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Hot and Bothered

Skip, rocking his Ray Bans, like the true hipster he is.

HOTlanta. Let's not kid ourselves -- we don't glow, we sweat. It's been 90º and above since we were wagging our Memorial Day flags. And with all that sweating, there is bound to be thirst.

This summer, kids have been showing up to their lessons, red cheeked and defeated. They come from the soccer fields, swimming pools and these crazy use-every-last-ounce-of-your-energy summer camps. They come sweaty, muddy, stinky, and 9 times out of 10, thirsty.

I think it was that famous ancient Jewish man, Jesus, that once said, "Let the children come to me." I wonder if they had Academy soccer camp back in that time, because if they did, I think he may have worded it a little differently, like, "Let the children come to me, once they have changed their socks and had at least a gallon of water."

In all seriousness, water is so important. If we are dehydrated, we lose energy, our brain becomes slow, and ornery is soon to follow. Before coming to piano lessons, take the time to drink up at the watering hole, and maybe stop by the cantina for a little snack. It'll make you feel better, I promise.

And speaking of fueling up, check out the video of this poor, hungry dog. If you haven't seen it yet, you are in for a treat!