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#232448 - 06/21/08 06:18 PM Re: nothing serious, just sympathy & ice cubes needed! [Re: arronb]
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gross.

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#232451 - 06/21/08 06:45 PM Re: nothing serious, just sympathy & ice cubes needed! [Re: markgreyblue]
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Hahahaha

see mark things could be a lot worse

LOL

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#232456 - 06/21/08 08:00 PM Re: nothing serious, just sympathy & ice cubes needed! [Re: arronb]
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Guys:

I once tried playing Angel Park in Vegas several years ago in the first week of June. It was 109 degrees out at our 10:30 tee time. By the 5th hole I felt like Jimmy Stewart out in the Sahara. Then the player reps came around with iced towels. Every couple of holes they brought around more. I'll admit that I had to hide-out in the tunnel under Summerlin Pkwy. and let several groups play through. If it hadn't been for those iced towels I might not have even made it through nine.

And after our round we straggled up to the bar looking like we had been out in the desert for a week. And there was one of the locals wearing black pants and a black polo. He held the door for us, and I noticed that he wasn't even sweating. My advice is to try the all-black get-up. I have seen it work good.

Mike is right about you guys. Once I was in Tempe, in the middle of winter. It had been 15 below in Cleveland a week before when we had left. When we went into some club it was in the 60s out, and we were wearing just our t-shirts. We stayed until last call. When we were walking out all the locals were donning their winter coats, hats, and gloves. We walked out, and hell, it was still almost 60 out. We were told several times that there was "something wrong with us", as the shivering bodies dashed to their cars. Hell, I have been waterskiing at 48 degrees before with just a wetsuit top. We laughed as they all ran off. Yeah, there is something wrong with you people, my man. HA HA HA HA.

You ever tried running a snowmobile across a frozen lake at 70 mph? Or maybe try an ice-boat, where there is nothing to hide behind. How about -28 and a 30 mph wind out of the north? I had to jog almost a mile when the truck's fuel froze-up. If you are from Toronto I expect that you remember that 109 degrees in Michigan a couple years ago in August, along with the high humidity and all of the pollution. Try that sometime, you guys.

One of my most virulent memories of heat was back in the summer of 92. The world's tallest thermometer read 114 degrees at 1:00 in the morning. And on up Baker grade there were five different car fires blazing away. I turned my A/C down to low, but I wasn't about to turn it off. A little bit later the smell of the truck brakes was a lot worse than usual, and it was only one of two times that I have seen one in the runaway ramp coming down Mountain Pass. I was wiped-out when I got to Buffalo Bills, but after prime rib and one trip on that roller coaster, I drove all of the way to the top of Fish Creek Hill on I-70. You ever taken a bunch of bugs in the face at almost 90 mph when it was over 110 degrees out? That will wake you up!!!

MGB/Mike: While you are there could you go over and check to see if my mom's AC is working OK? She lives on San Marino Ave, and said yesterday that one of her A/C rooftop units is going bad. She would probably let you use the pool if you can fix it.

Trucker Mark

Mike: I patched it up with MarkK in the poetry topic.

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#232500 - 06/22/08 12:08 AM Re: nothing serious, just sympathy & ice cubes needed! [Re: Trucker51]
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Registered: 06/12/08
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Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Mark,
It was a 106 here today in the Victorville, Ca and has been the last few days. I much rather be hot .I don't see how you survive the winters in the midwest . I have never lived above Washington D.C. and it was damn cold there in the winter. If God had meant for us to live in the cold he would have given us fur.


one day at time
Mike

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#232566 - 06/22/08 01:49 PM Re: nothing serious, just sympathy & ice cubes needed! [Re: michael banks]
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I've lived in cold and hot. One morning I was walking to work in New York City in Winter. I was wondering why my hands were so darn cold, I was wearin gloves after all. I looked at the Bank clock, I am not exagerating the clock said -40 degrees. It was f-in' cold.

I remember running to the busstop as a kid in New York with a wet head and my hair would freeze. Around home room time my hair would be wet again because it would thaw out.. ! Ha! I always thought that was funny.

I must say... I respectfully disagree Mr. Banks. I do prefer cold to hot.

PS Trucker Mark! San Marino!! WOW! Super nice town! I hope your Mom stays cool though. I can say - the only the I could do for her is the same thing she could do.. make a phone call. I don't know from AC repair :). Good luck - it was like 113 yesterday. \:\(

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#232575 - 06/22/08 02:37 PM Re: nothing serious, just sympathy & ice cubes needed! [Re: markgreyblue]
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Mark

It was 95 here yesterday. I've got my central air set at 72. It was almost too cold in here last night. Plus if it really gets bad I've got a finished basement. I haven't heard from mom yet. She probably just needs to have the filter changed like Mike said. I can't see her climbing around on the roof though. She will be 77 this year.

I have experienced -37 snowmobiling in Yellowstone Park in the early 1970s, when the powder off of the trail was chest deep. Once when I was a tow truck driver in Cleveland in January 1978 the temp was -26 and the wind was gusting up to 60 mph out of the northeast, blowing the whiteout snow sideways. And another guy and I grossed over $2,700 towing cars all night. Our boss offered us 25% each. That was the same storm that they had to close I-90, as 25 foot surf was missing the end of the breakwall and crashing across the freeway. Still, $550 for 10 hours work would be almost two grand today.

Good luck with the heat. I once thought about retiring to Mesquite, NV or Prescott, AZ. But every time that I drive through Mesquite lately it is too flippin' hot, so maybe I'll just have to stay home on the golf course here. My wife likes Cedar City, UT, which is several thousand feet higher than Mesquite. $5.00/gallon has a way of changing everything though.

Mark

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#232893 - 06/23/08 11:09 PM Re: nothing serious, just sympathy & ice cubes needed! [Re: Trucker51]
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What, heat wave over? Or just keeping busy icing up more towels?

TM

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