Thursday, August 5, 2010

Want Fries with that Brain?

The heat has boiled brains around here.  I've encountered crazy behavior all over the place.  Evil Twin and I have come up with some ideas as to what should be done with some of these weird people:

  • Annoying children playing in the swim lanes should be fed to the pool monster.  You do believe in the pool monster, don't you?
  • Drivers sitting through green lights and then blocking traffic to turn left into McDonald's should have their order of fries replaced with a limp, everything-tastes-the-same salad.
  • Folks running their lawn sprinklers after the 10:00 am cutoff time (assuming they are using city water) should be met with laughter and air farts the next time they turn on the water for a refreshing shower on a hot day.

A local family found some fossils near a lake.  We were really hoping for something like this:

But it was something more like:

Better luck next time!

I don't have to go very far to find a fossil.  I look in the mirror.


Hubby and I will be going to his company's Family Day event this Friday evening and Saturday.  There will be numerous opportunities to prepare food on the hot concrete.  In other words, there are many outdoor activities available and it's freakin' hot.  I think I will find a cozy chair in the A/C and try to stay rested and cool.  I have a triathlon on Sunday morning. 

Wait.  I just came full circle.  I'm the one with the boiled brain.

Photo credits: Dinosaur: Mr. T in DC on, Snails: Camelia on, Creative Commons license (see sidebar).


Unknown said...

It is WAY hot here too! Try to stay cool and hydrated through the marathon! let us know how you fair.

00dozo said...

I think you should go dance and frolic in the sprinklers on the lawns of those that ignore the water cut-off rule, and blame it on your melted brain!

Good luck in the marathon!

Marissa said...

For those kids in the pool, you should throw that skeleton in there with them and tell 'em that's what the pool piranhas did to it.

Anonymous said...

ha! I like Marissa's idea! hee hee

AND... if you add a dash of tabasco to the boiled brains? Mighty tasty!

Just sayin'!

Have fun at the picnic/barbecue thingy and good luck with your marathon (are you crazy? in this heat?)!


ReformingGeek said...

@AmyLK - Thanks. Yeah, I think we live in the desert right now.

@00dozo - You must have seen me. I already play in their sprinklers. ;-)

@Marissa - That's a great idea! It just might work....

@Quirky - Thanks. At least part of my race includes swimming!

Chris said...

Yeah, those green-light blockers are the worst.

There's a 10 AM rule about water? What the hell?

Deb said...

Did you figure out how to rig the elephant to provide you with shade for your triathlon? He can squirt you with water from his trunk to cool you off, too.

Unknown said...

Deep fried brains are delicious when served with a nice Chardonnay. Good luck with your marathon and hubby's company family day. Evil Twin is always a handful around hot coals and sharp cutlery.

MrsBlogAlot said...

Damn McDonald's drivers.

You never see us having trouble with the Wendy's or Taco Bell people.

Try to stay cool. (-: said...

Whoa, Reffie... take it easy there! Just keep yourself upright during the triathalon so you don't fry your brains on the sidewalk!

DavidShag said...

It is the smothering humidity that is tough here. I lived in Saudi for years but it was so dry, it did not impat me nearly so much (or possibly the brain boiled and I have forgotten - have you ever noticed that yesterday's burden is easier to bear than today's - although not nearly so easy as watching someone else bear it). I am with you on the fossil thing - I keep hearing some goggling headline on TV about a find somewhere that changes everything and then they switch to apicture of a tooth or a femur or something. I want bodies. Preferably with a little blood...

Diane J. said...

Oooh air conditioning, nice. Although this year hasn't been too bad as I type this, it is only 61 it!

I completely agree with you and evil twin. I would like to add: People who see you put your blinker on to scooch over a lane and speed up to block you should be ejected from the roadway.

Good Luck tomorrow! Cheering you on and hoping it's not too hot where you are!

Suzanne said...

Hmmmmm...... Boiled brains, that could explain a lot after the week I just had.
I don't want to alarm you or anything Carol but don't people turn into zombies after their brains boil. Just saying, you might want to stay alert.

jay said...

Surely lawn sprinklers aren't even very effective after 10am?

Love the fossils, and your line re the mirror (I have one of those evil mirrors, too) but we can find fossils in nearly all gravel around here - gryphaea mostly, I think, but fun.

Triathlon most definitely = boiled brain. LOL!

jay said...

Surely lawn sprinklers aren't even very effective after 10am?

Love the fossils, and your line re the mirror (I have one of those evil mirrors, too) but we can find fossils in nearly all gravel around here - gryphaea mostly, I think, but fun.

Triathlon most definitely = boiled brain. LOL!

ReformingGeek said...

@Chris - We are allowed to run sprinklers outside from 6:00 PM - 10:00 AM to prevent evaporation.

@Deb - An elephant. Are they hard to train?

@Lauren Evil Twin was fairly well behaved.

@MrsBlogalot - Yeah, Taco Bell has so much class. ;-)

@CatLady - Yes, upright is preferred!

@DavidShag - Hum.....bodies? I hope I never find one.

@Diane - Thanks for the well wishes. It was a tough one.

You can't survive without A/C around here. 61? WOW!

There is a special place in Hell for rude drivers.

ReformingGeek said...

@Sue - I think I've crossed over. I am Zombie.

@Jay - Yeah, after 10:00 AM, it will evaporate. I think that's the point of the restriction.

I think I boiled my brains more while walking from my car to the grocery store in the afternoon rather than this morning at the triathlon.

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Well, all it's done is rain here since Spring!

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Leeuna said...

Wow, Reffie! Triathalon-ing in this heat??? Girl you done boiled your brain for sure. Quick get inside and lie down in the air conditioning..

The Old Silly said...

LOL, love this. And I also get that "fossil in the mirror" sensation sometimes in the morning!

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

You're hardly a fossil, Reffie, not the way you keep yourself in shape. I doubt you stay still long enough to ever get covered in mud, unless you're at a spa, of course.

The Constant Complainer said...

I hope you have air conditioning.

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"