Friday, July 28, 2006

RevGalBlogPals: hot hot hot friday five

RevGalBlogPals: hot hot hot friday five

Many areas of the United States are having a heat wave. Global warming, anyone? Look on the bright side of melting glaciers and enviro-destruction by taking a crack at the Friday Five:
1. What's the high temperature today where you are? 93 is the predicted temperature with storms coming.
2. Favorite way(s) to beat the heat. Swimming in the lake, pool, or ocean, but mostly staying inside with the air conditioner and reading a good book.
3. "It's not the heat, it's the humidity." Evaluate this statement. This is a Southern saying and it is the truth, you can be hot, but the humidity will drag you down, ruin a haristyle, make clothes go limp, makeup run, make you tired and worn out, nothing will dry, and thus it makes the heat feel worse than it is. Football teams from areas that are not use to the humidity will just be wet rags and expereince muscle cramps in the game, and then the local team will win.
4. Discuss one or more of the following: sauna, hot tub, sweat lodge, warm-stone massage. I'll say this it is too hot for any of these right now. I don't like sauna's because I feel like I being smothered. I do like being in a hot tub with my hubby. Will not do a sweat lodge for same reason as sauna. dont' know a thing about warm-stone massage, don't know that i want to. Most often prefer the regular kind of massage, and not the quickie that President Bush did to the Chancellor of Germany at the G-8 conference.
5. Hottest you've ever been in your life I don't think I am hot commodity, but if you are talking about living in heat, working in heat, it was the summer of Junior year of College. I was serving as a Summer Missionary in the Panhandle of Florida, not on the beach though. We would stay in their homes and work in their churches doing vbs, youth, children, whatever they needed us to do. At one of the very small churches, we stayed in a very small travel trailer with no air conditioner, no fan, and no air circulation. I and the other college student got heat exposure. It was one of the hottest summers ever and HUMID. We both thought we would die. In fact neither one of us served as summer missionaries again after that, and prior to that I had served every year. It was a great experience and it was part of how I discovered God had been calling me and preparing me to be a minister.

Non-temperature related bonus: In your opinion... who's hot? I really can't say, I don't get to see movies, I don't get to watch movie videos or listen to music, I don't even get to watch the entertainment news to know. So I would have to say my husband Bob is hot.
As always, let us know if you play--and those of you who are linking directly to your posts? You're hot. And cool.

12 comments:

reverendmother said...

Good bonus answer ;-)

reverendmother said...

My previous comment didn't make it for some reason... anyway, I liked your bonus answer!

Cathy said...

A hot stone massage is incorporated into a regular massage (at least it was with mine) - they heat the stones and place them in strategic places on the back (at least they did with me) - it feels pretty good, but I wouldn't pay extra for it!
Hot husbands are of course, the best answer!

revabi said...

Thanks for your answer about the hot stone Cathy, I haven't had one with my massages yet.

And thanks reverendmother.

I do think I got a hot hubby!

Girl said...

I gotta say, the hot stone massage is the best massage I have ever had. (I wrote about it here)

I like you bonus answer, too.

Rhiannon said...

What? No cheesecake photos of Bob? Sigh...you're just so cruel.

revabi said...

Rhiannon, I'll get you one.LOL.

Melissa said...

Hopefully the storms will cool it off some!

Christine said...

a swamp cooler is technically called an evaporative cooler. It takes hot air and runs it through water (or wet material) and sends the evaporated (cooled) air through the house. It's not that effective when the humidity is high as then it just feels like you're in a swamp. muggy muggy muggy. But, it's very effective when it's a dry heat. They are popular in the southwest as they are effective in the dry and cheaper than AC. - more information than you wanted to know, right?

revabi said...

Thank you for explaining it to me. Now I know. And no it was not too much info.

Cathy said...

I reread your post - where in the panhandle were you? That's my stomping grounds!
I can only imagine being in a trailer in the summer without a/c - now that's an oven for you!

revabi said...

Ah another Panhandle lover. You know I am going to have to look at a map to be sure. We were out in the middle of nowhere it seemed like. I'll look it up and let you know. I do know the family we were staying with rented canoes for canoe trips down one of the rivers, not sure which i am thinking the Black river. When we were coming down Monday it seemed like we came through the area I was at. Name some of the places you have been. Right now we are at Destin, which is not the Destin that was here then. Hey maybe we know each other.