Friday, August 31, 2012

working the pole

Things around here are  hot  HOT  HOT, and I've been feeling very exposed lately.  I for one am happy to put August to bed already.  Really, it seems like this last half of the month has been hotter than it should.  Once school starts up again, I'm ready to be in fall mode.

Mighty morning shade pole

I was telling Magnum last night that I would love to have some sort of crossing guard shelter.  I'm not picky.  A decent duck blind would do for those moments between walking back and forth across the hot pavement.  The afternoon shift lasts for a good nearly 20 minutes!

In the meantime, I just do the best with what I've got lest I start licking myself like a kangaroo.  And what I've got is a pole.

Better than nothing I suppose.

While early September isn't necessarily that much different from late August, it just sounds better.  Go ahead, say it:  Sep*TEM*berrrrrrr.  It just sounds much cooler than hot AUGH!*ust.  I welcome the end of August and the start of September.

I've signed up for another month of daily blogging.  September's theme is "eye" and looks like the Blogher people are putting together some introspective prompts.  As they say, "We're going to be exploring eyes as the window to the soul, think about how we build memories and access them later, and delve into our Wordsworthian "inward eye."'

NaBloPoMo September 2012

Good-bye August.  We had some fun times, yes we did, with your hot, uninhibited nature.  But we both knew this wasn't meant to be a long-term relationship.  So a toast to September:  here's mud in your eye!


  1. I've heard pigs roll around in mud to stay cool. Perhaps you should try that - ya know, if the pole isn't sufficient enough.
    I for one can't believe August is over. But September promises to be fun, even if it does mean Winter (ugh) is around the corner.

    1. The pole is not sufficient. Pig roll it is.

  2. I too, have sought shelter from the sun behind the mighty pole. We do what we have to do. We are suddenly into September weather - cool nights, leaves beginning to turn just slightly, and a sun which seems to be running out of heat.

  3. I don't know if I can picture you with a duck blind. How 'bout a parasol?

  4. I've just returned from AZ and it was hot hot hot, but I loved it. It's sunny and pleasant here in the UK but nothing like the heat in Phoenix!

  5. Fall is coming. tick tick tick :)

    You're on a roll with the writing! I'm impressed.