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Things Adelaide Has Learnt From The Heat Wave 2009:

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    Guest Rob and Clare

    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!

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    Guest Guest75

    :biglaugh::biglaugh:

     

    Top post - and so true!!!!

     

    I'm shamelessly nicking and sharing it !

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    Guest Jamie&Carrie
    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!

     

     

    That was a friggin ace post R&C. :notworthy:

     

    Laughing my arse off. So true true.

     

    I was building furniture in our new unit yesterday in the nude (no air con---yet)....yes cos of the heat.

     

    I don't have any scandanavian heritage. :Randy-git:

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    Guest the4hopes

    Also the ants decide to set up home over night in your kitchen cupboards, and bring all of their friends and relations too. Not good at 6.30am!!!!!!!

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    Guest Martin and Val
    Things Adelaide Has Learnt From The Heat Wave 2009:

     

     

    §Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to prevent them from laying hard-boiled eggs.

     

     

    §The trees are whistling for the dogs.

     

     

    Great read Rob, I wondered why the dog kept running off and i must go and check the eggs!:biglaugh::biglaugh:

    Martin

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    Guest Nick11

    Great post and all so true. I have discovered that ;

    Drinking alcohol and sunbathing on the beach is not a good combination in 40 degree heat!

    Decorating your sons bedroom in 40 degree heat is sheer madness.

    Wearing an underwired bra in 40 degree heat is not pleasant - thought you might like that one Tyke!:biglaugh:

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    Guest Guest75
    Great post and all so true. I have discovered that ;

    Drinking alcohol and sunbathing on the beach is not a good combination in 40 degree heat!

    Decorating your sons bedroom in 40 degree heat is sheer madness.

    Wearing an underwired bra in 40 degree heat is not pleasant - thought you might like that one Tyke!:biglaugh:

     

    Oh - thanks!!

     

    Good to know I' not the only one to have trouble with underwired bras!!!;)

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    Guest Django

    I'm laughing coz I have done or experienced most of those points. :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

     

    Pete

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    One more thing I've learnt - keep your eggs in the fridge when the air con's not working - otherwise when you break one into a frying pan it's a funny black colour and smells horrrrrrendous!!!

     

    Sooo true about the steering wheel too - I even considered buying one of those lovely furry steering wheel covers (in pink, of course - and maybe a couple of hanging dice to match... you can take the girl out of Essex......!!)

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    Guest Snape Family

    Absolutely brilliant

     

    although I am currently on the Isle of Man and we need hot water bottles at night.

     

    I remember when we were in Adelaide last Feb/March during the exceptional heat wave, going to bed with a frozen water bottle to try to cool down and waking in the middle of the night when they had warmed up!!!

     

    Tracey

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