Sunday, July 16, 2006

Gonna Make Ya Sweat.

It has been a sweltering weekend in the city of Brotherly Love – hot enough to make your balls stick to the side of your legs (didn’t come up for one for the ladies, but if you have one, you are more than welcome to post). These are the days you thank God for air conditioning.

I decided to mow the lawn after work on Friday, and it is a good thing I did, because one can barely breathe, it is so hot outside. Sure enough, in a couple of days, we will be hearing stories of heat-related deaths – probably most coming from South Philly homes that don’t even have fans in them.

These are the days when all you feel like doing (if you do not have access to a pool) is sit in front of a television set, and hope to God that you don’t have to suffer through an 1990’s Chevy Chase movies (with the exception of Vegas Vacation – that one wasn’t too bad).

Barbecues during this time of year are the worst. I went to one yesterday, and for the most part, it wasn’t too bad. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy hanging around with friends, eating charred flesh, and drinking booze. But, when your body is spitting out sweat at an uncontrollable rate, things tend to get a little uncomfortable.

Last night, it felt like a sauna. The haze didn’t let up, even hours after the sun went down. Luckily, I remembered to bring a second t-shirt, because the first one was wetter than Paris Hilton at a sausage party (I know, that one was low). But, hey, I’d rather sweat like that than be working.


Rev. Smokin Steve said...

Tomorrow,I'm catually going to be happy to be atwork. The AC there kicks ass.

Los said...

I hear ya Smokin'. I believe it is supposed to be 100+ degrees tomorrow - good day to be a cactus.

Steph said...

Ohhh how i miss summer. Yet when summer arrives all i do is bitch about the heat...much like you hahaha :)

Hope your nuts aren't stickin to ya today.

Los said...

It's going to be 101 today, with a heat index of 105 (I think that is with humidity factored in) - As long as I stay in my office, my nuts will be fine, but thanks for thinking of them, Steph!

Los said...

BTW - I don't have any links on my Plethora site, but I do on my other site (

El Padrino said...

100 degrees today

Jeff said...

Just as well -- the links would stick together today.

I've been in 110+ heat in dry climates (Phx, Tucson, Edwards AFB, Las Vegas), and it's far better than 95 deg in Philly with the humidity -- and without the winter ice storms. Even Dallas is better.

I'll still take it over winter.

By the way, your joke about Paris Hilton at a sausage party wasn't as low as, well, Paris Hilton would be at a sausage party.

Christina_the_wench said...

it is 200 degrees here today in Detroit.

I hate summer.

Los said...

But, it is only 175 in the shade ... can barely fry an egg under an elm tree.

Dirty Birdie said...

Here in AZ we have what is referred to as the SWAC factor, Sweaty Ass Crack.

Lately we've been at full alert. With the monsoons moving in it's been around 105 plus 30% - 50% humidity.

Basically it's miserable and if it weren't for AC no one would live here.