Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's HOT here!

But, not as hot as the rest of the country has been.............yet our news in Los Angeles is acting like this is over the top weather...why? It's SUMMER IN L.A....it DOES GET HOT! I've seen headlines this last week that are SO grossly over exaggerating the HEAT!! Is it GLOBAL WARMING propaganda or did somebody from the Arctic regions just get the weather job here ? :-)
z

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes Z,
The reporting is over the top! We do live in a desert after all. People forget that because it doesn't look like a desert.

I'm sure the same reporting is going on back east as well. However I heard too many stories from my folks over the years, about how they would put a mattress on the fire escape at night to sleep. That was in NY city.

Suddenly, it all takes on crisis proportions. It's July! It get's hot! It always has, for crying out loud. Get over it!

Pris

Anonymous said...

Oh Z, I must say that one piece bathing suit is certainly a new take on a "one piece" style. Too funny!

Pris

The Born Again American said...

Z, it's hot everywhere... We started our sign waving here in S.W. Florida at 9:00, it was 85 and throw in the heat coming off the cars, by 11:00 I bet it was 100 on the side of U.S. 41...

Like the "Far Side" cartoon, "It's a good kind of hurt"...

David Wyatt said...

We had a few 100 degree days here before it even became officially Summer! Just like it was when I was a kid here in good ol' NC!

Ducky's here said...

Luckily we've had a sea breeze all week.

Now get on the stick and start posting gazpacho recipes. Nothing like gazpacho in this goop.

Craig and Heather said...

We had about a week of 90 and over. Most days have been pretty pleasant.

But we don't live in an asphalt heat sink.

Nothing like gazpacho in this goop.

I tried gazpacho once.

H

sue said...

z - It has been very hot here in Blago-land. Unlike your cartoon, I wore my fleece jacket to the grocery store. I'm ok with it at home, in the car, and in the store, but walking from the car to the store is taking a chance on melting. Oh well.

Faith said...

I've noticed the news about the heat too and wondered what the big deal is. It's well known that New York is always a furnace in the summer -- as Pris attests -- and we expect to have temps in the mid to upper 90s all summer on the high desert, with the occasional spike into the hundreds, and we're right on track. They must be counting on people having a short memory.

Z said...

FAITH, you GOT IT! WHAT THE...??
This is SUMMER and, to see the news in LA of all places talking like THE SKY IS FALLING when we've had the coolest weather in the country until this week is hilarious!
"having a short memory" is right!

I HATE THE HEAT, by the way..born and raised here and I HATE THE HEAT!!

Pris, "get over it!" is RIGHT :-)

Born Again, hiya! It's only a good kind of hurt if you LOVE HEAT

David.."Just like it was" WAIT, that can't be right, unless you're only six years old...We're just experiencing GLOBAL WARMING NOW, don't you know that (smile)

Heather "Asphalt heat sink"...oh, my GOSH, I'm quite sure I've never heard a really hot day so well articulated....So many of my childhood days felt like that. Well done! (and AWFUL!)
melted tar..how well I remember.

Also, when we little girls got Mom to take us to the beach, we always came home with TAR BALLS stuck all over our feet and had to resort to nail pol. remover to get it off! Where was the OIL LEAK THEN!?

Sue...explain WHY THE FLEECE JACKET? Against the air conditioning?? My local grocery store requires I wear a sweater in the summer to shop or I FREEZE!

Tom's Place said...

It's summer weather, folks! Of course it will be hot some years, and mild in others. Too bad the global warming crowd doesn't see it that way...

Speedy G said...

I was thinking "spoonful" but got distracted... Hope ya don't mind.

Z said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWXcjYNZais\

I'm sorry, Speedy, but nothing compares to SPOONFUL! :-)
BUT, I have never heard of Regina and thought she's got STYLE!
I don't mind, of course not...keep 'em coming'..just remember ol' Z (jazz singer and pianist) loves the original standards!

Speedy G said...

I'm sure glad that the hairstyles have changed since the Spoonful wrote that standard. Not very practical for summers in the city. ;-)

Z said...

GOOD POINT (and they don't look too good, either!)
My hair's grown probably six inches since last October and people like it long but, you're right...my hair's thick and feels like a fur collar when I wear it down in this hot weather!

Z said...

Ducky, I've got to get back to my food blog...gazpacho is a good place to start for the summer. Will think on that..thanks.

Anonymous said...

"Where was the OIL LEAK THEN!?"

No kidding Z!

The oil leak was natural. Playa del Rey beach always left tar on the soles of our feet.

Funny, we never had any trouble surf fishing and catching fish, including sting rays and the occasional leopard shark.

Not to mention grunion when they were running.

Pris

sue said...

z - I guess I'm just coldblooded. I love wearing a fleece jacket. And with air conditioning I can almost wear one year round.

Sometimes I get caught in the hot weather.

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Anonymous said...

Kind of makes you want to sign up for Badwater, the 135 mile run through Death Valley. The one where you run on the white painted stripe so your shoes don't melt so fast. Well, too late. It was last week. (No, I didn't do it.)

tio

Z said...

Pris, you had those spots, too, right?
Today it's THE SKY IS FALLING, THERE"S TAR IN THE OCEAN!

Sue, I have SUCh a great fleece vest I wish I could send you...it's rarely cold enough to wear it here and is practically brand new...suede-type stuff on the outside and fleece inside. Mr. Z got it for me, I think from Australia..so I guess I'd never give it away, but he also brought me a pair of slippers like that...I thought they were AWFUL, very unromantic and cloddish...
Well, I FELL IN LOVE with them the minute I put them on and I swear I wanted to walk outside with them but, in Paris, a woman wouldn't be caught DEAD dressing like that!!

tio...TRUST me, it doesn't make ME want to AWFUL!

sue said...

z - It's nice of you to think of me.

The gifts that Mr. Z gave you must be the hardest to part with, and I'm sure you wouldn't.

It's going to be in the low nineties tomorrow. Four grandchildren will be arriving tomorrow and two more on Monday, so the house will stay heated up!
Most likely I'll have to put the fleece jacket away until it's cooler.

Z said...

Sue, enjoy the grandchildren....you're very blessed..xx

sue said...

thanks, z

Always On Watch said...

Z,
You'll love the upcoming post that will go up at my site later this week: get rid of air conditioning.

I think not -- in the D.C. heat waves.

Anonymous said...

I can identify with this alright! I've reached the age(and so has my waist) wear I don't wear a belt. I wear Haband brand pants with the elastic-waist already in 'em! Hello Pris, how are you? Listen, if you'd like, ask Madame Z for my e-mail addy and tell I said it's ok. I use my whole name in so so I really don't want to just put it out there... I'd love to hear from you. Johnnymac.

Anonymous said...

Hot? Folks here on The Jersey Shore it ain't just hot it's AFRICA HOT!! It's 1:09 EST and it's 90 deg. humiditys at 51% wind out of the south/southeast at 9mph. I'm wilting. J'Mac.

Anonymous said...

"Now you're all lollygaggin' around like it's a hundred and twenty! Can't be more 'n' a hundred 'n fourteen!'' Slim Pickens, "Blazing Saddles''. Johnnymac.

MK said...

It must be global warming Z, when winter rolls around, it'll be global cooling.

The only consistent message is that it's all your fault and you're terrible for daring to live.