… East Tennessee is absolutely smoldering this fine evening…. the weatherman forecast a high of 97, but the little digital thermometer on Sylvia’s dash read 106 when she and I skidded towards town for a fried-fish lunch…. So either way, believe whom you will… but rest in this fact, children, it be HOT… hell, I even broke out in a fairly juicy sweat just going out to check the mailbox….

.... Sure, I’m not exactly the fittest tool in the box, I know, but when a man only walks 200 feet and is drenched, well, there’s something bad goin’ on…

… anyway, all this heat and discomfort has caused me to begin pondering upon Beelzebub and all his hellish, soot-encrusted minions…. Indeed, I’ve spent the better part of the afternoon alternating myself between watering the lawn/deck/porch/patio, and then running inside, plopping down next to the nearest air conditioner vent, and furiously scouring wikipedia for information on whether all of this ‘dog days’ hookie is some sort of signal of an upcoming overrunning of us all by Hades’ inhabitants….

… so far, well, I haven’t found anything… but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it aint a sign of impending doom!...

…. So y’all be careful out there, rubberneckers…. I’ll keep you informed in case I find out any pertinent information…

… I’m off to force some ice, gin, and chilled tonic water down my gizzard before I spontaneously combust… hey, it’s good for you… I heard that guy talking about body-core temperatures and stuff on Survivorman the other day….

by Eric on August 15, 2007 | Bullshit (10) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
Bullshit So Far

I was out in it early this morning and got most of what I wanted to get done...done. But I had to wring the water out of my clothes before I threw them in the washer..lost at least five pounds of fluid. I am too gotdam old for this. Besides, today is supposed to be NATIONAL RELAXING DAY and in the dawg days of August that is what we are supposed to be doing..relaxing.

Bullshitted by GUYK on August 15, 2007 05:21 PM

.. right... gotcha, Guy..... I'm off to kick into relaxing-mode right now.....

Bullshitted by Eric on August 15, 2007 05:23 PM

Amen to that! I am due for a little R&R...

Bullshitted by Richmond on August 15, 2007 06:24 PM

It has finally gotten hot out here and I'm HATING it. What I'm hating more is having to go home to Michigan next week to stand around in a bride's maid dress for an out door wedding. Why couldn't my sister get married in the fall like the rest of us?
Yeah, I'd like some cheese with my wine thank you very much.

Bullshitted by Maeve on August 15, 2007 06:39 PM

... rock on, Richmond....

.. and Maeve?.... Michigan is going to be a LOT hotter than out west!.... good luck!...

Bullshitted by Eric on August 15, 2007 06:43 PM

Gin & tonic sounds good right about now. It's been hotter than a fresh-fucked fox in a forest fire here.

Bullshitted by Elisson on August 15, 2007 07:08 PM

I actually survived the delirium of heat stroke once because I was drinking gin on ice. Everybody thought I was drunk, but later we realized the seriousness of the situation. If it hadn't been for the cooling and hydrating effects of the ice, I might have been a goner. Or so I am told.

Bullshitted by DogsDontPurr on August 15, 2007 08:53 PM

You know... I may very well have to ask Elisson to say, 'fresh-fucked fox in a forest fire' five times real fast next time I see him. ;-)

Bullshitted by Bou on August 16, 2007 02:42 PM

It's been hot and as dry as a gnats asshole, and that is dry.

Bullshitted by Catfish on August 16, 2007 05:36 PM

It was even more miserable here today than yesterday. And up here on the seems even worse. We've got that wicked dirty haze all over everything. The sheep are really suffering. Shetland sheep just aren't made for this sort of weather. I just want to turn the hose on them.

Bullshitted by rosie on August 16, 2007 10:39 PM