Monday, June 12, 2006

crazy from the heat

we had our first hundred degree day here yesterday, and i have never been so thrilled to spend my day- the entire day- indoors at work. in fact, it may have been the one and only day this summer (wait- it isn't even officially summer yet, is it?) that i have appreciated being forced to wander around the building shivering and hoping that my foundation undergarment is thick enough to not only make me look vaguely busty and prevent me from poking out the eyes of midgets who wander too close to my chest under such conditions.

yeah, there's a mental picture for you, huh? you're welcome.

anyway, where was i?

it was so hot yesterday that one of my coworkers suggested that we bring in steaks and lay them out on the asphalt. he moonlights in local comedy clubs, but i think this may have been one of the few times he was actually serious. i would have taken him up on the offer, but didn't think i could sweet talk him into springing for the steaks. (sadly, neither radio or comedy are very lucrative careers, unless you're howard stern or george carlin or david lee roth.)

wait a minute...david lee roth didn't do so well with that whole radio thing. true, he had the misfortune of following howard stern, but as i understand it, he would have been better off with that paramedic gig he had before hitting the airwaves.

which reminds me, as i worked at the country station this weekend, i heard a remake of "jump" as.....interpreted by good ol' diamond dave and a bluegrass band.

yeah, you read that right....just be glad you didn't hear it, as it was....more of a half-hearted hop than a jump.

perhaps all that heat in the 80s had some sort of damaging effects.

8 comments:

chuckawucka said...

I don't know about the cooking of steaks in 37C weather (100F) but I am very tempted to sometimes try the whole egg frying thing - I've seen clips of it but never tried it out myself.

duff said...

there are clips out there of people actually frying eggs on sidewalks?

clearly, i need to spend more time surfing the internet.

Labbie said...

This one time, at bandcamp... It was so hot in Old El Paso, Texas, that we baked potatoes on the blacktop where we played futsal (a smaller version of soccer). And I also found out that I get seizures if it gets too hot and I don't drink enough water. Awesome.

chuckawucka said...

I think the footage I saw was done with foil or a cast-iron pan of sorts just laid upon the 'walk.

duff said...

labbie: i simply pass out. the last time was in high school, so i suppose i should consider myself overdue.

chuckawucka: hmmmm....sounds like this is just begging to be experimented with...

txdad58 said...

ok, here is a strategy for sharing an intimate moment with that bear....point out to him while you are backing off that you've eaten nothing this week but Hot Wings and boiled eggs...it will work better than so-called "Bear repellant" adn will prevent a coed version of the theme from "Deliverance" to occur. Point out that if he DOES go ahead and eat you, the intestines are not going to be a pleasant experience.Just some random musings for ya!

txdad58 said...

oops, wrong post to answer!! It of course was the next one, about bears. If it is our right as Americans to bare arms, is it ok to arm bears??

Chris said...

So did the foundation undergarment work? Did the midgets survive?