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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Homicide and Heat

I hate heat- HATE IT! It is not unusual to get 100 degree weather where I live during the summer. But what I hate so much about the heat her is the humidity. It's not just hot, it's hot and HUMID! So, just walking out the door feels like you're in a sauna. It's disgusting. The smells of swampiness coming from the mud in my neighbor's yard, the fast growth of mold, everything about this weather makes me cringe and want to hibernate. And of course, living in this old farmhouse, there's no central air. I... crave... central... air...

Yes, when it's cold, it stinks. But when it's cold, you can bundle up. You can put on nice cozy warm fuzzy blankets and be good. But when it's hot... you can't get more than naked! You can be sitting completely naked and STILL sweat! Oy!

It is in that token, that I was thinking the other day that I wondered how many people have murdered someone because they were driven crazy by the heat. Heat makes me angry. I unfortunately have to admit that if I'm hot and can't get away from it, you should probably run from me... and run far. I am NOT a pleasant person to be around. I pity my kids and I try to focus and not be overly irritable, but I'm no saint. I can totally see myself snapping. (Although thankfully we bought yet another window a/c yesterday, so the living room is about 5 degrees cooler.)

But, it made me think about how often I get into a homicidal rage because I'm hot. Do you think anyone has ever successfully used it as a psyche defense in court? I might have to research this one...


  1. I totally agree with you on the fact that with cold you can bundle up-with heat, you can only strip so much. Lol
    That's how I look at my hot flashes.
    I hate hate hate the 80, 90, and 100 degree weather too.
    And now that I am more susceptible to heat and the sun, it's going to be hard for me to go outside.

  2. I feel your pain. The high today was 99, I think it's been like that for the past week, and it's supposed to be in the triple digits starting tomorrow. And the humidity makes it worse.

    Meanwhile I walked outside to my car, and in the 2 minutes it took to get there, I swear I felt my foot cooking.

  3. Sounds like you guys know all about the heat! I'm glad we can bitch and moan together...

  4. This is why I live in California. I'm a wimp when it comes to heat. My family lives in all the hot states: Virginia, Texas, and Georgia and it sucks to visit. Especially because I usually go during the summer months.

  5. Sarah- why did I think you were from New York? What part of Cali are you in?