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Hot enough for ya?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 14, 2006

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“Yeah, I’m from Minnesota. It’s way too hot and way too humid.”

Photo of Gerald Gray

“Yeah it is. I haven’t been out much, but my air conditioner at home isn’t keeping up with the demand.”

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“Yes it’s hot enough. Most definitely. Last week it was very nice, and now all this humidity and heat.”

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“It’s too hot for me. I’m just trying to walk on the shady side of the street.”

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jonas 11 years, 10 months ago

Man, #@$% that and @# !@#@ you !%^$^ ##$%$#% #$%#$%#$%!

/OTS, not you DonQuipunch /I absolutely loathe the heat

JHAWKGURL 11 years, 10 months ago

ok, who came up with the question???? STUPID STUPID STUPID

sgtwolverine 11 years, 10 months ago

Next question: how's that sunlight treatin' ya? Did ya have a nice lunch? How did ya sleep last night?

southerngirl 11 years, 10 months ago

Nope, I like walking around feeling like I'm on the surface of the sun.

southerngirl 11 years, 10 months ago

I'm off to San Antonio for 10 days, I'm looking forward to seeing family and touring the area, butwill miss the laughs I get from y'all. Have a great week! d

Linda Aikins 11 years, 10 months ago

haha Damian

It's incredibly hot, but I've lived in KS all my life. I will never be used to it, but it does not surprise me.

Have a safe and fun trip, Southerngirl!

BrianR 11 years, 10 months ago

Preferrable to cold; just remember to hydrate.

trinity 11 years, 10 months ago

i'm sure glad i don't roam around lawrence enough these days to get asked a question such as this one. i'm afraid i'd have to respond to "is it hot enough for ya" with a sound smackin' about the head of the asker. i get a bit cantakerous when i'm drenched in sweat&my hair is like a brillo pad.

Sigmund 11 years, 10 months ago

The required response for "Hot enough for you?", "It's not the heat its the humidity", right?

justsomewench 11 years, 10 months ago

and a rhetorical question, to boot. BRILLIANT!

hottruckinmama 11 years, 10 months ago

i've got to admit that i like summertime and am not to crazy about winter. but i could do with a little less humidity and a little more wind. i like hot dry windy weather. i've got to mow my yard hand....the kids did something to the rider :(.. i'll let you know tonight how much i like summer by the time i get done!

YourItalianPrincess 11 years, 10 months ago

Good morning everyone and Happy TGIF to all of you.

The heat is crazy, but nothing compared to what may come later in the year. We all know how hot it can get around here. I don't even want to think about how high my electric bill is going to be next month.

I try to get my daycare kids out in the morning, but by the time we get done with lessons and all the activities we do they don't want to go out. I always ask and they say its to hot. With the playground wet from the rain I try to wait until at least until it dries a little bit, but by then its way to hot to go out.

My oldest has a game on Sunday at 215 and I'm hoping they cancel it due to extreme heat. I don't think anyone should be out playing ball in this heat.

Have a fantastic Friday everyone, drink lots of liquids and stay as cool as you can.

eskimopieinKS 11 years, 10 months ago

Inmate: I once had an Alcatraz Penitentiary Swim Team t-shirt and it had shark bites taken out of it and blood spots

that was my fave t-shirt of all time, next to an old Guns n Roses t-shirt that had bullet holes and blood spots

bet they don't let you have shirts with shark bites or bullet holes where you are though!

(or at least some of the bullet holes may not be fake?!?)

betti81 11 years, 10 months ago

too hot! unfortunately it doesn't seem to faze (sp?) my alaskan malamute one bit. i have to keep an eye on her or she plays too much. And I have never met a dog that no matter the weather wants to go outside all the time...sheesh.

"its too hot for a penquin"

acg 11 years, 10 months ago

No, do you think you could kick it up a notch or two? I'm a bit chilly. WTH? This is one of the dumbest questions I've seen. We're going to need someone to come up with something else interesting to talk about. Anyone?

acg 11 years, 10 months ago

RI, that was a great post. Nothing like reminding us to be happy about the little things. Clerks II is definitely one of those things to be happy about. I love Kevin Smith movies. I want to add to that list Ben & Jerry's Half Baked by the pint, lightening bugs, swimming all day, bbq's with friends, ice cold Corona with limes.

RonBurgandy 11 years, 10 months ago

I am not a Ya so I can't, in good conscious, answer this question.

craigers 11 years, 10 months ago

Too hot. I'm glad that the cashiers aren't the only people asking this question, now LJW is. Oh well. Maybe they thought we needed a break from all of their tough edgy questions they gave us the rest of the week.

Jayhawk226 11 years, 10 months ago

I was fine 'till this stupid OTS question made me start thinking about it..., and the 4-day stretch of 100 degree days hasn't even started yet.

Thanks LJW! Ugh!

RonBurgandy 11 years, 10 months ago

It might be hot enough for a klondike bar though...

sgtwolverine 11 years, 10 months ago

Hey, I wonder if this question was actually intended for Toby, the object of yesterday's question.

krissypoetry 11 years, 10 months ago

Napoleon_Dynomite---Well the picture of the form that came out of that man was quite interesting...maybe he could sell it as art?!

I hate when conversations only revolve around the is fine if one starts out with weather commentary but those conversations feel the most superficial.... oh and sgtwolverine I selpt fairly well last night, no lunch as of yet, but my breakfast of peanut butter captain crunch was great, thanks for asking

flames_over_the_wasteland 11 years, 10 months ago

Yes. Give me back my Montana, a light mountain wind, 72 degrees, a clear, flowing river, and a fly rod.

This heat is nuts. It's felt hot to me for months already.

Fangorn 11 years, 10 months ago

Aside from the fact that today's questions pushes the envelope on lameness, what kind of person is going to say, "Why, no! I wish it were about 15 degrees warmer with dew points in the 80s."

Like macon says: It is July. This is Kansas.

And dstavin, I'm curious as to what set of circumstances found you on the inside of a tube sock? (I'm assuming you don't mean just your feet.)

Bryan Moore 11 years, 10 months ago

Stop complaining you wimps! Come on down to Phoenix with me. It's forcast to be 117 today and I have a tee time for 1pm. Anyone care to join me? Can't wait to get back to Kansas next Thursday so I can cool down!

mom_of_three 11 years, 10 months ago


You said it perfectly.

It's Kansas in July, so it's supposed to be hot. As a life long resident of Kansas, I know what to expect.
But I can still hate the humidity!!

ms_canada 11 years, 10 months ago

Reticent - are you saying that you like portuguese fado music? If so, you are a man after my own heart. My all time favourite fadista is Amalia Rodriguez. Have you heard her? She is pretty old, I doubt if she is still alive. But oh what a voice. Did you know that fado means fate? Did you know that fadistas always wear black when they sing? And that if anyone in the audience talks while they are singing, they will sing the same line of the song over and over again until it is quiet once more. NO ONE dares to speak when a fadista is singing. The golden rule.

ms_canada 11 years, 10 months ago

Oh the question - it is just right here. Couldn't be better. A nice 75* and sunny.

acg 11 years, 10 months ago

Only if you promise to put on clothes nudist. :)

sunflower_sue 11 years, 10 months ago

Good morning? from San Fran! No, not too hot here! Yesterday was beautiful.

RI, (9:44 am) Thank You! :o) :o)

Redzilla 11 years, 10 months ago

Great, now the Journal-World is channeling the spirit of my great-grandfather. Next question: "Now, what grade are you in, missy?"

BS20 11 years, 10 months ago

Yeah but in Phoenix your asking for heat, it is a desert. I don't like heat in my plains! I just got back from Maine, now that is comfort.

trinity 11 years, 10 months ago

RI, you da MAN! your post brought me to the lazy hazy crazy days of summer-and i honestly DO love it!!! frizzy hair&all! :) thanks to you i am now smiling. people think i'm weird anyway so it won't hurt. ;)

REDZILLA, omg lmaoooooo...i echo sgt; now, what grade ARE you in, missy??? :p

everybody, have a splendiferous Klondike laced day! :D

trinity 11 years, 10 months ago

fry up bacon in somebody else's kitchen, sgt??? COOL!

(only if they got some mayo, fresh 'maters, Wonder bread, and lettuce, too)

sgtwolverine 11 years, 10 months ago

Pywacket: "Strangers With Candy, sex in the shower if it's too hot anywhere else"

There must be a joke there.

Bryan Moore 11 years, 10 months ago

Marion thanks for the idea! The over night temp here in AZ tonight will be a chillly 92 degrees. I think I'll open my house about 3 am and see if it helps... Gotta go, my pet gecko just passed out from dehydration. He want's to go back to Lawrence with me, say's he has relatives in the area.(?) They're illegals but he says they eat flies for 10 cents on the dollar compared to Kansas lizards!

mom_of_three 11 years, 10 months ago

Reticent_Irreverent -

How about " intensely abhorr" or

"intensely detest" or "acutely loathe" the humidity"

Or just the simple "despise"

I had fun with that.

Ceallach 11 years, 10 months ago

Y'all are such Kansas panty-waists!! It isn't considered summer until it hits 100 :) Kudos to those bringing positive vibes to a question that is by it's very design intended to extol negative responses.

I'm sooo jealous of southerngirl, going to San Anton and all.

trinity: So true, blt's are great in the summer - and soooo much better if you use plain old white Wonder Bread.

ms_canada: 75 eh? That does it. Put a candle in the window, I'll be there in about 3 weeks!!

omb: I remember that summer very well. At the time we only had 2 window air conditioners, so we basically lived in two rooms, ugh!

Pywacket: you might try a SKOR :)

grubesteak 11 years, 10 months ago

Those who have nothing to talk about, talk about the weather.

Unless, of course, you're a farmer. Then, weather means a lot.

Linda Endicott 11 years, 10 months ago

Omb, I remember well that heat wave in 1980. I lived in a house with no air conditioning at the time, and the only way I survived was to stand in the shower with all my clothes on and run the cold water. It's surprising how cool it makes you feel to have all your clothes wet. Takes awhile to dry out, too. Of course, you have to be careful where you sit down afterward...ha.

That year, the heat was so high and lasted for so long, that just about everyone I knew started wondering if the end of the world was coming! I had an indoor/outdoor thermometer on my house, and the highest it registered was 120 one day. Though it stayed in that range, from 110 to 120, for quite a few days. We had a storm come through one night, I was at the fair, it rained and the temp dropped to 70, and everyone was putting on long pants and sweaters because they were was great!

Yeah, AC is a wonderful thing, but I think of all those poor folks who don't have it. Or if they do, they can't run it because they know they won't be able to pay the bills.

Hope it doesn't keep it up for too long, though the long-range forecasts say it will for at least another week. If it lasts too long, then the strain will start on the power grid, and we'll start having rolling brownouts. Oh, the joys of summer.

But this is typical weather for Kansas in July and August. It's amazing how many people don't know it gets this hot around here.

sgtwolverine 11 years, 10 months ago

Here in southern Michigan, we're supposed to get just above 95 on Saturday; for us, that's very hot. I like to get perspective on it by talking to people in hotter places. I'm getting perspective from you all, and I also talked to my friend in Miami.

Of course, I'm still not too fond of it; I'm more of a cool- or cold-weather person.

ladysilk 11 years, 10 months ago

Nine months pregnant...I hate hot! Somebody fill the baby pool with ice!

ms_canada 11 years, 10 months ago

RI - Pasteis de Nata eu gosto, mas, nao sei pasteis de belem.

Kristen Murphy 11 years, 10 months ago

Ahh....Good ol' Kansas Heat and Humidity...Nothing like being 8 months pregnant in the middle of July. Gotta love it!

Ceallach 11 years, 10 months ago

Congrats to ladysilk and KStater, maybe you have mentioned it before, but I don't remember knowing that. Anyway, best wishes to you and your wee ones.

jonas 11 years, 10 months ago

Ugh. Nothing like driving from 7 to 5 and then biking 4 and a half miles home in 92 degrees heat.

I think I'm going to go throw up now.

ms_canada 11 years, 10 months ago

jonas - you have my sympathy. Hang in there. Take a cold shower when you get home and then a nice cold beer.

eskimopieinKS 11 years, 10 months ago

jonas I'd be happy to throw above-mentioned bike in my massive gas guzzling seriously cooled down SUV and drive your hot a@@ home


Drew_Carey 11 years, 10 months ago

Fanghorn..the tube sock comment got me, I kept thinking, doesn't this feel more like apple pie? And why hasn't anyone bit on that..until you did! good one! 50 pts. Would have been 100 if your would have brought up apple pie.

And sure took a while for someone to bring up Klondike Bars. 25 pts, even if it was late!

50 pts to jonas for tossing cookies and admitting it.

25 pts to esk pie for trying to take advantage of jonas' hot a$$ when he can't defend himself. Bad pie!

Linda Endicott 11 years, 10 months ago

A Klondike bar would be gone in about 5 seconds out there...

eskimopieinKS 11 years, 10 months ago

no really I'm good pie

just what you need to cool you off in this heat!


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