Things Adelaide Has Learnt From The Heat Wave 2009:
What a delightful reminder as we swelter here in Adelaide SA with 6 days in a row of higher than 40° C including our near record of 45.6° C degrees!
§The best parking space is determined by shade instead of distance.
§Hot water comes out of both taps.
§You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
§The temperature drops below 32c and you feel a little chilly.
§You discover that in February it only takes two fingers to steer your car.
§You discover that you can get sunburnt through your car window.
§You develop a fear of metal car door handles.
§You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:00am.
§Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and get cooked to death?"
§You realise that asphalt has a liquid state.
§Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to prevent them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
§The trees are whistling for the dogs.
§While walking back barefoot to your car from apex park, you do a tightrope act on the white lines in the carpark.
§You catch a cold from having the aircon full blast while you sleep during the night.
§You learn that Centro plaza isn't a shopping centre it's a temple to worship air-conditioning.
§Sticking your head into the freezer and taking deep breaths is perfectly normal behaviour.
§A cup full of ice is considered a great snack.
§An electricity black out is life threatening because your aircon and your fans no longer work and you are seriously going to be cooked!!
§You no longer sit on a couch, why would you when you can settle down on the cooling tiles instead.
§You need a stubby holder to keep the beer cold, not your hands warm
§No one cares if you walk around with no shoes on.
§You keep everthing in the fridge, including potatoes and bread etc....
§people have enough left over beercans to make boats out of and have a whole regatta with tin can boats like Darwin...
§The effort of toweling off after a shower means you need another one right away
§standing naked under a ceiling fan is an acceptable way to pass time.
§You wait till it starts raining to go for a run!