Moving to Arizona , my experience!

M

marc

Guest
WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE
Just moved to Arizona! Now this is a state that knows how to live!!
Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. What a place! It is
beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.

June 14th:

Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an
air-conditionedhome, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to
see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.

June 30th:

Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus
and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing lawn for me. Another
scorcher today, but I love it here.

July 10th:

The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used
to this kind of heat? At least, it's kind of windy though. But getting used
to the heat is taking longer than I expected.

July 15th:

Fell asleep by the community pool. (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my
body). Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my
lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

July 20th:

I missed Lomita (my cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning.
By the time I got to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up to
the size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon. The car
now smells like Kibbles and shits. I learned my lesson though. No more pets
in this heat. Good ol' Mr. Sun strikes again.

July 25th:

The wind sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot
as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman
charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.

July 30th:

Been sleeping outside on the patio for 3 nights now, $1,225,000 house and
I can't even go inside. Lomita is the lucky one. Why did I ever come here?

Aug. 4th:

It's 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost
$500 and gets the temperature down to 85. I hate this stupid state.

Aug. 8th:

If another wise *** cracks, 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to
strangle him. Damn heat. By the time I get to work, the radiator is
boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!

Aug. 9th:

Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts, and when I sat on the
seats in the car, I thought my *** was on fire. My skin melted to the
seat.I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and
***. Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried ***, and baked cat

Aug 10th:

The weather report might as well be a damn recording. Hot and sunny. Hot
and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do **** for 2 damn months
and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it
ever rain in this damn desert? Water rationing will be next, so my $1700
worth of cactus will just dry up and blow over. Even the cactus can't live in
this damn heat.

Aug. 14th:

Welcome to HELL! Temperature got to 115 today. Cactus are dead. Forgot
to crack the window and blew the damn windshield out of the car. The
installer came to fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?"

My sister had to spend $1,500 to bail me out of jail. Freaking Arizona.
What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here??

Will write later to let you know how the trial goes! .:)


marc
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2005
Messages
33,516
Location
St. George, Utah
Marc, I got a real belly laugh out of your story. Living in St. George, Utah, where it also hot (but not that hot) I can relate. The salvation is the spring, fall and winter. Lovely. Good luck with your trial.
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2005
Messages
663
Location
New Jersey
Thanks for the great story :D You really made me laugh. Sorry about Lomita. (At least she's in a better place than Arizona)
Thanks for sharing with us. This winter when I'm trying to shovel 12" of snow think about us in the Northeast and I"ll bet Arizona will look much better :D
 
Joined
Feb 19, 2005
Messages
8,677
Location
Alabama
Chris101 said:
Here's what I like:

"Yeah it's hot, but it's a dry heat."

So is a freakin' convection oven.
And here in the south you get.....94 degrees with humidity in the 88% range....feels like walking into a wet sponge. Can't stay outside too long w/out just dripping in sweat...Heck, my kids start sweating inside it's so humid!
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2005
Messages
978
Location
Viera Fl
Well get ready for another law suit !!!!!

I am going to sue your stupid rich, burnt haired, fried , and STINKIN baked cat *** for ::::::

A LAUGHING HERNIA...

SEE YOU AT THE NEXT TRIAL.

IS IT HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU TODAY, THERE PAL !!!!!!!!!!
 
Joined
May 15, 2005
Messages
197
Location
Tallahassee, FL, USA
That was great.

I was in Las Vegas about 3 weeks ago. My first trip. I thought I was standing in front of a hair dryer on max the entire time. Hot is hot. Dry heat--BS. Give me 95 degrees and 75% humidity any day. I saw the other day it was 115 degrees at 8PM!! Incredible

I thought the airport was under construction. I am used to seeing grass between the runways and taxi ways.

Russ
 
Joined
Feb 5, 2005
Messages
827
Location
The Netherlands
Marc

Please do anything within your power to sent some of the heat over here it will be bearable for you and nicer for me :wink: :wink:

Is this to compare with the heat in the movie U-turn?
If so I feel sorry for you and yours,replace your cat for an Egyptian naked cat they last a little longer in hot cars :lol: :lol:
 
S

saturnine

Guest
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
Sun worshipper? Uh, how about NO :lol:

I've gotten this many times in my email, and it always cracks me up everytime. Everything it says is actually quite accurate! (except for the 3rd degree burns part; if it's that hot, you wouldn't be ABLE to fall asleep by the pool!)

Gordon is right about the spring and winter, though. It is absolutely perfect during that time of year.

When I first moved here to Tucson in '99 (from Sunny San Diego, no less), the heat to me was unbearable. Although over time you really do adapt to it. 100+ degree weather is perfectly normal to me!
 
Joined
May 7, 2005
Messages
1,315
Location
Gaylord, Michigan
Marc...........Thank you for the best laugh I've in a long time. And I've been complaining about the 20th day over 90 degrees here in Michigan.
 
F

FlyingFlowers

Guest
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #11
Funny!! Funny!! Funny!! After I read just the first paragraph, I thought to myself---I couldn't take that heat.
 
Joined
Mar 31, 2005
Messages
14,472
Location
Toronto Canada
Marc, I started reading that thinking you were serious!!! *LOL*

I always laugh when some people come north over the 49th parallel and expect to see snow, no matter what time of year. If you think Canada is cold, well, you're in for a surprise this summer. We normally get one, two or maybe three days of really hot humid weather - high 90's, high humidity. This summer, we're getting WEEKS of it, on end, ever since the start of June! Life feels like one big hot flash right now :( Authorities are handing out free cold bottles of water downtown to the homeless to make sure everyone says hydrated.
I had showings this aft which meant driving around a really hot, sticky city, bad traffic and managed to suck back three litres in two hours! Toronto sure has four very distinct seasons, that's for sure! I'm fed up with this one so far!
 
Joined
May 11, 2005
Messages
17,633
Location
Chicago, IL
I went to the Chicago Bears training camp with Papa85 (Tony) today to do some shooting. There was a gal standing next to me saying that she is going to Florida to get away from the Chicago heat and humidity!!! :shock: That's the first time I've ever heard something like that.
 
M

marc

Guest
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #16
TOLady said:
Marc, I started reading that thinking you were serious!!! *LOL*

I always laugh when some people come north over the 49th parallel and expect to see snow, no matter what time of year. If you think Canada is cold, well, you're in for a surprise this summer. We normally get one, two or maybe three days of really hot humid weather - high 90's, high humidity. This summer, we're getting WEEKS of it, on end, ever since the start of June! Life feels like one big hot flash right now :( Authorities are handing out free cold bottles of water downtown to the homeless to make sure everyone says hydrated.
I had showings this aft which meant driving around a really hot, sticky city, bad traffic and managed to suck back three litres in two hours! Toronto sure has four very distinct seasons, that's for sure! I'm fed up with this one so far!

sandi!

i laughed so hard when i read it, i nearly wet myself.
i read it again this morning and i could not stop laughing.
it is ironic, but i was in phoenix, lv and san diego over the last 10 days and i do not know where it was hotter.
stiffling outside, but good for the bones and my golf game.

i am so glad i could help some of us have a good laugh or a smile.
phoenix is really a nice place but the heat?

:lol: :cry: :roll: :idea: :evil: :x :shock:
 
M

marc

Guest
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #17
well, i am so glad those of you who read the post, thought it was as funny as i did.

i spent 4 days in phoenix last week, now i live in south fl., but i am from ny and still have a home in conn.

but hot is hot, and az and lv are hot.

but it's hot everywhere.

we have been constantly travelling for 6 weeks and i can tell you, no matter where you are almost , ,it is hot

france, uk, ireland, almost everywhere in the states, global warming is coming
and so are the hurricanes to fl., batten down the shutters.

we are off next to fabulous akron, oh. and the NEC golf tourney
going to play some golf, shoot some pictures and eat at Bakers- a local akron hangout. can't wait.

a lovely rest of the summer to all.
keep shooting. and enjoying your lovely photos.

best marc
 
Joined
Feb 5, 2005
Messages
4,084
And this is why I live in northern New Mexico, where the days might get over 90F, but the nights are usually 55-65F. Low humidity most of the time, 325+ days a year of sun, and glorious mountains. Summer's nice generally, and the other seasons are outstanding.

Why live in Arizona ? I'm not going to get homicidal living here. :lol: :roll: :lol:


John P.
 
Joined
Feb 5, 2005
Messages
4,084
TOLady said:
Marc, I started reading that thinking you were serious!!! *LOL*

I always laugh when some people come north over the 49th parallel and expect to see snow, no matter what time of year. If you think Canada is cold, well, you're in for a surprise this summer. We normally get one, two or maybe three days of really hot humid weather - high 90's, high humidity. This summer, we're getting WEEKS of it, on end, ever since the start of June! Life feels like one big hot flash right now :( Authorities are handing out free cold bottles of water downtown to the homeless to make sure everyone says hydrated.
I had showings this aft which meant driving around a really hot, sticky city, bad traffic and managed to suck back three litres in two hours! Toronto sure has four very distinct seasons, that's for sure! I'm fed up with this one so far!
Sandi :

Heh. I remember a Labour Day back in the late 'seventies in Hogtown when a car drove up to me near Spadina and Bloor asking for directions. It was 35°C+ easily. They had skis on top of the car and heavy coats in the back seat. When I asked about the skis, thinking they'd hit a garage sale or something, they told me they were going to "drive a bit north for the skiing".

Snork. Alabama plates.

I really don't miss T.O. summers, even though I lived on a cool treed street in the Annex. Those tedious August days on the TTC with a suit on are long in my past, as are traffic jams on the 401 !

By comparison, there's a crisp breeze now after sunset, and the trees are rattling their branches lightly outside my house. The wind carries a delicate dry piñon scent with the soft calls of the coyotes echoing in the arroyo on the back of the property. And it's going to be maybe 15°C here tonight...

Bliss.



John P.
 
Joined
Feb 2, 2005
Messages
35,308
Location
Arizona
Real Name
Chris
PJohnP said:
Why live in Arizona ? I'm not going to get homicidal living here. :lol: :roll: :lol:
I'm only homicidal 6 months out of the year, the other 6, AZ is the most wonderful place on the earth.

One thing marc left out of his list was that you ALWAYS give the right of way to a car with it's windows open - that means they have no AC and are right at the edge.
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom