Wednesday, August 08, 2007
It's HOT! How Hot? Well . . .
For several weeks now, I've been receiving invitations to "Shelfari." I finally found a few minutes to procrastinate and checked the website out--and what fun it is! So I've invited most of the folks in my email address book and posted some of the books my reading group has read over the last few years.
If you want to check Shelfari out, scroll down this page and look to the right--you'll see a link to Shelfari as well as a sample of the books on my virtual shelf. Be a "friend" and sign up--it's fun, it's free, and it's dedicated to book lovers!
And now, to my scheduled topic:
A couple of years ago one of my editor friends was attending the ICRS convention in Orlando. We were walking outside to the parking lot, and he asked me, "How can you stand living in this heat?" I laughed and said it was easy because we Florida folk generally don't step outside until October.
Got the following in an email and thought it hilarious . . . and all too true!
You know it's August in Florida when . . .
--The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
--The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
--Hot water now comes out of both taps. (When I do a cold water wash, the clothes come out warm.)
--You can make sun tea instantly.
--You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
--The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.
--You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.
--You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
--You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
--You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.
--You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
--The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.
--Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.
and finally--you know it's August in Florida when the trees start whistling for the dogs!