Sunday, August 26, 2007

It is so hot

I'm sure that my first January in Mongolia, I will be begging for some weather, but right now it is so hot...
.....the birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
.....the trees are whistling for the dogs.
.....the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance. water now comes out of both taps. can make sun tea instantly. learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
.....the temperature drops below 95 F (35 C) and you feel a little chilly. discover that in August it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car. discover that you can get sunburned through your car window. actually burn your hand opening the car door. break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.
.....your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?" realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
....the potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter.
.....the cows are giving evaporated milk. are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.


tawn418 said...

These are oh-so-true! I've actually experienced most of them in the last couple of weeks...especially the seat belt one and the steering your car with two fingers one.

Jenn said...

I'll be doing pretty much the same thing as I am now, except for a larger, research company called PRA International. I think it's going to be interesting! :-)