Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hot Things To Do On A Steamy Day

1. At noon, put on long pants and tuck them into your socks. Put on a heavy, long-sleeved shirt over your T-shirt. Put on thick leather gloves. Then go out into your yard, wade into huge bushes and tackle a bunch of vines and briers, ripping them out by the roots. While you are in the thick of it, find and remove a bunch of dead tree branches that fell during the spring storms.

I don't think I have ever sweated so much. It was literally pouring off my face.

Go in. Take a nice, cool shower. Then...

2. Go to an afternoon baseball game during the hottest part of the day. Braves vs. Red Sox at Turner field. It was fun hanging out with the girls, but even in the shade it was hotter than hell. It was too hot to eat. My beer got warm in record time. And the game was, I hate to say, kind of dull. Not a lot going on, and the Braves lost 1-0. We seem to be in some kind of funk. Only one thing to do...

Go home. Take a nice, cool shower. No more adventures today.

7 comments:

Red said...

are you insane? How did you stand the heat with all those clothes on? Do you want to come over here and do our garden?
Word veri= hydrag (i am thinking, hydro drag) hee hee

fermicat said...

I had to wear that stuff to keep from getting all torn up by the briers. Plus, I needed to keep the spiders off me. This is something I should have done back in early spring when it was cooler.

Red said...

Oh I didn't think of briers! As far as bugs n spiders go... That us why r garden is in the state it is in...

Natalie said...

I thought of you when I saw the highlights. I think you must be crazy - not for working outside or going to the game, but being bored by a 1-0 game! Those are the best, IMHO.

dr sardonicus said...

I agree with Natalie about 1-0 games. But only if you win.

BC said...

Gardening is best done in the evening. Plants breathe at night.

There is no way you will catch me out in that sun. Im too white. I burn like a fried egg.

Kathleen said...

You do know how to have a good time. And people don't understand why I don't want a house. :-)