Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer in Seattle

Oh what do you do in the summer time, when all the world is... brown?

Living in Seattle is an interesting phenomenon. When you live in a place where it rains steadily 9 months out of the year (well in a normal year), people rarely have sprinkler systems in the yard and rarely water the yard other than that. Oh, they water the garden and the flowers, but not the grass.

Why is this, you may ask? Well, we're not really sure. Maybe we're waterlogged or maybe we just like to conserve that precious water that we delight in all winter. Whatever it is... it's what we do and we're okay with it.

One thing I do know is that this summer has been the hottest in the history of Seattle. In 1947 and in 1994 we hit 100 degrees. Record breaking heat!

But wait... in the week of July 27, 2009 we hit...

wait for it...

102 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Oh baby we are Hot!

So... what do you do in the summertime?

You go to the places that provide what you really need.

The Mall: AC
The Lake: Water
The Library: AC
Your friends Pool: Water
The Movies: AC
The Beach: Water
Road Trips: AC

You better believe that there has been no cooking happening in Whoville this week. If it can't be done on the grill... it can't be done.

What are you doing to make the most of the weather in your neck of the woods?

1 comment:

Mike J said...

I love it when the lawn goes brown because I don't have to mow anymore. What's even better is all of my neighbors agree with this theory too.