Tuesday, July 18, 2006

HOT HOT HOT Dhue Point!

Ha! Here are Laurie's thoughts on all the heat over at Fox News.

"Hot town, summer in the city! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. It's been hotter than Hades here in Manhattan. So hot, in fact, that we're under a heat advisory.

I'm hearing that the mercury could hit triple digits today. While that's not exactly earth-shattering news for a southern girl (having grown up in Atlanta, believe me, I know heat!), New Yorkers (and I consider myself one, now that I've been here seven and a half years) have extra factors to deal with, namely the millions of skyscrapers and apartment buildings, not to mention the cabs and pedestrians everywhere.

It gets smelly here. Imagine being trapped on a long city avenue between 50-foot buildings and car exhaust. You find yourself gasping for breath. But don't get me wrong, I love it here; heat, cold, rain, snow, whatever. I'm lucky enough to live near Central Park where there's plenty of fresh air (and water vendors!).

I love seeing everyone walking, biking, canoodling (for you non-New Yorkers, that's a combination of hugging and kissing), lying around the sheep's meadow in various bathing costumes (to the guy in the speedo yesterday, and you know who you are, please don't do that again), and yes, running. How people run in this heat is beyond me. I guess they're gluttons for punishment."