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Man, It’s HOT!!

Posted by on 28 July 2008

“Man it’s hot. It’s like Africa hot. Tarzan couldn’t take this kind of hot.”

Do you remember that line from the movie Biloxi Blues??  It’s one of the most famous lines from Matthew Broderick in that movie.  It stands true for the land of Okies today as well.  We’ve hit our summer “peek” and let me tell you, it’s HOT!!  I kept an eye on my Weather Pixie yesterday and she peeked at 107 degrees.  The forecast is for the same thing for the next 5-7 days.  In fact, our forecast for today is 105 degrees.  That just means that we’ll probably be hotter.  Yes, hotter!!  Our “coolest” days are supposed to be tomorrow and Sunday with a high of only 100 degrees.  SHEESH  Oh yes, you just have to love the “dog days of summer”!!  We have a burn ban, heat advisory and the mold count is high.  That sure makes for a miserable day for anyone outside. 

Oh yes, did I mention that lean green is outside in this!?!?  Everyday this week, he’s taking the poopies (privates) to the range.  FULL gear!!  Let me tell you, if this week doesn’t prepare these boys for Iraq, nothing will.  Last time hubby was there, he saw 120 degrees.  HA!!  Let me just state, that was 120 degrees in the shade!!  I just can’t help but to worry about him though.  He’s too old for this crap.  He’s so busy taking care of the poopies that he forgets to take care of himself.  He’ll walk them over to the water buffalo and keep them hydrated, but that crazy man will walk away and not even think of himself.  I’ve had to keep talking to him and reminding him that he’s on his last leg.  He’s done his time and it’s alright to pass the reigns over to someone else.  But no, he’s still in charge!!  I love him for that, but it just drives me nuts!!  (And trust me when I say, I don’t have far to go!!)  Anyone want to wager a bet that he just comes home tonight, kicks his boots off and crashes where he is??

By the way, I just want to mention that this picture was taken in my backyard just for this post.  I was looking and looking for pictures of the hot sun, but nothing struck my fancy.  I said to myself, “well, why don’t you just go out there and get exactly what you do want”.  (See, I told you I didn’t have far to go.  Now I’m talking to myself!!)  I did just that!!  I might go out and try to take some more, but I was struggling.  I didn’t have sun glasses on and my eyes were watering and the glare was terrible.  I happen to think it turned out rather well though!!  HEHE

If you want to keep track of just how hot it is in Oklahoma, just keep track of my Weather Pixie on the right hand side of the page.  She updates regularly!!  So tell me, how’s the weather where you are??  Just how hot is it??  Leave a comment and let me know what the weather is like around the world!! 


14 Responses to Man, It’s HOT!!

  1. Tammy Warren

    Hey…thank you for the comment. That was a tough one for me. I have so many blogs I read.

    I love the picture. I have a hard time in the sun with pictures. I will have to try that one tomorrow. I am doing that 364 day picture challenge (I have the pictures but not uploaded yet). I am always looking for more ideas. That has been tough. A picture a day. I try not to weigh down by blog with my children everyday. I love em, but I am sure everyone else might not as much. ha. We are 104 today where I live. I live in Northern Alabama. We are just miserable.

    Enjoy the rest of your day.


  2. Debbie

    OMG Elaine! I would die if I lived near you. I’m not kidding. Coming from MN to NJ was a killer for me. I have a hard time with humidity and we’ve seen (“feels like” temps with humidity) over 100. It’s horrible. I don’t go out after 10 in the am. LOL I am now a slave to air conditioning. Hang in there!

  3. Elaine

    Tammy, I never did make it back outside to get more pics of the sun today. It was just too hot. I’ve decided since I have these 3 cameras, I’m going to use them more and try different things. For looking directly at the sun, this pic turned out good today. I have a hard time not posting pics of my daughter. She’s the light of my life and I could easily post every stage!! LOL

    Glad to see you visiting again!! Thanks!!

  4. Elaine

    Looking at my little Weather Pixie, it’s still 106 today Debbie. It’s after 6pm and STILL that hot!! The best part about the heat in OK is that we don’t have the humidity. Often, people tell me it is, and I laugh. I tell them they’ve never lived in Houston (I have). Then, they’d know humidity!! Today, it’s about 20%. Very dry, but just darn HOT!!

    Can I borrow some ice??

  5. Laura

    Great pic! It’s hot here too! I can attest to that since I was out teaching P.E. for VBS today. I don’t know how my dad did it for 30 years. Jeepers. Anyhoooooo, I’m sore from playing Jesus Is Our Savior Tag. I’m such an old fart. 🙂

  6. Ribeezie

    Elaine: that opening quote just about summarizes how I feel with this summer heat sometimes. I’m always complaining about the heat though… If it were up to me, I wouldn’t mine rainy days for most of the week (I know, I know…call me crazy right?). LOL.

  7. Elaine

    Thanks Laura!! I’m trying to get into taking more pics and today was a good opportunity. It about took my eyes out though!!

    LOL I won’t say you’re old!! We’re just as young as we once were!!

  8. Elaine

    Ribeezie: Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!!

    Not crazy, but I can do without the rain!! I’d love it in the 80’s year ’round. It’s a hot one all over right now, so stay cool and comfy!!

  9. Debbie

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hate going outside during the summer. I made friends with all the fans and both my air conditioners real fast lol. Try to stay cool !!

  10. Elaine

    Debbie, I’m so glad you dropped by my blog. I “know you from MBC. Thanks for leaving a comment!! I try to keep up with your blog. I find it interesting and usually fun. I even added your button to my “click” page. I hope others will check it out!!

  11. hereinak

    I don’t feel like we can win anywhere- it’s scorching where you are, and here I am complaining that it’s been the coldest summer on record here in AK. Is there anywhere in the middle that isn’t overpopulated yet???!!!

  12. hereinak

    PS- congrats on your hubby’s impending retirement! My husband was Air Force, and now is in the Alaska Air National Guard. We still have oh, 12 years or so.

  13. Elaine

    It’s been crazy everywhere, I think. It sure sounds like it on tv anyway. Even the middle of the country hasn’t been left out of the weather. Earlier it was tornadoes and flooding, now they’re getting some heat too. I’m sure AK is beautiful, but I don’t think I could handle it. I grew up in WI and that was cold enough for me!!

    hereinak, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!!

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