July 19, 2005

Too Darn Hot

It is so fucking hot. And y'all know I would never use the word "fucking" in such a vulgar way without good reason. Man oh man. It's just been so fucking hot. I don't mean a nice dry heat like Phoenix is basking in of late. I mean serious heat, oppressive heat, sweltering weather so hot it doesn't make a difference if the sun is down or if the sky is cloud-covered, which is how it has mostly been the past week or so.

I've lived in the DC area for nigh on 38 years. I know what to expect from summer weather. The outdoors transforms into a sauna, supersized. It's not the heat, dontcha know, it's the humidity. Thunderstorms typically come through and bring fresh air. But not this year. The thunderstorms this year just add more moisture to the air and bring no sweet clean relief at all.

Day or night, step outside an air conditioned space and poof! Your entire body immediately glistens and oozes moisture from every pore. It's like you're melting from the outside in. Clothing, no matter how light, clings and chafes. The thick heavy air must be pushed out of the way during the strenuous trek from one air conditioned space to the next. It saps your strength and threatens to ruin the best of moods. Stand still and it presses down as if trying to force you to your knees. It's hard to breathe. The stagnant air is undisturbed by even a hint of a breeze. Don't even get me started on what it does to my curly hair. This year even Cosine is bitching about how unmanageable her hair is.

Motivation is nil. I want to do nothing but lay naked in bed with the air conditioning cranked to the max and lick a popsicle.

Meanwhile, Mel enjoys her cool evening breeze. If she keeps talking about it, she may find us on her doorstep. She has a history of adopting people after all. What's two more with her houseful?

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12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Boo-frickety-hoo

Jenzilla said...

It's been the same situation here.
Last night we finally got a rain that has seemingly cut down on the humidity. I love heat, but I feel for everyone who doesn't!

Sandra Scoppettone said...

Too Darn Hot is the title of the next Faye Quick novel. Thanks for the plug. :)

SassyFemme said...

I hear you on the heat, I'm in south TX! For those of us wiht straight hair, the thick humid air means our hair won't do anything without serious freezing hold hairspray. Why is it none of us are ever happy with what the weather does to our hair? :)

Cris said...

Wisconsin is supposed to be the UPPER Midwest, and we have had temps for the last 3+ weeks that are more appropriate to Georgia. Hot, muggy, still. YUCK If I wanted this kind of weather, I would move south. But, DC really is mostly south....
What did we ever do without air conditioning?

Elizabeth said...

Uh...sassyfemme, here is your re-write:

How come none of us wussy, pansy, girly-girl femme dykes are ever happy with what the weather does to our hair?

Same reply, different hour:
Boo-frickety-hoo

Jack the blogger said...

It is so hot and humid in Connecticut you can cut the air with a buter knife nad spread it on toast.

Mel said...

I'm actually a little chilly tonight, cold toes and all. ;)

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I Am The Walrus said...

Northern MN has been unbearable, also. And, I keep telling these people I didn't move here for this kind of weather...

Eyes said...

Do I relate to this post. That is our weather too. Oppresive!

We normally get like 5 days abpve 90 each year. This year? We're approaching 30 - 40 days above. Worst draught here since 1936.

No rain worth speaking about in over a month. But it is THUNDERING NOW. One can hope!

Career Guy said...

In NE Ohio, we've had about a month of 90+ days, and last summer we only had one. Kathy and I had AC installed just in time. BTW, I always tell her not to worry about the frizzies--it just makes her look even cuter (as if that were possible.