Thursday, August 03, 2006
A high of 101° F
A low of 83° F
A heat index of 115° F
The last time I did a GPS check, I was in Boston. Unless I am mistaken, Boston is located in the Northeastern corner of the contiguous United States. So what's with the Saharan temperatures?
....I live in New England so that I can bitch about the winters, not the summers! Sitting nude in the dining room with your spouse is supposed to be prelude to sex. Sitting nude in the dining room, three feet from an air conditioner just to have a cup of coffee, is no such prelude.
....On the subject of coffee, I was reading an article about coffee this morning while I was in the above mentioned state of dress drinking a cup of coffee.
....According to the article, 82% of adults drink an average of 3.4 cups of coffee a day. This consumption was subjected to a comparison of the annual amount of money spent on coffee and where the coffee is consumed.
....We spend $52 a year for home brewed supermarket coffee, based on an 8 ounce cup. $1,428 is paid for a 10 ounce cup at Dunkin' Donuts. At Starbucks, we fork over $1,663 for 8 ounces. That's a lot of money for a caffeine fix!
Why in the world am I babbling about coffee? It's too hot to drink coffee! For crying out loud, it's too hot to....be makin' bacon! It's to hot to ... get hot!
Waiting in my truck in the driveway (now dressed) for the AC to cool down the cab, I was rifling through my CDs. I came across one particular one that was a "summer mix." It was too hot to ... to listen to a summer mix.
....It was only 9am and already it was 92°! It was too hot to ... go to work! How could I listen to a CD with the following songs in the midst of a heat wave?
...."Hot Fun In The Summer Sun," by Sly and the Family Stone. "Summer in the City" - Lovin' Spoonful. "Here Comes the Sun" - the Beatles. "Summertime Blues" - Blue Cheer. "A Summer Song" - Chad & Jeremy. "Summer Wind" - Frank Sinatra. "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer" - Nat King Cole.
So much for that CD! It's too hot ... for those songs! I need a mix of cool, no, I need cold songs like: "Hazy Shade of Winter" - Simon & Garfunkle. How about "Winter Wonderland," or "White Christmas?"
You know it's too hot ... to listen to any music!
Thursday is supposed to be a continuation of the heat wave. That'll make four days in a row that it's too hot to...
Relief is coming our way for Friday! Maybe, just maybe on that day it won't be too hot to....but alas, someone will probably be too tired, and someone will probably have a headache.
Curmudgeon responsible for this post: Hale McKay at 12:25 AM