Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm a Canadian, get me out of here!

It is way too hot in Central Texas! It hit 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) on June 13, and since then we have had 3 days that were below 98 degrees F (36 degrees C). Have you ever seen birds pant? No? Well, let me tell you all about it: They stick their itty-bitty tongues out of their mouths and pant like a dog; their tiny bodies heaving, trying to cool down. Just to give you an idea of what it is like here, when I leave at 6:20AM to go to work, it is already at least 80 degrees F (26 degrees C). By noon it is almost always 100 degrees, then the temperature stays steady for a couple of hours before it climbs a few degrees at the hottest part of the day: 5:00pm-7:00PM. This place has got it all wrong. In "normal land" the temperature drops as evening approaches. But no, not here in Central Texas. That's when the real heat settles over the region, like an electric blanket on high heat without a shut-off switch! Even at 11:00PM the temperature hovers around 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). And there is no end in sight. The 7 day forecast has highs between 106 degrees F (41 degrees C) and 103 degrees F (39 degrees C). Oh and the weather description after everyday says "Mostly sunny and very hot"!

Now before you go leaving comments about how we should be grateful that it isn't cold, let me share this with you: When it is cold, you can always put on more clothing, but when it's hot, there is only so much you can take off! So considered yourselves warned: don't come over anytime soon. We are in the middle of a heatwave and that means we aren't wearing pants!


Tiffani said...

Wow. I hate to say it, but I am not jealous. I would be just as miserable as you are. Know what I do when I'm that hot? I get myself wet, then sit in front of a box fan. Ahhhhhh . . . that helps to cool ya down. And you aren't wearing pants? Oh, let me guess--you're wearing kilts! I bet Ryan looks great in a kilt! I have to agree, though, it's amazing how much cooler the temperature is when you don't have to wear pants :o)

Samber said...

Extreme heat is the one instance where a moo moo makes sense.

Joe said...

I'm not sure how I feel about my wife imagining Ryan in a kilt. Oh well, I guess we're both free to fantasize about whoever we want to.

On a tangential note, I can sympathize with you on the hot weather issue. Today's high here in Syracuse is 84 degrees! I bet my car's gonna be really hot when I leave my air conditioned office. Fortunately after today the weather should cool off, with highs in the 70s and lows at night in the 50s to low 60s.

Enjoy your sun!

SongbirdMama said...

Only one of the many reasons I am SO grateful that I no longer live in TX.

Malinda said...

Oh Man you are so funny! I was waiting for the day when you told your real feelings about the hard heat. nothing compaired to the east huh? My Brother Tells me all about it but the difference is, is that he would never be able to live in the cold Canada weather. He loves it down there and has the most amazing tan. I'm sorry for you Canadian lady! Go soak in a bath of Ice! Man Sorry to laugh I would just be saying the same thing if I went to Canada "AHH it is cold get me out of here!" Love ya!