I'm Melting!

I know some of my esteemed Northern Hemisphere blog-loves aren't particularly sold on Pantone's pick for 2009 Colour of the Year, but for us Southern Hemisphere kids that are currently sweltering through record-breaking heat (Sydney just experienced its hottest night in 12 years!), I think it's pretty fitting. According to Pantone, this particular shade of yellow embodies "hopefulness and reassurance in a climate of change". I first read that last bit as 'climate change', and I think that works too.

I've always loved yellow, even though I can't get away with wearing most shades thanks to my pasty skin and blonde hair, but I still just can't seem to get enough of it, even when it's everywhere! But I particularly love yellow today. Why? Because I've just spent the largest part of my day running all around town in the 40°C (104°F) heat, trying to find a fan. I found nothing. Not one. Not ONE single fan. So I'm going to the beach. But before I do, I'm going to imagine I'll look like this.

[Image via Carter Smith via coco+kelly]

And suddenly, everything is that little bit better.

I love you, Mimosa.


Bespoke Letterpress Boutique said...

Oh im loving mimosa as well, such a great colour for our hot hot summer.

Hope you found a fan :)

Ms Unreliable said...

Not yet Bespoke Press, but fortunately it's finally cooled down! Even though it gets to mid-40s here though it's not humid like up your way, so even though it's a pain, it's not unbearable. I was up in Brisbane a few months ago and even though it was only 25 degrees, the humidity was unbearable!

Bespoke Letterpress Boutique said...

Oh yes, it gets so so so humid!! Printing away in my non airconditioned studio, its gets insanely hard to breathe. Some days I think bugger it, i'll print in my swimmers :)

Ms Unreliable said...

Haha that's a disturbingly amusing mental image Bespoke Press! I've been in Brisbane heat before, and I think without air conditioning I'd just say bugger it, I'm going to the beach!