Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Some Like it Hot

The word for the week is HOT. It's all relative. Think Alannah Myles singing "Black Velvet," the line about "Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell." That's hot!

Or, better yet, "Some Like it Hot," with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. Racy for 1959. The silver dress!

When we were compiling the word list for 2015 we were really just thinking temperature. Here in Arizona, the summer heat doesn't start to fade until mid-October. Indeed, this year, right this minute, record temperatures and, well, it's a DRY heat. (And for the record, there are no Saguaro cactus near the monoliths of Monument Valley, but it makes for great scenery in our favorite cartoon!)

Don't laugh! We'll take it over a day in mid-July on the East Coast. A hundred and five with single-digit humidity is WAY better than 80 with 99 percent when it's NOT RAINING! Death Valley on the first day of summer, well, THAT took our breath away (and at 121 wasn't the hottest day of summer there!).
We're well adapted to desert living, but sometimes it feels like an inferno. It must be what Dante had in mind.
First Circle of Hell
 Petites Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry

Of course, in the Southern Hemisphere, it's the end of winter, right? So, summer's heat is just a mirage. For now.
Meanwhile, we're sticking with our favorite coping mechanism:

From Women's Health Magazine

AHHHHHH! That's better.

Or else creating COOL art in air conditioned comfort. That works, too!

Show us your HOT twinchies!
Send them to:
1xeritas@gmail.com by 2PM Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Share your story/blog link as you so desire.
And spread the word so more can play!

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