THE TOP 11 WAYS WE’RE STAYING COOL THIS SUMMER

Plan B’s beloved hometown, Chicago, like much of the country, is currently in the clutches of an oppressive heat wave. A recent string of high temps has made this the hottest year in the past 12. For those of us who call it home, The Windy City hasn’t felt this unappealing since the “Snowmageddon” blizzard buried us back in early February.

We asked our busy Plan Bees how they’ve been planning to beat heat indexes in excess of 115 degrees. Here are the Top 11 ways we’re staying cool this summer.

  1. “I plan to stay cool by staying in Willits, CA, until November.”
    – Ben Reed, Associate Creative Director on location
  2. “I make friends who live in buildings with pools, then invite myself over.”
    –Jacqueline Zenn, Digital Strategist
  3. “Rib cook-off featuring a baby pool filled with ice water to put your feet in.”
    – Cole Orloff, Copywriter
  4. “Volunteer ONLY in the penguin habitat at the zoo.”
    – Margie Shabazz, Controller
  5. “Hydration…drinking frozen margaritas at El Barco (on Ashland and Augusta) for only $10/pitcher…just saying!!!”
    – Dannalyn Prado, Account Executive
  6. “Fanning myself with a copy of ‘The Global Warming Myth,’ produced by the oil lobby as congressional talking points.”
    – Matt Marcus, Director of New Business
  7. “Cutting the legs off all of my jeans to make jean shorts, or ‘Jorts’”
    – James Pinkerton, Art Director [Ed. – Mr. Pinkerton would like you to know that this isn’t a picture of him or his Jorts]
  8. “I take a moment to remember how miserable shoveling snow is. Specifically: February 2, 2011.”
    – John Plecha , Art Director
  9. “Hiring an intern to fan me with giant palm tree frond during status calls.”
    – Kim Hildreth, Strategic Planner
  10. “Sitting in the shade with a 12-pack of Leinenkugel listening to the Brewers game.”
    – Alex Gardiner, Account Intern [Ed. – Plan B in no way supports Mr. Gardiner’s choice of sports team. This is Chicago, and he’ll come around (or else).]

#1

“I’M GOING TO STAY COOL BY LEISURE DIVING OFF THE PONTOON BOAT AT PLAN B’S ANNUAL SUMMER OUTING.”

-Rachel Enthoff, Account Executive