Gut Rumbles

July 08, 2003

what I Don't like about where I live

We've had one of those pesky "Bermuda Highs" hovering off the coast for about the past five days. It churns clockwise and pumps the weather you'd expect in Key West right into Southeast Georgia, except it leaves out the breeze.

The air is thick and humid. The temperature is 91 degrees, but the heat index is 15 degrees higher. The smokestacks at work just go straight up into the air and die there, as if they forgot where they were supposed to blow. Everybody gets cranky because sweat doesn't evaporate under those conditions. It just forms a poison running all over your body and it goes straight to your brain. When you are DRIPPING with it, you are not a pleasant person to be around.

I love living down South, because I have enough wonderful spring-fall-winter weather to make me forget about these miserable, sweaty summers until they descend on me again. Then, I must declare that I live next-door to the Gates of Hell. Shit. When the weather gets like THIS, even Satan will offer you a glass of iced tea.

He has more mercy than Mother Nature does.


Far be it from me to make fun of people for their choices of where to live, but that is why I will NEVER live in the Sun Belt. 65 F (6 PM) here above the Columbia Gorge. I'll take the everlasting rain in winter here over those hot summers in the South.

Posted by: Daniel Day on July 8, 2003 07:54 PM

I took my son out for a walk today and I thought I was going to DIE. I came back in and checked the weather for Savannah and it said 91 but feels like 101. Gah...too fucking hot.

Posted by: Gennie on July 8, 2003 08:06 PM

It's the same here in Yankee country--only difference is we aren't used to it!! It is hot and sticky and nothing seems to help......

Posted by: Cyn on July 8, 2003 08:44 PM

I did not know I was able to really sweat till this year..our air went out...though the eletric bill is so low I may never get the air fixed, still, it' s hot alright!... Trease

Posted by: Trease on July 8, 2003 11:09 PM

Try going through basic training in it, Acidman.

That's what I had to do. The first four weeks were in August.

Posted by: serenity on July 9, 2003 01:13 AM

Subtropical west Georgia, temps near 90, dewpoint 75.

Salt Lake City, temps near 100, dewpoint in the 50s. (according to Weatherbug)

That's how you can tell a Westerner from an Easterner: an Easterner says, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity." A Westerner says, "At least it's a dry heat." Both are always promptly beaten to death with a red-hot crowbar.

Posted by: McGehee on July 9, 2003 07:44 AM

I dunno, it sounds like heaven to me. I'll take a heat index of 115 any day over a 50 degree temperatures.

Posted by: sugarmama on July 9, 2003 09:47 AM
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