Well, we are seven inches from the midday sun here in Minnesota, which basically means that we stop rooting for global warming for a couple of days, hang out in the frozen foods section, and talk to each other about the weather without the awkwardness of feeling like we don’t really have anything meaningful to talk about.
At least it’s not stupid hot like it has been in the Southwest of These United States lately. They have been under repeated heat warnings such that the deaths of everyone over the age of 90 are blamed on the extreme temperatures. In fact, it has been so hot in Death Valley National Park that officials there have had to entreat visitors there to please not fry eggs on the roadside pavement. And while I admittedly have a penchant for making stuff up, this story happens to be true. I know this because I saw it on the internet. Continue reading