Tuesday, May 24, 2005

ok now it's real

Summer arrived today for me. I had to drive my car just now, which I had forgotten to move into the garage so it wouldn't sit in the sun all day. So yes, it sat in the sun all day and it was absolutely equitorial inside it by 5pm.
I had the T-shirt on the steering wheel like an oven mit as I drove, and it even burned my hands through that. My make-up bag was like the dressing section at a salad bar. I worried for my CD's. I try to take the little binder of them out of the car the night before if I think they might get a cookin', but like I said I forgot alot of things. I've warped many a CD that way. It wasn't hot enough to melt the LCD clock in my dash like it was with my Honda in Dallas in high school. I kept socks on hand for steering wheel mits then. (The sunroof didn't have a cover, that didn't help.)
Now I'm at home with a headache from the heat and glare of of the other cars, (does that bother anyone else?) eating pickles out of the jar.
And for those of you who haven't spent time in the summer in someone's *house* in California, I must let you in on a little insanity: Almost no one has A/C. Like, they're in denial that it ever gets hot here. Nevermind that the businesses all have A/C. School and homes, nope. News flash- it gets hot. And also in breaking news, it also gets cold, and most houses only have wall heaters. Um, how is a giant toaster supposed to warm the whole house. It doesn't. People are surprised when I complain about being hot saying "I thought you're from Texas." And I reply "yeah, we have a thing called air conditioning and it's everywhere, even outside sometimes."
Point of all that: I'm hot.

4 comments:

Sam said...

RIGHT ON SISTA! As a fellow transplant from a warm climate I ask California...WHERE IS THE CENTRAL A/C AND HEAT?! It gets both HOT and COLD here...yeesh...they also need to catch on to that whole "insulation in the walls and dual paned windows" concept. Fruits and nuts...I tell ya!

sister celtic said...

WE THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON SHARE YOUR GREIF AND SEND OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY...IT'S GOING TO BE IN THE 80'S TODAY AND YOU SEE ALL THESE GRUMPY MOMS WITH LITTLE KIDS KINDA SHORT ON PATIENCE.. IT'S FUNNY..THEY JUST SAY IN AN OUTRAGED TONE "MOM'S hOT KNOCK IT OFF" LETS HEAR IT FOR THE EXPOSED AGRAGATE FLOORS IN OUR HOME AT LEAST FOR OUR BIG BOUVIER BABYS SAKE..

Anonymous said...

$134 window a/c at Home Depot;sorry, no fix for your car.
Aunt Sandi

sister celtic said...

CHARLIE I ALMOST FORGOT MY STORY OF MY BUTT CLAIM TO FAME.. IT WAS A SCORCHER IN CA. I TOOK THE KIDS TO A PARK NOT A TREE IN SIGHT.. SO ROLLED UP THE WINDOWS LOCKED THE CAR.. A HALF HOUR LATER IT WAS TOO HOT SO WE GOT BACK IN THE CAR.. I SAT DOWN IN MY DAISY DUKES AND BY GOLLY I WAS BRANDED BY A HOT PENNY ON THE SEAT WITH THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL ON MY BUTT.. I SHOWED IT OFF TO EVERYONE IT WAS OUTRAGIOUS AND MAN DID IT HURT.