I'm sharing one of my favorite work outfits today: stripes, color blocking and collars...I love! How was your weekend? I spent mine at the local farmer's market and organizing my closet. I was hot as Hades in the Bay area this weekend...97 degrees!! I felt like I was back in Phoenix. Anyway, take care and have a great next week! :)
Whew! I finally moved in and finished decorating, so I thought I'd share my rooms with you over the next few weeks. Today is my favorite...the Living Room.
I had forgotten how hard it is to move to a new city and start a new job, so I really need to take those couple weeks off from blogging. It feels like it was so much longer, but I can't wait to start chatting with everyone again! :)
A few week's ago I shared some of my favorite thingsabout phoenix. This week I'll share some of the things that I never got used to...
Guns and UPS don't mix!
What do guns and UPS have to do with each other? I don't know, but what I do know is that due to Arizona's open carry law, you find guns in the weirdest, most uncomfortable places. I had never seen a gun in real life, but since I moved to Phoenix I've seen 2 HUGE ones. The first was strapped to a man's hip as he casually leaned against the entrance of my suburban Target. The second was strapped to what looked like a teenager's hip in UPS. What really upset me about the UPS one was that she was WORKING there! Yes, the mail sorter at my local UPS, in ultra posh Scottsdale, was so concerned about her safety that she needed to strap a luger to her thigh while sorting the mail...
Come on! The only thing that people in Scottsdale do is shop, eat and go to spas and this store is placing it's faith in a teenager?? I don't get it!
I know I say this a lot, but I'll say it one last time...it's soooo hot in Phoenix! I'm from the South, so I know heat, but I never hated heat until I moved to Phoenix. Check out the average high temperatures below. May is an average of 95 degrees!!!!
May Weather Average temperature: 82 Average high temperature: 95 June Weather Average temperature: 91 Average high temperature: 104 July Weather Average temperature: 95 Average high temperature: 106 August Weather Average temperature: 94 Average high temperature: 104 September Weather Average temperature: 88 Average high temperature: 100 October Weather Average temperature: 77 Average high temperature: 89
This last one is kinda cool, but also not. I have a fondness for snakes. I'm kinda scared of them, but they also seem pretty cool. (When I found a small one on the sidewalk, like the black one at the bottom, I stopped to poke it.) :) However, phoenix has huge rattlesnakes, which are not cute! They are especially un-cute when curled around a lamppost that you just put your foot down next to while out for a jog. Also, to make it worse...the snake didn't even flinch...I put my foot down within 6 inches of his head and he didn't move a muscle! I freaked out and did a little dance, but he was so sure that I would move out of his way that he didn't even move...I don't like that :(
I don't want to leave on a bad note, so I'll add one last thing I love about Phoenix...they know how to appreciate a rainstorm! When it rains, people go out on thier porch to watch it...you appreciate it like Sourtherns appreciate snow. (On average it rains just 8 inches a year there, compared to Atlanta which gets 49 inches a year.) To top it all off, the sky is vast, with not buildings to get in the way, so rainbows will literally arc across the whole sky! People pull over to the side of the road to look at them, like this person did here. :)