Wednesday, July 13, 2005

But it's a DRY heat

Yesterday, parts of Las Vegas hit 117*. Not good. We've lost one child left in a car and a number of animals to the heat in the past few days. Again people! Last year, by the end of the summer, we lost over 7 children due to the heat in cars. Don't know the total on animals. Do you know we have more people killed due to heat here than tornadoes in Oklahoma. For the year?? That doesn't make the news unless the power goes down. But it's true. Heat-related deaths don't get reported much but we have lots of them by summers end. Here is a good drink to help you stay hydrated.

Homemade Gatorade

Source of Recipe:

Combine and refrigerate:

* 475ml Water
* 475ml Juice (your favorite)
* 2tsp Sugar
* 1/4tsp Citric Acid (food additive sold in most drug stores)
* 1/4tsp Sodium Chloride (eg. table salt)
* 1/4tsp Potassium Chloride (salt substitute eg. NU-SALT®)

Of course, water is good too. Any non-dehydrating liquid that gets into your body. I'm even worried about Mr. Tuttles its so hot. But he has a good den and I stuck a temp gauge in the mouth of it yesterday afternoon. It read 85* while out on the patio it was 104* in the shade. That is good news and I feel better about him not getting brain fried. Charlotte said, "But he's a Desert Tortoise Kimmie." Yes I know. I still think 115* is going to fry your brains even if you're built for it. And you don't see the Tuttles of the world out in the heat. They must be smarter than we are.

Worked on FBS and Black Clapotis last night. Both are going well. In the cool of the house.

Lastly, last night as every night, while knitting I listen to Art Bell's 'Coast to Coast'. There are reports, both current and old, that al-Qaida has over 20 Nuclear Bombs already in America. This information has already been reported before in the New York Times, the Times, and Newsweek among others over the years. They have been brought in by way of the open door also known as our 'border' with Mexico. You'll have to start doing your own research on what you want to do with that information.

Las Vegas is on the hit list. Pretty dam scary since it's a proven fact that al-Qaida wants us all dead. 4 million of us. Ever read the letter that Binny baby sent to America? Seems that so many Muslims just want us dead. Do you know how many 'suitcase' nuke devices went missing after Russia 'fell?' Over 100 and that 's on the low side. Think 'bombs in backpacks' are part of the plan to kill 4 million of us? Nope. But suitcase nukes are. And where is our National Guard? Not on our borders. Think back five years. Ten years. Now think ahead five years. Ten years.

So, where are we going? And how are we getting there? Got kids?


Blogger Heather said...

Yea, so freaking dry that I'm starting to look worse than a lizard. 115 here yesterday, same today, with 4% humidity. I can't breathe out there!

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Esther said...

Girl that is TOO HOT FOR HUMANS! I don't think I could do Vegas :-)

As for the nuclear bombs - I HEARD THIS ALSO!! (Art him)...Miami is also on the hit list - where the heck does one go?? I gotta say, don't hear about Switzerland having any terrorist threats...hmmmmm.....

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Jenn C. said...

Please tell me that people aren't REALLY stupid enough to leave their children in the car when it's that hot out?

Dear god.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

okay,,, I'm not going to complain about 97 degree heat here in Houston.. tho I WILL note that it comes with 80% humidity. Just enough moisture in the air that every so often it "rains" for a little bit. Which makes for a steam bath. Ahhh good for the skin I guess.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Okay.........we've had rain! LOTS of rain. Dang.....we don't do anything by halves in Houston!

Dear God,

Thank you for the rain and all the nice lightning that puts the good nitrogen in the soil. Uhhhh could you send some towards Las Vegas now?

Yours dearly,


6:36 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Just waving to you and Luna and Mr. T. What ya up to today?

11:57 AM  

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