Aloha Friday Motivation | Dog Days of Summer Edition | POST:072823

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The dog days of summer are not quite over, yet! We are knee deep in them to be sure; and this one has been particularly brutal. But, did you ever stop ask yourself…”Self, what are the Dog Days of Summer?” Well, just so happens that I did. Here is what I found out:  “The phrase is a reference to Sirius, the Dog Star. During the “Dog Days” period, the Sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the brightest star visible from any part of Earth. Sirius is a part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog.” That puts the “Dog Days” smack dab in the middle of the summer: July 3rd to August 11th!

What is there to do on these hotter than hot days (Other than wait for a heat storm to roll in, drop some soothing rain, just to roll out so that the sun can steam up the joint as it evaporates the rain that just fell)? Here is a list I compiled for you to keep yourself even-keeled, sane and possibly cool throughout these DOG DAYS!

  1. Watch Ice Melt: this is rather fascinating. Take some ice cubes, drop them on the ground, watch them melt. It is more fun than it sounds. Test and compare surfaces for “Melt Time” and see which one wins
  2. Water Balloon Fight: this one is the real deal. Use this Crazy Water Balloon maker to build up your arsenal and then enjoy the cool embrace of the bursting balloon on your skin
  3. Water Misting System: Install this system just about anywhere and rejoice in the subtle mist that is actually more refreshing than annoying
  4. Eat Spicy Foods: Yup, enjoy some hot wings in the summer heat and the sweating effect caused by the heat of the sauce will actually help cool you down….FACTS!

Here are 58 cool tracks for you to enjoy as well as another 60 summer inspired songs, as well as a small curated list below.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves

Grateful Dead, absolutely rippin' "Sugar Magnolia~Scarlet~Fire" 3/27/88 Hampton, VA

Don Henley - Boys of Summer

 

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