A to Z Theme 2016
For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Whenever I hear the city name "Houston" I usually think of that old song hit done by Dean Martin back in 1965. It was a catchy tune that got extensive play on the radio. I was a fan of Dino's TV show and his movies and tended to like just about anything he came out with on record.
Another thing that comes to mind about Houston is NASA and the space program. Like most Americans I was transfixed by the space launches. The reports came from the Houston Space Center. Who hasn't heard the line from the film Apollo 13 "Houston we have a problem"?
But then in 1976 I actually went to Houston. I hated it. It was hot and humid and I was miserable during my visit. Each subsequent visit was much the same. I never saw much in the way of the sights as I was working or just passing through, but that icky, sticky climate stuck with me. If you'd have mentioned Houston back then the heat and humidity is all I would have thought about. Houston was never a place I looked forward to visiting.
However that's where I am now as I write this. One of my daughters lives here with her husband and their new baby. Houston is one of my destination spots now. That doesn't change the miserable weather in the summer, but it's a place where we now have to go.
We often hear the cliche about dry heat and I do think it's true. I'm no fan of the 100+ temperatures in places like Phoenix and if I'm in a heat zone like that I tend to keep indoors as much as I can with the air conditioning on high. Add humidity though and that's about as much misery as I can stand. I'll take a dry heat any day.
In a few days we head back to Los Angeles and what is typically outstanding weather. After over 6 weeks away from home I'm ready to go back. It's been a wonderful vacation with some of the best July weather I've ever experienced. I can't complain about this vacation much at all except now we're in Houston.
I'm going to stay inside most of the time I guess. I hope my daughter and her family move closer to the rest of our girls. It wouldn't bother me at all if I didn't have to come to Houston anymore.
What do you think of Houston? Does hot weather with high humidity bother you? Where is your favorite weather? Least favorite?