Wednesday, July 11, 2007

It's a Cruel, Cruel Summer

Yeah, the collective is right. I should just shutthefuck up about It. I deleted that post. I make myself sick of It. But if you actually read the whole post, you'll remember I promised it's bedtime and that's all I'll say about that ever again--positive or negative.

Quick Edit: Nope, no one gave me a hard time last post. Deletion was by my own free will.

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I don't know if it's the phase of the moon, if Mercury is in retrograde, or what, but I'm going to put my money on the damn heat being the cause of my supreme bitchiness lately.

Here's another thing that will open a can of worms I'm sure: I would trade a dry heat for a 3H day (hot, humid and hazy) any day.

It constantly got up to and well past 90 degrees in San Antonio the paltry 7 months we were there.

Colorado was no pussy in the hot weather department either. She could dish up a sizzler as well (which when you're at that high of an altitude is much worse for the pallid like myself). Again, it was a dry heat in Colorado.

But 90 degrees and above in Michigan and New Jersey? Holy mother of Fatzah, I'm sweating in places I never knew existed. When you get knee-pit stains on your pants, you know it's too hot.

Somewhere in the move to New Jersey, I lost the last sweatsock I knit for my frozen waterbottle.

It was time to cast on a new one.

(Oh yikes, check out that laddering. Hm. Ah well.)

This will keep my water partially frozen until lunch time at least.

Once I finish this up, I'll be casting on for another hot-weather inspired design.

It's a spin on something that I never really understood why people knitted them. However, now that I've got the reverse thinking going on for that type of knit, I think I am grasping why I never really understood why people knit those things. They're TOO HOT!

And it's a wet heat, not a dry heat--blah!

Cryptic enough for you?

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Blogger Magatha said...

Sheesh, I sure hope no one had the balls to give you a ration of doodoo over that post. It was good. Don't let yourself be edited. When you edit yourself, really consider it.

Oh well, you're as smart as a whip with spikes, you can figure it out and handle it fine.

7:46 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Hey, just be glad you got comments! You gotta roll with the balls with blogs. I've edited as well because it was called "libel." Sheesh.

Anyways, I like the fact you're willing to call it as you see it.


7:57 PM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

I love your blog because you really don't hold back. Everyone can't always agree with each other (of course) but I find your honesty refreshing even when I don't necessarily agree. Rock on with your bad self. ;)
It is damn hot. Over here in MA, both myself and the cats are cranky.

8:25 PM  
Blogger The Fluffy Ewe said...

Don't delete that post, honey. A friend has an awesome line that he says that applies to SO many situations and it is "If you don't like what's on the TV, turn the fucking channel!!" Screw 'em if they cannot respect your opinion of the situation.

Anyway... a 3H day sucks balls. 95 degrees with no humidity is nothing compared to a 95 degree day feeling like you are wrapped up in a wet blanket. Blah!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Do not give in! Say what you think! That's why we love you!

I don't like heat, wet or dry. I like it cold. Coldcoldcold. Think they have a need for my mad skilz in Antarctica?

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

I get wanting to edit yourself but I believe that a considered difference of ideas or opinions is ALWAYS a good thing.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Yeah, the humidity sucks. You sweat, which is supposed to cool you down, but the sweat doesn't evapurate 'cause the air is already full of water. So you sweat some more 'cause you're still hot....and round and round we go. At least when it's dry heat, the sweat evapourates and does it's job!

9:47 PM  
Blogger janna said...

You know, the heat in San Antonio isn't exactly a dry heat either, but the difference is there's no escaping the air conditioning! I wore sweaters indoors a whole lot more than I wore them outdoors.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

man, i missed somethin good!! better check early and often... i myself am from the dry heat, and actually love the humid midwest summers. my hair gets a slight curl, my skin is moist and supple, and rubbing freshly shaven sweaty calves together feels really weird!

10:05 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Hmm? Can't wait to see what you've got planned for heat-busting knitting ;).

As for heat ... come to Maine. I've been wearing wool socks for the past week, because it's been "chilly" here, and rainy, and the mosquitos ... oh, man, let's not talk about mosquitos. I like it hot. The mosquitos don't bite as much.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

I miss AZ for the same reason and why we plan to move back in 5-6 years - Michigan has maybe 5 perfect days out of the year ;)

10:59 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

My curiosity is piqued!

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Knit Mongrel said...

My favorite is when you get out of the shower and your hair never really dries - it just goes from wet-with-water to wet-with-sweat.

Mmmm. Moisty. :)

11:29 PM  
Anonymous birdie said...

I don't think I saw the blog before this one.
But I wanted to say that if I could send some AK Summer your way like I did with the AK Snow, I would. However, temperature is much less tangible, and you and T. are much more creative than myself. Just know I'm sending you cooler weather vibes.

1:04 AM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Yes, it's your blog to do with as you see fit but I do appreciate your willingness to self-edit in hindsight. I was one of the dissenters on that post and part of me felt bad for saying anything but I knew you'd "get" it. Rock on, Bezzie.

Like elizabeth, my curiosity is definitely piqued on this mystery project of yours!

5:53 AM  
Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

Knee-pit sweat isn't the worst - the worst is when your top sweat (between the boobs) meets your bottom sweat (stomach). Such an attractive look!

Of course, I think that if sweating was an Olympic event, I could represent Canada in Beijing. I can generate forearm sweat!

I think that the voice of dissent deserves to be heard - and you presented a well reasoned out argument.

6:59 AM  
Blogger buttercup said...

Ditto what every one else said...

Oh - the shower wet hair to the sweat wet hair is awful, as is the knee pit sweat, the elbow crease sweat and the back of the neck sweat when your hair is up. Plus all the other TMI places that I'm sure you well know. HHH is HellHellHell.

I love the sweat sock. I've been pondering your new creative brainstorm and I can't wait to see what you've come up with.

7:50 AM  
Blogger LilKnitter said...

My father worked with a man (in Ottawa, where we've always lived) who was originally from Jamaica. Lovely accent, very pleasant fellow, gorgeous shining dark skin (as one who is pale and pastey, I appreciate vibrancy!). He nearly passed out every summer. Golfing? The people from work would go, and he'd be fading by the 5th hole. And he's from Jamaica!! But they have a drier heat than here - apparently - and so it's much more tolerable. Lucky us...

I liked your post. You've got spunk!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Cheesy Knit Wit said...

That's why I love you Bezzie, cuz you speak your mind. I love that in people, and it happens so seldom.

And, if I was drenched in freaking sweat every nite w/o having any fun ;p, I would be damn cranky myself.

The first house we built did not have a/c cuz we could not afford it, and we lived their two years until we could afford a window a/c unit. It was a blessing! :)


8:01 AM  
Blogger Macoco said...

I'll say it since I don't think anyone else has - a$$ crack sweat. That's when it's too freaking hot out!

Seriously - I hate the entire world right now and I've been wondering if Mercury is in retrograde as well. Or maybe I need to own up to the fact that I might be a biatch.


8:20 AM  
Blogger Poops said...

The worst part of HHH? Baboon ass.

It broke up here, finally. It's actually kind of chilly in the shade with the wind blowing. I hope things have shifted for you, too.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about your heat. We haven't seen the sun in days, not that it is dark up here but the clouds are hanging around. The cottonwood is in full bloom and it looks like snow. We are all hoping for some sunshine. So stop hogging it and send it our way. Thank you! Love, Mom

10:49 AM  
Anonymous what_pattern? said...

Knee pit sweat sucks, but even worse is when you're wearing a skirt and you get underbutt sweat rolling down the back of your leg!

Can I hazard a guess at your mystery project? Dishcloths. Because I've always wondered "why would you knit that?"

12:04 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Hmmm, your mystery project intrigues me. I'm tempted to suggest a Mystery Bez-a-long...

And I'd take a dry heat over swampy humidity any day!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

First a gorgeous finished tomato and what? I always miss something good! Wa happened? Love, love love your tomato and the bottle sock!

3:40 PM  
Blogger Rain said...

I'll take your heat any day. It's rained for a solid month here.

3:25 PM  
Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

Swamp ass. I can take underboob sweat, but swamp ass really gets to me! We have vinyl chairs.

9:44 AM  

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