Friday, July 29, 2011

Cooling OFF

Thank GODness the heat of last week was run out of town...
and replaced by the cool of this week.
Man (woman) how much more heat could we take?
Especially when we already have to deal with.....

Political Heat.
Miami Heat.
Dogs in Heat.

The string of hot days, in the high 90’s and 100’s, was unprecedented and covered an area from
Kansas to Maine to the Carolinas.
The term “heat wave” didn’t give the heat its due justice.
 Like Rodney Dangerfield, the heat deserved more respect.
Calling it a heat wave was like calling the Grand Canyon...a gravel pit.
It actually felt more like a tsunami than a wave.

They say the cause of the Heat Tsunami was a dome
that resembled an upside down pie plate (make mine apple.)
The dome kept the hot air and humidity trapped, so it felt like a pressure cooker.
I don’t own a pressure cooker, but I envision the metaphor as a recipe
with people reaching their boiling points.

We are used to the South being HOT HOT HOT.
But when that heat comes to the northeast...we are NOT NOT NOT used it.
And NOT NOT NOT liking it. (click...unlike on Facebook)


The Heat Tsunami had turned me into a lazy, unproductive Kat...many things were OUT



Grocery shopping...OUT



Thank GODness for the cool weather...
now I can get my arse off the couch in the air-conditioned house
and park it in the Adirondack chairs...OUTSIDE.

1 comment:

Sistersledge said...

I would rather be sitting in one of those COOL adirondack chairs then in my HOT house reading your HOT blog!