Wednesday, April 02, 2008

OK, Now it's Just Plain Hot

It's as if God woke up yesterday and said "Enough of this cool weather. I'm done!"

In Florida we really don't see much of a transition in our weather. One day it's hot, the next day it's cold. Well, cold in Floridian standards, which means 60 degrees or under.

Now we've gone from nice, cool mornings and evenings to suddenly needing our airconditioners on 24/7. Those suckers crank on and off all day, keeping our homes at a nice, even temperature.

Whenever this immediate change of seasons occurs, I always think back to the natives in the late 1800s. Those poor strawberry farmers and cattle ranchers were living in perpetual heat, unless it was winter when they'd get a cold snap and their crops would freeze over.

But whether it was winter or summer, those women wore long dresses. Long dresses!

In modern times, I'd challenge you to find a woman who wears pantyhose. And although a professional woman in a business suit without pantyhose looks like an unmade bed, the trend persists. I look at these women and wonder what sort of mothers they had. And yet, they have an excuse: The heat can be scorching! (Of course, they might consider ditching the fully lined woolen suit instead)

Now my son tells me that the latest research indicates that the sun will actually start growing colder in about 10 years, which will make Florida even more desirable. Apparently, I may be sitting on prime real estate!

But, until then, it's just plain hot.


Jungle Mom said...

ah...but I love it! The heat, not the required panty hose!

The Lazy Iguana said...

Actually, the solar maximum is going to be in 2012. The solar minimum was 2002.

People in the stone age wore long clothing because ankles were pornographic, and also because the long clothing was more insect resistant. Back then before the everglades was drained the skeeters would have been HORRIBLE.

Groovy Mom said...

Darn, and I'm here selfishly wishing this global warming trend would continue in my state. :-)

Saur♥Kraut said...

Groovy Mom, :D

Lazy, true enough. I would NEVER have made it as a woman in that time period. If I suddenly found myself in a time warp, transported back to that time, I would do as some of the rare women did and pretend to be a man. I'd stay single, do all the things a man would do, wear men's clothes, and die a 'man'. I'd let them discover my little secret in the embalmer's room or the battlefield. It wasn't worth being a woman back then.

Jungle Mom, at first, it's a novelty. Wait'll August. :P

Three Score and Ten or more said...

I tell furriners that June July and August is the way we Georgians pay for October, November, December, January, March and April. (I didn't put February in there because around here Fegruary is usually dotted with Freezing weather. It sounds like your June is coming early.

There is an old story about a Pentacostal minister in Mesa Arizona who, while meeting up North in some kind of a Ministerial Convention held up his hand and said "I face a unique problem, living where I do. For people who live in Mesa during the winter time Heaven doesn't hold much attraction, and for people who live in Mesa during June, July, and August, Hell holds no fear." (I think that story originated in the Mesa chamber of Commerce.) Sounds sort of Floridian, though Mesa has almost no humidity>

Saur♥Kraut said...

3 Score & 10, :-D It DOES sound like Florida!!! What a great story (thanks for sharing it!)

M@ said...

"a professional woman in a business suit without pantyhose looks like an unmade bed,"

How old are you, Sauer. I think a woman looks good w/o pantyhose. Bare legs are sexy. We just don't GET pantyhose. I've thought of them as passe for ten years or more. When I see a young woman wearing them, she seems out of place.

The Lazy Iguana said...

M@ - just more to remove. It gets in the way. And then you get yelled at if you cause a run.

I am so on your side here.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Yah sure...brag about it being hot LOL
Well at least our snow is finally melting here and the overwhelming winter is over.


Bryan said...

In Oklahoma we don't always know what kind of weather we're going to get, which does break up the monotony I'll have to admit. But the good thing about our weather is that in the winter it doesn't get as cold for as long as it does further north, and in the summer it doesn't stay as hot and humid for as long as it does down where you live either.

Spring and fall are wonderful seasons here, with the exception of the occasional tornado in the spring.

It's like my sixth cousin Will Rogers used to say: "If you don't like the weather here in Oklahoma, stick around for a while because it'll change".

Saur♥Kraut said...

Bryan, How lovely it must be!

Tea, ;o) Ah well, you certainly wouldn't want to be here from July to September.

m@ & Lazy, Ah but you confuse sexy with professional. And as for the women who do the same thing: They will never get very far up the corporate ladder.

I don't wear pantyhose when I want to wear a sexy dress! But I DO wear them when I'm in a business setting or going to a very formal political or professional dinner.

Beaver said...

Actually, I think chubby chicks might prefer to keep the hose for reasons I won't describe. I know I like my hose. Then again, I never wear dresses, so it's a theoretical point in my case.

You know, it's scorching hot in AFG and the women there wear burkas and abayahs and stuff. I did - and YES it was DAMN HOT. But the point is it's not so different perhaps from our society 200 years ago.

Peace !

Saur♥Kraut said...

Beaver, where have you been? I've tried to leave a couple comments on your blog, but keep getting them returned to my email addy. It says YOUR email addy no longer exists?

Three Score and Ten or more said...

I don't usually leave multiple comments on one post but I just suddenly had a memory of a couple of years ago, when Cathy Lee Gifford was still co-hosting the Regis Philbin Show. I was vegging out, staring at the tube (I feel obligated to watch Regis Philbin occasionally, we old coots have to stick together). Cathy Lee was complaining about the new style of women going bare legged. She said (I am SURE this was the gist of it)that bare legged styles were a pain because if she didn't wear panty hose, with her figure (I think she said something about "wooogie thighs" whatever that is) if she didn't wear panty hose she had "bad panty lines or worse" (whatever worse is) so in order to be in style, and be comfortable with her appearance, she had to buy pantyhose and cut the lower "hose" part out. I don't know why this popped into my mind and made me chuckle, but I had to come back to the site and say something. So--