Tuesday, July 9, 2019

It Was Soooo Hot! A Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.  

Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. ~ Charles Dudley Warner

Yes, it's hot here in the swamps.  Usually that doesn't bother me too much.

Cold is very painful for me, and while i don't like being too hot, i don't normally suffer from the heat like many people.  Usually i tolerate it pretty well.

Then came this past Sunday at the homeless ministry.

Most of the time, Pastor M makes some of the men put up the pop-up tent/gazebo type thing in the area where we are assembling food bags to give away.  This past Sunday, for some reason, he did not.  It just sat, not too far from the tables, and wasn't used.

We didn't start out with too many helpers, so those of us who were there needed to hustle, and hustle we did.  After about an hour, i was dizzy and i was done.  Unsure of my footing, i slunk over to a shady spot and sat down to finish the job i was doing.  A few ice cubes on the back of my neck and a few more down my shirt weren't helping, and i knew i had to do something drastic.

Those "ade" drinks may be full of heaven-knows-what, and most of the time i wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole, but the only way i didn't pass out and managed to drive back to the church was by going ahead and drinking one.

Somehow i don't think one is going to hurt me.

Next time, i am going to get some of the ladies and we are going to set up that pop-up, and i'm going to pre-hydrate.  My lesson has been learned.



If it's hot where you are, stay cool, and if you are heading into winter, stay warm!


Today is:

Alpenfest -- Gaylord, MI, US (a Swiss inspired festival for the whole family that includes "The World's Largest Coffee Break"; through Saturday)

Call of the Horizon Day -- can't find any history on this one, but if the idea of following your dreams over the Horizon has ever called you, take the time to follow today!

Carnival Tuesday -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Constitution Day -- Australia; Palau

Constitutionalist Revolution Day -- São Paulo, Brazil

Cow Appreciation Day® -- sponsored by Chick-fil-A; wear a cow costume or apparel, get a free entree!

Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Omelet Day

Feast of Our Lady of Chiquinquira (Patron of Colombia; the Venezuelan National Guard)

Independence Day -- Argentina(1816); South Sudan(2011)

Martyrdom of the Bab -- Baha'i

Muffler Appreciation Day -- if you've ever had a loud vehicle, you will understand why someone started this one

National Sugar Cookie Day -- what could be simpler or more versatile?  make them plain or make them fancy, but be sure you make enough!

Nunavut Day -- NU, Canada

Offerings to Heru and Amun -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (day Heru hears prayers in the presense of the Netjers; date approximate)

Shiman Rokusen-nichi -- Sensou-ji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo (Day of 46,000; a visit to the temple on this day through tomorrow credits you the same as visiting 46,000 times on ordinary days)

St. Mary Hermina Grivot's Day (Patron of martyrs)

Anniversary Today:

Steven Cauble marries Lisa Whelchel, 1988

Birthdays Today

Mitchel Musso, 1991
Kiely Williams, 1986
Fred Savage, 1976
Jack White, 1975
Courtney Love, 1964
Kelly McGillis, 1957
Tom Hanks, 1956
Fred Norris, 1955
Jimmy Smits, 1955
Margaret Gillis, 1953
John Tesh, 1952
Chris Cooper, 1951
Mitch Mitchell, 1947
O.J. Simpson, 1947
Richard Roundtree, 1942
Brian Dennehy, 1938
David Hockney, 1937
Vince Edwards, 1928
Ed Ames, 1927
Mathilde Krim, 1926
Ottorino Respighi, 1879
Elias Howe, 1819
Anne Ward Radcliffe, 1764

Today in History

Roman  military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire, 455
Henry VIII annuls his marriage to Anne of Cleves (his 4th wife), 1540
In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution, 1789
The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited, 1793
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law, 1868
In Provident Hospital on Chicago’s South Side, black surgeon Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery, 1893
Queen Victoria gives royal assent to an Act creating the Commonwealth of Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government, 1900
Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier', 1922
The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London, 1955
In a seminal moment for pop art, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, 1962
Margaret Thatcher begins her second term as British prime minster, 1982
South Africa is readmitted into the Olympic movement after 30 years of exclusion, 1991
The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2002
South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan, 2011
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over the Islamic State forces in Mosul, 2017
Thai amateur golfer Atthaya Thitikul becomes youngest ever winner in a female professional golf event at 14 years, 4 months & 19 days at the Ladies European Thailand Championship, 2017
US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year, 2018


  1. I'm not sure what's in those "ade" drinks either, but they sure do help when necessary. I remember fainting after giving blood once and woke up surrounded by a screen and someone holding an oxygen mask over my face and once I was able to sit up, she made me drink a full bottle of Powerade before allowing me to stand and I was sent home in a taxi with orders to drink a second full bottle, which she gave me, as soon as I got home.

  2. Ouch. That sounds as if you were well on the way to heat-stroke.
    I don't think I have ever had one of the -ade drinks but it sounds as if it was an essential for you that day.

  3. For the past weeks it was very warm. Thank God it rained last night and we had a bit of rain again this morning. Today is much cooler. Hope you are doing fine. Take care.

  4. It is hot but those aide drinks are important if you are dehydrated and have been sweating. Do not avoid them!! We got over 6 inches of rain in 24 hours here, so flooding is the issue of the day.

  5. I've recently seen a couple of recipes out there for switchel (haymaker's punch), which they say has the same benefits of those -ade drink, but in an all-natural form. I've been thinking of giving it a try.
    Less effort, of course, to just get people to put up the dingin' tent... but your story reminded me of my intention. :-)

  6. I found myself wondering why they didn't put up the gazebo!!!! It sounds horrendous. I find that the older I get the less I can deal with heat, which is strange because I used to love it and have also lived occasionally in hot countries for a few years.

  7. We are not fans of summer and the heat. At least we are on the way back to winter, our favorite season. Not everyone loves cold and snow, but we do :) Enjoy your heat.

  8. Mimi,

    Sounds like you had a bit of heat exhaustion for sure there. It's a good thing you had some Gatoraid to chug down to boost your electrolytes. It's easy to get dehyrdrated in this kind of weather we're having. Yesterday, I had to be in it and it totally zapped me. Orange juice is a great refresher. As much as I dislike the heat, I dislike the cold more so I'm trying to not complain too much because I know how quick the seasons change. Keep cool, my furriend!

  9. As Cathy said, you had heat exhaustion. Please be careful my friend. Dehydration is a serious thing.
    I hope you better. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. We are not crazy about stupid hot either!!!

  11. It gets hot here too and one summer I had the same issue you had. I explained that to my doctor and she said to drink Gatorade on a regular basis when it's hot. She told me that my electrolytes were out of whack. I keep and drink Gatorade when I'm out in the heat and never have any issues since.

    Love all the funnies. I remember when I was working I would visit the walk in refrigerator to get cool. It was heaven in the summer.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  12. It seldom gets too hot for us, but Gatorade is our trusted companion in the summer.

  13. crackin UP at the steering wheel/oven mitt photo ~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥

  14. good there was an aide drink handy.

  15. I am glad the ade drink helped you. I never complain in the winter , but I complain all summer-especially now that I have hot flashes. :)

  16. Okay, tomorrow I will celebrate a belated Sugar Cookie Day. Maybe with a little chocolate ice cream.

  17. There seems to be a major heatwave all over! Even here in the Pacific Northwest it's hotter than 'normal' - but absolutely nothing compared to other parts of the country for sure.

    I agree with Elephant's Child that it sounds like you were on your way to a heat stroke. Here's hoping those gazebo things get put up next time, even if you and the ladies have to do that yourself!

    LOVED your funnies!! :)


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