Saturday, June 14, 2008

What's the opposite of brain freeze?

sc-tightThere needs to be an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that bans HOT weather.

Thursday afternoon, as I drove down the Parks Highway to catch my flight out of Anchorage, the temperature over that part of central Alaska was around 60° (F) -- just absolutely gorgeous.

A 6 hour drive and 13½ hours in airplanes and airports later, I arrived in a place called Hell... no, I'm not talkin' Hell, Michigan, Hell a.k.a. South Carolina... Charleston, in the Lowcountry, to be more specific.

Charleston is a beautiful city, interesting history, cool downtown, great restaurants... or so I'm told ;) I've seen some o' that, maybe one day I'll explore it some more... just not when it's 420 degrees outside.

Walking out of the airport terminal made me feel as if someone had thrown me into a sauna. There's nothing civilized about sweating through your clothes the moment you leave indoors. This place ain't too bad in the winter but come on now, this is just sick.

sc-easternwideI'm completely against more government; they screw everything up, waste our money, and call it okay. But at this moment it would be nice if the government controlled the weather. If our politicians truly care about the people they're supposed to be serving, they'd finally give them comfort in their environment i.e. TURN THE HEAT DOWN!!!!!

Now, I don't mind hot weather in small doses but this is insane.

What happens to a person when they live with this day in and day out? Quite simple, really.

It melts your mind.


Sugarmag said...

Hiya Zoooma, glad you made it there ok, I hope your dad is ok, too. Also, I hope your brain doesn't melt.

Sam said...

The "as such" girl is so stinking funny.

Oh, and welcome to the mainland. Yeah, it's hot. Hope you survive. =]

Rev. Paul said...

Hi, Zoooma - sorry you had to travel to the land of heat & humidity. It's only 52 in Anchorage this evening.

Zooomabooma said...

Rev. Paul -- thanks for stoppin' by! 52 degrees sounds GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Ahh well.

Heya Sam! I'll get by! I hate to make fun of people but yeah, that girl's pretty funny. The pressure got to her, that's all.

Sugarmag! Or is it Sugar Mag? Either one?

My dad will be alright after surgery today. Thanks :)

Deadman said...

I think I dated that girl once. She was a fun ride.

Good to hear about your dad!

Anna said...

I hear ya on the weather issue in the Carolinas.
First of all, forget about hairstyles because frizz is the only style long hair does in the Carolinas
Second, if you desire to wear make up be sure you have a spray can of varnish or shellac. Trust me, once you step out into the great outdoors your face reacts to the soggy heat like a house of wax mannequin enjoying a bonfire .. can anyone say drip...drip...
I'm used to summers in the 100's but its dry heat and I love the south east, but the humidity is a tough one to handle.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated