Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Summer in the South




The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

The trees are whistling for the dogs.

The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

Hot water now comes out of both taps.

You can make sun tea instantly.

You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.

The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.

You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.

You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.

The cows are giving evaporated milk. Ah, what a place to call home. . .

God Bless Our South!

(another email goody. The frog has nothing to do with it - I just thought he was cute!)

21 comments:

Shephard said...

It oddly doesn't sound that different form SoCal!! We both did posts about the heat today. Must be on the same (heat)wave length. ;)
~S

Beverly said...

Yes, those are surely true~ You should come to Florida...we all have a/c down here...it rained this afternoon and the temperature dropped to about 82. Cool.

Gerbera Daisy said...

We have had the same nasty heat and humidity here in South Jersey!!! I can totally relate. Especially the seat belt buckle is a branding iron and you know how to drive a car using only 2 fingers.

Diane Mandy said...

It has been miserable here! Leaving work today I heard thunder--the most glorious sound I have heard in a long time!

Sue said...

It's beyond hot here too! Triple digits for us!!!
Feels humid too, which we almost never get. This has been a year of very weird weather...

Seamus said...

I do remember all of that ... vaguely ... some of it ... hmmm ... *checks thermometer - 72F* ... >>>>>>>>>>>>>> runs :P

srp said...

I do believe you could fry and egg on the pavement today. And Oklahoma? Temps in the 100's, reminds me of the day there when the temp was 107 in the shade and the electricity went off. I left the house to find a place for Nyssa to be cool. When I came back the power was back on, but the air conditioning compresser had blown up. When it bakes, it bakes!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are great Judy! And the frog IS cute! Cute as he can be!

Merle said...

Hello Judy ~~ These are all very funny
and just at the right time for you folks
in the Northern Hemisphere.
I agree about Paris Hilton. I don't know how people can live like her.
Take care, Merle.

Peter said...

What with hard boiled eggs, pre-cooked potatoes, and evaporated milk, your cooking time should be way down Judy.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I'm tired of having to wash my hair twice a day.

Lisa said...

we have triple digits here in the Pacific Northwest, too. How can it be that you can really get out of the shower sweaty? UGH!

Michele sent me today!

Deana said...

It is soooo hot. It really does take 5 minutes for my water hose water to cool off enough to water my plants in the evenings!

Raggedy said...

I just loved this post!
Awesome!
I am laughing so hard here..
Bless you!

Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

No_Newz said...

Amen! Us Yanks are roastin' our bums too.
Lois Lane

sage said...

It's been pretty hot up here too Kenju--it was in the upper 90s this weekend in northern Michigan!

Jennifer said...

Thank goodness for these little outbursts of rain. Without them, I think I'd consider moving to Iceland.

RennyBA said...

Sounds a bit like summer in the Nordic countries and by all means, not bad:-)

vanx said...

We were reminded this week that at least part of New Jersey is technically below the Mason Dixon Line.

PI said...

Believe it or not but we are presently suffering a heat wave and we are all drifting around like drippy heroines in a Tennessee Williams play.

Badaunt said...

We have been really lucky so far this year - it's almost the end of July and we've only had a couple of really hot days. (During which a few people died from heat stroke, but still, only two or three hot days is something.)

The downside is that this extended break from the rigours of summer is caused by an extended rainy season, so the humidity is ridiculously high and and it seems to be raining most of the time. We had our first clear day in weeks yesterday. Half day, really - it clouded over in the afternoon. Now we have another week of rain ahead...

But I still prefer this to the summer heat.