It’s so hot (how hot is it?)

You know you live in D.C. when every conversation you have has some mention of the weather. Everyone probably hears about five complaints a day about the heat. This being the hottest week by far this summer, the number of complaints rise in proportion to the temperature. When you hear about someone visiting Arizona or Las Vegas and talking about the temperature, you snobbishly tell them, “But it’s a dry heat.” We D.C. people have to deal with heat AND humidity. We’re such martyrs.

Unfortunately, I haven’t heard many creative comments/questions about the heat. Mostly it’s, “Stay cool,” or, “Don’t go outside,” or, “Still hot?” Has anyone heard anything more creative?

8 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 12:41 pm

    To paraphrase a movie trailer…I refer to this heat as “Oh God, Oh God, we’re all gonna die…”

  2. wayan (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 1:36 pm

    I love this heat – I go run and bike in it every afternoon. Nutting like a peppy and smiling zip by the sweating sun-whilted tourists swearing about the heat.

  3. Some_like_it_hot (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 1:49 pm

    OMIGOD, so far the last few entries in the past week has been about the heat and humidity. PULLLEASE! When the winter comes, it’s “F’ING COLD. Can’t wait for summer”. Now that summer is here, it’s too hot! You are such fickle babies. Either deal and appreciate it or move to So Cal or FL, where the weather stays constant. I know we don’t live in a third world, but imagine if you did…at least you still have access to all the luxuries available. So shut up and have another rum runner.

  4. JennB (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 3:28 pm

    I didn’t actually complain in that post, so you must not be talking to me.

  5. wayan (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 4:10 pm

    It’s Tom & Tiff moaning about the heat. They melt easy.

  6. Tiff (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 4:28 pm

    Oh yes, it’s just Tom and Tiff moaning about the record high temperature… *eyerolling* Tom, Tiff, the Washington Post, and the thousands upon thousands of area residents left without power because of the surging use of air conditioning. We’re the only ones moaning.

    The sad fact is that DC only has decent weather three months out of the year. We live in a drained swamp, for God’s sake.

    To be fair, winter would be a lot more tolerable if people around here had any earthly clue about snow removal, how to get around in the snow, etc.

  7. JennB (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 4:47 pm

    A number of states are having heat waves right now, so I doubt we’re the only people in the world complaining.

    Oh, and you’ll know when I’m complaining. It’ll go a little something like this: *whine*It’s HOOOOOOOOOOOOT! I want a snoooooooow cooooooooone. I want to go swiiiiiiiiiimming. It’s too hot to doooooooooo anything.

  8. Kurt AB (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 9:09 am

    Yesterday, while driving back from Chincoteague Island (pronounced “shinkatig” by the locals), I commented to my friend that it was “vicious” out there. And it was. Like the heat was assaulting you, actually trying to kill you. It was wonderful, but still not as hot as death valley, where, dry heat or not, it felt like yesterday at night. Completely pitch black out, and it still felt like you were standing in front of an open oven door. Weirdest experience of my life.

    I suppose it’s moot now, since we’ve had our cool front move through and it feels like paradise out there.

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