slobber.

July 30, 2010 - 8:55 am

katie o. - it’s all about the popsicles. and i’m already craving them.

August 1, 2010 - 1:10 am

Brooke - @Mel – I’m on it… we’ll sort something out once I get my NOLA vacation clothes washed.
@BeckiD – I know… sounds perfect, huh?
@Oma – They don’t have to be smart. They just have to look pretty.
@Debbie – I love my doggin. But that will not happen. I did consider using the BDD’s tail as a windmill though.
@katieo – Mouth watered just thinking about the chocolatesaltlickpopsicle.

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