Goodness, entertaining (read cooking and cleaning up after) the crazy 9 progeny, not to mention playing nurse maid and my photography class, has left me with little time to blog. I'm trying reals hard to get to the next Photography 101 post tomorrow.
Not to leave you hanging... I originally posted this in August, 2010. I was thinking with the recent heat wave, y'all could add your own experiences!
Coincidentally, the forecast for today's high is 109 degrees.
You know it's summertime
in the Arizona desert when...---you lose a layer of skin each time you have to peel your thighs off the seat of the car.
---you judge the temperature outside by touching the inside of a window.
---you see the birds "panting" in the trees.
(really, this one happens all the time, and it's plain ol' weird)
---105 degrees isn't that bad.
- ---the local police wear shorts.
- ---you wish you had cloth seats in your car instead of leather.
---you don't see any of your neighbors mid-May through mid-September.
---you'd rather park in the far back of the parking lot, in the shade, than the closest one in the sun.
---it's 95 degrees at 10am, the cool part of the day.
---an SPF less than 30 is just plain funny.
---you've actually fired an egg on the sidewalk with your kids. (It works! We've done it!)
---the airport shuts down because planes can't get lift in the heat. (Yep, that happens too!)
---opening your car door seems hotter than opening a blast furnace.
---you've gotten serious burns from your seat belt buckle. (We have to be really careful with infant car seats!)
---a chunk of the parking lot sticks to your shoe.
---you see your neighbor put shoes on her dog so his feet don't burn during the walk. (Yes, this is true!)
---wearing a sleeveless shirt, complete with bingo wings, doesn't seem so awful anymore. (Y'all know what "bingo wings" are, right? Your "Hey Marge's?" I'll wait for someone to ask. Not sure if this is an AZ thing or not.)
---you purposefully wear skirts so the AC in the car can blow up your skirt.
---autumn happens in January.
---your swimming pool gets too hot to swim in. (The water on the top step can actually scald the tootsies!)
---you turn the tap water all the way to cool, and it's still warm. Nothing like a warm shower on a hot day... not.
Man, it was hot today.