Friday, June 10, 2005


Oh, my Lord. It's 28 degrees, with a humidex of 35. THIRTY-FIVE. It's too hot to move. Too hot to think. Certainly too hot to be sitting in my steamy (that word's for you, Kevin) hot kitchen typing... Everything is so still, even the air doesn't want to get breathed. Time for a cool soapy shower, then I'll just sit in front of the fan in the living room and go catatonic until the tots wake up. I do have stuff to say, but it can wait till that thunderstorm that's brewing hits and clears the air a bit. Later!


Blogger Candace said...

I'm just gonna hafta believe you on this one, as you're talking Celsius and I'm a Farenheit gal myself! (Plus, I'm too lazy to go searching the web for a converter.)

6/10/2005 04:13:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Mary's daughter said...

35 degrees C is about 95 degrees F. And when it's that hot and humid, you feel like you're swimming. I should know, it's just as hot here too Mum! Good luck on that thunderstorm. We got one two nights ago, but it made everything even more sticky, as if that's possible...

6/10/2005 09:19:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Eldest offspring: hi there! Thanks for the conversion. I was trying to remember the formula, and now I don't have to. I'm always so pleased when you pop by, sweetie!

Misfit: (That was my oldest daughter. Isn't she SMART? I'm so proud.)

I was of the generation that bridged the conversion here in Canada (started grade one learning imperial, but by the time I graduated high school, we were metric!) Thus, I have a mixture of both in my head:

My weight is in pounds.
Fruit I weigh in kilograms.
Long distances are kilometers.
Speed is km/hour.
Short distances are either inches and feet or cm, interchangably.
Liquid is cups for small amounts, litres for larger.

Confusing, no? Works fine for me, though!

6/10/2005 09:32:00 p.m.  
Blogger Kevin B said...

MP, funny you should mention the heat, as it has been very hot here in Virginia as well, albeit probably not as hot as in Southern Girl's Alabama, poor dear there. Anyway, after a gradual decline into mind-numbing lethargy over the past few days, I had the last gasp of a mental spark today and decided it was time to damn the financial consequences and turn on the air conditioning in the house. Well, now that a few hours have passed, I'm happy to report the resultant good news....despite the looming horror of my next electricity bill, I mentally and physically feel at least 95% better now, which I guess would be about 35% up there? Are you more thrifty than the rest of us, or do you just not have a/c up there in the Great White North?

6/10/2005 10:07:00 p.m.  
Blogger ASouthernGirl said...

My sympathies on the heat. I'm with Kevin,do you have a/c in Canada? my aunt In Northern Arizona doesn't have any. The hurricane is coming here, so rain will cool things off. Good luck and find a way to keep cool.

6/10/2005 11:45:00 p.m.  
Blogger Stephen (aka Q) said...

Here's a coincidence for you. I read your comments early this morning, then I went out for a run. I saw something unusual.

A refrigerator, on a front porch, with the door open, and the light on.

The light is on, so the fridge is plugged in. And the door is open, so it's cooling the great outdoors.

You wonder if we have air conditioning in Canada?! Hah, we are more advanced than that. We don't just cool the inside of the house, we use our fridges to cool the whole country.

But when I came back, soon after, the fridge door was closed. That defeats the whole purpose! Kids, these days — no matter how often you tell them to leave the fridge door open, they insist on closing it.

6/11/2005 08:54:00 a.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

We don't need a/c - we just retire to our igloos for the summers.

In truth, I don't have air conditioning because I've chosen not to. I figure someone reasonably young and nicely healthy (and damned good-looking to boot!) can manage without. My big problem yesterday was that I was too lazy to go down to the basement and bring up a fan... How pathetic is that? Yesterday was one of those days.

This is not to suggest that in places to the south (Alabama, oh me, oh my) you don't have excellent reasons to have and use a/c!!

It lightened the burden to whine to an audience, at any rate. Thank you!

6/11/2005 09:09:00 a.m.  

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