The South has sunk into its annual installment of Sweaty August, which is particularly acute this year, considering that both June and July were even sweatier this year than in years past. You can’t beat the heat, you must resign yourself to it. Proper coping mechanisms are backyard swimming pools, a powerful air conditioner, a closet that includes clothing made of linen and seersucker, and copious quantities of antiperspirants.
Of course, you could just surrender to it all together with some delicious barbecue, eaten outside, in direct sunlight, during the hottest part of the day. If you do, I recommend the ‘cue and hush puppies at Allen and Son in Pittsboro, NC. You have to go to that one. The one on Highway 86 isn’t the same.
The homemade lemonade helps. Sadly, don’t ask for a Diet Coke, because its Pepsi products only.
Then pray for an evening thunderstorm.