115 Degrees In The Shade


Okay, I haven’t officially shared my annual "I Hate Summer Because I Hate To Be Hot" post yet, so here it is…..

Actually, it hasn’t been too-too bad this summer up until last week. Friday, the heat index reached a WHOPPING 115 degrees, and the humidity was so THICK I needed an oxygen tank and nitroglycerin to stay alive.

And can I just tell you something?

I was in so much physical pain, I would have almost rather been eaten alive by Hannibal Lecter.

The city was like a flaming furnace - my skin felt as if it was literally on fire!

Now I know how my cousins’ Barbie doll felt when I tried to cram her into an Easy-Bake Oven to see if she would bake into a cookie.

I'll tell ya, Barbie doll karma payback is a bitch!

As I was strolling down the streets on Friday, there wasn’t a single soul walking who wasn’t dripping in sweat and GROANING. I could even hear pedestrians on their cell phones, pleading, “I can’t believe how hot it is….I DYING!”

I finally got some relief when I walked into Barnes & Noble and bogarted their A/C by grabbing something to eat and drink in their café. I selected a few books off the shelf and then sat myself on the floor in a cool and secluded corner of the store.

Aaaaaaah!

However, my cool seclusion didn’t last too long because I was sitting by the restroom doors watching countless sweaty people walking by; using the bathroom sink to take a sponge bath.

I kid you not!

Anyhow, I hate this heat more than I hate eating Brussels sprouts, liver, or cilantro. I'm someone who is naturally energetic, but the heat just wipes that out of me. I can’t wait until the fall gets here so I can wear my turtlenecks and jackets, and not have to consume 100 gallons of water everyday so I can replenish all the H2O I’ve sweated out of body. I feel like an unquenchable CAMEL!

Look, I don’t mind sweating but I would rather it be from doing the nasty with Tom Ford, then from this heinous summer heat.

I would like to conclude this post by sharing a short video I created last weekend.

This is the first time I’ve created a video using my new camera and Windows Movie Maker. And holy cow....what a looooooong learning experience that was - YIKES!

Without further ado, I give you….Hot Summer In Philly!




Stay COOL, peeps!

57 comments

  1. Hi Ronnie,
    A round of applause! Yay!! Look at you, the filmmaker! Wooo!!
    I enjoyed the trip, hon. Back to Rittenhouse square and all around. I enjoyed that! Yup, there weren't many people out & about in that heat.

    I really felt for you guys when we were hearing about all this heat & humidity. I know, you hate it! LOL Barbie Doll Karma payback, indeed. You got hit bad, buddy... You were lucky that you were off work.

    I remember B & N at Rittenhouse! I know; we could have stayed hours in that store and I can only imagine with the heat! You could have spent all day in there...

    Take it easy and I'll be seeing you soon on the blogs.

    xox

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  2. COOL movie of a HOT Philly Ron. :)

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  3. Absolutely loved the video, clever you. I've always wanted to jig about to that song - and just did. I KNOW how you feel when it's too hot. Claustrophobia comes to mind. I'm like a wet lettuce when there's too much heat. I couldn't sunbathe to save my life. How I wish I could send some of our cooler weather over your way. We had our summer too early so now that we should be having it we're moaning about cold winds and rain. I'll pray for a change for us both. Wishing you a cooler week.

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  4. Ron, the heat has been insane this year for us as well. I swear someone turned the thermostat to "Hell" and forgot to change it back.

    I love spring and fall myself. Fall being my favorite of the two. I have the coolest fall clothing that I just can't sport during the spring and summer. Winter, you can have. I HATE being cold.

    Hope you have a marvelous week, darlin'!

    XOXO

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  5. This was AWESOME! I have no clue how to use movie maker and I haven't attempted it because I know it will take me FOREVER to figure it out. My favorite was the cool scooter lady with the hat! :-)

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  6. To think that you used to live in Florida. But maybe your cup has just floweth over... I understand. But the Brussels sprouts... send them to me!

    Now on the heat issue... it all, I say aaaaaall has departed Paris! I am wearing a woolen cardi as I type. Coffee to keep me from stiffing-freezing up... well, okay that's too much!

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  7. LOVE the vid!!! You might have to send me instructions on how do one!
    It was sooooo hot on Friday that hubby's boss called him in the morning to say he was letting everyone go at noon.
    The temp read 111 when he got to his truck to come home.
    I think bossman was even going to pay them for the whole day (his brain must have been a little melted) so hopefully he remembers come payday. I'd jump up and down in appreciation but have finally cooled off and don't want to exert any energy. Must save what I have because it's supposed to creep back up to 99 by the end of the week.

    Have a sweet week. Stay cool.

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  8. the drummer at the end has the most wonderful smile for you!!
    and it was timed perfectly to the music
    also - the lady on the scooter bike thingie was timed perfectly to the toot of a horn in the music
    well done!!!

    I love taking a walk with you

    as for the heat - well you know how I feel about that

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  9. Great video! Well done :)

    You make me feel glad that I live in England with it's cooler climate. I really couldn't live with that much heat. We've had it really hot twice that I can remember, and it was absolutely awful. The second time, Mo and I stayed indoors sitting in front of a huge fan to keep cool. I feel for you.

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  10. Barbie doll karma payback is a bitch! Never mess with Barbie, Ron! I don't like this heat, either, but I absolutely HATE winter so I'll put up with this misery in lieu of freezing my tail off. Take care and have a great week!

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  11. I'll tell ya, Barbie doll karma payback is a bitch!-my sister better watch out! She cut the hair off all our Barbies and sharpeed their faces! Man, I can't believe that dude was drumming in that heat!

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  12. Hey there Barbara~

    Thank you. It only took me FOUR hours to make this 2:44 video - HA!

    No, there was hardly anyone on the streets. I took the video on Saturday and was amazed at how naked the city looked.

    OY, from Friday until yesterday it's been a furnace here. Last night it rained a bit so it cooled things off a little.

    Yeah, lately I've been spending my afternoons in B&N and bogarting their A/C - HA!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Have a wonderful Monday and stay COOL!

    X

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  13. Good Morning Akelamalu~

    Thank you, m'dear.

    And thank you for stopping by. Stay cool and have a great week!

    X

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  14. Hiya Valerie~

    Awww...thank you. I decided to try the movie maker on my computer software to add some music, but I had no idea what I was doing. I made a TON of mistakes until I figured it out.

    "I've always wanted to jig about to that song - and just did."

    Isn't that a GREAT song?

    " I KNOW how you feel when it's too hot. Claustrophobia comes to mind. I'm like a wet lettuce when there's too much heat. I couldn't sunbathe to save my life."

    HA! I love it....wet lettuce! Yup....that's a perfect description of how "I" feel too! And claustrophobic!

    "How I wish I could send some of our cooler weather over your way. We had our summer too early so now that we should be having it we're moaning about cold winds and rain."

    It seems that everywhere in the world people are experiencing a HOT summer - even places where it normally doesn't get hot.

    OMG...I can't WAIT for fall!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Stay cool and have a great week!

    X

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  15. Hey there myfwbs~

    "the heat has been insane this year for us as well. I swear someone turned the thermostat to "Hell" and forgot to change it back."

    HAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Exactly!

    "I love spring and fall myself. Fall being my favorite of the two. I have the coolest fall clothing that I just can't sport during the spring and summer. Winter, you can have. I HATE being cold."

    I love Fall too. I was born in October so I really have a stong connection to Fall. And aren't the Fall clothes/fashion faaaaaaaaabulous? Give me turtlenecks, jackets, and scarves! However, I'm one of those SICKO's who loves Winter too. I think I must have been a penguin in one of my past lives - HA!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl! Have a MARVI week and stay cool!

    X

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  16. Hey Chrissy Girl~

    Thank you. I had no idea how to use the movie maker either. I just sorta played it by ear and figured it out. I think the next one I make will be a bit easier - hopefully!

    ". My favorite was the cool scooter lady with the hat! :-)"

    Wasn't she a HOOT??? I just so happened to catch her riding through the park so I snapped her.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Hope you have a cool week!

    X to you, Vinny and Millie!

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  17. Hey Lady Dianne~

    "the drummer at the end has the most wonderful smile for you!!
    and it was timed perfectly to the music"

    Wasn't his smile GREAT??????? He's there all the time. It took me FOREVER to try and time the music to sync with his drum beating.

    "the lady on the scooter bike thingie was timed perfectly to the toot of a horn in the music.'

    Isn't she a HOOT???? Toot! Toot!

    "as for the heat - well you know how I feel about that."

    OY VEY...I've shvitzing like a horse!!! I can't WAIT for Fall!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Stay cool and have great week!

    X to you and the gang!

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  18. Hey Crystal Chick~

    Thank you.

    OMG...I had NO idea what I was doing with the movie maker, I just sorta winged it!

    "It was sooooo hot on Friday that hubby's boss called him in the morning to say he was letting everyone go at noon.
    The temp read 111 when he got to his truck to come home."

    Holy cow....I can't even IMAGINE what it must have been like to be doing outside construction on Friday!?!?

    "I think bossman was even going to pay them for the whole day (his brain must have been a little melted) so hopefully he remembers come payday."

    Good for him! I hope bossman does pay them because they deserve it.

    Yeah, last night after it rained it felt so much cooler, but I hear the heat is coming back - UGH!

    Thank you for stopping by, neighbor! Stay cool and have a fantabulous week!

    X

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  19. Hey there Babs~

    Thank you.

    "You make me feel glad that I live in England with it's cooler climate. I really couldn't live with that much heat."

    OMG...you are soooooooooooo lucky!!!! I can handle ANY amount of cold, but don't give me heat - I hate it!!!!!

    "We've had it really hot twice that I can remember, and it was absolutely awful. The second time, Mo and I stayed indoors sitting in front of a huge fan to keep cool. I feel for you."

    The north east part of the U.S. can get VERY hot and humid during the summer months. I'm just so glad it's a short season.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Stay cool and enjoy your week!

    X to you and Mo (the singer)!

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  20. Hey Rob~

    "Barbie doll karma payback is a bitch! Never mess with Barbie, Ron!"

    HA! Yeah, it's like she's got a Barbie doll mafia that comes after you when you least expect it!

    "I don't like this heat, either, but I absolutely HATE winter so I'll put up with this misery in lieu of freezing my tail off."

    Yeah, I know....I think that's how most people feel. God, I can't BELIEVE I once lived in FLORIDA!?!?!

    As always, great to see ya, bud! Thanks for stopping by and have a fab week!

    X

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  21. Bonjour Susu!

    "To think that you used to live in Florida. But maybe your cup has just floweth over... I understand. But the Brussels sprouts... send them to me!"

    Yeah, can you believe I use to live in FLORIDA??? I actually loved it until I turned 45, then male menopause kicked in and now I get hot flashes - HA!

    Okay, I'll send you all my Brussels sprouts. I'll email them to you - HAHAHAAHHHAHAHAHA!

    "Now on the heat issue... it all, I say aaaaaall has departed Paris! I am wearing a woolen cardi as I type. Coffee to keep me from stiffing-freezing up... well, okay that's too much!"

    OMG....you are soooooooooo lucky! Maybe I should spend the rest of the summer in Paris! Parts of the U.S. (west coast) are also having cooler temps.

    Thank you for stopping by, beautiful lady. Have a great week and look for those Brussel sprouts in your email box!

    Ciao....X

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  22. Hiya SuziCate~

    "I'll tell ya, Barbie doll karma payback is a bitch!-my sister better watch out! She cut the hair off all our Barbies and sharpeed their faces!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahaha! OMG...that made me HOWL!!!!!!

    Yeah, tell her to watch out because Barbie enjoys sweet REVENGE!

    Can you believe that guy was out there in the heat, drumming? But I'm glad, cause he was such a good ending.

    Thank you for stopping by, my friend. Have a great week and stay cool!

    X

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  23. Ron - your video is faaaaaaabulous! Good job.

    I know how much you hate the heat. I was going to have you over for dinner, but I'm kinda glad I held off on inviting you. I was all set to make my famous cilantro liver casserole with a side of brussel's sprouts. That would have been a faux pas, I see!

    Take care, and you stay cool. We're doing just fine here in the left hand corner of the country.

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  24. Hey Mark~

    Awww....thank you. I'm now addicted to making these videos, so I hope you guys and gals are ready for more in the upcoming months.

    " I was going to have you over for dinner, but I'm kinda glad I held off on inviting you. I was all set to make my famous cilantro liver casserole with a side of brussel's sprouts. That would have been a faux pas, I see!'

    Bwhahahahahaahhahahahahahahaha! Touche' Mark...touche'! Your wit always cracks me the hell up!

    "Take care, and you stay cool. We're doing just fine here in the left hand corner of the country."

    Yeah, I know....and I am sooooooooooooooo freakin' jealous!

    Thanks for stopping by, bud! Have a faaaaaaaaabulous week!

    X

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  25. AnonymousJuly 25, 2011

    You never cease to amaze me. A movie maker wow! I like how you filmed the city. The music was very fitting. I liked this a lot.
    Now as far as the warm (f...ing Hot) weather that is another thing. My sweat was sweating. The heat was just awful and I had a hard time adjusting to what hell is really like. I now have the Guniess Book record on how fast an ice cube can melt while stuck between the cheeks of my ass. Two point 3 seconds. It may be gross but it does the trick. Every time I farted last Friday it resembled the after burn of a super sonic jet.

    The heat really played havoc with my mood. My spirit was as wet as my underarms. I too drank enough water to fill an olympic swimming pool and I peed out an ocean. Thank God for the greatest two letters in the world AC.

    Well my sweltering friend I will drip into the dark to await another round of Ron's Cinema.

    Cecil B. (Dave)

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  26. Nice video, Ron! And yeah, that Barbie karma is coming back to bite you in the butt, no doubt! Bahahaha!

    It was hotter than hell here on Saturday too. We made the mistake of signing our son (and in turn, us) up for a campus visit at one of the colleges downtown. First it rained during the tour, then the heat mixed with the humidity made it feel as though it was 110 degrees. To add to the torment, they took us into a dorm that was NOT air conditioned. Nice selling point!

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  27. Hello Cecil B. Dave~

    OMG....when I first looked at your comment labeled anonymous I thought...."Who the HELL is that???" I thought it was a SPAM comment - HA!

    So glad to see that you could comment using the anonymous log in. Several other Bloggers have done the same thing.

    Thank you for your kind words, buddy. I had no idea what I was doing with this first video, I just walked around in the dark until I figured how the Movie Maker worked.

    Isn't this heat just god-awful??? I take it you're having the same in CT?

    "My sweat was sweating."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Mine too!

    "I now have the Guniess Book record on how fast an ice cube can melt while stuck between the cheeks of my ass. Two point 3 seconds. It may be gross but it does the trick. Every time I farted last Friday it resembled the after burn of a super sonic jet.'

    Bwhahahahahahhahahahahahhaha!!! I have tears flowing my eyes, I'm laughing so hard!!!! Brilliantly hilarious, Dave!!

    "The heat really played havoc with my mood. My spirit was as wet as my underarms."

    Oh, me too, my friend. This heat makes me feel tired and cranky.

    "Thank God for the greatest two letters in the world AC."

    A-MEN!

    Thanks sooooooooo much for stopping by and adding your wit to this post! MUCHLY enjoyed and appreciated!

    Stay cool, fellow-Libra! And have a grrrrrreat week!

    X

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  28. Hey there Bijoux~

    Aw...thank you.

    " And yeah, that Barbie karma is coming back to bite you in the butt, no doubt! Bahahaha!"

    You said it, girl! Barbie doll revenge is sweet!

    " First it rained during the tour, then the heat mixed with the humidity made it feel as though it was 110 degrees. To add to the torment, they took us into a dorm that was NOT air conditioned. Nice selling point!"

    Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    It rained here on Sunday afternoon and at first it cooled things off a bit, but then it suddenly got hotter again today - OY!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! Stay cool and have a wonderful week!

    X

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  29. Ron, I loved this video! Great song too! Brought back a lot of memories for me.

    And I so hear you on this heat. We too are having the same. I don't mind summer, however I just don't like the humidity. It's stifling and makes me feel tired and dirty. Can't wait for Fall too!

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  30. Hola Denise~

    Thank you, girl. It's funny, because I actually kept hearing that song in my head days before I made this little video. So, I went online and found it to use as background music.

    Isn't the humidity repressive? I could almost take the heat better if it were a DRY heat. Oh well...just another month and a half and Fall will be rolling in - Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    Thank you so much for stopping by! Try to stay cool and have a FAB week!

    X

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  31. "Now I know how my cousins’ Barbie doll felt when I tried to cram her into an Easy-Bake Oven to see if she would bake into a cookie."

    Bwahahaha! That's one thing I never did to my sister's Barbies. To a child's mind it seems logical that whatever you put into an easy-bake oven *should* come out as a tasty treat! ;-)

    Great video! Everyone seemed so chill in the face of sweltering temps. Count me in on that pool action!

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  32. Hey Ron, it seem like just yesterday or maybe even last year that you did your annual "I Hate Summer Because I Hate To Be Hot" post, time flies when you are having fun and speaking of flies aren't they thick since it got hot, but at 115 they probably all burned alive huh.

    Excellent video Buddy, Cindy was even impressed :^)

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  33. Howdy Herman~

    "To a child's mind it seems logical that whatever you put into an easy-bake oven *should* come out as a tasty treat! ;-)"

    I know...I expected a BARBIE COOKIE!!!!! HA!

    Thanks, bud. I think everyone was just so exhausted from the heat and humidity, no one had the energy to do anything but saunter.

    Yeah...I hear is VERY nice in parts of the west coast. Lucky YOU!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, Herman. Hope you had a great Monday! And again, I LOVED your fiction post today. It was faaaaabulous!

    X to you and the family!

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  34. Howdy Jimmy~

    "Hey Ron, it seem like just yesterday or maybe even last year that you did your annual "I Hate Summer Because I Hate To Be Hot" post..."

    OMG....I KNOW!!!! I DOES feel like I just posted this yesterday! Summer comes too fast for me - HA!

    Yes, the flies AND the bugs! I had a HUGE water bug in my apartment a few weeks ago and I SCREAMED!!!!

    Thank you, bud. And thank Miss Cindy for me, okay?

    (((( Cindy )))))

    Hope you guys had a great Monday! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

    X to you and C!

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  35. What a great little walk-about Ron! That was fun. I think that you were checking out some guys butt though as you were walking along. or maybe that was just me. Regardless, I feel your heat/pain. I was camping last week in the worst of our heat wave. Ugh. Too hot for words. We escaped via slipping into a winery for a tour of their icy cool facility. Heavenly.

    Hope the weather breaks for you soon!
    XO

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  36. Okay--I'm covetting the summer drinks.

    And that gal on the scooter--I wonder if they have any idea how that actually looks as they drive off into the sweltering summer sunset. *laughing* I feel no need to explain that remark one iota.

    Yup--we sent the heat your direction! Five days of 100+ heat advisory in a row. Bit tiring in lots of ways.
    It does guarantee alone time on the patio. I think it's about 85 degrees when himself starts hibernating in the air conditioning, droning on about how hot it is. *laughing* I'm lovin' it--in moderation, that is. It's not the heat, it's the humidity that makes me grumble.
    It's good for taking wrinkles outta skirts though! And for curling up hair!
    So it ain't all bad.

    Hang in there.

    k......I'm now going to locate a cookie for my coffee, tyvm.
    You had me going at the Easy Bake Oven, yaknow.
    :-)

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  37. "my sister better watch out! She cut the hair off all our Barbies and sharpeed their faces" ~ FIRST OFF! I did NOT cut off their hair and sharpie their faces.... I have you know that Miss Barbie had shared with me that she was so effing tired of looking the same way ALL the time that I just gave her a free makeover! And to show her thanks now my hair and makeup ALWAYS look PERFECT (thank you very much Barbie Karma!). I mean even when I first wake up I am perfectly coiffed! Just ask my hubby! He'll tell you! I'm sure you were just trying to come up with a Barbie tanning bed smart little fella that you were!

    I LOVE the video! I recognize a lot of those places. The statue with the umbrella? I have a picture of that from when we were there! And I agree that the old lady in the hat and the drummer were perfectly timed! I bet it took forever!

    As for the insane heat? It's been so hot here that I swear the other day I heard Satan asking for a glass of ice water! He had to go back to hell to cool off!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week my dear friend!

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  38. Hellooooooooooo Katherine~

    " I think that you were checking out some guys butt though as you were walking along. or maybe that was just me."

    Bwhahahahahahahahhahahahaah! No, but that's what it LOOKS like doesn't it???? However, I did kinda like the looks of the guy in video towards the finale, standing on the stairs with his girlfriend. Woot! Woot!

    "I was camping last week in the worst of our heat wave. Ugh. Too hot for words. We escaped via slipping into a winery for a tour of their icy cool facility. Heavenly."

    OMG...hasn't the heat been HORRENDOUS? I applaud you because there's no way I could have gone camping in this heat.

    Today, seems a bit cooler - yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Enjoy your week!

    X

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  39. Hey there Mel~

    "Okay--I'm covetting the summer drinks."

    HA! Didn't they look DELISH??? And refreshing?

    Wasn't the gal on the scooter a HOOT? And what's hysterical is that she looks as cool as a cucumber!

    "Yup--we sent the heat your direction! Five days of 100+ heat advisory in a row. Bit tiring in lots of ways."

    Oh DRATS....so THAT'S where it's coming from? HA!

    "I think it's about 85 degrees when himself starts hibernating in the air conditioning, droning on about how hot it is. *laughing* I'm lovin' it--in moderation, that is. It's not the heat, it's the humidity that makes me grumble."

    Himself sounds A LOT like me! *grumble*

    "It's good for taking wrinkles outta skirts though! And for curling up hair!
    So it ain't all bad."

    Bwhahahahahahahhahaha! True! That's the BRIGHT side to this heat!

    "k......I'm now going to locate a cookie for my coffee, tyvm.
    You had me going at the Easy Bake Oven, yaknow."

    You GO, girl!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Stay cool and enjoy your week!

    X

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  40. Hiya Peg~

    "~ FIRST OFF! I did NOT cut off their hair and sharpie their faces.... I have you know that Miss Barbie had shared with me that she was so effing tired of looking the same way ALL the time that I just gave her a free makeover! And to show her thanks now my hair and makeup ALWAYS look PERFECT (thank you very much Barbie Karma!)."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha! Peg, that made me HOWL - HILARIOUS - a FREE makeover - Bwhahahahahhahahahaaha!

    Touche'!

    Aw...thank you. It was very 'trying' doing this first video, but I had fun. I think the next one will be much easier.

    "I recognize a lot of those places. The statue with the umbrella? I have a picture of that from when we were there!"

    Yes, he's like a Philadelphia landmark!

    "As for the insane heat? It's been so hot here that I swear the other day I heard Satan asking for a glass of ice water! He had to go back to hell to cool off!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha! CRACKED. ME. UP!!!!!!!! Your weather is a lot like Florida, so I know what you mean by HOT.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your wonderful sense of humor, dear friend. Soooooooooo enjoyed! Stay cool and have a great week!

    X

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  41. Oh yes. This heat/humidity is the worst I ever remember having. It's been BRUTAL.

    BTW this made me laugh out loud for real:

    "Now I know how my cousins’ Barbie doll felt when I tried to cram her into an Easy-Bake Oven to see if she would bake into a cookie."

    HA!

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  42. Hey Meleah~

    "Oh yes. This heat/humidity is the worst I ever remember having. It's been BRUTAL."

    Hasn't been HORRIBLE here???? ICK!

    Glad you had a giggle, girl! And I hope you're feeling better.

    (((( Meleah ))))

    Thanks for stopping by.....X

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  43. Hey Ron! Thanks for the compliment on the blog name- yours is pretty innovative as well ;). Anyways I gotta say I agree with you on the heat this year! As an asthmatic this humidity is killing me!! But you are right- Barbie Karma is a bitch!!!

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  44. Hey there cestlavie~

    You're so welcome. I've meaning to share that with you for the longest time, but kept forgetting.

    And thank YOU.

    "I gotta say I agree with you on the heat this year! As an asthmatic this humidity is killing me!!"

    OMG, I can't even IMAGINE having to deal with this humidity as an asthmatic!?!?! I know many people prefer summer over winter, but I can so much more deal with being cold than hot. Cold actually makes me feel euphoric!

    "But you are right- Barbie Karma is a bitch!!!"

    HA! Isn't it? Barbie's revenge!!!!!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl! Always delight to see ya. Hope you're having a great week!

    X

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  45. ..."I would have almost rather been eaten alive by Hannibal Lecter." ACK! *shudders* Just the mere thought of him gives me the heebie-jeebies! :o\

    ...I so agree about this heat, it is horrible. I know, I know, we are in the throes of Summer but seriously? *sigh* I don't like extreme weather no matter it be heat, cold, rain, wind, whatev'; if it kills people, animals, plants, it's time for it to move on. I'm done now, thank you. ;o)

    ...LOVE the video! I love the nod you gave Kenneth Cole & Tiffany's and are you wearing pants? I thought I caught a glimpse of your reflection and it looked like you were wearing pants. I dunno why I'm asking that, like it matters...*giggle*eyeroll* And perfect song to go with a perfect video too! Summertime in the city is always hotter than in the country, I've heard by as much as 10 degrees. Ya oughta move to the country hon'...*wink*wink*nudge*nudge*

    ...Stay cool & hydrated my friend!

    ...Blessings ':o)

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  46. Helloooooooooooooooo TJ~

    "..."I would have almost rather been eaten alive by Hannibal Lecter." ACK! *shudders* Just the mere thought of him gives me the heebie-jeebies! :o\"

    HA! Yes, I know exactly what you mean because the mere thought of him gives me the heebie-jeebies too! I remember seeing the first film when it intially came out and it TOTALLY creeped me out. Anthony Hopkins was brilliant, wasn't he? As was Jodie Foster - I LOVE her!

    "...I so agree about this heat, it is horrible. I know, I know, we are in the throes of Summer but seriously? *sigh*...."

    I so agree with you - the extremes are very challenging. It actually hasn't been bad up until last week, but brother, are we making up for it now - geesh!

    Thank you, so glad you enjoyed the video. And YES, I did give Kenneth Cole and Tiffany a nod. That's Walnut Street here in Philly. It's sorta like a smaller 5th Avenue version of 5th Ave in NYC - LOTS of designer shops.

    "I thought I caught a glimpse of your reflection and it looked like you were wearing pants. I dunno why I'm asking that, like it matters...*giggle*eyeroll*"

    Yes, WOW, you have very good eyes and notice a lot. I WAS wearing pants/jeans that day, can you believe it in all the heat???

    I was SCHVITZING!!!!

    "Summertime in the city is always hotter than in the country, I've heard by as much as 10 degrees. Ya oughta move to the country hon'...*wink*wink*nudge*nudge*"

    You're absolutely correct because even though I lived in the Florida heat for 20 years, summer heat in a northern city is soooooooo much worse. All that hot air gets trapped between the buildings. NYC is even worse because of all the tall buildings.

    Thank you so very much for dropping by today, dear lady. Always a joy to see your comments and chat with you! Hope you're having a great week!

    Stay cool and faaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous!

    X

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  47. Hi Ron :) must be less hot in TX than in other states across the country because I hadn't noticed a change in temp from the usual summertime degrees. doesn't sound enjoyable in the least. but nice film! and nice photo of tom ford. don't know how you survived in FL all those years. Ever wonder how we got by without air conditioning back when we didn't have it? I totally remember some of the dormitories in college that did not have air conditioning. And my grandmother finally caved and bought a window unit for 1 room of her house in the mid 1970s. We both send our love. Oh - and in theater related news, our nephew has his first professional role in the cast of Spring Awakening. We're excited for him. xoxo Diane

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  48. Ron - are those first frames taken from your place? Yikes! I wouldn't go NEAR that window, but I might invest in binoculars to check out who's at the rooftop pool. Tell the truth - you've done it, haven't you?!?!?

    Be safe - I think that blue car at 0:35 is coming from a drug deal.

    Over and out, or as they say in the movie biz...that's a wrap folks.

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  49. Hey Tracy~

    "Ron - are those first frames taken from your place? Yikes!"

    HA! Yes, that's the view from my place - isn't it HIGH???? When I first moved in I was sooooooo scared to look out the window because I HATE heights, but I've gotten use to it. However, I still can't look DIRECTLY down from the window - YIKES!

    "but I might invest in binoculars to check out who's at the rooftop pool. Tell the truth - you've done it, haven't you?!?!?

    Bwhahhahaahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    YES!!!!!! I HAVE done it! OMG....you ROCK for calling me on that, girl! And it's funny you mentioned that because I was checking someone out the other day - I sware! That's ONE good thing about summer in the city - HAHAHAHAHAAHAHHHA!

    "Be safe - I think that blue car at 0:35 is coming from a drug deal."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaahaaha! TOO FUNNY! That's EXACTLY what it looks like doesn't it?

    Thanks sooooooooo much for stopping by and sharing your HILARITY! Always enjoyed!

    Have a grrrrrrreat week!

    X

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  50. Hey Diane~

    "must be less hot in TX than in other states across the country because I hadn't noticed a change in temp from the usual summertime degrees. doesn't sound enjoyable in the least."

    Oh, you are sooooooooo lucky!!! We here along the north east are having a VEEEEEEEEEEEERY hot summer. HORRIBLE!

    But hey, it's only for six more weeks and then it's on to cooler temps - aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Thank you, my friend. Glad you enjoyed my first movie. Isn't that a FAB pic of Tom Ford? VA-VOOOOM!

    "don't know how you survived in FL all those years."

    I don't know how I did either. I actually loved FL weather for most of the time I lived there. It was just the last 4 years the heat started to get to me.

    "And my grandmother finally caved and bought a window unit for 1 room of her house in the mid 1970s"

    Good for her! It's not safe being that hot. Especially for our elderly.

    " and in theater related news, our nephew has his first professional role in the cast of Spring Awakening. We're excited for him."

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! OMG....how faaaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous!!!!!! I'm so happy for him! Tell him that I said....'Break a leg!'

    *applause*

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Diane. Always so wonderful to read your comments. Have a great rest of the week!

    X to you and Cristybella!

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  51. i'm sooo glad i was out of state all of last week. i was in the south with a dry heat and it was better than the muggy mess yall had up here. hahahaha. love the view from your building. i'm coming over. super video you and your cammy.nice ron.

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  52. Hey Valerie Girl~

    It's soooooooo great to see ya!

    "i'm sooo glad i was out of state all of last week. i was in the south with a dry heat and it was better than the muggy mess yall had up here."

    OMG...I was wondering where you've been. So you've been down south? How GREAT! Yes, you didn't miss a thing because it's been hot and humid. Last weekend was the worst!

    Thank you. Glad you liked the video. My first time.

    Thanks soooo much for stopping by, girl! Welcome home!

    Have a great weekend!

    X

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  53. 115 degrees and someone takes their little dog out on the hot pavement??? Slap them upside the head for me, would ya?

    *Ahem*

    Yeah, that's horribly hot, and humid too? I HATE humidity. Oh yeah, and I hate cilantro too - I believe it's what we call coriander leaf here? YUCK!

    Great vid - I feel I know a little bit about where you live, now!

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  54. Just imagine being at a horse show. We left at 3am last Thursday to drive the horses outside of Chicago to beat the heat. The horses did fine. Setting up on that Thursday I've never been so wet and felt so icky. My pants were soaking wet. Yuck!!! And, I love the humidity but even I was totally grossed out. I hope we don't get much more of this. We all made it back home alive and well.

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  55. Hey Jen~

    OMG....I can't even IMAGINE what that must have been like!!!!

    I bet your horsie was sweating too. I hear that Chicago (even though they have brutal winters) also have brutal summers.

    Hasn't the humidity been horrible? We've gotten a break these past few days, but today it's going back up - UGH!

    Can't wait for fall!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! Have a great weekend!

    X

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  56. oh ron. hahahaha


    1. good job on your first video.... videos suck to edit!!!

    2. no cilantro?? oh man, that's where we part ways. i have a cilantro plant!

    3. dude i HATE hot weather. fall is my jam. My hair is blazing hot and is like NASA blanket on my back. it's terrible. you can't even wear makeup cus it just smears down my face. i have become such a hermit this year.

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  57. Hey Blunt~

    Thank you. I think the next time will be much easier for me.

    OMG, YES....videos SUCK to edit!!! I had no idea how to do it, so I just kept guessing.

    I don't mind a 'touch' cilantro on my quesadilla, but just a touch. That's some VERY potent herb.

    Yaaaaaaaaaaay! Fall is jam too, and I can't wait! Yeah, I here the Chicago area gets pretty hot and humid during the summer months too. But, I also hear it's a FABULOUS city!

    Me too....hermit.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Have a supa' weekend and stay cool!

    X ya!

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