It has been really hot in New Orleans lately, but I love it. I used to think I didn’t like the heat, didn’t like the way there’s no way to cool down when it’s hot like that. I was wrong. I love the heat, and I love the way I’m sweaty all the time, just like everyone else, and that the air is almost chewy. And when the rain comes? Well, in other places the rain cools it down, but here it just makes the city steam, my glasses fog, and the sweat stick harder. But not today. Today the rain cooled things off, I think because it was late in the day and the sun was on its way down, no time to reheat this latest batch of moisture. I watched the rain from inside Flora, a coffee shop in the Marigny that A. brought me to. It was lovely to sit and listen as the rain pelted our bikes, knowing it would stop in time for a much cooler and wetter ride home. That ride went awry, but that is for a different blog. Here I simply want to say: it is never too hot to bike, and bring on the rain. I’m thrilled to ride through anything.