"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.