Everything is…wet

I’m refraining from using the word moist more than once in this post because it seems to be a word a lot of people have an unreasonable amount of hatred for.

It’s extremely humid here in the peninsula.

All. the. time.

Now I’m a dessert girl. I lived in southeastern Utah for the first 18 years of my life where I experienced blissful dry heat and 90 degree summers every year. Then I moved north and experienced a teensy bit more humidity and a teensy bit more heat and awful snowy, icy, cold winters.

So I understand humidity is not something I’m used to. But I’m sweating all the time. The humidity averages at about 85% and the temperature is usually around 85 degrees. And for the first time in my life, I’m complaining all the time about how hot it is this summer.

I blame you, humidity. And your stupid moistness. Your ability to hold heat in and to make me sweat all day every day. It doesn’t matter if I wear jeans and a t-shirt or shorts and a tank top, I am sweating all day and all night.

Stupid humidity.

Plus it’s monsoon season. It’s rained almost everyday since I arrived. Not brief, sudden rainstorms like I’m used to either. Slow sprinkles that last all day. They’re nice and refreshing, but I miss the sun and blue skies.

Will someone please bring me dry heat?

In the meantime, I’ll wait anxiously for fall.

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About kristamaesmith

I'm a writer based in Salt Lake City, Utah where I cheer for the Jazz, walk my dog, and spend too much money in local restaurants. I work in marketing for higher education and blog about food, travel, film, and whatever shiny moment catches my fancy.
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8 Responses to Everything is…wet

  1. Amanda says:

    Sounds like it might be a while until you get some dry heat. I’ve moved to the city built on a swamp (D.C.) but at least I’m used to all the humidity after being in Alabama.

    • saltcitygirl says:

      Another teacher here is from Georgia and he keeps trying to tell me it’s less humid and hot here so I should be grateful. But I miss blue skies and sunshine! Good luck in D.C.!

  2. More Maximus Than Pompey says:

    I’d love to but unfortunately there hasn’t been much here to spare. I forgot to tell you but yesterday 33rd actually flooded! It was of course gone by the time I got home, but still. WTF? I’ll try and see what I can do for you though. Maybe I can borrow some from my aunt in Vegas.

  3. Sam says:

    I feel your pain. I’m in Louisiana and anxiously awaiting the end of August (my least favorite month). Autumn cannot come fast enough…

  4. Erin says:

    I’ll send you a jar full

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