I’m Brendan. Let’s be friends.
But first, please promise that you’ll never ask me what the weather looks like outside. That is a silly question. I’m a Canadian living in Florida pursuing my master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management. My answer will always be the same:
“There are palm trees outside; it’s hot.”
Why bother looking out the window in the first place? Just throw on a t-shirt and let’s get moving. Florida’s weather patterns should have no influence over your personal attire. Look at me: I wear the same thing year round.
August? Shorts and a t-shirt.
January? Shorts and a t-shirt.
4:00 a.m.? Shorts and a t-shirt.
Category 5 hurricane? Duh, shorts and a t-shirt.
A hot date? Unless she wants me to sweat all evening, you guessed it: shorts and a t-shirt.
The belabored point I’m making here is simply that Florida is hot. Bloody hot. And after living here for a year I still haven’t acclimated to the scorching heat.
But, thankfully, it was easy to acclimate to the students and faculty of Florida Tech. They’re good people. I mean, I can strike up a conversation about this terrible summer heat with nearly anyone I meet – that is, after they’ve had a good-natured chuckle at my Canuck accent. But you know what? That’s ok. This place still feels like home.
Join me next time for another rant about the weather followed by my insights into the mysterious world of applied behavior analysis!