...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

come on down to my place, baby

This glorious 78 degrees was our high temperature at 3 p.m. yesterday, and has been a common theme since Sunday afternoon, when we threw caution to the wind and donned long pants while throwing open the windows and basking in the breeze. We've had highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 60s all week. Where I live, that's pretty much unheard of in July. Hell (though using that word in reference to coolness seems quirky), we don't even see this as our low temperatures throughout the summer here. This is what we normally experience in early October. I've actually huddled under the blankets in the morning as the brisk morning air gushes through the windows. I can't seem to give up my natural way of sleeping, regardless of what that fickle minx Mother Nature tosses at us.

I'm sure we'll resort to blood boiling, ugly sweating, temperature bitching weather before the month ends. I've not looked at long-range forecasts because, honestly, I like to live in a pretend world for as long as possible. But I've been forced to admit that I'm pretty sure Al Gore and all his wacky rock and roll friends are on to something with all this global warming talk, so I'm off to sing another chorus of "Planet Earth" in my pretend duet with Simon LeBon and then head out and enjoy this while I can before the polar ice caps completely melt away and the coasts are awash in the rising tides.

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Blogger Kelly said...

I've been enjoying the same lovely weather. How long can it last?

Thursday, July 12, 2007 9:36:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Very jealous! It's been in the 90s here ever since we returned from vacation. I'm ready for fall.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger JUnderCovers said...

OMG, I had Planet Earth stuck in my head all night on Saturday, even after I listened to the Foos twice. Was it just me or did your beloved Simon not sound so hot? John still looks good, but the rest of them are aging badly, and Simon can't hit the high notes as well. And Nick, well Nick is just a creepy little dwarf.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Choppzs said...

Ok, here is the salt to rub in my wound!!! lol

Thanks for the reminder that it's fricken hot as balls here!! lol

Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger 2amsomewhere said...

But I've been forced to admit that I'm pretty sure Al Gore and all his wacky rock and roll friends are on to something with all this global warming talk, so I'm off to sing another chorus of "Planet Earth" in my pretend duet with Simon LeBon and then head out and enjoy this while I can before the polar ice caps completely melt away and the coasts are awash in the rising tides.


If you're going to relive the 80s, you'll need chuck that global warming crap and adopt the sources of angst for that age. I recommend "Is There Something I Should Know", just because of that lyric:

Don't say you're easy on me.
You're about as easy as a nuclear war.

Be sure to smile when you sing it.

(gets angry when he hears the shorter version of "Hungry Like the Wolf")

Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger FTN said...

This is your fourth post already this week.

What, do you think I have time at my job to do nothing but sit around and read blogs all day?

BTW, my kids have learned directions from the on-board compass in the minivan, like in your picture. They stare at it intently... If it turns to an "E," you'll hear a shrieking chorus coming from the carseats in the back. "WE'RE GOING EAST!!!!"

Little geniuses, those two.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 2:10:00 PM  
Blogger Rug's Bug said...

It went from 105 to raining here. Now it's just muggy. But the air conditioner isn't working quite as hard. And I don't hear dollars hitting the floor every time it kicks on. I'm scared of the power bill.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger The Savage said...

Ummmm yeah.. odd weather down here too... old farmers never seen the like and old farmers round these part seen it all... til now...

Here's lusting at you, kid....

Thursday, July 12, 2007 4:16:00 PM  
Blogger Nature Girl said...

bragger! It's so hot here I throw up every time I eat, which really isn't such a bad thing considering it's the best weight loss plan I've been on in months but really, how much can a girl puke in one day?


Thursday, July 12, 2007 6:24:00 PM  
Blogger Summer Rose said...

That's the same weather we are having, low 80's high 90's. I love the way my new suv tells me how hot or how cool the mornings have been. The compass is an added fixture not really sure if it's working right. For the 4th it was 105. I wonder if we are in July or late September.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 7:08:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Kelly - I'm going to put a stranglehold on it somehow and hope it sticks around for a bit longer!

Chag - I'm ok with the whole "Indian Summer" aspect of fall, but I'm not quite ready to give in to a whole new season quite yet! But I'll be griping with the best of them in a matter of days, I'm sure, when the humidity and heat returns.

J - As much as I hate to admit this, a part of me cringes a little bit when I see these beloved acts of my youth up there still doing this. Simon - I hate to see him showboating around, but I've come to expect it. John did look much better this past weekend than he did the previous at the Concert for Diana. When they shot a close up of him there, I fell back on my couch and sighed "NO!"

Roger? Eh. Roger has never done much for me. Nick is the same. I was freaked by him from the beginning.

So here's my question. What the hell, Andy Taylor? What is so important in your life that you have to leave Duran Duran AGAIN!?! Can't you just suck it up and stick with the program. Your solo career? Yeah, I heard that album. Eh. Get back up there and bust out some "Wild Boys."

End of rant...

Choppzs - It is with a hint of shame that I have to admit today that when the temps hit 83 and there was some humidity hanging in the air, I was a little put out by Mother Nature! I may have even asked what her deal was...

2am - Ah, see, but as the day today when from sunny and pleasant to then dark and rainy, I had perfect opportunity to stand outside and sing "only came outside to watch the night fall with the rain..."

Signed, Me - (who used to sit up late at night to watch MTV when they'd show the unedited version of "The Chauffer" and "Girls On Film")

FTN - I am a robot sent from the future to assume you're not just reading my blog while toiling at your mystery job, but am getting all rusty as the tears hidden robot emotions spring out and cause me to rust.

That was stupid. Forgive me...

Your kids must come teach me directions. I'm admitting here that I have zero sense of direction, even with the guide in the mini. People tell me to turn east, go west, whatever. I get quivery lipped and tears really do start to well up in me.

It's becoming increasingly obvious the longer I blog that pretty much everything I do has the capacity to make me cry. Perhaps I'll write a fifth post about that this week...

Rug's - It has been glorious sleeping with the windows open at night again. It's all good until morning when the people going to work start screaming down the highway near my house, though. But I'll take it to build that budget billing credit back up with the power company!

Savage - I suppose we should be planning for the imminent end of the world based on all this wacky weather. I'll probably be in my basement and totally miss it.

Stacie - Goodness. This is a plan I should ponder come August when the idea of even cooking precedes the possibility of tossing it up after eating!

Summer - I'm in no rush to speed time by, but I'll hope we can hold onto this in July for as long as possible!

Friday, July 13, 2007 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Well, it must be a slow day in Blog-world if my dear, creative DKG is reduced to talking about the weather. . .


Friday, July 13, 2007 9:43:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Desmond - Aww! I have failed you! I know. I kinda failed myself, too. I mean, seriously. Talking about vacuums and the weather in one week. I need to grab inspiration's ass. Hopefully in the coming days there will be better things for me to write about. But probably not today, for I feel my multiple posts in one week have sucked the lifeblood out of FTN and I feel the slightest twinge of mercy.

And on that note, let me say today's weather where I'm at? It kicks ass...

Friday, July 13, 2007 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

And we know that you're ALL about the kickass-ness. . .

Friday, July 13, 2007 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Desmond - I'd be a shadow of myself without the kickass-ness.

Ok, well, the kickass-ness creates the shadow. I just follow along.

Wait for it....I'm gonna bust out an emoticon - ;)

If I could do the snarky rock and roll salute via emoticon, it would be everywhere.

Friday, July 13, 2007 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...


Friday, July 13, 2007 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger FTN said...

Although I'm more fond of the following:

( o )( o )

Friday, July 13, 2007 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

FTN - I'm giving you a double
\m/ \m/ and then I'll lift my shirt up for (o)(o), because that's an entirely different kind of double.

Note - this should be incorporated into the tshirt graphics for my stadium tour...

Friday, July 13, 2007 1:29:00 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

Blow some of that this way sweetie!

Hot Child in the City...one of peanut's favorite tunes! :)


Saturday, July 14, 2007 2:01:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Nanette - I hope some of it has landed out your way, because yesterday we had to wimp out again and put the air on. Sweat and I are not teammates who play well together.

Sunday, July 15, 2007 10:26:00 PM  

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