Not a Quality Post.

The news in these parts is the hot, hot weather this week and the weird rain storms we had for Labor Day weekend. The rain storms were great for me and my lap swimming — no one but me swims in the rain. My theory is, I’m already wet, what difference does it make if it comes from the sky or the pool?

This week, the temperature has been up over 100° at our house during the day. We live inland, and I work coastal, which means that on my drive home I can literally feel the temperature rise the closer I get to home.

I’ve even started aggressively seeking out shady parking spots at work and weighing the risk of bird crap against having a hot car that takes 5 minutes to cool down at the end of the day, even with the top dropped. The risk of bird crap is winning.

On one particularly hot day with higher than normal humidity, we decided to just run the air conditioning all night. That decision was a big deal for us, because I’m totally cheap and hate giving away one more cent than I should to utility companies. I slept fine that night, but poor Tony was miserable… apparently, our thermostat is one of those “smart” ones that requires programming. It programmed itself to turn up to 85° at midnight, and Tony woke up in a pool of sweat. So much for our splurging, oops.

Now that we’ve thoroughly discussed the weather, I can share some weird, randomness… always fun. We went to Walmart the other day and we parked next to this car. The woman who drove this car has an extreme affection for all things Stitch related. She had Stitch dolls for occasions I didn’t even know they made Stitch dolls for, like Easter, for example. I was really impressed and might have had just a touch of Stitch envy.

We had family over for a Labor Day BBQ and pool fun (had it all to ourselves because of the wonky weather). When everyone came back from the pool, I kept thinking there was a creepy Super Hero waiting and watching us by our front door. But it wasn’t, nope. Just a strange stacking of pool towels.

Also, because it was really, really good? California Pizza Kitchen’s tiramisu. Doesn’t that just scream cardiac arrest? ha



Filed under I have Family, Mermaid Envy, Weird is Fun

18 responses to “Not a Quality Post.

  1. mmm, tiramisu! 🙂

    i have stitch envy, too!!!


    • Have you EVER seen so many Stitches in your life? Not even in a Disney store have I seen so many Stitch dolls. heh

      Mmmm, tiramisu… so bad for me, yet tasted sooooo good!

  2. redfred

    our a/c is set to 72 24/7 365

  3. I shall keep thoughts of your top to myself. But I’m sure you can guess…

    Swimming in the rain is fine. It’s the lightning you need to worry about. We’ve been pretty lucky here with the weather. The hurricanes that have come through have dumped tons of rain east of us. However, my work counterparts in the Albany area are in a world of hurt right now. We’d probably welcome that 100 degree weather to dry things out.

    • We had some lightning here last Saturday morning. I was still sleeping, but Tony was coming back from the gym and was concerned that I was in the pool. He was much relieved to discover that I decided to swim later that afternoon.

      The weather weird here has continued… inconsistent, either hot one day or cold with rain the next. Not sure it’d dry things out much for you with that kind of weather!

  4. She prolly has a couple hundred $$ in Stitch there. I love me some stitch, but not that much lol.

    Would you believe I have never had real tiramisu? Am I the only one on earth left?

  5. I had to giggle about the Stitch woman! I just can’t imagine having so much stuff in my back window… or any window for that matter! I’ve always wondered what makes people do that. AND I think swimming in the rain is probably very relaxing given no lightening of course 😉

    • I wondered about her Stitch collection fading and rotting in the constant sun! With so much $$ invested in her dolls, why display them where they get the most exposure like that? Of course, it probably just started with one…

  6. Tony

    Stich lady was cool and CPK was really good too. We always seem to fill our weekends with fun and than the weekend goes by so fast, nanana. Love you and baby sooooo much. :mrgreen:

  7. PY

    Stay cool. Thank goodness that we are alive and living. The tiramisu is a great “pick me up”!

  8. Lynne

    The odd stacking of towels indeed resembles a super hero of sorts, although I agree with you, a creepy one.

    The tiramisu looks heavenly.

  9. Oh My Lordy…! That Desert looks SCRUMPTIOUS!!! Pizza Kiychen, eh? (lol)…I need that like a hole in the head…But it really does look yummy…!
    I’m so glad the HEAT went away—even if temporarily–It is better and I am better when it is a little cooler….As to your parking dilemma, I would opt for Bird Doo, too, my dear….
    Something happened to the rest of my comment…..GRRRRRRR…..

    It sounds like you had a REALLY WONDERFUL Labor Day Bar-B-Q…..Always nice to see family and friends.Because of my lungs, I keep my Air on Day & Night—I have two units…(Not Central)…I couldn’t survive without it…..Too bad y

  10. Too Bad, your Air was set to go to 85 at Midnight,,,,! Not Good!

    My comment got all screwed up…..Oh Well…..You get the idea, right? HUGS, my dear.