Not to keep talking about the weather, but, I’m going to. 🙂 The heat continues to get more extreme here in Arkansas. Today is the 7th straight day of temperatures over 100, and it’s predicted for another 6 days. The high today is 106, and on Wednesday it’s 108. For those of you who live here, you know how bad this is and why. This isn’t some “dry heat” like in Arizona — we have lots of humidity. So when you step outside you start sweating almost instantly.
We’ve been upgrading the heat status here, going from “crazy-mad hot” to “stupid-hot”, and we’re trying to think up a term for these 106-108 degree days where the heat index is over 115. We haven’t decided on the next term, although unofficially I’m saying it’s that-ain’t-right hot. If anyone has any suggestions for what to call it, feel free to speak up.
I realize there are places with worse weather, but this past weekend I saw a map that showed Arkansas having the highest temperatures in the U.S. right now. Why is that? Why are we being picked on? Who’s going to do something about it?
I wonder what my boss would do if I took my shirt off at work… I might get to work from home. Or, he might say to go home and not bother working anymore… 🙂 But at least I wouldn’t have to go outside.