Wednesday, July 29, 2009

how hot is it?

I found a scorpion in my office yesterday.
A tribe of holy monkeys has moved into the woods nearby.
There's a banana tree growing in my bathroom.
I think I got bitten by a tsetse fly.
That's how hot it is.

I promise to visit when my laptop cools down.

19 comments:

CDP said...

I actually thought you were serious about the scorpion for a minute.

Nancy said...

My daughters are in Portland, and are all sleeping in the basement! So glad it will be week after next before I'm visiting there. Maybe it will be it's normal self by then. Stay cool any way you can! I use a bottle of water to mist myself and clothes when it gets that hot. We will be in the high 80's today. Hot for Tahoe.

Lisa said...

One doesn't equate the Pacific Northwest with the tropics unless extraordinary circumstances require it. Sending cool breezes your way.

Randal Graves said...

If it's that hot, you're probably going to have to walk around naked.

Pagan Sphinx said...

When it's this hot, naked isn't cool enough.

I came home to a rain forest. And the thunderstorm that just ended doesn't appear to have had any lasting cooling effect, either. Ugh.

La Belette Rouge said...

You have flown the coop and are in the tropics. Have a Pina Colada for me.;-)

Seraphine said...

oh god i love this one, susan! and it's different. you have an amazing eye for pattern and balance. your circles are perfect. but this one, this one, the inner square is skewed. it's perfectly balanced, mind you, but it's not centered. you are *always* centered! i love this perfection without being perfect side of you.
and it feels eqyptian. i'm so into eqypt since seeing the king tut exhibit this week. it amazes me how mankind can know so much, and then lose that knowlege so quickly. whole worlds and civilizations disappear, with hardly a trace.
drink lots of liquids and keep cool.

okjimm said...

Just talked with my little bro up by BC.... he said it cooled off to 88 last night.... gees! I'll have a cold beer for you!

susan said...

cdp - Gotcha!

nancy - We have no basement so that wasn't an option. Chances are it will cool down for your visit.

lisa - This past five days was a record breaker. After a couple of days our bed was still 110* even though the bedroom had cooled down to 90* Yikes!

randal - but not outside :-)

pagan - Glad to hear you're back home and I know just what east coast heat waves are like so I can sympathize.

susan said...

belette - oooo, a Pina Colada sounds fine indeed.

sera - I'm delighted you noticed it. The influence was definitely Egyptian and was the first painting with a border - done 30+ years ago. It is amazing how much can be lost and how fast. The Egyptians left their pyramids, the Greeks - temples, the Inca - Macchu Pichu, the Assyrians - public baths. There's more and more, some of which remain undiscovered. It's beginning to look like ours will be known for mountains of trash.

okjimm - Maybe you should have two but be careful riding your bike home :-)

Steve Emery said...

I collected this image. This one has all sorts of complex erotic undertones, I feel. And I like the unique perspective on the sheik, seeing him from behind/alongside.

gfid said...

hot flashes and hot weather. nothing like it. yes, it's even hot north of 56. i have a window fan going in my bedroom full tilt all night to air dry the night sweats. seems to work. i'm getting some sleep now.

get a pet lizard to eat the scorpions.

Utah Savage said...

When you get hot, it will be coming my way. We get your weather darling. If it's any comfort I'll be suffering again shortly. Only difference is I have a summer wardrobe and a swamp cooler. I pour cold water over my head several times a day to keep cool. This is why I cut my hair short.

I'm seriously thinking of selling my house and moving to Canada. I'm so sick of living in the reddest state in the union and the only true theocracy in the country. I want out. The wingnuts are driving me to think in terms of making a plan for escape. And all my old friends are dying. The ties that kept me here are breaking one by one.

susan said...

steve - I'm always happy to know I've added to your electronic collection. This was actually the first one ever 'bordered', was painted about 35 years ago and belongs to a doctor on the east coast. I liked the idea of changeability but has no more images of the old transformer ones.

gfid - Oh no - not both! I remember a few of those years, especially my husband trying to cover me with blankets on nights when our bedroom was very cold. Even in sleep I'd remove them.

utah - Oh I know I shouldn't complain, knowing as I do how much worse it is elsewhere both climate wise and crazy Amurkan wise. Temps in the 100+ range for a week were debilitating enough but knowing that nobody is willing to provide single payer health care is what will drive us back across the border in the not too distant future.

Seraphine said...

i saw that you had 106 degree weather yesterday. the banana trees in the bathroom must be wilty-looking. i'm wishing a nice cool spray upon your household.

susan said...

sera - Geez, it was bad all week. It's still hot now but not like it was. I thought we were going to have to find a gecko or two :-) Thanks for the cooling thought.

linda said...

oh susan, I am impossibly behind but wanted to say this is a very cool painting! I see it went away 35 years ago! You have a good memory, woman!

keep the fan going on high..

susan said...

linda - It was part of a series of paintings of transformed women so I just remember when I was doing those, and where I was living, and who i was working for, and how old Benj was....
All gone now but for an old photo of this one.

take care :-)

Dr. Zaius said...

A banana tree is growing in your bathroom? Cool! The only thing growing in my bathroom is mildew.