If I read or see one more story about how the power outages in Washington D.C. have turned the city into a war zone with panic buying of every available bottle of water or can of beans in a 100 mile radius I will go off my nut. You can bet that Congress will be nice and cool. Maybe all those people without services should set up home at the Capital.
"We just couldn't save the ice cream. Once the power went out we had to make a choice between beef and dairy. It was the worst day of my life." - Juan Lopez - Bagboy - Piggly Wiggly
Triple digit temperatures, no power for air conditioning or refrigeration. That is just a recipe for people to start chewing each others faces off. And to make the news better, they have let people know that it might not be until Friday before services are fully restored. Happy 4th of July America!
That is some heavy duty misery. Maybe the city officials will plan better in the future. Though you never can really plan for the worst case scenerio all the time. If it's not the snow storms it's the heat or the thunderstorms. People in 'storm alley' never seem to get a break. That kind of metorological instability must be difficult to live through on a day to day basis.
I am a Polar bear and fuction best in the ice and cold. I fully admit that I am useless once it warms up. I feel most near death when the outside temperature matches the inner temperature of my body. Once you get into those triple digits I am just begging for death. Add to that the humidity and those are inhuman conditions.
How dare the world leave me unsuited for such discomfort. I am a hot house orchid - only very carefully controlled environmental conditions will help me reach my full 'bloom'.
I once sat in a cold tub in Toronto and watched the temperature on the weather channel go from 30 to 40 degrees Celsius in less than two hours. Drinking my own bath water still didn't keep me from feeling dehydrated.
I have lived in a place that reached (theoretical) -70 Celcius for a week in the dark of December. I say theoretical because in those conditions they don't have ways to measure the true temperature. That is more preferable to me than summer in the jungle.
I am lucky to live in a place where a local lake moderates the heat of a prairie summer. It never gets too hot for too many days without a nice thunderstorm to cool everything down.
According to preliminary data from NCDC, 2,755 daily records were set across the country for daily high temperatures, including at least one in every state. At least 78 all-time record high temperatures were set or tied at various locations around the United States. The highest temperature was 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47 Celsius) on July 12 in Shamrock, Texas. By August 3, Dallas had experienced 34 consecutive days of temperatures above 100F (38C); Oklahoma City had crossed that threshold 41 times this year.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.