It’s a hot time in the old town tonight.

Today in Indianapolis the expected high is 103 degrees.

<I’m pausing here for dramatic effect.>

103 freaking degrees!

<The bold print was also for dramatic effect.>

Gentle reader, let me explain something about Indiana.  It’s not supposed to reach 103 degrees.  Ever.  Hoosiers put up with a lot of ridiculous weather.  We have humidity, the occasional freakish ice storm, tornadoes, and flooding every couple of years.  Right now we’re in the middle of a horrible drought that is killing my lawn and making it ridiculously hard to find locally grown corn.  But I can (grudgingly) accept all of that.

In return for all that grief, Mother Nature is supposed to keep the temperatures in the high 80’s during the summer here in Indiana, except for the odd week or two when they soar into the mid 90’s (usually during the State Fair, sadly.)

Mother Nature is not playing nicely.

So today when temperatures are soaring higher than they’ve been in decades, I am going on strike.  I’m just going to lie on my floor of my air conditioned house, under the ceiling fan, and read library books until my eyes beg for mercy.  No dishes, no big dinner, no errands.  I might not even answer my phone.

And if I don’t feel like that is enough to show my displeasure to the Powers that Be, then tonight I’m going to get together some of my friends and we’re going to eat egg rolls in protest of the absurdly crazy heat of June 28th.  Sometimes you just have to take a stand.

Hopefully that will show Mother Nature that I’m not putting up with her craziness anymore.

Power to the people baby!

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6 Responses to It’s a hot time in the old town tonight.

  1. Mindy says:

    Ooo. I like your way of striking. I spent Tuesday (which just HAPPENED to be THE HOTTEST June 26th ON RECORD in Austin–109) CANNING, of all things. Eight pints of pumpkin, eight pints of black-eyed peas, and eight pints of spaghetti sauce. Maybe I should turn the TV on once in a while and at least check the weather forecast?

    So yesterday I closed the kitchen and we pulled out the solar oven. Enchiladas and chocolate cake, baby! It was awesome and I felt very green.

    But I think egg rolls would have done the trick, too.

    And thank the heavens above that you didn’t sign your kids up for swimming lessons that start at 5:00 p.m. like someone else you might know. Seriously, WHAT WAS I THINKING????

    • bunkersdown says:

      Our swimming lessons start at 6:10. Which is not much of an improvement over 5:00. In my head, 6:10 was a lot cooler than what it actually is…..
      However, you do deserve a medal for all your canning. You really, really do.

  2. Michele says:

    I will be a beached whale at the pool today. It might be too hot for the pool even!

  3. Ellis says:

    The Hoosiers are melting out here!!

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