Friday, August 10, 2007

Feelin Hot Hot Hot

I doubt that there is weather anywhere in the world that I would like less that the weather here in Mississippi. I guess it is possible, but just for the sake of this post, I will say no. Today was a record as far as heat goes. 104, with 112 heat index. And no, that is not my creativity at work that is cold (hot) hard (melted) truth.
In Mississippi when it gets hot, it gets really really hot and stays that way for way too long. The humidity is so thick that is feels like a second layer of clothing. Sometimes you will literally think to yourself, " Why in the hell did I put on long underwear?...Oh I didn't..humidity, right." If you have never experienced humidity in the south, I don't think this would make sense to you. When it rains, it rains for weeks and weeks and doesn't stop. When it doesn't rain, it doesn't rain for weeks and weeks and people worry that it will never rain again. And when it storms, it is in the form of hurricanes and tornadoes. It is really just lovely.
Hurricane Katrina hit while I was 8 months pregnant with Princess H. And even way up here in the middle of Mississippi we lost power for two weeks. It was like roasting in an oven. It was miserable with no relief in sight. I am glad it wasn't this hot then...good Lord, I would have died.
The only weather that Mississippi doesn't overdo is winter. We never get snow. I happen to like snow, probably because I have never had to deal with it on a regular basis. I wish it would just snow here once a year. That would be enough to make me happy. But no, I guess if it did snow here it would have to snow for weeks and weeks without stopping. If it didn't, it just wouldn't be Mississippi weather.


Becky said...

We had a temp here in our office the other week and she was like it's hot out there. And I was like No...I mean it was lower ninety's and kind of breezy and not too terribly bad. It was hot, but not hot enough to talk about. And then, the last two weeks happened where the freaking air conditioners can't keep up with the heat. And now, it's hot. If I was a blogger I would blog about that cause you go outside for two seconds and all you can think is it's hot.

Leonora said...

People should read this.