OK! It's starting to get ridiculous! Today's high.....100.4°F! Today's heat index.....109°F! The temperature inside my computer room, at the end of the house without air conditioning at 10:40 PM.......80°F! For those of you living in more advanced countries using the centigrade scale, that's 40.2°C, 42.7°C, and 26.6°C respectively. And get this.........tomorrow it's supposed to be even hotter! I feel like I've died, and gone to hell!
I was out on the deck at about 8:00PM. It was still 94°F/34.4°C , but because the weekend is at hand, the constant noise of traffic on I-64 a quarter of a mile away was dying down, and I was serenaded by the strains of cicadas, playing their soothing summer symphony. It doesn't get anymore peaceful than that! Of course when one lands on your screen window, and decides to jam, it's another story!
A day without wig and makeup yesterday, was just too depressing, so despite the high temperature this evening, I opted for a lighter foundation than the full coverage foundation that I normally wear. I used a mineral foundation that I got from Sephora. It doesn't provide anywhere near the coverage I need, but since I wasn't going out anywhere, it was good enough, along with eye liner, mascara, a touch of blush, and a natural colored lip pencil, to soften the look of my hideous male visage. My wig has not been too hot this evening, either. The open weft wigs that I wear, let a lot of the heat escape.
Big bonus! The public radio station that I am listening to at the moment, just started playing Dvořák's 7th! Absolutely one of my favorites!
Now then........what were we discussing? Oh yes! My wig and how comfortable it is, in spite of this infernal heat! It's a Jaclyn Smith wig from Paula Young. The style is called Kris. I wear a large cap size wig, and this wig is listed only as an average, yet it still works for me. It is very stretchy, and doesn't give me a headache to wear it, like most average size wigs do. I can't get it down low enough on my head for the ear tabs to fit in their proper place, but because the hair on the sides is so long, it will still cover the hair on my temples. The look is very natural, and I guess that's why I like it so much!
On a more somber note, I would like to mention that Daniel Schorr died today. He was one of the last of Edward R. Murrow's great proteges, and you could tell it, by the honest straight forward way that he always reported the news. He never kowtowed to anyone, and that earned him a #17 on Richard Nixon's infamous enemies' list, and being fired by CNN 24 years ago, for not revealing the identity of a source, in one of his reports. Daniel Schorr was a mensch! That's a rare commodity in today's world of journalism. He was 93 years old! Rest in peace Dan. The world is a lesser place without you!