Saturday, August 05, 2006

Holy Heat-Wave, Batman!

I am finally back from vacation (or holiday for you readers in the UK), and I know it is a bit cliché, but I can’t believe the week went by so quickly. It honestly feels like just a few days ago, we were packing the car, and on our way to the Outer Banks. If only work went by so quickly.

Just some quick thoughts about the vacation:
• We had a heat index of over 115 for about 4 days in Kill Devil Hills. At times, it was absolutely stifling. Thank goodness we had a pool where we were staying, because if we didn’t, I probably would’ve just watched tv inside all week.

• The restaurants in the Outer Banks are incredible. I don’t think I’ve ever had soup that was better than the stuff they make down there.

• I’m not sure if this is true or not, but I think it is o.k. for guys to drink frozen drinks when temperatures reach 100 degrees. They were refreshing when even the breeze wasn’t helping.

• Remember that suggestion I made regarding having options for breakfast sides instead of just home-fries? Well, The Outer Banks restaurants give you options - hopefully, this trend will gain force and make its way to Philly. If not, I encourage Smokin’ Steve to open up a “My Big Fat F**kin’ Diner.”

• Mixed drinks seem to taste better in extreme heat, as can be evidenced by the picture of me that I sent to Smokin’ Steve (he was so nice to post it for all of you here: To quickly rehash (I’ll go into more detail in my next post), I had 2 Hurricanes, 2 Margaritas, 4 Long Island Iced Teas (really strong ones, as well), and 2 shots of Jagermeister. This is the face you make after all of those drinks.

• I was shocked that I was able to make it an entire week without a computer. I wasn’t sure if I was capable of doing it, but when you have enough distractions, like a beach, a pool, great food, and alcohol, you can make it through … trust me!

I have a few “Note To Self” tidbits for ya:
• Just because you can’t see your feet, doesn’t mean they won’t get sunburned.

• Even though Long Island Iced Teas tasted really good, doesn’t mean they are not potent.

• Remember to apply sunscreen often on your nose so that Santa doesn’t mistake you for Rudolph.

Quote of the Week:
“There was a time when I thought Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” was the best song ever made. I remember saying to myself, ‘Has Mr. Richie just created the perfect song?’ What other artist could combine a tantalizing soft-reggae groove, quotes like ‘Feel Good, Feel Good,’ and ‘Zombo-litte-Zettimone-ya,’ and mix that with the addictive melody of those horns at the end of the song? I truly wished the length of the song actually mirrored the title of the song, and often thought about e-mailing Mr. Richie to inform him of my thoughts. Of course, once K.C. and The Sunshine Band’s ‘Give It Up,’ was released, I was shocked to discover that Mr. Richie’s song was no longer the best ever.”

Stupid Karl Joke of the Week:
I wonder if that Moose Lodge has any cool “A-moose-ments.”


Jeff said...

Y'all will think I'm nuts, but I liked this past week (100 deg) more than the week before (90+) -- less humid.

It's not OK for guys to use heat as an excuse for frozen drinks, then eat soup.

You're such a wuss. A 130-lb college friend drank 8 Lynchburg Lemonades in 90 min, and blew a 0.027 breathalyzer blood-alchol content (1/4 legally drunk). True story.

I see the alcohol didn't improve the one-liners, but no harm in trying!

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

"Give it Up" by KC...

Yep, it's on my iPod.

Los said...

Jeff - hey, if you are comfortable with your manhood, you can drink and eat just about anything you want ... and even listen to Lionel Richie on occasion.

Smokin' - I remember that song coming out when we were in 6th or 7th grade. It ruled!

Nikki said...

I grew up not to far away from the outter banks.

I hope you and the wife stopped by Corolla and watched the wild horses.

It's incredible.

Dirty Birdie said...

LOL - A-moose-ments