Everyone complains about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it ...
In reality, there's not a lot we can do except complain, and maybe have some fun with it, as a record-setting heat wave hit us this week. We opted for fun over complaining so we held a contest to see which suburbanite could best complete this phrase: "It's so hot out that ..."
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Our judges had a tough time picking the winner among the piles of answers we received, but, in the end, Lisa Scarpaci is our winner for this comment: I've got my a/c turned all the way up to bankruptcy ...!!
Lisa wins a $50 gift certificate to Sweet Baby Ray's in Elk Grove.
Others that came in close were:
The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. -- Dave Guilford
Even the tomatoes in my garden are sun dried ... -- Lizzie Quaiver
I started listening to Justin Bieber! -- Heather Voegeli Spencer
Here are some other great answers:
Other great answers were:
It's so hot out there that even Edward J. Snowden won't give out any more secrets -- Howard Rudolf
It's so hot out that my candle melted at both ends -- Bonnie Ravetto
It's so hot out that I'm taking my newborn, 2-year-old, 3-year-old, 5-year-old and 7-year-old to Legoland. This is rare. -- Bethany Snyder-Morse
It's so hot out that I am watching Christmas movies to help stay cool! -- Brian Kubes
Is it hot? I didn't notice, I am menopausal! -- Bonnie Ravetto
It's so hot out that my 4 year old granddaughter asked me when we could turn the oven off outside:) -- Mary Stasi Moccio Warick
It's so hot out that my armpits are a river of tears. -- Pax Zee
It is so hot out, my sweat started sweating! -- Susan Grudzien
It's so hot out that the devils looking for some shade. -- Chuck Becker
It's so hot out that Satan called -- he wants his weather back! -- Peter J Semick
It's so hot that a commentator for Comcast Sports Net is Melton. -- Michael Snow
It's so hot out that I saw a dog chasing a cat......and they were both walking! -- Judy Branick
My 5 year old looked at me while getting in the car today and said, "Ah! So THIS is what hot barbecue feels like. -- Kerri Wolfe McCloud
I saw a bum holding a sign that said "Will Work for Shade" -- Jeff Berggren
It's so hot out that it feels like some giant is holding a giant magnifying lens over me waiting to see what happens. -- David Keller
I'm showering in my own sweat -- Brianna Feltych
I was able to bbq without the grill! -- Michael Hidalgo
Thanks to everyone who answered!