Wednesday, July 19, 2006

“Baked Apple:” Yet another reason why this literal hot-head will probably never choose to cover her head at all times

It’s so hot you could cook on the sidewalk here
New York, the Big Apple, is baking, I fear

Remember how your mom always told you to wear a hat in the winter because you lose most of your body heat through your head? Well, that’s equally true in the summer.

Orthomom has kindly provided us with Heat Wave Tips:

“Heat exhaustion: Symptoms include heavy sweating, weakness, headache, weak pulse, dizziness, exhaustion, fainting, nausea or vomiting, and cold, clammy skin. Body temperature will seem normal.” [Bolding added by yours truly.]

Yep, that’s me. As I’ve told my husband many times, he married a dizzy dame. :)

It’s not enough for me to be in an air conditioned location. I really do feel noticeably cooler when I take off my baseball cap.

A question for those of my female Orthodox Jewish readers who follow the tradition of covering the head after marriage: How do you manage in 98 degree Fahrenheit/36.67 degree Celsius weather, especially those of you who wear sheitlach/wigs? Seriously. Inquiring minds want to know.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wear a big floppy straw hat at this time of year, and I think it HELPS with the heat. lets the air rise, and keeps me in the shade...

Thu Jul 20, 02:22:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Hmm, I wonder whether straw works better than cloth. I think it's more porous.

Fri Jul 21, 01:11:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Unknown said...

Most of the women around here (like Serach) are wearing tichels. Like the ones she sells. Which I should probably get her site up. DARN IT! (Just realized how dumb we're being...)

Fri Jul 21, 02:15:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

So nu, already? I wanna see those scarves! Maybe I'll try one.

Fri Jul 21, 09:25:00 AM 2006  

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