Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hotter than Hooker in Heater today, and Hotter than Heater in Hellmouth*

As I mentioned a couple of years ago, Japan has four seasons - too cold, too wet, too hot, and too windy. But in 2011 and 2012 the high temps came in July.  This year we had a respite until August.  Too hot season has definitely arrived.

How hot is it?  - well, today I saw two fire hydrants fighting over a dog! - badump bump.

How about 33ºC with 70% humidity?  For those of you in countries that are diehard wacko followers of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (that would be the United States, Cayman Islands, Palau, Bahamas and Belize), that's 92ºF but due to the humidity it feels like 112ºF!   Too hot for sailing.

'Spent my time putting up sun shades attached to the front porch to help shade Momo the Wonder Dog's environs and the front of the house  in general.  And drinking delicious, antioxidant rich, hibiscus iced tea.

For the science about this tea, check out this video from my friend Michael Greger, MD:

Momo is always happy when we do things for her.

Until next, sweet, cool sailing.

*Post title from a skit on the Firesign Theater album "Everything You Know Is Wrong"

1 comment:

Zen said...

We have a large bag of dried hibiscus from Mexico on our boat, floating somewhere in the Pacific :-(

They make great tea.