August 4, 2010

Honoring a Dapper Gent


You might be wondering who is this fine fellow in the above photo. He isn’t my dear old granddad, beloved uncle or even a cherished beau. He isn’t a southerner, but still deserving of a feature on this blog. In fact, I never had a chance of meeting him because he has been deceased for sixty years. Nevertheless, he managed to improve the quality of my life by leaps and bounds. Mr. Willis Haviland Carrier invented modern air conditioning. If you are indoors and you can hear that lovely purr of cool air being pumped into the room, you have Willis to thank. If you are in the south in the middle of an extreme heat advisory (like yours truly), you need to build a statue in his honor. That’s what I’m planning on doing this afternoon. Do you think he’d mind if it’s just out of play-doh? I don’t want to get too sweaty.

pottery_barn_rect540{this is where I’d like to be}

Lemonade {with this close at hand}

Keep it cool y’all! You have my permission to go to any (well almost any) lengths to achieve the cool today! Thanks again Mr. Willis Carrier, this one’s for you!