Thursday, July 21, 2011


110 degrees 
28% humidity  
121 degrees heat index
I can't remember when it was this hot.  But I just looked it up.  On July 14, 1954 it was 115 degrees.  I was 3 years old and had just been in St. Louis for one year, having been born in Evansville, Indiana...which I have no memory of.  Stay cool blogger friends....

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Little Old Lady From Pasadena

This morning I took Bob's car into the dealership to have some maintenance work done.  While waiting, an elderly lady drove up in a 30 plus year old Mustang.  Fancy hub caps and all.  I told her she had a nice car when she came in to sit down.  She said that every where she goes she usually has someone ask her if she wants to sell it.  She said she has had it for 30 years and just had power brakes installed.  I had to think for a minute because I am pretty sure cars had power brakes 30 years ago.  Her car looked a little like a race car.  I know nothing about race cars.  I do remember learning how to drive with cars that did not have power anything and no automatics...only stick shifts.  That was more like 40 years ago though.  Anyway..this little old lady was a doll.  She was super friendly and the dealership treated her like she was a queen.  There was a TV in the waiting room, which I always find annoying because I would prefer to read a book and the TV is always a distraction.  They had the channel on a local News Show.  We just had "U2" here last night, and the nice little lady said they were a great group but she didn't think she would stand outside in the heat to see them.  I don't even know who they lame is that?!??!  I have heard of their name before, but could not tell you any of their music.  She seemed to know a lot about them.  They appeared at our Busch Stadium and it took them a week to set up for the band.  They removed all of the grass on the field.  Why...I don't know.  I heard it will take another week to put sod down and get it ready for the next game at home.  We are having a heat advisory for this week.  Today it was 97 real temp.  Feels like....150.  Well...not quite, but my clothes were wet just getting in and out of the car today.  I haven't stepped outside since I returned home.
While I was driving home and thinking about the lady at the dealership...I thought about this song.  She was nothing like a crazy driver or anything...that I know of....she just looked a little odd in a souped up car.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever