YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN PHOENIX

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We like to go around saying, "Oh yes, it's hot but it's a dry heat and it doesn't feel so hot."

Well not today folks. And not yesterday. And probably not tomorrow. The humidity is higher than usual and there is no monsoon associated with it to bring down the temperature.  What's up?

I don't know!

But I do know you're in Phoenix when:

*You can say 117 degrees without fainting.

 *You can make instant sun tea.

*You discover that in June, July, and August, it takes only 1 finger to drive.

*Hot water comes out of both taps.

*You actually burn your hand (first degree) opening the car door.

*You notice that the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

*You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 3:30 a.m.

6 comments:

Mevely317 said...

You said it, Clif! :)
My granddaughters arrived last night from Alabama -- they're wanting to see if they can't cook an egg outside!
We're off to the Grand Canyon tomorrow, so I'll be off the radar screen for a few days ...
Have a great week!
Myra

Debbie said...

I know exactly what you mean Clif! I too live in the triple digit dry heat of Phoenix. However, our a/c went out yesterday and we had to work in a very hot house while we waited for a repairman to come by. And last week a transformer exploded in the backyard. It took APS five hours to get their cranes out to fix it.

Saleslady371 said...

This heat is very healing, isn't it? Not too much cooler up north and we've got some clouds.

Saleslady371 said...

This heat is very healing, isn't it? Not too much cooler up north and we've got some clouds.

Loren said...

These are good :) I don't think you would really be awake @ 3:30 AM???

We are really hot here as well ~ heat index of 105 BUT we have the humidity so I have YET to stop sweating!
I continuously look as if I just got out of the shower! ARGH!

Try to stay cool okiedokie!

Mildred said...

I've never visited your area Clif, but my brother drove across the U.S. with my husband a few months back and they both loved your state. Georgia has had a few 100+ degree days and with our humidity, it has been very bad HAIR weather!!! Your visits to my Spiritual Sunday posts mean the world to me.
I just read your new post on TIME. In caregiving for sick family members, I have gained such an appreciation for time. Most of our lives we are so busy, but when sickness or disability stop folks in their tracks, time takes on a whole new meaning. I have learned to cherish every minute of every day and the smallest of blessings ~ like the blue heron that landed in our driveway last week here in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains!!! Have a blessed Sunday Clif.