It was another oppressively hot day here in Dallas.
Frankly, I have run out of adjectives to describe how hot it is. “Oppressive” is such a cliche by now. However, we have been reduced to using picked-over adjectives from the clearance bin.
It got up to about 104 today (40 C), depending on where you took the measurement. Obviously, it was cooler indoors … but not by much. The heat index (or more accurately, the Misery Index) was a mere 112 (45 C). If that ain’t miserable, then I don’t know what is.
I think you can see why we have run out of adjectives. At least, adjectives we can use in polite company.
On a day very much like this one about two weeks ago, I got in my car after work and set the radio to play my iPod. Nothing happened. I traced the USB cord into the console and pulled out my iPod. The iPod screen had a message on it that said, “Temperature too hot for normal operation. Please cool off unit and try to connect again.”
That was the first time I’d ever seen that particular message.
I suppose that’s just another sign that I live in Texas.
Like driving with oven mitts wasn’t enough of a sign!