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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

IT'S TOO DARN HOT!!



Or they would be, if I had them!!

(Portions of this post were published in 2012.)

I don't know what the temperature is where you live, but it's been hot here in Los Angeles!!  The temperatures have been very close to 90º F (32.2º C) with a lot of humidity.  Fishduckies much prefer it to be in the low 70's.  My husband likes the heat.  I remember one trip to Vegas long ago in the summer.  It was typically hot (Las Vegas is in the desert) & I couldn't find Bud.  He was not in our room, the restaurant or the casino.  I asked myself if he could possibly be crazy enough to be outside.  I got my answer when I looked by the pool.  He was there, but not in the pool.  He was in a chaise near it.  He & one other idiot were sunbathing!!

The reason I brought this up is because air conditioning is a necessity for me.  I have to explain how ours works.  We have two a/c's. One is for the family room, the master bedroom & most importantly, my studio upstairs where I compose these masterpieces.  The other is for the rest of the house, including Bud's home office.  Yesterday I had them both set at 75º.  When I came downstairs, Bud had turned off the unit that controls the temp in his office.  That made it near impossible for me to eat in the kitchen without passing out.  He said that he was comfortable.  I tried to explain (while mopping up the sweat on my face) that it was much easier for him to pit on a sweater than for me to remove my skin.  I'm not sure he completely understood so today I sent him this:

Several years ago, Bud & I took a cruise to Mexico.  The ship docked near a beautiful lagoon so the passengers could go ashore & then go swimming in the ocean.  We went to the lunchroom to grab a snack.  We were in our bathing suits & my hair was soaking wet & was plastered to my head.  Next to us was a man with his two small children who were wondering out loud if the water was too cold to swim in.  The father suggested to his kids that they ask me, because it was obvious that I had just been in the ocean.  I HADN'T GONE IN YET!!  I don't know if I was having a hot flash or if it was the weather--or a combination of both.

I think the heat is too much for some of our furry--& feathered--friends, too:









And it's not just live things 
that are affected by the heat:






First, this video & then some cartoons for you:















I hate it when I get all sweaty--it makes my feathers stick together!!----fishducky

 



25 comments:

  1. I hope you find some cool relief soon.
    Hot weather makes me a sad, soggy and grumpy mess.

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    1. Dear fellow mess: The forecast is for 86º today & 85º tomorrow & Thursday!!

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  2. Considering where some of them are probably headed, some of our politicians better get used to this heat

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  3. These are so funny. Reminds me of a time I put a note on the thermostat at work once that said. " leave this alone or I will find another job". Not been touched since. Haha.

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    1. I might do that; I'd just substitute the word "husband" for "job"!!

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    1. I know; I've been reading your posts!!

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  5. We have the oppositte problem in casa del Cranky. I like the temp down she is never warm enough.

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    1. It's like a morning person marrying a night person; a problem we also have!!

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  6. I like it cool and Karma likes it hot. She lounges in the sunshine to make up for me and my AC--LOL! Leah likes it cool, too. Dagan keeps a sweatshirt around all summer. ;)

    And if she can dance like that she is not too darn hot! LOL!

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    1. Karma can't turn off the a/c, can she?

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    2. Nope! I torture her with 70-72 degree weather! LOL!

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  7. Now that our son is grown and independent, the only thing Mrs. Chatterbox and I argue about is the thermostat, and I don't even touch it.

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    1. I hope you're comfortable, Stephen!!

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  8. Goodness, 90 degrees is sweater weather here. Only slight exaggeration. It is to me the safe temp to work outside. Right now it is 104. I won't be able to mow today till about 7PM. It would upset my neighbors but that is when they are all out mowing also.
    Loved all the animals seeking the cool and the Wisconsin cartoon.

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    1. I've never gotten used to temps in the 90's--the mind is willing but the flesh is fried!!

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  9. I think Willy Dunne Wooters is a lizard. He loves the heat. He drives to my house with the windows rolled down on his car. As soon as I get in the car, the AC goes on, full blast.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Bud likes his car hermetically sealed. I turn on the a/c when I get in but the vents on his side stay closed tight!!

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  10. Oh, that poor little thermometer at the top! I thought he was a toasted Twinkie. Which, perhaps, says a little more about ME than about the state of the weather.

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  11. Hopefully it's started to cool down a bit for you this week. We're relieved in Northern Cal to have 2 and not 3-digit temps. But it's still too hot. I hope your hubs got a clue and is wearing sweaters these days.
    Stay cool, Fishducky. Stay cool.

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    1. I guess I'm an oxymoron--the SO COOL fishducky is too hot!!

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  12. feeling a tad warm sweetie? I'll send you some ice cubes.
    more seriously, I hope things cool down a bit soon over there.

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