This was my IPhone as 9:00 PM last Friday. I wish I would of thought to take a picture earlier in the day when it was showing 107. Also, that little teaser showing rain for Saturday and Sunday…total lie.
Are you officially tired of hearing about how hot and dry it is in the middle of the country?? Well, you probably aren’t nearly as sick of hearing about it as we are living in it.
Last year the southern states, especially Texas was sweltering in the heat and drought. They were kind enough to send it up north for us this year. While we are ever so appreciative (sarcasm) we are more than willing to give it to any other state that would want some “dry time”.
Today, actually is a bit cooler at 100 degrees but the drought continues. There are suggestions that we might get a half inch of rain later in the week. HHMMM…could we get that lucky??
109 degrees…that’s hot!!!
BTW the 129.1 is the miles traveled not the miles per hour.
Thought Number One - There is the old saying, “It’s Not the Heat but the Humidity”.
OH PULLEEZ!!! It is the heat AND the humidity. Hot is hot and the humidity is 72 percent this morning. There should be no “buts” in that sentence.
Kansas has four seasons normally…..Drought, Flood, Blizzard and Tornado. This past year we totally skipped Blizzard and concentrated on the Tornado, (Spring) Flood and now Drought. Seems to be feast or famine around here.
My husband was traveling yesterday in central Kansas and sent me a picture of the dashboard of his rental car.
OK, I am done whining now about the weather as I realize the whole country is having unusual weather patterns. I am curious as to the effects of drought and heat on the human brain.
Thought Number Two…I keep thinking in cliches
Yesterday, while I was reading the paper I saw an interesting story and later heard it on the news. Instead of being all…OH that’s so sad (OK it is, I admit it) I immediately thought of all the cliches that fit the story.
There is a news release out of Florida where I guy feeding alligators got his hand bit off.
True story…Wallace Wetherholt, an airboat captain in Florida, was feeding the alligators by dangling fish over the side of his boat in the Everglades and a gator came up and bit his hand off. Just to show, I sick I am, the article said he was giving a tour to an Indiana family. My first thought was…there is a tour that family won’t forget anytime soon. Then to make the story even MORE interesting, is the man gets arrested for feeding the alligators which is against the law in the Everglades. He posted $1000.00 bond and will have to answer to the judicial system as well as the medical system for his total lack of common sense.
But, I digress…my other thoughts on the subject came in the form of old adages. As I am not a person that usually thinks in “cliches”, this surprised (even) me a bit.
There are just so many cliches that a person could use for this story. Things like “common sense isn’t all that common”, or “keep your hands to yourself”, “living from hand-to-mouth” “having someone eating out of your hand”(in this case, including the hand), “caught red handed” are just a few. I am sure there are others.
But the clear WINNER….
Isn’t this story the best example EVER of “don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
And then I think “Adding Insult to Injury” he is facing misdemeanor charges. How cliche?