Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm melting, meellttiinnnggg

"What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance"
- Jane Austin

It is not often that we Oregonians experience extreme hot weather. In fact, you can pretty much count on one hand the amount of weeks we get that produce such sweltering heat - but this is surely one of them. It was 103 degrees today and is supposed to be 105 tomorrow.

Somebody stick a fork in me 'cause I'm done.

People of the world - we are melting. That's right. The state of Oregon is slowly but surely liquefying into oblivion. We are not made for this out here. Our delicate winter-white skin is just not equipped to handle such an on-slot of torridity. 

You see, in a place like this where extreme heat is not often a part of our lives, many of us do not have air conditioners. We just don't. It's like people in So. California rarely having umbrellas. (***Side note: When I was attending Chapman University in Southern California, I actually had class cancelled one day because of rain. Just rain. That's it. I couldn't believe it.***) So alas there is no escape, no reprieve. We are left to standing in front of the open freezer, cold showers and hour after hour of heat-induced idleness. It's a sticky, sweaty mess, and it isn't pretty, dudes. 

Oh Oregon, love of mine - where is the relief? The weather man says that this is hear to stay for about another week. 

Excuse me while I go cry and bathe in a tub full of ice.


  1. Sounds like you need to come down to North Carolina...everyone else does. It is very humid here in the summer, thunderstorms pop up often in the summer. I couldn't make it without AC.

    "Tub of ice"??'re a tough cookie!

  2. At least we don't have to wear the fashion of the day in Austen's time. Can you imagine having to wear neck to wrist to ankle gowns in that kind of heat? Or burkas in the middle east? Goodness, it's a wonder women don't drop dead from heat exhaustion over there.

    AC is great, but take it from someone in Texas -- air conditioners tend to break down during the hottest week of the year. It's like they wait for it.

    Hang tough, girl. You'll have something to tell your grandchildren -- the heat wave of '09.

  3. "Somebody stick a fork in me 'cause I'm done."
    Bwhahaha... has anyone ever told you that you are funny?

    I'm so sorry that the state of Oregon is melting away. I haven't heard anything on the news about it though.

    Sending you much ice cold support ;)

  4. I year ya sister... we're melting up here too! My tomatoes are loving the sun, but the Lemonade Makin' Mama wants rain instead!!!

  5. I just found out that I wasn't following you. Sorry!!! I have corrected that massive error.

  6. aww! I'd recommend putting a water bottle in the freezer and then carrying it around with you on the back of your neck. It's delicious!

    Also - I totally struggle with left and right. why is that so hard??

  7. I heard on the news that Oregon was having a massive heatwave, but 103? Yikes! At least you don't have to go to the gym because you will be sweating off the calories.

    Also, if you get a ricemaker it makes perfect rice everytime :)


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