Weather Hell

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    Jun 25, 2009 8:41 PM GMT
    I have come to the conclusion that only sinners live in Texas. Surely hell can not be hotter than this place.

    Every day is higher than 100 degree's. More like 105-110. I get a glass out of the cupboard and I can feel that the glass is hot. Being sweaty all the time is no fun.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 25, 2009 8:44 PM GMT
    growingbig saidBeing sweaty all the time is no fun.


    all the time - no

    sometimes - yes

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    Jun 25, 2009 8:49 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    growingbig saidBeing sweaty all the time is no fun.


    all the time - no

    sometimes - yes

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 25, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    growingbig said

    Being sweaty all the time is no fun.


    Well I know we have been at or over 100 (with the exception of last Saturday... we had a cool wave and it was in the low 90's)....

    Hot & Sweaty is the norm... I strip my shirt at every opportunity outdoors..
    it seems weird to wear one anytime I'm at home. Pretty typical this time of year.

    I even woke up hot and sweaty. But that wasnt' due to the weather outdoors...

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    Jun 25, 2009 9:31 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    growingbig said

    Being sweaty all the time is no fun.


    Well I know we have been at or over 100 (with the exception of last Saturday... we had a cool wave and it was in the low 90's)....

    Hot & Sweaty is the norm... I strip my shirt at every opportunity outdoors..
    it seems weird to wear one anytime I'm at home. Pretty typical this time of year.

    I even woke up hot and sweaty. But that wasnt' due to the weather outdoors...

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    Jun 25, 2009 11:43 PM GMT
    The nights are in the high 90's. The days are unbearable. I can usually get by with my windows open and the ceiling fan on but lately have to turn on the a/c. I've almost become a nudist though with the widows open I'll wear a pair of shorts and I have a farmers tan.
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    Jun 25, 2009 11:56 PM GMT
    It's not the heat that would kill me; its the humidity. My 100's (which we have avoided so far this year) are pleasant because it's always so dry.

    Sorry you are miserable.
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    Jun 26, 2009 1:23 AM GMT
    Could be worse... you could be a cyclist courier in this heat riding on the downtown pavement all day...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 26, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    Or you could spend all day inside freight trailers throwing boxes of clothing onto a conveyor.
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    Jun 26, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    Yesterday broke an all-time record for New Orleans....104. And for those who have been down here in the summer, you know what the humidity has been like. I wanted to crawl under the sofa.
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    Jun 26, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    You've been hogging all the heat. We just had our first day sunny and above 70 in a month. Send more of it to the Northeast!
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    Jun 26, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    you could be living here in the ohio river valley where the air is stagnant and it feel like you're walking into a lake when you walk outside. thank god we've been having storms lately. the humidity is unbearable, the sweat just pours off of you.
  • bwinning

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    Jun 26, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    I'm with you here.
    Texas weather SUCKS. It's bearable if it wasn't so HUMID!
    I wish the hurricane would bring rain to us!
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    Jun 26, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    calibro saidCould be worse... you could be a cyclist courier in this heat riding on the downtown pavement all day...icon_rolleyes.gif


    Ha! Actually I am outside everyday getting blisters on my feet and having sunscreen dripping from my forehead into my eyes burning them. The other day I could barely even see. I keep getting asked if I want a hat but I tell them no because it will just trap the heat. So I've been spraying sunscreen in my hair which actually helps to keep it from sticking up all over the place.

    Since I have a ton of time by myself with my own thoughts I have started thinking of one scene from the movie The Little Mermaid:



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    Jun 26, 2009 3:38 AM GMT
    The Devil Made TexasOh, the devil in hell they say he was chained,
    And there for a thousand years he remained;
    He neither complained nor did he groan,
    But decided he'd start up a hell of his own,
    Where he could torment the souls of men
    Without being shut in a prison pen;
    So he asked the Lord if he had any sand
    Left over from making this great land.

    2. The Lord He said, "Yes, I have plenty on hand,
    But it's away down south on the Rio Grande,
    And to tell you the truth, the stuff is so poor
    I doubt it will do for a hell anymore."
    The Devil went down and looked over the truck,
    And he said if it came as a gift he was stuck,
    For when he'd examined it carefully and well
    He decided the place was too dry for a hell.

    3. But the Lord to just get the stuff off His hands
    He promised the Devil He'd water the lands,
    For He had some old water that was of no use,
    A regular bog hole that stunk like the deuce.
    So the contract was signed and the deed was given,
    And the Lord went up to his spread up in heaven.
    The Devil soon saw he had everything needed
    To make a good hell and I'll say he succeeded.

    4. He scattered tarantulas over the road,
    Put thorns on the cactus and horns on the toads,
    He sprinkled the sand with millions of ants
    So the man that sits down must wear soles on his pants.
    He lengthened the horns of the Texas steer,
    And added an inch to the jack rabbit's ear;
    He put water puppies in all of the lakes,
    And under the rocks he put rattlesnakes.

    5. He hung thorns and brambles on all of the trees.
    He mixed up the dust with jiggers and fleas.
    The rattlesnakes bites you, the scorpion stings,
    The mesquito delights you by buzzing his wings.
    The heat in the summer's a hundred and ten--
    Too cool for the devil and too hot for men,
    And all who remained in that climate soon bore
    Stings, cuts, bites, scratches, and blisters galore.

    6. He quickened the buck of the bronco steed
    And poisoned the feet of the centipede.
    The wild boar roams in the black chaparral.
    It's a hell of a place that we've got for a hell.
    He planted red pepper beside of the brooks;
    The Mexicans use them in all that they cook.
    Just dine with a Mexican and you will shout,
    "I've got hell on the inside as well as the out!"
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    Jun 26, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    growingbig saidI have come to the conclusion that only sinners live in Texas. Surely hell can not be hotter than this place.

    Every day is higher than 100 degree's. More like 105-110. I get a glass out of the cupboard and I can feel that the glass is hot. Being sweaty all the time is no fun.




    Dude, It's rained on LONG ISLAND NEW YORK for almost 6 days I'd kill for a little sunshine and heat!
  • Webster666

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    Jun 26, 2009 3:54 AM GMT
    You've got 50 states to choose from.
    Come to San Francisco.
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    Jun 26, 2009 4:02 AM GMT
    I used to live out that way. Too expensive.
  • calibro

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    Jun 26, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    growingbig said
    calibro saidCould be worse... you could be a cyclist courier in this heat riding on the downtown pavement all day...icon_rolleyes.gif


    Ha! Actually I am outside everyday getting blisters on my feet and having sunscreen dripping from my forehead into my eyes burning them. The other day I could barely even see. I keep getting asked if I want a hat but I tell them no because it will just trap the heat. So I've been spraying sunscreen in my hair which actually helps to keep it from sticking up all over the place.

    Since I have a ton of time by myself with my own thoughts I have started thinking of one scene from the movie The Little Mermaid:



    I need to get out of my head. icon_confused.gif


    You should drop by after work for margaritas... i have a/c.
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    Jun 26, 2009 4:37 AM GMT
    The hot humid weather was a big part of the reason I fled from northeast Mexico just south of you... ugh, whole metropolitan areas in hot humid valleys. But I give you that Texas is a bit more humid.

    While living there, what I heard from people living in Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico seems like the same people here have said of Mississippi and South Carolina, so, I guess is not that bad there in Austin either (a bit of consolation).
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    Jun 26, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    I couldn't take it. Is it any cooler in the hill country nearby? It has been hitting the low 90s here and that is too hot for me so I head up to the mountains every chance I get. I went to Blowing Rock 90 miles north last Sunday. It's a town at 3000 feet. It was 72 with the wind blowing while I sat in a cafe. It felt chilly. Then I went skinny dipping below a waterfall in a creek i had paddled when the water was much higher. The water was real cold. I swam under an overhanging rock that I thought would kill me when I was kayaking the creek at the high level. When I left I felt cleansed like I had just been baptized. You need to jump naked into a cold mountain creek.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 26, 2009 4:52 AM GMT
    growingbig saidI have come to the conclusion that only sinners live in Texas. Surely hell can not be hotter than this place.

    Every day is higher than 100 degree's. More like 105-110. I get a glass out of the cupboard and I can feel that the glass is hot. Being sweaty all the time is no fun.



    Awwwww, you poor baby. All of us who live in Phoenix feel your pain.
  • sportsjockla

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    Jun 26, 2009 4:54 AM GMT
    isn't the Bush family from Texas? With what they did to this country, isn't that proof they are from Hell?
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    Jun 26, 2009 9:55 AM GMT
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    growingbig saidI have come to the conclusion that only sinners live in Texas. Surely hell can not be hotter than this place.

    Every day is higher than 100 degree's. More like 105-110. I get a glass out of the cupboard and I can feel that the glass is hot. Being sweaty all the time is no fun.



    Awwwww, you poor baby. All of us who live in Phoenix feel your pain.


    Can you afford air-conditioning>?

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    Jun 26, 2009 12:30 PM GMT
    I think the OP is exaggerating his heat trauma. In summer most Texans go from from our air-conditioned houses to our air-conditioned cars to our air-conditioned workplaces and back again. Exposure to the elements is limited to the times when you get out of your car and immediately go inside.
    And the hidden climate benefit is that your skin becomes self-moisturizing.