Vancouver Blogger, WriterGal Ashley Mikulik
Vancouver Blogger, WriterGal Ashley Mikulik
Vancouver Blogger, WriterGal Ashley Mikulik

My Top 5 Things That Melt in Summer

August 3rd, 2009
Even after the Vancouver sun sets things still melt! (Photo Credit: Ashley Mikulik)

The setting of the sun brings a little relief from the heat...but it's still hot! Jericho Beach, Vancouver (Photo Credit: Ashley Mikulik)

Yet another “It’s Hot in Vancouver”-related post. This time I am going to count down the top 5 things that are melting in my house this summer:

#5: My Chocolate Chips

I usually keep our chocolate chips in the cupboard. Now that it’s gotten hotter out, they have become a bit soft. I caught them in time and they are now sitting in the fridge. (Note: No chocolate chips died before their transition to the fridge)

#4: My Lipstick

In the Australian summer (Vancouver winter) of 2007,  Dan and I, lived in Sydney (about a 10-minute walk from the Harbour Bridge). Now that was a hot summer, but never did my lipstick start sweating. I must now keep it in the fridge (hopefully no one thinks its a Popsicle and eats it)!

#3: My “Non-Stop Mint” Stride Gum

I love Stride Gum, and it really does last a long time, except in this heat! Today I went for a stick of gum from the basket in the kitchen, to find it already soft and partially stuck to the wrapper! They are now in my fridge alongside my chocolate and lipstick.

#2: Me, Myself, and I

Of course, I am melting too! Thankfully I live in the basement so it’s a lot cooler than upstairs, but I have no air-conditioning in my car. Last week I was out interviewing a bunch of people for some articles I was writing. Being stuck in Seymour Street  traffic in downtown Vancouver on a hot afternoon was not a pleasant experience.

#1: My Ice Cream

Ice cream is #1 on my list. Why? Because to beat the heat you’d think that a nice big bowl of ice cream from my new Rival Ice Cream Maker would help to cool me down. Unfortunately, the bowl of ice cream was half melted by the time I finished serving and sat down to indulge and cool off! ICE CREAM FAIL!

I’m interested to see what you have in your house that is melting in this crazy summer heatwave. Share your melting stories below…


2 Comments for “My Top 5 Things That Melt in Summer”

  1. Dean on August 3, 2009 9:41 pm

    MELTING: My deodorant…it’s the sports version so it’s supposed to be great for working out and sweating it up – apparently the sun wins. DEODORANT FAIL!

  2. Ashley on August 3, 2009 10:18 pm

    That’s awesome Dean! Looks like you should put it in the fridge too!! (btw, you are the first person ever to post a comment on my blog.. you win a special prize).

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