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HEAT: The Unexpected Dangers

by Cyndi Paxton Johnson
As the mercury rises and we brace ourselves for yet ANOTHER stretch of nasty weather - it's time to ask ourselves..."Was all that hairspray of the 60's and 70's REALLY worth it???" 

We all know the standard dangers of extreme heat - heat stroke, heart attacks, etc. (yada yada yada) - but for me, the dangers of heat are MUCH more, well, dangerous!

1. CRANKINESS - both my own - and other peoples'. Let's face it- if you really want to see my head explode this is a great time to push my buttons. (and I'd prefer to be cranky ALONE - so the rest of you crank-heads go bother someone else.)

2. Reduced work performance.  Now is NOT a good time to need the services of those requiring fine motor skills. Avoid neurosurgery, piano concerts and hairdressers. (trust me on this last one - OIY!!!)

3. Exercise will exacerbate the dangers of heat. Therefore - avoid ALL physically demanding work and instead sit and enjoy such delights as ice cream and frozen margaritas. (yes, this WILL result in needing much more physical exercise to fit into your pants again - but hey - it's for your own good!)

Have a safe and happy Shore Weekend! (and meet me in the gym next week! I'll be the one in the purple mumu, sipping my mint daiquiri!)

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