July 6, 2012: Kissing Day, Fried Chicken Day, How Hot are You?

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July 6, 2012

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Today is International Kissing Day. Can you imagine wanting to get close enough to someone to kiss them today? Me neither. However, if you are living in a more moderate climate, by all means carry on and kiss away. It is also Fried Chicken Day. Cold fried chicken is always good, but who wants to fry it or even wait in line for it when the temperatures in most of the country are topping 100. Let’s have a Fried Chicken Day when the weather breaks … maybe with bread and butter and a tall glass of lemonade.

It’s funny—I feel like hot weather was invented this summer. This must be the first time in history that we have not only experienced record breaking hot temperatures but thanks to all the Instagrams of temperature gauges and screen shots of weather apps this year, we are not only hot but also aware of exactly how hot we are at any given moment. And not only do we know the temperature, we get the added bonus of “it feels like….” So, today when it was 100º in Chicago, I knew that wasn’t the worst of it because I would feel like it was 108º. Good to know.

In Chicago we set an all-time high Friday afternoon and matched our longest-ever streak of 100º days at three. It was cooler in Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana today than it was in Chicago.

Tomorrow (Saturday) if Chicago hits 100 degrees, it would be the first time in its history with four straight days of triple-digit temperatures. In other words, I could be a part of weather-making history. I plan to wear as little as I can for the occasion, and liberally use my clinically proven deodorant and hope others do the same.

We had some fun on Facebook today and filled in the “it’s hotter than …” and “how hot is it?” blanks with a few of our favorite sayings:

It’s hotter than Mae West.

It’s hotter than a 2 peckered goat.

It’s blowing hotter than a room full of politicians.

It’s hotter than Johnny Depp.

It’s hotter than a $2 pistol on the Fourth of July.

It’s hotter than Georgia asphalt.

It’s hotter than the hinges of Hades.

It’s so hot that it makes me want to take off my skin and sit in my bones.

It’s so hot I’m sweating like a whore in church.

It’s so hot the birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

It’s so hot that I tied my mule in a field of corn, and the corn started popping and the mule thought it was snow and froze to death!

It’s so hot I saw two trees fighting over a dog.

It was so hot I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking.

It’s so hot I just saw the devil dancing buck-naked in the middle of the driveway.

One thing I have done to beat the heat is to complain about how hot it is! My new motto is: “If you can’t fix it, at least you can complain about it.” I think that complaining while I eat watermelon actually makes me feel cooler. Really!

How hot are you?

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6 thoughts on “July 6, 2012: Kissing Day, Fried Chicken Day, How Hot are You?

  1. I’m not sure it’s that much hotter than any other year but you sure do hear about how hot is a lot more than usual. No plans for golf until it cools off a bit. It was 102 in my neck of the woods and it’s suppose to be more of the same tomorrow but break on Sunday.

    Stay Cool.

  2. Too dam hot…is how hot it is. Nobody want’s to do anything that requires one ounce of effort. Even the pool was out of the question today. It was 100 by 12n. We had an inside picnic today and watched movies and played bored games. Not a bad day but a long day.
    It’s suppose to get cooler on Sunday. Fingers crossed!

  3. I saw a sign today that made me smile– No shirt, no pants, no problem! Staying cool with giant glasses of ice tea and mint. I love kissing and fried chicken but I agree we need to wait tell it cools off a bit.

    Hang in there a cool breeze has to blow soon.

  4. We were at 100 by 10:00 this morning and reached 107 by 3p.m. My niece in Sparta, Wis. said they had 109 on their gauge today, so I guess we can’t get cooler by going North. Just too bad we can save this up for the winter months, eh?

  5. It was 105 here yesterday and supposed to be 104 today — I suspect it will make that, too, because it’s already pushing 90 and it’s barely 9:30!! They keep telling us to hang on, that relief (and maybe some rain) will be here on Sunday. We sure hope so — especially my poor Sheltie!

  6. I went up to Cloudcroft NM for a dog show on Thurs. It was NOT hot! It started raining and got so dam cold we could hardley get our set up, set up. Fri. was even more miserable, rained all day and and was colder than a barmaids heart. Did I mention the show was outside? Sat. was not quite as bad, didn’t rain as much and was a tiny bit warmer. So, for those of you who hate the heat might I sugest a couple weeks in Cloudcroft in July next year?

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