For a snowman living in a tiny town some 1000+ kilometers north of Hoth, any temperature above 23°C is hot. Imagine then what it feels like mid-summer during a heat wave… The thermometer has rarely dipped below 28°C for two weeks in a row now, and the other day we had the highest temperature ever measured here in Mo i Rana where I live.
When I’m not at work, I’m a puddle on the balcony. But I’m not complaining. It feels nice to thaw the bones after a particulary chilly June. And nothing feels as nice as enjoying a cool drink — whether it be water, soda, beer, juice or anything, really — on a sunny afternoon. To keep the drink from warming up too fast in the sun, I use a can cooler. One with the 501st Legion 20th Anniversary logo on it.
I got this cooler at the largest, loudest, most awesome party in Orlando, Florida during Star Wars Celebration in 2017. Yes, that would be the 501st Bash “Showdown at the Cantina”, in the huge ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Each partygoer got a gift bag filled with swag, and I will post more from it some other time.
Right now, though, I’m going to crawl back out on the balcony. With a perfectly chilled bottle of water.