Thursday, August 26, 2010

For my Arizona peeps

It's so hot in Arizona that...

  • the birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
  • the potatoes cook underground, and all you have to do to have lunch is to pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.
  • farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
  • the cows are giving evaporated milk.
  • the trees are whistling for the dogs.
  • you no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water.
  • you can say 113 degrees without fainting.
  • you eat hot chilies to cool your mouth off.
  • you can make instant sun tea.
  • you learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
  • the temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.
  • you've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
  • you would give anything to be able to splash cold water on your face.
  • you can attend any function wearing shorts and a tank top.
  • The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!! (I have to disagree with this one, I think AZ is fantastic in the winter. Not just tolerable.) :)
  • you discover that in July, it takes only 2 fingers to drive your car.
  • you discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window.
  • you notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
  • hot water now comes out of both taps.
  • it's noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is out on the streets.
  • you actually burn your hand opening the car door.
  • you break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.
  • no one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car or not having air conditioning.
  • your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"
  • you realize that asphalt has a liquid state.


Chance's Mom said...

Ha Ha, very funny. You know, we have FOUR seasons in Utah too and you could move back and experience them again with us.
They are called, spring when all of the pretty things start coming out of the ground.
Summer, when the pretty things are abloom and trees are deep shades of green.
Fall when the leaves on the trees change into brilliant colors that take your breath away.
Winter when you can wrap up in a sweater, drink hot chocolate and go sledding.
And the weather is always perfect here in Camelot:)

Flint and Jan said...

LOVE IT!!! I'm so gonna copy it! haha I was so excited today when Flint said it was ONLY gonna be 99 degrees! pretty pathetic!