It has been miserably hot here in Kansas for far too long. We’ve had over a month of record breaking high temperatures, and record low rainfall. It’s a serious crisis, and can literally be deadly if you aren’t careful. If we don’t get some rain soon, there won’t be any hay for the cattle and horses next year.
To say it sucks has been an understatement.
It’s hard to keep working in the heat, and eventually it starts to consume your personality. Normaly positive people become cranky and argumentative. I’m one of them.
I’m sick of the heat, but I’m also sick of my attitude about it. So, I’m trying to come up with some positive answers to some of my whining about the hot weather. What follows is my hopefully funny effort at shaking off my attitude and lifting my spirits.
Ten Great Things About The Hot Weather
It’s so hot, the only summer on record that has been hotter was 1936, the year of the dust bowl. Yay! I’m observing history! That way, when I retire to be a greeter at Wal-Mart, I’ll have something other to say than “Welcome to Wal-Mart! Here’s your bleeping shopping cart!”
It’s so hot the only thing growing is grasshoppers. They are attacking my garden, my yard any my house plants! Yay! My chickens are so happy! They love grasshoppers and l love the sound they make as they rip the little buggers limb from limb!
It’s so hot nothing is growing and everything is dying. Yay! It’s so hot and dry even the ragweed is dying! Seasonal alergies be gone!
It’s so hot, that after days of 107 and above, when I see the bank clock and it says it’s only 103, It barely registers as being a high temp. Yay! I’m a living breathing example of how adaptable the human body is! I can tolerate over 100 degree temp changes from winter to summer! Try that, you ectothermic reptiles!
It’s so hot, I’m going broke buying Gatoraid to keep my electrolytes up. Yay! I have fully functional sweat glands that a horse would be envious of, and that are a wonderful example of how intelligently designed/evolved/created we are as a species.
It’s so hot working at the zoo keeping the animals cool, we forget to take care of ourselves. Yay! I have a job where ambushing your co-workers with a garden hose is not only tolerated, it’s considered being safety conscious.
Okay, so that was only six. But my creativity is zapped like a bug in a microwave.
How are you all doing with this weather? Let me know if you have a particularly fun strategy for keeping your cool when Mother nature is having a melt down.
Stay cool, and think positive!