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You know itís August in Florida when...

Monday, August 19, 2013

- Hot water comes out of both taps.

- You find out that a seatbelt buckle makes a pretty nice branding iron.

- The trees are whistling for the dogs. emoticon

- You find out that you can get sunburned through your car window. (TRUE!!)

- You burn your hand opening the car door.

- The temperature drops below 80 and you put on a sweater. emoticon

- Shade determines the best parking space, not distance. emoticon

- When you step outside at 7:30 a.m., you break into a sweat. (Was 95 degrees Fahrenheit, heat index, at 9:30 AM this morning!)

- Potatoes cook underground. This is convenient because all you have to do is pull one out and add salt, pepper and butter. emoticon

- You discover that asphalt has a liquid state. emoticon

- You realize that it only takes two fingers to steer your car. emoticon

As they say "humor is the best medicine'.

Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MSLZZY 8/27/2013 10:50PM

    Are you sure this isn't South Dakota?

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ELIZACG9 8/27/2013 9:48AM

    I believe it is hot, you get lots of rain is hot here but, I love it in Texas....enjoy your day! emoticon emoticon

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FISHER011 8/24/2013 2:10AM


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BARBIEE52 8/23/2013 10:54PM

    Hey Chelsea,
These were great!! emoticon Thanks for sharing... emoticon emoticon

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KADULAC 8/22/2013 7:12PM

    I can relate to some of those from when we lived in Texas. Those can apply to Alaska in the dead of winter with a little modification. Cold water instead of hot, burns and frostbite from the cold temperatures, and when it gets above zero you put on shorts. emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 8/22/2013 10:36AM

    OMgosh....soooo funny! AND soooo TRUE! emoticon Now couple that with when you try to conduct business without A/C the customers RUN! emoticon I play steel drum music so at least the music lets you KNOW you are in the tropics...

I'm sure if I handed out free MAI TAI's...I might increase my sales! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 8/22/2013 8:29AM

    Hanaahaj true!! I used to live in Florida near Cape Canaveral but then we moved to Kansas! Kansas has a lot of summer heat, but this summer, our August has been more like the usual Florida summers - very warm and humid and lots of rains. Thankfully the "Love Bugs" stayed in Florida, I guess!?



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IS1GAR 8/21/2013 5:08PM

    Real funny emoticon But I won't give up my Hot Florida Weather for any other. emoticon emoticon Even with the emoticon emoticon we have been having lately.

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DONNABRIGHT 8/21/2013 11:27AM

    I'll try to remember to smile as I do my errands this afternoon in central Florida as I experience almost all of what you just described. Stay cool!

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PATTYKLAVER 8/21/2013 9:08AM

    It's humorous to those who have never lived in the south in the summer. You forgot the one about walking outside and having your glasses fog up immediately. Thank goodness for air conditioning and pools and beaches. If we could only do our work from the pool!

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JUST_BREATHE08 8/21/2013 6:21AM

    Cute! I love it. emoticon emoticon I really liked the one about the emoticon .

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PIMPINELLAN50 8/21/2013 1:34AM

    I would feel miserable in such sweltering temperature's too.I feel for you Chelsea.Luckily you have a great sense of humor too see you through!
A great blog.Thanks for the laugh!

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/21/2013 1:25AM

    It's almost the same here, except for the humidity level. emoticon

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PATRICIA441 8/20/2013 5:19PM

    I know that here in DE. the door knob gets almost too hot to touch as does the steering wheel on the car and it is not way as hot as you have it. It has been an unusually cool August for us getting down to the very low 60's at night and only in the 70's doing the day. Heating up tomorrow then cooling down again. I'll try and send some cooler weather your way girlfriend!Hugs. Pat

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KENWANNE2013 8/20/2013 4:18PM

    Love it. Thank you for your humour emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATWELL88 8/20/2013 11:59AM

    Funny blog......... emoticon
That why I visit creatain places at a cretain seasons ( spring fall winter depending when semi cooler not super hot... Whew ( been there at dinsey in steammyyyyy summer way back when) emoticon

nope I would like visit at offseason and cheapest and less crowds to deal with! emoticon

Sorry this season has been wicked hot.. emoticon

Sending snow you're way.. From your friend who lives in semi cooler state up north emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DISAPPEARING1 8/20/2013 10:16AM

    trees are whistling for the dogs....oh you crack me up - I love it!! Hang in there Chelsea!

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AGRAMMIE1 8/20/2013 6:27AM

    Laughter is good medicine. Thanks doc. emoticon

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MUSICNERD1993 8/20/2013 12:02AM

    Sounds a lot like Las Vegas where it's 103 degrees at 9:30PM!

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MUSICNERD1993 8/20/2013 12:01AM

    Sounds a lot like Las Vegas where it's 103 degrees at 9:30PM!

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MLDRLD 8/19/2013 11:08PM

    Sounds like another August scorcher day, Chelsea! Hope you were able to be some where cool!

Hugs, Mary Lynne

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ANGELCITYGAL 8/19/2013 10:57PM

    Whew! emoticon And I thought it was hot here in Los Angeles! Thanks for the smiles, Chelsea! emoticon

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SABLENESS 8/19/2013 10:06PM

    Ugh! Every bit true! Husband's one of those who'd go for a sweater below 80! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTLEM 8/19/2013 9:54PM

    emoticon Love it!!
emoticon Chelsea.

Seasons are becoming more strange, don't you think?

Everything is more 'extreme', ie the hot is hotter and the cold is colder .. or, maybe that's just old age settling in? not sure.


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STAY39 8/19/2013 9:17PM

    emoticon love this! Plus it makes me glad I live in New England!

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TREV1964 8/19/2013 9:14PM

    And we in the UK complain about too much rain. It rains on average five days per week here in Devon.
A few years ago in Spain we managed to fry an egg on a black cars bonnet (hood) and although it took longer than it would in a frying pan it did cook.



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PEZMOM1 8/19/2013 7:59PM


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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 8/19/2013 7:51PM

    emoticon LOVE IT!

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DALMOM2007 8/19/2013 6:48PM


(Sorry to hear that its so hot over there.) emoticon

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SUNSHINE192DAY 8/19/2013 6:40PM

    Love this! Loved the seat belt one! hehe

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DLYNN1113 8/19/2013 6:26PM

    LOL, love it, just moved from FL to IN and everyone is talking about how hot it is here at 80, I am like if only you knew... emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 8/19/2013 6:02PM


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MICKEYH 8/19/2013 5:44PM

    emoticon so true!!

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    Having grown up in Florida & Georgia (& now living in New Mexico), I can relate - especially to the seat belt buckle branding iron!

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POPSY190 8/19/2013 4:25PM


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IUHRYTR 8/19/2013 4:15PM

    Being an owner of dogs. I especially enjoyed the part about the trees. emoticon -- Lou

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PEGGYO 8/19/2013 3:42PM

    and we're at Disney World right now

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AUTUMNHOPE 8/19/2013 3:25PM

    Thanks for the laugh, Chelsea ! Loved this blog ! emoticon

Beat it with a good sense of humor !

I have to admit I am a emoticon when it comes to the heat. I get OH so moody & whiny . I am glad I am not experiencing that ! You poor , dear !

Loved the branding iron comment emoticon

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    The same in Louisiana! Over 100 heat index last week. YUCK!! emoticon

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UNSWEETMAMA 8/19/2013 3:08PM

    Yup, same in (inland) southern California.
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Hang in there!

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MOTHEPRO 8/19/2013 3:05PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Here's a snow storm to help cool you off.

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SNOOPYMOMMA72 8/19/2013 2:56PM

    Very funny! Cracks me up that you live there and you hate it there so much! I think you should move earlier! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 8/19/2013 2:51PM

    Too funny and some of those I can vouch for is true!!! Isn't it unreal how we get chilled when it dips in the 70's!?
Hot with Humidity is no fun!! emoticon

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REMEMBER_THIS 8/19/2013 2:29PM

    Too funny and so true!
We visited one year at this time and just going from the hotel room to the car we looked like we were at the gym for hours! It was not pretty!
From then on, we practically parked the car inside the room! We ran for it if it wasn't close and lived in air conditioning. From store to store to restaurant to hotel to show, whatever it took.

Man in you're heat it's got to burn off a few pounds!! And I don't know how with asthma you do it!!!

Heaven for bid that air conditioning breaks down. It could get violent! Oh Mercy!!!

Be Cool! emoticon emoticon
emoticon Beni

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SANDRALEET 8/19/2013 2:04PM

    Yikes we have it good here emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/19/2013 1:57PM

    When I lived in Palm Springs for a short time, the temps were unreal. So, I'd add to your list by saying, "When you go out for a swim in the pool around 10 p.m. and the water is still as warm as bath water." (heat w/o the humidity is still very uncomfortable. With humidity, it's a deal breaker.)

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