Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Land That Rain Forgot...

Hello from Austin, where the temperature has been above 100 for nearly 70 days in a row, and the last rain that fell was who-knows-how-long ago. Consequently, much of the city looks like this:

And this:

And this:

 Thank goodness for THIS:

Yes, that looks MUCH better... (we won't talk about the fact that even the pool temperature is hovering around 90 degrees...)

Strangely, the heat doesn't feel THAT bad during the day -- the humidity is practically non-existant, which helps. But for some reason, as soon as the sun goes down, it is stifling out there... it's as if the temperature control center in my brain KNOWS that when the sun goes down it's supposed to be cooler. Breezy. Maybe even slightly chilly. So when I walk outside after dark and it's still 95 degrees out there, it feels like a suffocating blanket of heat...

We drove down past my old place of employment and ate at Uno pizza for lunch -- it was one of my favorite lunch places in the area where I worked. And before we left the restaurant this afternoon, I had to get one of their frozen blended coffee drinks, which I think are the best of any coffee place I've ever tried. Which is saying a lot for someone who's a Starbucks/Caribou/Seattle's Best coffee junkie. I used to get one before I returned to work on Friday afternoons, so I could sip it while I counted down the minutes to weekend freedom...

I'm not sure I ever got a decent picture of the 360 bridge up on the blog -- so I took one today while mom was driving:

One of Austin's landmarks...

And hello Ex-Place of Employment!

Okay, I believe I'm monopolizing mom's computer right now, so I'll wrap this up. Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

3 comments:

G said...

But..but..but, isn't that what parents are for?

To give their children what they want? :D

Lisa said...

Well, yes, come to think of it, I believe you are correct. At least, that SOUNDS right... :)

Jannie Funster said...

Yep, it WAS too freaking hot all summer.

And loved the 3-headed cat, and your red Apple lapto pin previous posts.

xoxo