Sunday, September 13, 2009

Feels like 147.2°F!

We are not enjoying a normal rainy summer. It wants to rain but the clouds seem to dissipate. We get a good soaking now and again, but it is supposed to be raining every afternoon. Lightning and thunder and a tropical downpour. Anyhow, this isn't the first time I posted about the weather. The last time I thought it was a mistake when the forecast said it would feel like fifty something °C, and I thought it was funny. Just to let you know, it wasn't funny, it was stifling hot. Much like yesterday and today.

Today on Weather Underground, Merida, Mexico, it says: Today there is a 60% chance of rain. The heat index: 64°C. That translates into IT WILL FEEL LIKE 147.2°F. I will let you know what it feels like if we end up sitting around in a pool of boiling sweat.

The good news: today is opening Sunday for NFL FOOTBALL! The family has a pool again this year, with a few new players, and in just two hours Pablo and I will be hammock bound watching every game we can find. We'll put out the two helicopter fans, and a few others, and get horizontal for the better part of the day. The entire neighborhood will be able to hear the crowds roar and announcers shout; the volume turned way up to overpower the loud fans. I will roast chicken and veggies; if the oven is on it only makes the kitchen FEEL LIKE 130°C - so that won't be noticeable.

Lately I have been more addicted to this computer than the television, but my favorite shows are returning so that may change. Every Sunday through December is now Football Sunday.

I am excited about the fourth season of LATIN AMERICAN IDOL. I discovered it in season two. The contestants are from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The celebrities who work with the kids each week are singers unknown to me, so I can really learn a lot about Latin music watching this show.

I am anxious to see the new season of AMAZING RACE. This year it airs on the Discovery Channel. It is a Latin American Amazing Race, and it's going to be good. The show premiers on Sept 20th (probably during a football game). This is the first time they have produced this show with Latinos all around Latin America.

Well, ok, we are also taking a little trip to the Caribbean side, but that is a good story for another day. Have fun baking in the Sauna City today!

1 comment:

Theresa in Mèrida said...

it is so hot! I'm okay when I wake up, but after noon, I am totally zonked! The rain yesterday was great, except we don't need a week's worth of rain in one day, we need a week's worth over a week.