Monday, July 1, 2013
How Hot Was It?
That's how hot it was in the American Southwest this past weekend.
119 degrees (at least according to my car temp gauge)
We were up in the mountains of Overgaard, Arizona, this past week but came back early to Phoenix because it was even hot in the usually cool mountains. At least in Phoenix I have air conditioning.
Whenever it's this hot, I'm reminded of that Twilight Zone episode called "The Midnight Sun" where the woman and her neighbor start hallucinating when it becomes unbearably hot in their NYC apartment and the whole city goes crazy (or crazier). Although Craig and I didn't start hallucinating, we didn't do much except go from our air conditioned car to our air conditioned house. This is the time of year though when we question our sanity for living in the desert. It typically gets this hot right before the monsoons start, and the good news is that the monsoon rains are expected to start next week. We should cool off to a chilly 103 degrees by next week. Seriously, when it starts to rain, it can even become quite pleasant. And we love the rain in the desert. And there's less chance of hallucinations.
This weekend was a good excuse to stay in and catch up on reading. I finished three really good books and will post reviews to Goodreads. We also rented Gangster Squad with Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn. And, oh my, Ryan Gosling. Well. Yeah. A bit too violent for me but there was just enough story to keep me interested. And there was Ryan Gosling. Did I say Ryan Gosling? :)
Hope you stayed cool and did not hallucinate!