June 26, 2001

it’s getting hot, really hot, and it makes me lazy and cranky and sweaty. i actually considered getting my sweat glands surgically removed, but then my mother told me there were usually complications with those sorts of operations. i imagined the sweat instead pouring from various glands throughout my body, like a pipe that kept bursting leaks. it freaked me out, and i decided i would stop worrying about it. i am a girl. i am allowed to glisten.

if you were a fly on my wall you might have heard:

me: you know, in weather like this, it’s too hot to even wear a bra
her: i know, i had to forgo it
me: it’s so unfair that boys don’t even have to worry about that
her: yeah, we have to always double up
me: i know, not only do we can we not go without a shirt, but we also have to wear something underneath
her: yeah, that’s right
me: boys have no idea

to cope with the heat, we have also implemented a daily regimen of ice cream and long pauses in front of the electric fan. if it doesn’t let up, i may have to resort to operation slip n’ slide.


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

  • 5-Minute Crush
  • Baby Mama
  • Crafterrific
  • Field Trip
  • Good People
  • Good Things
  • Home Life
  • I Spy
  • Kitchenista
  • Newsflash
  • Shutterbug
  • Sketchbook
  • Special Delivery
  • Today
  • Worker Bee