Mr. DeedsIt's hot out here on the East Coast right now. Or as Matthew Broderick said in 'Biloxi Blues,' it's like, Africa hot. Tarzan couldn't take this kind of hot.

As I sit on my couch, desperately waiting for the air from my air conditioner to waft across the room to me, I'm reminded of one summer, years ago -- July 4th weekend of 2002, to be exact.

It was sweltering, and back then, I didn't have air conditioning at all. The day before, a new friend (I'll call her A) and I had made tentative plans to hang out; and as the weekend hit and the temperature rose, we decided, let's go see a movie. What movie? Oh, it didn't really matter. All that mattered is that for the cost of a ticket, we'd get to spend two glorious hours in air-conditioned comfort.
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