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Moving to Arizona , my experience!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by marc, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. marc

    marc Guest

    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! .:) 

  2. 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.


    Feb 22, 2005
    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 
  4. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Here's what I like:

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

    So is a freakin' convection oven.
  5. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    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!
  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    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 ::::::



  7. 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.

  8. hans


    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands

    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:
  9. saturnine

    saturnine Guest

    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!
  10. 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.
  11. Funny!! Funny!! Funny!! After I read just the first paragraph, I thought to myself---I couldn't take that heat.
  12. 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!
  13. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Hilarious! I'm feeling that way about central FL about now. Like living in a sauna :shock:
  14. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    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.
  15. Too funny......

    Looking forward to the September show.

    Hope things get better for you.
  16. marc

    marc Guest


    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:
  17. marc

    marc Guest

    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
  18. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    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.
  19. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    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...


    John P.
  20. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    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.
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