Monday, September 27, 2010

R&R: 3 Ways to Calm Frazzled Nerves

Even though it was the first official weekend of fall, temperatures in the Bay reached the 90s. I knew my brain was on the verge of overheating when I woke up on Saturday and the first thing I did was start worrying about when I was going to take my car in for its tune-up (among a gazillion--trust me, a gazillion-- other inane things). When I start feeling this level of anxiety creep over me, I try to make it a point to remind myself to relax and that my car is not actually going to blow up if it goes another day or two un-tuned. This weekend I found the best combination of things to do should another worry-wart attack/heat wave pop up again. Here are three of my favorite things to do that are guaranteed to calm even the most frazzled nerves (and keep you cool):

1) Have tea with a friend. Iced tea at Lovejoy's (pictured above) is particularly refreshing on hot days. Their cozy ambiance and scones with Devonshire cream make me want to linger here for hours.

2) Catch up on all your favorite magazines. I love these ones :)

3) Visit the ocean. Wading into the icy cold water one foot at a time was such a thrill--I couldn't stop laughing, it was so cold!


6 comments:

Breenuh said...

Iced tea is one of my favorite ways to cool down. My family has started using Irish breakfast tea for it, which makes it almost creamy and so delish!

The last photo is so so so fantastic! And it's giving me the urge to hit the beach before this hot weather leaves us. (I haven't been in the heat all summer, so I'm appreciating it!)

Sobrina Tung said...

creamy iced tea does sound good. Are you back in the bay now? if so, welcome back! The heat lately is crazy!

Breenuh said...

Yes, I just got back a week ago. Thanks! It was hot when I was in Oakland/Walnut Creek on Friday, but the bay has nothing on Sac heat! 101 today!

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

It's amazing (and kinda sad) how few magazines I read now that I read so many blogs. Maybe I should go retro and hit the drugstore for a fashion mag again!

Sobrina Tung said...

Jenn, I know what you mean -- it's been a while since I'd bought some, too. It feels wonderful flipping through them when I get home from work though. :)

Not a Paper Cup said...

Awesome pics!...crazy hot!! :)...not the same here in Stockholm, thats for sure.

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