It's almost unbearably hot -- 100 degrees yesterday, and expected to be even hotter today. About all one wants to do in such extreme heat is stay indoors where it's cool. All but the most necessary outside activities get curtailed in order to avoid heatstroke. My dog usually enjoys a walk of twenty minutes or so in the afternoons; yesterday, she took a quick pee-pee and was pulling me back toward home in five. I don't know how people who have to work outdoors do it. I see workmen up on roofs, groundskeepers working diligently, roads being paved, construction moving forward. I feel sorry for those workers and wonder how they avoid dropping like flies. And I am so thankful that I don't have to do it.
Speaking of bizarre weather, how about that tornado that hit Brooklyn yesterday? You just don't think of tornadoes in New York City. Strange days, indeed. Which brings to mind the old Doors song, "Strange Days."
Strange days have found us
Strange days have tracked us down
They're going to destroy
Our casual joys
We shall go on playing
Or find a new town
Your session in today's Q&A Chamber requires you to divulge the answers to these questions.
1. What's the expected high temp today in your city?
2. What do you do to combat the heat?
3. Does ennui affect you more during the heat of summer?
4. Is there a dress code where you work that precludes your dressing for comfort in the heat?
5. What's your favorite gemstone?
6. What's your favorite pizza topping?
7. And, in light of the heat, what's your favorite ice cream topping?
Today's super-heated TWISTED LINGUISTICS, which I am depending on you to twist, torture, and ... define.
rules of grammer
the check will by her
I did somehow manage to get this one:
a stationery point - When you get tired of writing and turn your paper into airplanes.
|Your Eyes Should Be Violet|
Your eyes reflect: Mystery and allure
What's hidden behind your eyes: A quiet passion